Dragon’s Flame Designs™ has covered several different things since I came up with the name, including website design, hand-made cards and other crafts. This blog is mainly devoted to sewing, with a few art, knitting and crochet projects lurking here and there. Just mind the threads on the floor, and don’t trip over the balls of yarn!
I started sewing in 2014, and my first machine-sewn project looked remarkably respectable! I started concentrating on bags and plushies, as the sizing didn’t need to be perfect for those, and I’ve ever written a couple of tutorials to go with my free patterns. In 2017 I decided to be brave and put more effort into making clothing, which has been surprisingly successful! I’m looking to build on that in 2021 and be more adventurous with the projects I attempt.
This site does include some affiliate links – those are marked with a *. An affiliate link simply means that I get a small payment if you click through that link and make a purchase. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and simply helps fund my next purchase of fabric!
Pattern Testing blog posts are marked accordingly. For those, I was given the pattern for free, in exchange for making at least one item from it, and providing feedback for any improvements / corrections that could be made before the pattern goes on general release.
You will also notice some Product Testing blog posts plus some in association with Minerva.com. For those, I was sent the fabric for free, in exchange for writing a blog post to go on their blog. All views of the fabric are still my own. You can follow me on the Minerva site and check out all my guest posts here.
My Gran taught me how to knit many years ago, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I picked up the needles and started knitting again. My ultimate favourite items to knit have to be teddy bears…. although I am notorious for starting a project and not finishing it!
Most recently, I’ve put down the knitting needles, and started sewing more instead – it takes less time (and patience), and I’m finding it easier to get a decent result at the end.
But where did the Lush reviews go?
In 2015, I extended this Dragon’s Flame Designs™ blog to also cover reviews of Lush products, seeing as I’ve tried so many of them now! 🙂 However, my Lush reviews didn’t really fit in with sewing, so they can now be found on at Dragon does Lush.