Thursday, July 10, 2008

Celtic Dragons



At this exact moment, I'm procrastinating finishing up a scroll which is illuminated in beasties and characters from the book of Kells. This book was made in a monastery in Ireland over a 1000 years ago its name is where the word celtic came from.

So, this scroll reminded me of all the other celtic things I have around the house, including these little celtic dragons I made years ago. There's one each for each member of the family and each member got to pick their colors.

These are made from a pattern by Melinda Small Patterson that was published in Soft Doll and Animals. This pattern does an excellent job of producing a dragon with the look of something that had just popped out of the book of Kells. The pattern was supposed to be enlarged, but I liked it this size. Other than that, these are pretty much directly from the pattern.

4 comments:

littlebitwired said...

I love your dragons! I was just looking at that issue the other day when I was looking for something to do! I ended up doing a Venice Carnivale themed doll, blogging it too. I'll have to try that Dragon they really are fabulous!!

Maryellen said...

I love the dragons.

Grooveycrafts said...

These are fantastic I really like them :)

woolies said...

LOVE the dragons!Everybody should have at least one dragon. I wonder what to feed them??