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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 :)

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.

Always Time For Tea by Mattsma Always time for tea by Magical525 The Army of Teacups by Katjakay Always Time for Tea by ABrickman Always Time for Tea by mivanova Always Time For Tea - Topsy-Turvy colors by MoonyMina Always Time for Tea by AlaskanAsh Always Time for Tea by pinkythepink Always Time for Tea with Tiger and Books by Narmita08 Cup-date 2 by elphaba-rose-wilde






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I don't know about you but I love Christmas and at this time of year many people make and share festive embroideries, sometimes it's hard to keep up with what's on offer so I decided to make a compilation of what I've found so far - if you find something not on the list feel free to share! I Feel it's important to direct traffic to the sites and so I don't link directly to the patterns but to the page the pattern is linked from.

In some cases not all the patterns you see are Christmas related, but there will always be some :)

Remember that not all patterns are permanently free - some are limited time only so some links might end up on a "page not found" if you click them too late.

Available till 2 pm UK time (that's 9 am EST) Monday 15th December:
CrossStitcher Magazine 12 days of Christmas day 1
Cross Stitch Collection 12 days of Christmas day 1

Not time limited:
Cross Stitch Collection Christmas cards
Cross Stitch Collection Quick Crhistmas stitches
Create and Decorate Christmas Village cross stitch
Brooks Books
Stoney Creek (see the box for pattern of the month and the Christmas banner on the home pate - this are NOT downloadable but are sent by mail)
Heaven and Earth Designs

Lesley Teare Lots of lovely freebies between other blog posts
The Cricket Collection: peppermint kiss (also click "what's new"and scroll down for a complimentary alphabet)
Ellen Maurer-Stroh
Whispered by the wind
Drawn thread
My big toe designs
Designs by Kathy
Glory bee stitch (check under the tree image for more designs)
Teresa Wentzler
Lizzie Kate (mostly border patterns)
Carrie Luhmann Pieniozek
Blue ribbon designs

Shops/producers (you may need to sign up to be able to download patterns):
Swirly snow on 123 stitch
DMC Winter holidays
DMC Ornaments
Weeks Dye Works
Rainbow Gallery

Blogs/sites in general:
Deathly Hallows Ornament
The Little Stitcher Freebies
Happiness Is Crossstitching (not just cross stitch but also tags and other lovely things)
Cyber Stitchers
Nuts about needlepoint
Nordic Needle

No Christmas chart here but a new years one:
Susan Greening Davis

Not cross stitch but who doesn't love a bit of blackwork now and then:
Black work Journey

Of course here on dA we also have a bunch of freebies you can find them all here But I have included a selection below:

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Oogie Boogie by Makibird-StitchingJack Skellington by Makibird-StitchingNintendo xmas xstitch pattern by NurseTab  7 Swans A Swimming by NevaSirenda2013 Christmas Ornament by NevaSirenda
Christmas Tree by carand88Christmas Star 1 by eveningemmaAngel of Peace by NevaSirendaChristmas White Dragon by carand88Christmas White Harp Dragon by carand88



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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 :)


In the new year there will be... 

12 deviants said I shall challenge myself do do more complicated things
10 deviants said More art :excited:
9 deviants said More of the same
3 deviants said More excersise
2 deviants said Everything will get better :)
2 deviants said Other (please comment)
No deviants said Diets!!


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buttercupminiatures Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you for the llama! Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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IceMintSong Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thax for the llama!
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Steffistuff Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday hon! :cake::heart:
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Kristoff-Bjorgman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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