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Skye Wands by Magweno Skye Wands :iconmagweno:Magweno 148 10 Cerberus Abdab by Magweno Cerberus Abdab :iconmagweno:Magweno 138 7 Galaxy phoenix by Magweno Galaxy phoenix :iconmagweno:Magweno 94 4 Arctic Sunset Dragon-Fox by Magweno Arctic Sunset Dragon-Fox :iconmagweno:Magweno 67 5 Firefox Dragon-Fox by Magweno Firefox Dragon-Fox :iconmagweno:Magweno 41 1 Crystal Kittens Group Pic by Magweno Crystal Kittens Group Pic :iconmagweno:Magweno 94 10 Muckle Ruda Abdab by Magweno Muckle Ruda Abdab :iconmagweno:Magweno 293 13 HUGE BEES by Magweno HUGE BEES :iconmagweno:Magweno 146 33 Crystal Kitty WIP by Magweno Crystal Kitty WIP :iconmagweno:Magweno 194 23 Orange and White Alligatoroid Ophae by Magweno Orange and White Alligatoroid Ophae :iconmagweno:Magweno 55 2 Purple Flutterbunny by Magweno Purple Flutterbunny :iconmagweno:Magweno 155 11 Mothfox by Magweno Mothfox :iconmagweno:Magweno 115 7 Diddy Dodos by Magweno Diddy Dodos :iconmagweno:Magweno 193 23 10% off all orders in the next week! by Magweno 10% off all orders in the next week! :iconmagweno:Magweno 81 11 De-stash sale: Furkins by Magweno De-stash sale: Furkins :iconmagweno:Magweno 32 4 Psst! Custom jackabunnies available! by Magweno Psst! Custom jackabunnies available! :iconmagweno:Magweno 130 4




Skye Wands
I work Mon-Sat mornings and evenings at the Antiques shop on the Isle of Skye, while I study at college. The owner Trevor and I get along really well and he is hoping to stock some of my own work in the future (read: when I catch up on orders/make some pieces), however he has just started dabbling in making wands from bits and pieces in his shop. He's been selling them every now and again hidden amongst the antiques, although he has piles and piles of them in drawers and at his home... so I offered to take some photos and see how they go online.

I've put together a little brand identity for him (Skye Wands) and took a load of photos, wrote descriptions and things. Here are the four I've been given to display! Taking photos in antiques shops is really the best fun :D And these wands are so incredibly made.

You can see more pictures of them and read the descriptions at - and please share! It would make Trevor's week if he gets some sales from this new online venture - and you'd get a sick wand ;)
Cerberus Abdab
Here's something coming soon...!!

This little guy is about 3.5" tall and is three times more work than all my other abdabs ha ha ☠ despite the triple head he’s not as vicious as the others, more the sort to loyally fetch you some rotten meat for your delectation, and is expert at digging up your lawn and old graves.

Take him for a walk three times a day and I’m sure your souls of the dead will be safe for all eternity.

Available from 1st September at
No idea that DA had an app and it's about four years since I visited so I'm so lost haha, what js a status!! But hi hello hopefully I am back here's me with a Crystal kitten!

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Galaxy phoenix
Hey look at this old sack of bones in with the hip kids on the DA app..! I had no idea it existed hehe, here's hoping I become more active again because I do miss the community here 👍

This is one of my new production dolls called a Phoenix chick in a custom colour way, Galaxy! I had hella fun casting the wings and "ears" for this guy, and the fabric is custom printed minky from spoonflower.

You can order a custom phoenix in my shop just now for £165 (gbp) plus postage

And if you'd like to keep up with updates I would follow my Instagram Magweno
Or for more personal random updates and reblogs my tumblr, also Magweno!

I'm just so excited, I'm like a little girl haha.

Yesterday we had a very expensive satellite internet set-up installed that runs off our battery. It means I don't have to bum wifi off neighbours or spend hours in cafes anymore, and it means I can start spending time on DA again!

I had a poke around some of my favourite artists pages and wow, there is some astounding work out there. I've found it really difficult juggling life, a croft, bills and my work. There has been some seriously heartbreaking and stressful times for me and my family in the past nine months, but hopefully this will bring about an hugely positive change.

What's excited me most since I came back online is that Spoonflower now do custom printed minky. I swear my jaw nearly fell off when I heard that! It's really going to revolutionise how I produce work, I can't wait to get my sketchbook out and start working on some ideas. I'll definitely be starting with some mofs.

I've been  progressing on speeding up processes through batch processing and have made some headway with casting clear silicones and resins, also with ball and socket joints for moving jaws and wrists (wrists always catch me out). Wings have had some more attention but not as much as I would have liked.

Big commissions are still closed but I am taking on one or two as and when I can. There are dodos and custom fox dragons available in my shop at the moment!

And finally the best place to get a quick response from me is email!


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Maddy Norval
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
When I'm not mucking around with dangerous chemicals and daydreaming about little ugly goblins I'll be over-excitedly experimenting with some other material and making a huge mess.

I graduated from Illustration in 2011 and am now registered as a small business making art dolls on commission. Art dolls are an old craft with a long tradition that has burst onto the DA scene with hundreds of deviants now making monsters, creatures and critters of any shape or form imaginable. Why not unleash your imagination and send me a message to chat about creating a one of a kind monster just for you? You can contact me either here or at hello [at]


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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
Uitinla Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, your creations are lovely keep creating and stay jawesome!
edge-king Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday! <3
kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday~ :iconcakeplz:
LeChatSarrat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Day of your Birth! :cake::iconsparklesplz:
kr1st1naa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
:la: :la: :iconlachoirplz: :la: :la:
Althariane Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Hope you have a amazing birthday~
xia-kaligh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Maithutrangtv Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
the dragons are lovely , I can introduce them in your fan page is not it ? I will lead to your page source
Here is my page :…
edge-king Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hey there, I've been a huge fan of your art for about two or three years, //you're actually the reason I joined dA too omg,,// and I decided to attempt to stylistically draw some of your art dolls--

Stilts by edge-king I wound up doing the Stiltikins one because it was so cute-

Anyway,, hope you have a good day!

-Kyle of edge-king/etremelyinnpropiart
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