Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dragon eyes

Whenever I make amigurumi, the moment I put on its eyes is the moment it gains life. Before that, it's just some balls of crochet, but with eyes, it suddenly has personality.

Sadly for these dragons, they spent years without any eyes at all. I always planned to embroider eyes on them, but my embroidery abilities leave something to be desired, so I was reluctant to just go through with it. I imagined that someday, in some magical craft store somewhere, I'd find the perfect beads or plastic gems or something to make their eyes. But, that day never came, and I finally decided that my dragons would be better off with not-so-beautiful embroidered eyes than spending the rest of their lives sightless.

Because I always intended to make eyes, the two bigger dragons were listed as WIPs on my Ravelry page, at 95% completion. It felt so, so good to change them to finished projects, and update them with photos that showed their new eyes!

The two big dragons were made using the original version of Lucy Ravenscar's Fierce Little Dragon pattern. The smaller dragon is the Mighty & Ferocious Dragon pattern. Both of them are great patterns that I've used multiple times, and they're free. If you make your own, just be kind enough to give them their eyes right away and not make them wait for years.

1 comment:

  1. I am at tge place you were I have never made eyes and do not know how. Is there anything you can do to help me. Any resources or vidios that will help me? Please help thank you!