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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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