Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dragon = DONE!

He's done!  Can you believe it?  How long have I been working on this fella?  Geesh.  But it's all for good reason because this guy... a gift for my adorable nephew.  What do you think?  I put so much time into this guy.  He was seriously a true labor of love.

There's so many hours in this critter...I couldn't even begin to estimate.

But I'm pretty happy with him.  And I'm super glad he's done.

Am I completely satisfied with him?  No. Sometimes I can take an idea from my noggin, to paper, to pattern, to completion and have it turn out exactly like that initial idea.  This dragon came pretty darn close.  Not quite.  But pretty darn close.

There are a few things that are driving me nuts that I wish I could tweak.  (I'm not telling you what they are either.) ;)  But sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who sees those things anyway.

Overall -- I'm happy with him.  I think he turned out great.  I LOVE the all the colors together.  Generally, he makes me happy.  I hope my nephew loves him.  He's still kinda a munchkin, but my sister's been sharing with him my progress pics on the blog so I'm hoping he'll have a pretty good appreciation for the work that I put in.  I'm not counting on that though. ;)

And speaking of kicking some serious crafty butt this weekend, guess who else is coming along!

Another custom order I've been working on.  He's almost complete.  Just have to finish a couple stitches.  But then I have his whole outfit to do - and I'm not sure what this guy likes to wear yet.  I do know he'll be sporting a nice fur vest...but that's it so far.  Excited!!


Rie said...

He looks awesome! And I love how the quilting looks like scales! Job well done, gold star to you!

Cassandra said...

Thank you so much! I know - as soon as I found that fabric, I knew it was perfect.

Heedless said...

Such a lucky nephew! This is an amazing creation!!! I love dragons! Incredible :)

Cassandra said...

I was so obsessed with dragons when I was younger. Fascinating creatures. Thanks! I really hope he likes him. :)

Becky said...

I. AM. SO. EXCITED. I've been looking forward to seeing the finished product for a long time! Looks AWESOME.