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Hello Everybody! :wave:

It's been a while - thank you for stopping by!

Thank you for all the watches, comments, llamas and faves. It really made my days happier receiving all the love from you. :)

I have a lot of things and exciting stuff to tell you about but will leave that for another day as I will have more time to write it. Few updates in my gallery will follow too!
 :hug:
-Nina

Warm and fuzzy feature

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 23, 2014, 4:55 AM
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I haven't done a feature in a while and started missing making and sharing my collections of awesome stuff I find around DA. :)

As cold day approach I love a warm cup of tea, a blanket to snuggle and cats to keep me warm. I wouldn't mind having some of this adorable creations to hug on those cold winter nights!
Please show this amazing artists some love!  :bademoticon:  

Untitled by MatlyakSven plushie from Frozen by meplushyou
<da:thumb id="328224357"/>Zero Right Side by TigaCubRUDOLPH - christmas reindeer by FizziMizzi
Tardis tea cosie by eddiebaconDarling Deer Hat by the-carolyn-michelle
panda crochet plush. by tiny-tea-partyArt doll. Cute white owl by RedFoxAliceBluebell by Sleeplesssmiles


La love 

To my lovely newsletter subscribers...

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 10, 2014, 1:20 PM
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The latest Newsletter has been sent out! ^^ 

If you are subscribed or entered your email on F.A.C.T.S. but didn't receive the mail, let me know and I will add you again manually. (Or enter your name and email here: eepurl.com/QjhfP )

The giveaway is for email newsletter subscribers only. So if you would like to enter subscribe by clicking the link and I will send the newsletter again to all the new subscribers. 

Wish you a good evening!
:bademoticon: 



A late FACTS report and adventures

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 1:04 AM
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Just checking in as I was away for way too long!

The big convention is behind me, it was an amazing weekend..even though the stress got to me. I met so many of you and a lot of very talented artists! Also seen all my creative friends again. :happybounce: 

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:iconsoyokaze-san: was my great table assistant, handling most of the work and allowing me to take much needed breaks. (Thank youuu <3) And on the last day before the end of the end 2 friends came by and offered to mind the table so we could both take a look around the convention.

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Nearly all the dragons, squiddies and some fan art creations found a new home. It makes me happy knowing that they will be loved and cherished La la la la , I just wish I had time to photograph each one of them as I ran out of time before leaving home.

My FACTS loot:

FACTS 2014 loot by Dragons-Garden
  • (A ton of) prints and 2 buttons from :icontikopets:. We had quite few adventures while driving around Belgian towns and following a confused GPS. :P
  • A signed copy of the comic Atonement from :iconeverbloomingforest:. She also made a super cool Thank you drawing which is decorating my (almost finished) wall.
  • A print from :iconlacus2887:. It was very hard to choose between all the fantastic prints, but in the end I settled for the dragon like creature.
  • The fish print from :iconlyswen: caught my eye when I first walked by her table and I just had to have it! The extra bird print with a verse was a pleasant surprise. I am in love with the style!
  • 2 postcards from Kowai Manjou studio with super cute characters! Couldn't find them on DA but here is a link to their site (rassonnatacha.wix.com/kowaiman…)
  • A handmade button from :iconsongthread:. I am very impressed by the craftsmanship involved in making it! She was very kind to explain her working process to me.
  • A stunningly beautiful pocket mirror from :iconbluemonika:. Her art is fantastic!
  • And lastly a print from :icondestinyblue: who actually inspired me to try out going to conventions despite my severe anxiety.

Bullet; Orange Left over plushies and other items are being added to my Etsy shop. Check it out!Bullet; Orange 

www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsGarde…


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Last weekend I went on a long driving trip home to Slovenia, picked up a lot of new materials for future crafts, spoke to few people that were interested in my work and even managed to visit my family who decided to take us a day to visit my favourite place - the mountains! ...all that in 4 days!

Bohinj by Dragons-Garden
Here is Manu chilling near a mountain lake. B-) (Cool) (Bohinj, Slovenia)

The entire drive was around 15h-17h in each direction. I must confess I was quite happy to be back to Netherlands after that and sleep in my own bed haha!
 Jumpin' On the Bed 

I still got a lot of sleep to catch up on..but no time to rest. I am trying my best to get back to my normal working schedule and start sewing a new plushie line in time for Christmas. ^^


Soooo...that is about it!
Wishing you a great day!
-Nina

Hello!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2014, 12:46 PM
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Trying to write a post but I am having a bit of a bad luck with DA crashing and giving me errors all the time.

Hopefully tomorrow it will be fixed, I have so many things to tell you about the past few weeks! ^^

Good night, sleep tight!
-Nina

Newsletter and FAQ

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Hey hey! :wave: 

I made a newsletter for my website!
News, sneak peeks, tutorials as well as the chance to get first commission spots.There are special giveaways too! Planned for subscribers only! ^^
It would be terrific if you decide to join me, it's going to be fun! 


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I was also thinking of making a 'Frequently asked question' section for my website and I need a little bit of your help. :)

Do you have any questions about my work and creative process?
Ask away! ^^

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Wish you a great and creative weekend.
Love in the Air 

Build a Dragon and commissions update!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 25, 2014, 3:26 AM
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I am happy to present a little project I was working on and with a little help from my friend we designed a Cube Dragon builder.

You can play around with different colour combinations, accessories and get your cuddly toy made and sent to you.
Give it a try! ^^


www.dragons-garden.eu/dragon-b…

Let me know if you like the idea. Would love to add more options in the future and maybe make different plushies and characters this way. ^^


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Plush commission update:

This month and August I will only be accepting orders and making plushies that I already have the patterns for. That means I will be making mostly my own characters (Dragons, Squiddies,...) and few fanart characters I already made before. 

Designing patterns and making test plushies from it takes a little too much time at the moment and I am unable to do most of my own projects due to the busy schedule.

Thank you for understanding and have a good weekend.

:love:



Cosplay feature

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 9, 2014, 1:53 AM
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It's time for some amazing costumes! Look at all this beautiful details! I can't even begin to imagine how many hours each costume took to make. Please check out the artists galleries for more cool things. :la:

mysterious journey by TheArtOfMuffinACR Cosplay IV by ArashikoEffie Trinket - Happy Hunger Games by SelhinFAIRY TAIL by Elektra86Green Garden by InukiTenchiFemale Alatreon armor by kamikazecosplayZombie Waldo by Boredman
Moltres: Peck on the cheek by MalindachanVictorian Poison Ivy by Rei-DollYou Wanna Know How I Got These Scars? by PaintedPandaCosplayHoumei by Saru-Cosplay
Pokemon - Misty EVOLVED by beethy
Love Tards 

Thank you + Pokemon Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 1, 2014, 7:59 AM
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Hello to all the new watchers and THANK YOU everyone for all the love, nice comments, favourites and the army of Llamas you sent my way.
I truly appreciate all the kind words.
:luv:


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I am a little late with the feature this week as I have a ton of work with commissions and repainting the apartment. But here it is!
Pokemon won this week closely followed by Cosplay which will be the centre of attention next week. ^^

Show the artists some love for making such awesome creations!

Fancy Pokeball by FrozenNote
Harbinger by kuroseishinSnivy by ZimtBeadwork
Charizard by whitemilkcartonSleepy polymer clay Ampharos by XxFirewingxX

Goomy by CreepyJellyfishMunna phone strap plush by aSourLemonFREE Snuggly Icon: Pumpkaboo by Sarilain
Mini Growlithe Plushie by SmileAndLeadGoodra Plush by Diffeomorphism
Acid Armor by sketchinthoughts
Perler Beads Umbreon by ericgantPetite Noivern by Sexual-Pancake
Legendary Dogs Suicune, Raikou, and Entei perler by Birdseednerd
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Just out of curiosity..Which Pokemon is your favorite? :)


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Artist Feature:

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 22, 2014, 3:19 AM
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I wanted to try out a different feature for this week. When I surf around DeviantART and come across so many of you talented people is hard to choose only one piece out of your fantastic gallery to add to my feature.
And I thought why not do an artist feature instead? ^_^

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This week I present to you:
the elegant and intricate abstract designs from Art0fprincessm each with their own story.

Collapsing Structures by Art0fprincessmFables Ghost by Art0fprincessm


The simple stuff and situations that inspire this art pieces are amazing and very relate-able.

Where the butterflies Lay by Art0fprincessmWhen All Clocks Die by Art0fprincessm
The Dark Side Of You by Art0fprincessmName it Something After Me. by Art0fprincessm

I suggest you to check out her stunning gallery and show her some love.

Have a nice weekend!

:love: 

Commissions are OPEN!

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 13, 2014, 9:52 AM
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Are you interested in getting a custom and unique item made by me?

Dragons' Garden - Plush Presentation by Dragons-Garden

As promised I am accepting custom orders again!  Head over to my website (www.dragons-garden.eu/custom-o…) for more info and see your ideas turned into a cute creation!
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Curious creatures feature

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 1, 2014, 10:45 AM
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Creative creatures in all shapes and sizes that caught my eye. Show the artists some love by visiting their pages. ^^New Avi cute piggy 




Bunneh Blobs [ANIMATED] by NoizRnel

Yevren Contest Entry by CookieHanaYevren for Rueq by VanillaToxin
Sycamore and Willow by OnionGrumpOozies by Louivi
Cereal for Thousten by CometShineRahel by FucalAlma by Ayinai

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Facebook Giveaway!!!

Journal Entry: Sun May 25, 2014, 3:08 AM
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I am holding a giveaway on Facebook.

In order to enter head to my Facebook page and leave a comment by clicking on the picture (or by clicking the button on the top of the journal.).






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Animation - Feature

Hey all! I am sorry I missed a week of features. Sewing kept me quite busy.

Also planning on doing a giveaway on Facebook this week and I'm quite excited for it. ^^

Here are some cute and cool animations that I fell in love with! Please check the galleries of each artist for more creative stuff. catching love 

Three Muskasquares by skittlefuck Movember 2012 by CookiemagiK= Starr Animated Icon 150x150 = by Makojupiter Dark fire by RaviettaThe om nom nom Kitty by NeoSlashott Pixel Elezabeth in Columbia by Reislet Relaxin' sketch by CoyoteEsquireGrin Kitty - animation by cryztaldreamzPixel Doll: Sacha Ferris by NoizRnelswing by emportantStrawberry Jar FREE Avatar by icyiiFREE Bouncy Pumpkaboo Icon by KattlingFree Espeon Icon by Mizzi-CatFREE Snuggly Icon / Avatar : Pikachu by Sarilain:Bubble Buddies: by PrePAWSterous

With a cherry on top by wezenbeesje



Have a nice sunday!

I love deviantART! 

Cute feature

Journal Entry: Sun May 4, 2014, 2:40 PM
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More cuteness from many talented artists. Please check their pages and show them some love! Runaway Heart 
Cinnamonroll by aiwa-9Fox Plushies by littlepaperforestDD: Axolotls Barry and Cyd by heileiBaby Owls in Shop! by SparkleMeHappyGod Jul by nor-renee Leaffff by LouiviWorkplace by MattiasA Cheshire Catopus by loveandasandwichTransformice. Amigurumi. Shaman with his cheese by krikdushi Random doodles by Maranveethe snail by Duck-Pwincess:Out Came Reeyo: by PrePAWSterousFimo Biancaneve by LolleBijoux
Love Tards 

Amigurumi feature

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 20, 2014, 5:06 AM
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When I was little I always admired my mother crocheting tiny dresses for my dolls and my grandmother making beautiful crocheted table cloths.
I never managed to get so far with it. The only thing I ever made with this technique was a scarf I gave to my grandparents dog to keep him worm for winter haha!

Here are some artists with some amazing skills and amazing creations!
Please do check their galleries for more cute stuff!


Midna by aphid777 Baby Octopi by craftyhanako Jumbo Charmander by SBuzzard Amigurumi Elephants by CraftedKansas
Api amigurumi by TheArtOfMuffin Pink unicorn by IcedebGinormous Peanut Bucker by SBuzzard
Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal by LunasCraftsCats and Mouse by aphid777 Vaporeon (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey little unicorn by Trisha-N
Reindeer by Yuki87

Wish you all a Happy Easter!
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Kitty Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 13, 2014, 4:44 AM
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Look at all the cute furballs! Kitty Yarn 
check out the artists galleries for more.

Kitty Cat 2 
Little lost kitty 1/5 by Sunofureku #80 Familiar Black Cat by Picolo-kunmimi by ChouShenFangHalloween Pumpkin Pussycat Plush by sugarstitchHighly Pleased Cat by Vinciky'ello kitty by fyre-flyeKitten Commission by lindsaycampbellKawaii : Cat-Chan by Citronade-ArtsTough by trenchmakerBetaclan full character sheet by Redfeatherstar0 by MidynnPannya plush by chocoloverx3Crazy cats wooden box by ElaRaczykproject pc by harapekoMondkatze 13: Hallie by Talty
Mint Blue Kitten by lutamestaFluffy Derpy Fat Kitty by wezenbeesjeFlecky by NImportant
Catfish by RoOsaTejp

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Plush commissions are closed!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 27, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Dear friends,

Plushie commissions are closing due to Dragons' Garden expanding their
new collection of various colourful friends.

All fluffy creatures that are already in the making will be finished and sent
to their new loving owners in the next few weeks.

Custom orders for plushies will be open again in June, in the meantime
other crafts are still available.

Check out my webpage for more info:
www.dragons-garden.eu/custom-o…

:love:

''Moar Dwagons!'' Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 11, 2014, 1:13 PM
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A bunch of cute and unique dragons I came across that caught my eye. Please visit the artists galleries for more fantastic art! :D

Dancing Dragon Updated by KeruriDerago

Desert Flower by thedancingemuFairy Dragon by PeL07Nebula by drachenmagierPete's dragon by cosmococoCliff dragons by tikopetsMeka - Giant Dragon Plush by dot-DOLLTrade - KarasuRyu by gIassmothChinese dragon pendant with gold ball by The-GoblinQueenAre you watching me?! by Caleighs-WorldBlue-eyed gift dragon by tallydragonStanding Proud by KeruriDeragoYear of the Dragon by kGogglesWhere am I? by WhiteSylverTwig Dragon by Cloud-DragonzGrey Floppy Dragon Plush - FOR SALE! by Katy-ADragon babies by michellescribblesGarden Hatchlings - Sweetpea Dragons by lizzarddesigns volcano dragon hat-bag by ichi-neko-designsDragon ride by heikalaDemon Dragon by Gryphon-ShifterAladan by MiositaLittle Red Sprinkle Dragon. by Tanglewood-ThicketPuff the Pillow by apox0n Eastern Style Dragon CLEARANCE by SPPlushies Frosty 'Thumb' Dragon by KingMelissaLook at my sword by Tieneke Young Moordragon by dashaseInterview with the Dragon by scarlet-dragonchildMe and my dragon by tamaraRBookish Green Dragon by HowManyDragons

Dancing Dragon Updated by KeruriDerago

Sewing guide for aspiring plush makers

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 5, 2014, 10:16 AM
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I stumbled upon this sewing guide by :icondiffeomorphism: the other day.
It is a great read, very informative and full of great tips over how to begin your sewing adventure.
So you want to make plushies? A beginner's guide by Diffeomorphism
Also don't forget to check out :icondiffeomorphism: gallery, his creations are simply amazing!

:love: 

Commissions + Let's fly away Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 24, 2014, 1:45 AM
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I am accepting commissions again. You can head on to my website for more info if you would like to have one of my creations. ^^


Here is a feature that just makes me want to travel. Please check out the artists behind this fantastic artworks! :lovedream 


Pearl cave by LissNoirBg1 by dawnpuD R E A M S by Valentina-Remenar...WISH UPON A STAR... by XBUDDYFORMEThere's Something Fishy Going On by torivarnlight up my dreams by lilibzBookmark sheep by CosmicSpectrumm
30 minutes Speed Painting by SophieHeiSky Lights by TuonenkallaA Dreamer by GreenVoiceCarboniferous period by Plioart
Dawn Chorus (Acrylic) by Rick-LilleyBalloons at Charles Bridge, Prague by jane-beata


Wish you all a nice and creative week! <3