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Babylon

One of my favorite dragons- the bronze/copper fabric is amazing!  He will be heading to a new home soon

Big bronze eyes and black fox fur mane

This is Babylon, he is such a striking dragon!

I used a black with bronze and copper metallic patterned Lycra velvet for his his body, the under colors are a black with bronze glitter Lycra velvet fabric. I used a black lycra velvet for his back spine and spiral wrapped horns. Matched with a bronze texture paint for the claws and face nubs.
Babylon has a black fox fur mane and golden brown eyes. He looks amazing in the sunshine!

Morrigan

Morrigan – Guardian Shoulder Dragon

This note certainly brought a smile to my face!

“Morrigan has arrived safely in Scotland and is now resting after her long flight. She will make her debut on the shoulder of                                       Cap’n Darcy Knockboots at next week’s annual Piratesmas celebrations. Cap’n Darcy has longed for a small dragon to sit on her shoulder as she oversees the pirate shenanigans and believes Morrigan will be the perfect companion on her grogventures (adventures with grog!) I will send photos after the event. Ahoy and YoHo! Jenny”

Thank you Jenny, Sounds like Morrigan will be well loved, and will be having an amazing time on her Pirate’s shoulder….Parrots are so over rated, LOL.    Now I need to make some Grog to quench my thirsts…luckily it is the weekend.  You know Grog would make a great name for a dragon!

Beautiful green eyes

Such colorful wings

This is Morrigan, – named for the goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. I used a tie dyed blue/green/purple Lycra velvet fabric for her, she turned out so beautiful. I choose a dark midnight green Lycra velvet for her under wings and spiral wrapped horns. I used a dark purple velour fabric for her inner ears, belly and back spine points. Morrigan has a teal green fox fur mane and bright green eyes. I used a teal texture paint for her face nubs and claws.

Sold Dragons – will be shipping these out on Monday – off to their new homes.

Always a bit sad to send them out into the world.   Wishing all the dragons and their new owners many happy dragon adventures!

Shadow will be nesting in Methuen, MA – USA

Lotus will be nesting in EAST WEYMOUTH, MA -USA

Rowan will be nesting in Kiltarlity, HIghland, United Kingdom

Mimir will be nesting in East Greenwich, RI USA

Spoutwood Faerie Festival 2014

Romulus and Remus, a 2 headed Standing Royal

Drum Circle Dancing

Mischief makers

Drum Dancing

Great costumes

Me

Tiff as a Satyr

Tiff

Love the Goblins

A Swarm of Dragon-flyers

Collar Goblin

Babylon and me

Tired but recovering! A big Thank-you to all our customers, those that stopped by to say Hello, and a Special Thank-you to the volunteers who helped push my truck on the slippery slopes!

Reiver Dragons

Just had someone ask about Reiver Dragons , so I thought I’d post some info on them….

When I first designed this little dragon it was called a Whippersnapper and was very hard to make, turning all those little fingers and toes took too much time.  So the next try was slightly bigger and I used a lycra fabric- which made turning much easier. I re- named the design to Reaper dragons. But over the years, every one wanted to figure out how to get them to be shoulder dragons.  But they were too short to really fit on a shoulder well.

Recently I have been giving the Reapers some upgrades per special orders and I liked the looks so much I did some further tweaking of the the design, and came up with the Riever Dragon.  I have now retired the old Reaper Dragon Pattern and only make the Reiver Dragon.  This gives me three sizes of shoulder dragons.

Reaper dragon – Retired

Reaper Dragon – Retired

A special order dragon – I named this patter – Reiver Dragon

Notice the body, and wings are a bigger and the tail is much longer.

Reiver – (Young Dragon)

     This is a new dragon design for 2014 – modified from the Reaper and Guardian designs I combined the best of both, it has a larger body than the Reaper, bigger fully wired wings, larger fan shaped ears, and has a 42 inch armature- measured from the head, along the back to the tip of the tail. The longer tail enables the dragon to balance on a shoulder better.

The arms, legs, fingers, toes and wings are wired and may be carefully arranged. Basically, it is now the smallest of the Percher shoulder dragons.

Making Dragonflyers and Dragon Daggers

First task, making the clear faerie wings..Thanks Tiff for all the pointers. The dragon daggers will have cloth wings.

I’ll be making a bunch of these little guys for the Faerie Fest in May,  hopefully they will have been worth the lost sleep…and will be well loved.

Wings sewn onto the clip on body, then some fluffy fun added.

A finished dragonflyer!

These dragons are very fun to have around , they can be clipped onto clothing, in your hair, or on a hat brim.  I have even used swarms of them to decorate  our Christmas tree…

Cosimo

Cosimo has been a grand adventure, with many turns and unexpected outcomes…He is 99.9% finished.

Laying on a bed

He has a long ring- tail of black and purple….so many little pieces to sew together…
I sculpted him with an open mouth, gave him a forked tongue and a nose ring.
Instead of fabric horns , Cosimo€™s new horns were Jewelery findings from the craft store they are wooden and actually very light for their size, and had a loop on the end to make sewing and gluing them in place much easier.

He has texture painted teeth and gums, and large green eyes with eyelids.

I used faux bear claws for his claws, and along his back spine – I also found that even plastic bear claws are sharp and leave scratch marks. I gave him a dragon manicure, and filed down the really deadly tips.

Sadly the joints I used to attach the arms and legs are not allowing him to stand under his own weight-
I have acquired new Teddy Bear type joints to use…with wooden discs, washers and cotter pins. Hopefully these will enable him to stand.

But he will need to be opened up and the new joints installed.  Until I find time to preform hip and shoulder replacement dragon surgery – he will be content to guard the bed in the guest room for me.  I will  redo his joints sometime in the future.

He is huge and very heavy! Next time I make one I will need to use a less Lycra (stretchy) fabric.

 It has been a long learning experience, and I have enjoyed the creative challenge, although I am beginning to understand how Dr. Frankenstein must have felt.

Cosimo update

I have sculpted his face, open mouth with a forked tongue and a nose ring.  Cosimo’s new horns were Jewelery findings at the craft store they are wooden, and had a loop on the end to make sewing and gluing them in place much easier.  The pic below shows the horns being held in place by some pins waiting for the glue is dry.

I love his matching spiked collar

Base of his teeth

All his teeth will be from texture paint, it’s like frosting /decorating a cake – but no licking your fingers.  It will take several layers to build them up, and I will do both the upper and lower jaws.  I had thought of sewing shell beads for teeth but they would have been hard to keep upright.

Gums

Once the teeth were dry, I used a black texture paint to make a gum line ( this will hopefully stop any tooth loss). One more round of teeth painting to go…

Two Nipper Dragons

A pair of Nipper dragons – will be nesting in Canada soon.

The black and purple Nipper is named…Mulberry
The purple and teal Nipper is named…Wisteria

This pair of Nippers both have faux fur, nose rings and bells.
Mulberry has green eyes and Wisteria’s eyes are teal.

Each dragon has a bead and wire armature and the legs, feet, wings, ears and arms are wired.
Only the legs are covered button jointed, the arms are sewn in place.
Approximate measurements for each are: The body is 27 inches measured from the nose, over the head and along the back to the tail tip. Standing height is 6 inches – depending on how the dragon is posed, and up to 7 inch for the the wing span.

Nipper Dragons can stand, but still have their baby fat and prefer to be carried, and loved.

Queen Mab

Mab curled up in my scarf, like to never got it back…

This is Mab – a very beautiful and magical Reaper Dragon.
I used a brown and teal tie-dye lycra velvet fabric for her body, matching it with a coffee brown panne velvet fabric for her under colors, and back spikes. And I used a green velvet fabric for her inner ears.
She has teal eyes, a teal texture paint for her claws and face nubs, and a turquoise fox fur mane.