Happy Thanksgiving!

Etsy pushed the Cyber Week sale so I jumped on the bandwagon. I relisted Silver Sparkle and Silver Shield, so hopefully some of the art dragons will finally sell. And of course the logical thing to do, when things aren’t selling, is make more of them. This is Draco Splendens, the Purple Crowntail (its scallops […]

Compact cutting-machine Advent calendar

Curious about the contents of the Etsy listing? Scroll down past the spoiler for inside pictures of the green set. It’s been a little while since I’ve done any cutting-machine designs, but I needed an Advent calendar that fit nicely in a USPS flat-rate shipping box. As with the embroidery machine, I use Inkscape to […]

It’s still autumn

I know I made a couple snowflake dragons this week, and we did have some snow happening at the time, but it’s still autumn daggonit. A recurring theme for me has been “what happens if I put THIS in the embroidery machine?” and silk flowers/leaves has been on my list of things to try for […]

I am not a photographer

I have found something that’s harder to take pictures of than black velvet dragons in a house with white cats: chrome vinyl. I ran across this awhile back and picked up a yard of it, and decided to see how it stitched up. Verdict: pretty well. It’s a soft backing with a stuff surface – […]

Back to notebooks

I’ve been putting together some sample mini composition book covers with professional “crests” on them, with the notion that they’d make good gift card holders for holiday tipping and whatnot. These will go into the shop tomorrow, with options for made-to-order ones. I’ve been kind of tempted to mix them up: engine block with Framing […]