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Neglected Floss - May by DragonChaser123 Neglected Floss - May :icondragonchaser123:DragonChaser123 7 5 Cube of Oblique by Mattsma Cube of Oblique :iconmattsma:Mattsma 15 24 Geometric Biscornu by silverdragoness Geometric Biscornu :iconsilverdragoness:silverdragoness 7 3 Summer Bloom Biscornu by Mattsma Summer Bloom Biscornu :iconmattsma:Mattsma 8 8 NFSAL May Biscornu by Mattsma NFSAL May Biscornu :iconmattsma:Mattsma 8 4 Mini Spring Cross Stitch by silverdragoness Mini Spring Cross Stitch :iconsilverdragoness:silverdragoness 3 3 Blue Biscornu by Mattsma Blue Biscornu :iconmattsma:Mattsma 17 12 Magical Ornament - Complete Set by Katjakay Magical Ornament - Complete Set :iconkatjakay:Katjakay 15 2 Magical Ornament - December by Katjakay Magical Ornament - December :iconkatjakay:Katjakay 7 2 Magical Ornament - November by Katjakay Magical Ornament - November :iconkatjakay:Katjakay 6 5 Magical Ornament - October by Katjakay Magical Ornament - October :iconkatjakay:Katjakay 7 2 3 in 1 Ornaments of the Month by jijikit 3 in 1 Ornaments of the Month :iconjijikit:jijikit 5 8 Neglected Floss SAL - April by DragonChaser123 Neglected Floss SAL - April :icondragonchaser123:DragonChaser123 4 3 Neglected Floss SAL - March by Ammeih Neglected Floss SAL - March :iconammeih:Ammeih 3 4 April Neglected Floss SAL by Mattsma April Neglected Floss SAL :iconmattsma:Mattsma 6 15 Magical Ornament - September by Katjakay Magical Ornament - September :iconkatjakay:Katjakay 6 2
I love seeing people make things using the patterns I designed! I always add them to my favourites if I see them or am told about them. You can see some of them here, and the rest in the favourites folder.

Newest Deviations

NFSAL - July 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - July 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 6 0 NFSAL - June 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - June 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 NFSAL - May 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - May 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 NFSAL - April 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - April 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 8 0 NFSAL - March 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - March 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 9 4 NFSAL - February 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - February 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 23 6 NFSAL - full year frame 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - full year frame 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 0 NFSAL - January 2018 by Magical525 NFSAL - January 2018 :iconmagical525:Magical525 12 0 Stitching Pirates Secret Santa 2017 by Magical525 Stitching Pirates Secret Santa 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 15 27 Neglected Floss December 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss December 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 6 2 Weavers Tapestry Fob by Magical525 Weavers Tapestry Fob :iconmagical525:Magical525 11 2 Neglected Floss November 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss November 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 13 0 Neglected Floss October 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss October 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 7 2 Neglected Floss September 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss September 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 8 0 Neglected Floss August 2017 by Magical525 Neglected Floss August 2017 :iconmagical525:Magical525 11 0 NFSAL July: Tea or Coffee? by Magical525 NFSAL July: Tea or Coffee? :iconmagical525:Magical525 11 0

Random Favourites

Starry Night Quilt by SeamsLegit Starry Night Quilt :iconseamslegit:SeamsLegit 7 5 Bookmark Pile Of Books by Narmita08 Bookmark Pile Of Books :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 20 10 Always Time for Tea with Tiger and Books by Narmita08 Always Time for Tea with Tiger and Books :iconnarmita08:Narmita08 32 17 Tardis Biscornu by AlaskanAsh Tardis Biscornu :iconalaskanash:AlaskanAsh 46 29
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Hello dears,
A link is being shared around about a secret premium membership giveaway by Deviantart
and only a few lucky people know about this secret and oh super awesome event.
You're supposed to give a link to 9 people and you get a premium membership..a whole week extension..:slow: that's just impossible!

:bulletpink: Look at the URL, if it's not, then close the tab immediately. Don't trust these kind of events or giveaways that are off-site. Especially if they look like that they are done by deviantART and if they asked you about your email and other information.
:bulletpink: :faq660: ..just in case. :B
Stay safe, people!
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The Regal Plum by Mattsma The Regal Plum :iconmattsma:Mattsma 11 23
Trick or Treat Contest - WINNERS!!
Halloween is coming up fast and the Artisan Crafts CV team wants to throw a special contest in it's honour. At the same time we want to promote the Artisan Crafts community so all of the entries will have to be categorized as such to be eligible. 
The contest starts on September 18th and ends on November 1st 2013.
If your entry does not follow these rules, it will be automatically disqualified!!!
1 entry per category maximum.
Artisan Crafts only!!Entry must be created on or after start dateLink to this contest so that we know you've read and understood the rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Categories & Prizes
Just as the title says, we're looking for the best pumpkin carving. It needs to be carved by you.1 year subscripti
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Attention Citizens of Fairyland:
The King of Fairyland is maniacally seeking out his subjects, and no one in the Kingdom is to be spared. Clandestine meetings have been arranged between the Monarch and key figures throughout the realm. While no one knows for certain why the King is demanding all citizens report to His Majesty, rumor has it that Death has visited the Royal Family this cold, dark Halloween season. No one knows who was killed or in what fashion, but gossip has started to fly.
Are you a witch, wizard, ghoul, monster, or other citizen of Fairyland?
If so, the King would like to recruit YOU to help guide the Royal Detectives as they seek to solve the mystery surrounding the death in the Monarchy. 
 If you are a citizen and you would like to help give clues to the detectives (game players), simply note Halloween-HQ, tell us which magical creature you are (please be creative), and state that you would lik
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Lorem Ipsum by AlladdinSE Lorem Ipsum :iconalladdinse:AlladdinSE 65 8 Wide Widgets! by SimplySilent Wide Widgets! :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 1,123 198
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Earrings - Bottles with citrus fruits by Benia1991
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Ending and Beginning
Hurrah for finishing the Joys of My Garden Leaflet Project and having just a little time to play around with Fruit :D  When the items get here for the Spooky Welcome stuff I'll get that done and then get back to Celtic Goddess, some biscornus and then Cosmos.  Feeling pretty confident right now....hope I can keep that feeling until December 31st which is the end of the 2013 Leaflet Project.  
I've also been receiving notes for the Always Time for Tea pattern and if YOU want to join the ARMY of Teacups PLEASE don't hesitate to join by sending me a note with your email so I may email the pattern :D
For our stitchers and those just really interested in history, QueenBex has started a blog called 
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cave by eva-bowan
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dAr - Monthly Challenge
Better hurry if you want to enter!
Welcome to the monthly challenges!
Each month you will be given a theme and two categories from the deviantART related gallery. You then have one month to create something for it. In which way you interpret the theme is up to you, but it has to be for one of the categories chosen.
For each category there will be one winner and one runner up.
:note: As September already started, there will be only one category/winner/runner up for this month.
From October on, we do it like explained above.
Theme + Category
When working on your entries, try to be creative and don't just do the first thing you have in mind. Some categories will be more challenging than others - that's for sure - but maybe it's a good way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Maybe you will like it!
Your theme for September is:
:bulletorange:  HALLOWEEN :bulletorange:
The category
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Story Panels collage by Misguided-Ghost1612 Story Panels collage :iconmisguided-ghost1612:Misguided-Ghost1612 42 9
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Things I like or think are really cool :) I set it to random so that every artwork stands a chance of being seen rather than just the ones I added most recently. Every one of them deserves to be seen more than once on my profile :)

Awesome art Gifts/Prizes

Army Of Teacups!

I can honestly say that this is all Mattsma's fault for inspiring us to do this as she started with the first of them and then I made the second one and then it snowballed... This is the full army of teacups, in order of creation, as of the time of writing - I will try to keep it more or less up to date.






SALs and other stuff

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 14, 2018, 9:33 AM
Hiya all,

I thought I'd write a journal about my SALs and other stuff that I'm up to over on my blog - just in case you'd missed it as I'm a lot more active over there than I am here. It's going to be a busy year with a LOT of freebies!

:bulletgreen: First of all is the Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL that I've written a journal about before: Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL.  The patterns are given every Wednesday. It's off to a good start with quite a few people join in in - the Facebook group I made is over 450 people strong! It's amazing!

:bulletgreen: Also every Wednesday is my WIP Wednesday post where I show everyone what I've been up to that week. my latest post is here:…

:bulletgreen: I hosted a NYE Mystery SAL over the new year's weekend - I'm not sure how many people stitched it in the end as of course not everyone posts about it, or if they do they sometimes forget to include the SAL tags or mention my name but the ones I saw were fantastic! It was such a hit that I changed the Facebook group name from NYE Mystery SAL to Magical Mystery SAL as I'll be doing a few more high speed weekend Mystery SALs this year as well as another one for NYE! This group grew to be over 150 strong before the SAL was finished and new people are joining every week.

Here are a few that were posted here on dA:
NYE SAL by tinydtk  NYE Mystery SAL Bookmark by Mattsma  New Year's Eve SAL Part 12 - FINISHED! by jijikit

:bulletgreen: I have brought the Ornament a Month SAL back! I did the first one in 2015 and thought it was high time I did another one. This year I decided to go with rainbow/colour wheel as the theme and the shape of this year is a 3-D pyramid or 2-D triangle - which you do is up to you! It gets posted every first Friday of the month. The first one is already up and can be found here:…

:bulletgreen: I have also brought the Fob a Month back! It got slightly sidelined after I started it due to lack of time to stitch the patterns first, but since then I'm more confident of my designing skills I'm comfortable to post the patterns without stitching them unless I want to. :) The Fob a Month patterns will be posted every second Friday of the month. The first one was inspired by snowdrops poking through the snow so is very subtle in colour but fun to stitch! You can find the first pattern here:…

:bulletgreen: There are of course more than two Friday's a month but at the moment I don't have a SAL planned for them - however I do post a freebie EVERY Friday so it's worth taking a look to see what I've come up with every week.

In between all that I also do occasional other posts - some with freebies, some without usually about my crafting stuff but sometimes other things.

SALs I plan on joining that will mean I post a little more:
:bulletblue: TUSAL:…


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Making the most out of scraps - and other things too!
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts

About me
What to tell about myself... I'm cheerful and creative - when I'm in the right mood I create more than I can keep up with so it's always a challenge to finish what I start as I have so many idea's. I don't let stuff like not knowing how to do something stop me from actually doing it - I may not do it "right" in the end but I do get it done!

I'm a mother of 2 boys who are (fortunately) not yet teenagers ;) but are a pair of monkeys who keep me on my toes :)


About saying thanks to favs etc.
I had to make a choice between spending a load of time thanking people for favouriting my art - which always brings a smile to my face and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart - or making more art.

I chose to stop thanking people personally for the favourites but I do still give everyone who favourites me for the first time a llama badge as a little thank you for doing so :) I hope that nobody feels less appreciated for it but well.. someone stole my time machine :( If you need more inspiration as to why I chose this watch this:… It's good advice for anyone who creates art :)


Do I sell my work?
Sometimes - Not everything I make is for sale but I don't usually mark anything as "for sale" so If you are interested in something I've made feel free to note me. I only accept reasonable offers as making things by hand takes time and materials cost real money, so expect to pay more for a one off item than you would for that mass produced knick-knack you saw in a shop.

My birthday badge

Autumn Divider - Free by etNoir

Please don't thank me for giving you points. favs or llama's etc. there really is no need to :)



Did you know that Halloween-HQ has a sister group called Holiday-HQ

6 deviants said :la:
2 deviants said You can win thousands of points!!!!!
1 deviant said They have been working hard to create a new event!
1 deviant said It's a contest with games, puzzles and more!
1 deviant said You can save Christmas!
No deviants said The event will be starting SOON!
No deviants said If you watch the group you will get the kick-off journal and be one of the first to start!


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Mattsma Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Hello! :happybounce:You used this emote Add-ons for Firefox Icon ultramini  I adapted to dA (Thank you very much! :D (Big Grin))
I write you just for 3 things:
  • 1. You can use my emotes as you please. Like showing which medium/program you used to make a deviation or your social media.
  • 2. If I don't have a logo of a program, material or social media, tell me!!
  • 3. Have a llama! Aww and if you need anything, here I am :D (Big Grin)
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