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« on: August 25, 2012 09:56:15 AM »

Hi everyone! I'm not sure if this is a plaything or should be under clothing, so feel free to move if necessary.

I made this for a personal swap for Foxy Sam. She had a dragon puppet scarf on her pinterest, and knowing that she loves dragons and teaches AND was doing story telling with her kiddos I just knew I had to help out a fellow teacher Smiley

So onto the many pics!





For his eyes, I cut a Styrofoam ball in half and covered it with fabric (A little eyeball making tip I borrowed from BirdBones  Grin)




I sewed some batik and jersey knit together to make some fire  Smiley


The scales took WAY longer than I anticipated- I miscalculated and didn't make enough, I think I ended up using over 80! Sewing and turning all those 2 inch scales- I will admit I cursed a few times... I love the way they look though  Smiley


See? I told you it was a scarf  Smiley

You can check out Sam's pics on the personal swap page here -it was a little overcast when I tried to take pictures so her colors are more true to life.

Thanks for peeking! C&C always welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012 11:04:10 AM »

That is just AMAZING! What a great dragon puppet and scarf!

The details, the colour, the shape of it's scales..... I hit THIS ROCKS as hard as I can!

You rock, that is clear!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012 11:20:35 AM »

Teachart, this is an absolutely fabulous swap item!

I'm sure that Foxy Sam feels super special in receiving this from you.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012 11:21:51 AM »

This is great. Very creative.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012 11:27:44 AM »

OOoooo!  Whiskers!  In Foxy Sam's pic I could not figure out why you put thin brass rings in his nose.  Now I can see they are dragon feeler snout tenticals!  Fabo fabo fabo!  I bet it will get pinned alot Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012 12:26:30 PM »

Oh my goodness thank you so much everyone for your kind words! TroubleT and wendiek you make me blush  Grin

And yes, they are dragon-snout-feelers-tentacle-whiskers (and not brass rings  Grin) Not knowing much about dragons (other than what Peter, Paul, and Mary taught me, but we all know they were actually singin' about herb...) I had to do some dragon research and realized all dragons have dragon-snout-feelers-tentacle-whiskers- so I used some leather chord that I had kicking around- perfect dragon-snout-feelers-tentacle-whiskers  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012 02:34:59 PM »

Oh, I love him- he is so wonderfully colorful and friendly and simply adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012 03:35:53 PM »

This is just awesome!!!! I think the fire is my favorite detail. The scales were definitely worth all the work! Amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012 03:56:38 PM »

So awesome! He has so much personality!
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2012 04:27:18 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm beginning to think that I need some sort of puppet clothing now  Grin

I love the fire too Abbeeroad! I had the toughest time thinking about how to make the fire, I tried a couple of stuffed flames first but they just didn't look right. Then I just  fiddled around sewing some scraps together and was pleased with how it came out. (I say you can never go wrong if you go scrappy  Grin)
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012 10:56:15 AM »

Just awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012 07:06:03 PM »

That puppet is so charming looking :3 I bet he will be a big hit with the kids at story time.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012 06:49:20 AM »

That is absolutely adorable!!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2012 07:27:28 AM »

Thanks everyone! I know Oath Keeper- I can't wait to find out how he did at story time if Foxy Sam brings him this week  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012 06:37:56 AM »

What a fabulous puppet/scarf! I love the fiery tongue especially.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012 08:34:06 AM »

Thanks wittmert!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012 04:45:02 PM »

That is amazing! Such a lucky recipient. I love how it's both a scarf and a puppet.
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2012 10:44:25 AM »

sCReaMinG from NYC that this is crazy awesome!
i agree--the kiddos are going to want dragonaction every day!
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012 07:40:43 PM »

Very creative!
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012 06:56:17 AM »

Thank you everyone for your kind words  Smiley

And susanab- I thought I heard some crazy awesome screaming coming from downstate all the way up here while at the NY state fair yesterday (I had just chalked it up to carnies  Grin)
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2012 06:22:37 PM »

This is adorable!  I love his eyes =)
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« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2012 07:44:17 AM »

Thanks Lola VonDollface! And welcome to Craftster!!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2012 12:53:44 AM »

Sorry I just noticed this post...not sure how i missed that...hehehe...this it the most awesome dragon/scarf/puppet ever!  I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! And count myself as VERY VERY VERY lucky!  He has been with me to story telling with the children and it was awesome, they were totally enthralled and filled with awe as they saw him hatch out (of the sleeping dragon statue I was getting them to call out to wake up) and he came zooming up and into the air with all of their eyes following him and widening it was brilliant!!!  After the story and before they went off to lunch they all came up and took turns petting him, it was totally fantastic, they were so in love with him too, so a HUGE THANK YOU to teachart for her awesome crafting skills and time and effort it was definitely worth it he is brilliant, I adore him and so too do the children.  He made a great dragon hero in the story, zooming up into the sky and then diving back down with his tail stretched out and to the rescue...fab!
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2012 08:11:30 AM »

Sorry I just noticed this post...not sure how i missed that...hehehe...this it the most awesome dragon/scarf/puppet ever!  I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! And count myself as VERY VERY VERY lucky!  He has been with me to story telling with the children and it was awesome, they were totally enthralled and filled with awe as they saw him hatch out (of the sleeping dragon statue I was getting them to call out to wake up) and he came zooming up and into the air with all of their eyes following him and widening it was brilliant!!!  After the story and before they went off to lunch they all came up and took turns petting him, it was totally fantastic, they were so in love with him too, so a HUGE THANK YOU to teachart for her awesome crafting skills and time and effort it was definitely worth it he is brilliant, I adore him and so too do the children.  He made a great dragon hero in the story, zooming up into the sky and then diving back down with his tail stretched out and to the rescue...fab!
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You just made my day  Smiley And you are a million times welcome!
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2012 08:33:24 AM »

Thanks for sharing your story, Foxy Sam! I think we were all so curious!  Roll Eyes

It is and will be such a great dragon for both children and adults.  Cheesy
But I already said that....
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