I made a Carter Messenger Handbag by Swoon Patterns! I used Spoonflower printed cotton and a dusty purple faux leather for the exterior, and plain gray cotton for the lining. I also used invisible magnets for the straps. Swoon produces fantastic sewing patterns that result in professional, high-end bags. But those results come from not … [Read more…]
Made my mom this leather drawstring handbag from some leftover hide she had and my own pattern. Really happy with how it came out! It’s lined with apparel lining. The grommets are 7/8″, and I used 550 paracord for the drawstring. It was difficult topstitching the opening. If you make your own in leather, definitely … [Read more…]
I surprised my husband, a big Dragon Quest fan, by making him this Dracky plush for his birthday! This is the first plush I’ve ever done machine embroidery from scratch for. I also drafted the pattern myself from official art. I am just thrilled with how it came out! Plush making is so fun and … [Read more…]
Super cool Twitch streamer Cahlaflour recently commissioned me to make a plush of her channel mascot, Lemmy! Lemmy is sooo cute, and I was super excited to make him in my style. To make Lemmy, I drafted patterns for curved horns, fangs, and back spikes. I gave him big safety eyes to better match his … [Read more…]
There are a lot of fancy tabletop game accessories out there, but making your own dice rolling tray is both easy and cheap! The version I teach you how to make in this post does double-duty as a way to store and transport your dice and also works as a compact, cushioned rolling tray once you’ve reached the gaming table. Read on!
Happy New Year! Here’s a dragon! This is my third finished dragon from the pattern I developed over the course of 2018. This one was a gift for my sister for Christmas. She’s scaled up a bit since I had trouble working with the faux fur for the last one. She came out much better, … [Read more…]
I was very excited for the new animated fantasy epic The Dragon Prince when the first set of episodes launched back in September. I watched the whole thing in two nights and just loved it! The world and the characters are so great, and I’m dying to learn more. My favorite character is Rayla, the … [Read more…]
There are so many terrible commercial dragon plush out there, folks. They are all either too scary or too goofy. As far as indie pattern designers go, Choly Knight has some great little dragon designs, but I’ve been interested in something that’s still cute but not so stylized and chibi. So I set off to … [Read more…]