"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Scent of a Dragon

I made Anne Bruvold's dragon again.

I used Tatskool's "Violet" for the body, tail, and head, and Yarnplayer's "Night Wind" for the wings. In size 80, it fits nicely on a little organza bag.

The edging is from Tatting with Anne Orr. It's the very last pattern in the book, used by Ms. Orr as a placemat edging.

Then I filled the bag with yummy-smelling things-- dried lemon peel, pieces of vanilla bean, and pieces of nutmeg-- and put it in my sweater drawer.

In case you're wondering, I joined the edging directly to the bag as I tatted by sticking a small crochet hook between the weave of the fabric. I stitched the dragon on with invisible thread.


  1. What a wonderful dragon! *sigh* I will have to try again. I will aim for this...
    Fox : )

    Happy New Year, Miranda! Gian sends greetings and a crunchy ladybug...

  2. p.s. I LOVE the colours you used...

  3. Oooo..what a lovely dragon(I love the colors too) and what a wonderful idea!!!

  4. The dragon looks fantastic in these colors. What a cute little sachet!
    Happy New Year!

  5. That dragon looks good in every combination! Love the new use you've found for a tatted dragon.

  6. It's always a pleasure to look at your tatting - such perfect stitches! These colors are amazing! I almost think I can manage to do this, after looking at Anne's diagram!

  7. Your dragon is fabulous and in great colors!!! And the edging is very nice! :)