Amber (by Lyn)

the Bean Bag Dragon

Snowy on the arm of a sofaSnowy (named because he looks a lot like Tintin's dog) is a lovable, furry, slightly tubby dragon. He's always got his snout in the cookie jar, or the cake tin. More of a couch potato than a fire-breather, you will generally find him stretched out on the sofa.

He is the first of the third generation of of the 'family', and seems to have no intentions of wandering off at all - or spreading his wings. Several of his brothers and sisters have departed though, setting up homes all around the world.

Bean Bag Dragons come in many shapes and sizes, some without wings, some thinner and longer. However they are all of a suitable temperament for children to get along with, and of course, are fully house-trained! Just make sure that you keep them out of reach of the cookies, sweeties, candies, and cakes.

Obviously, Bean Bag Dragons take their name from the fact that they are indeed full of beans. Not that you would think so looking at one asleep in the sun, but they can be very energetic when circumstances demand, or when they're having fun. Their stubby wings look ineffective, but are actually very powerful and effective. So keep the cookies locked away rather than on a high shelf!

The pattern is straightforward enough, not a lot to go wrong really. The most tricky bit is attaching the wings so they are symmetrical. The tail is a little stubby, and could be made thinner. In fact, once you've made one you'll soon get all sorts of ideas for altering the shape of the body, lengthening the tail, extending the neck, adding more spines, etc. The variations are almost limitless.

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One last thing, when you come to print out the pattern DO NOT select the 'fit to page' option - the PDF has been designed to fit on both A4 and letter paper and if you select 'fit to page' then the size of the pattern will be too large.

Snowy sitting on a Laptop (computer)

Snowy back on the sofa

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