Shop inventory update

I’ve been putting off a task for awhile, and finally got to it: inventorying both shops and renewing listings that have expired. I’d been letting the basic minky dragons expire figuring people could buy them as made-to-order (which are the same price), because a lot of the listings were actually for colors that I hadn’t […]

Dragon dangle

Yep, it’s another little dragon fob, in dangle format this time. It’s an adaptation of a graphic from one of my favorite sources, the Noun Project. It’s the same technique I used for the water bottle carriers; the graphics are (alas) not line drawings, so I just remove the fill and running-stitch the outlines for […]

Dragon sizes

The original standing dragons were sized to fit in my 5×7″ hoop. Some while back I decided to revise the design and one thing led to another, and I had baby dragons: chunkier legs and bodies, shorter muzzles, slightly different wings, and looking up slightly so they could have cute pairings with the older design: […]

The return of the Love Dragon

Last year, I finished what ended up being the last of the velvet art dragons: the one that’s alternated between “Love Dragon” and “Dragonheart” in my informal naming scheme. It is a wholly ridiculous beast, because fuchsia is a wholly ridiculous color, and my Etsy customer base clearly agreed and… didn’t buy it. In their […]

Recovery mode

The last big drop of new shop items for the year has happened, with this motley crew of mochi dragons. I have a couple of minky colors to restock in my giant stack of almost-finished dragons, and I’ll try to honor any special requests (such as non-baby mochi dragons). Plus I have two velvet dragons […]

Mastering mochi

Mochi, a kind of minky fleece that is extremely short-pile and that, inexplicably, includes spandex so it’s absurdly stretchy, is the new hotness in some circles. I got some by accident, hated trying to align it while sewing, and decided I hated it. But then I started seeing new, irresistible patterns, and there is something […]