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« on: March 29, 2009 11:45:42 PM »

After seeing Id's post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282578.0 I fell in love with her dragons.  After snagging her pattern on etsy, I just had to give it a shot.  This is my very first time attempting a plushie, and the first time in ages I have hand sewn much of anything (I usually cross stitch, rug hook, or bead!).  He's more of a prototype/test run dragon for me, as I started to make him before having all of the proper tools and ended up putting a lot of him together at work.   

Lessons learned- black sharpie is NOT the best tool to mark patterns out on felt with.  The nice fabric scissors I have at home are a lot better than the beat to heck pair people use to cut wire at work...   Roll Eyes  The next dragon will also be stuffed with actual stuffing rather than shredded (clean) Kleenex.  I got enthusiastic and didn't want to stop and wait for proper supplies. 
Next one is going to look a lot less rough, particularly lacking the black outlines of sharpie, and have stitching that blends in a bit better. 

At any rate, I present to you Proto the Dragon:

He has little orange seed beads for eyes.


Guarding the Ott Light.


I love the pose-able tail.  It's SO much fun to play with!


Just like having a dog, I can even pretend to be pestered in the kitchen when I'm making my sandwich for work. 

There!  He was a ton of fun to make, and a great way to refresh my memory when it comes to stitching other than little X's and backstitching.  I can't wait to make a few others to keep Proto company.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 05:13:30 AM »

He looks great!  I love how long his tail is and color of the felt looks good.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009 09:58:28 AM »

Prototype or not, he looks grand! You did a great job with him. I'm so pleased to see how he turned out, and I'm really digging that color.

My blue dragon was stuffed with pulled-apart cottonballs because I'd only just started making plushes then and was too impatient to wait until I bought polyfill. So I know what you mean  Wink

I love that he's pestering you in the kitchen.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009 10:47:53 AM »

Thank you so much!  He came back to work with me today, so people can see what I have been working on now and again.  Right now he's balanced on my computer monitor so it looks like he's watching what I am doing. 

He was such a fun project!  I can't wait to make more of the little guys.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009 07:58:53 PM »

i like him!
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