I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...
I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a paintbrush and taught myself how to paint. For a brief period in college, I played with a computer based paper doll program (kisekae) and I got quite handy with a mouse. Today, I use my chronic doodling habit to develop cross stitch and embroidery patterns.
I'm taking a break from designing patterns to work on a crazy quilt project. There are several new embroidery designs that I'm developing for this project. When it's done, I will work on publishing them as patterns here.
This sinuous green dragon could have crept off the pages of any number of fantasy stories. With eyes that smolder like the fire in his belly, he is watchful, cautious, protective of his treasure.
When I was a young tween, I read the Hobbit. After that I drew dragons everywhere. I still love drawing dragons. I wanted to capture in an unmoving picture a hint of how such a fantastic creature may have have moved. I always pictured something between a reptile and a big predatory feline. Strong, silent, dangerous and vaguely ominous.
This pattern measures 6.5"x7" on 14 Count Aida. At 92x99 stitches, it would be smaller or larger depending on the weave of the fabric you stitch on. This would make a lovely gift for the fantasy geek in your life. Or you could just keep it yourself!