The Dragon & Bat Wings Add-on has technically been available now for about two weeks now – this is currently the story of my life. I’m late to most things, I’ve usually forgotten something, and my standards of dressing have significantly dropped. Thankfully I live in a city where thongs are considered acceptable attire for most occasions.
But, as the saying goes, better late than never…
I am very pleased to be able to welcome this little addition to my pattern portfolio. (Remember the other three? The original Butterfly, the Lacewing and the Bumblebee!) It turned out pretty much exactly as I had hoped, which is a minor miracle considering post-partum baby brain. (Leo slept through last night for the first time! It was his 5 month birthday gift to me. So thoughtful of him really. Let’s hope it continues… EDIT: It has not.)
The hero of Dragon & Bat Wings Add-on is most definitely the Dragon. Being able to add another element like the Dragon tail to my original wing design was very exciting, and I have loved seeing these wings evolve into so much more than I had originally intended. Also, broadening into something that my own little boys love has been exciting. Ezra is constantly asking to put on his ‘Fragon Wings’ – even though the ones he gets to play with are unfinished prototypes, with a tail that he wears shoved into his pants or nappy! Being able to offer as many options as possible has become part and parcel of my Wife-made designs, and I love the Bat Wings for that very reason. They are a simple but effective pattern option to have!
Chrystal of Poetic Light Photography has once again done a beautiful job in capturing the fun and joy of the Dragon & Bat Wings. Her boys are perfect models, don’t you think?
My testers again did a fab job. Larn of Foxes Hill showcased the flexibility of the pattern by making them in pretty florals, and Ahn of Ana Ma Petit Tresor went above and beyond by adding sequins, which was no mean feat by the sounds of it. Not something I’ll be volunteering to do any time soon, that’s for sure! Patterns testers truly are a valuable bunch, without whom we would be limited to seeing our designs only through our own boring perspective. I really am grateful to all those who have helped me in this regard. Your input is priceless!
It has been so exciting to see the different takes on my patterns that you, my much appreciated customers, have. Don’t forget to tag your Wing photos on Instagram – #wifemadewings #wifemadedragonwings #wifemadebatwings – so I can have a look!
I should thank my husband for pushing me to release this add-on, particularly since a number of you have told me you think it is the best one yet! Perhaps I won’t pass that little snippet of info onto ol’ hubby… Can’t have him getting to big for his boots, now.