Soften Scratchy YarnI know lots of you use Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. It's broadly available, affordable yarn with lots of color choices. It's also a pretty rough yarn. I found this DIY to soften Red Heart SS and I can't wait to try it!
Read more at A Girl an her Needle.
Wishlist!This tag has been going around lately, maybe you've seen them...
I was tagged by dear lintu47
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines
Leaves Contest- Winner!The judges for this contest were:
:iconicedeb: :iconginger-politicat: :iconbrookette:
Since there were 3 entries, only 1 place was chosen for winner.
Goes to Aywen-Pasha with "Knitted Leaves Shoulder Bag"
100 points from the contest prize pool
Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest!
Thank you to our prize donors!
Find out about the next contest at :iconknitting-and-crochet:!
3rd Annual Ornament ContestOur next Contest is "Ornaments."
Any kind of amigurumi hanging ornament is what this contest is about! You can make up your own or follow a pattern.
Remember to link any published patterns in your description!
Your amigurumi project must reflect the ornament theme.
Because it's an ornament contest, your project must have a way of hanging it up attached in some way that is visible in the photograph. If this isn't clear from the photo, it will be declined.
Make sure if you use a pattern to give the appropriate credits in your description; add a link to the pattern, or at the least mention the Blog it came from.
Small Friends- Winners Feature!We only had 2 entries this month, so only one winner was chosen.
First Place Winner chosen by Brookette:
"My Small Frog Friend" by xxtiffiee
"The frog shape works perfect for this pattern. Nice work on the details too!"
- Feature by the group (in this journal)
- 400 points from Moonbeam13
Thanks to everyone that entered the contest!
Feature for xxtiffiee
Find out about the next contest at
Community Feature Project: If I could DDHave you ever wished that you could pick the Daily Deviation Feature? Well, this is your chance! I'm sure we've all seen an amazing piece of art or stock that we wished could have a bit more exposure.
This December we are encouraging you to feature your fellow deviants with a journal of images that you would feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. So, let's embrace the holiday season and spread some good cheer by joining in and featuring our community!
The Game Plan
Create and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose for a Daily Deviation Feature from your preferred gallery or sub-gallery.
(i.e. Stock providers would feature images from the Stock & Resources gallery. Photomanipulators would feature manips, etc.)
When your journal feature is live, link it back to your Community Volunteer's Community Feature Project Journal in the comments area.
(i.e. Artisan Crafts will link to this journal. Other artists would link thei
December ContestOrnaments and Decorations
For this contest we are looking for Christmas (or any winter season/holiday) decorations and ornaments! Any ornaments or decorations you're knitting or crocheting and are meant to get your space or yourself ready for this time of year you can enter it for this contest. Don't just think for the tree...any type of project that is used for decoration is acceptable! Don't forget it's helpful to explain your inspiration in your description and it's ok to use a pattern as long as you give the appropriate credits in your description.
Only knit and crochet work is accepted. ANY type of projects are acceptable for this contest! Hats, scarves, blankets, a cell phone cozy, etc....be as creative as possible...as long as it stays within the theme.
Your entry must
Collection: In The Shadow of Dragon
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Alternative Universe
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2
Neytiri by PaulTobin
Avatar & Narnia: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Animals Within, Spirit Animals
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Project Porkchop Vol. 300
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: The Steampunk Menagerie
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro
LUPIN by yocco
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Collection: Good Luck Charms
The first “lucky charms” may have been items like personal rosaries and crucifixes blessed by priests. Over time, the blessing became less important than the object itself. It seems there are lucky charms endemic to all peoples in all places on Earth, from four-leaf clovers to a rabbit's paw. One such talisman would be the lucky horseshoe, nailed above thresholds with points up – to catch good luck floating by. If you have any coin, button, medallion or other trinket in your pocket when you experience good luck, then voila! – you have a lucky charm as good as any!