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...
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.