Revisiting Old Ideas

A while back I badly wanted to make felt butterfly wings WITHOUT wire and failed miserably. You may recall reading about my attempt. I used felt for the front and back of the wings, with felt inlays and sandwiched between the front and back I used a fusible fleece. All of these materials hold their shape very well, even in single layers. But the wings I developed were huge. The wings were beautiful and I was so excited – then the whole thing flopped when I tried it on my son. He was so disappointed – as was I! Fusible fleece ain’t cheap, and it had taken a considerable amount to try with the wings. I get mopey when things don’t work out. I sulked for a few months and worked on different projects for a while, then I returned to wings but on a smaller scale. I wanted to do dragon wings. And I wanted to make them without wire. I tried a number of different fusible options and finally success was mine! They were light. They were shapely yet flexible. They did not flop! Very strong and durable, they’ve passed adventure after adventure with flying colors! (pun intended!) So I’m going to return to making butterfly wings. But I want to know, do you like the idea of individual wings – one on each arm? I like the individual wings because the kids can actually flap their wings. Or do you prefer a solid wing with elastic shoulder straps, like traditional fairy wings? Hmmm… Lots to consider. I hope to have a couple of models to write about within the next couple of weeks. Leave me some feedback!!!

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Dragon Wings

Pink and Purple Dragon Wings

Blue Dragon Wings with Green Topstitching

Ding! Ding! Ding! Come and get it! If your imagination is hungry, come and see what I’m cookin’ up for you! On the table today are dragon wings! Dragons come in all colors, and I have certainly embraced a rainbow with these wings! Bright felt wings have decorative stitching in a bright contrasting color. These wings are individual wings with velcro arm straps. They are a one size fits all imaginations! I use a stiff interfacing in the wings in place of wire, so you never have to worry about the wire ends poking through. This also ensures they will not bend out of shape! If you get a wrinkle in your wing simply iron (use a hot setting AND a pressing cloth! If you place your hot iron directly onto felt it may melt and potentially ruin your iron and your wings!) Wings and flying are great and all, but what are dragons famous for? Oh right, BREATHING FIRE. These fabulous wings come with three FIRE BALLS for your fire breathing pleasure. Made of soft yarn, these puffs are handmade with love and are mostly safe for throwing in the house! Even a yarn ball can knock stuff down, but it won’t put out any eyes or break t.v.’s, lol.

I love opinions! Do you like my design? Would your kids like to wear these? Are you interested in larger size options? I can make them for adults, too! Check out my listings on Etsy!