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41  Re: Mini Altered Tin Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: July 03, 2014 12:03:11 PM
Oh my goodness -- such awesome tins! I love all the different ideas!

So, I am late in sending my tin. At first my reason for being late was life was just insane in general around here lately, and then Mother Nature  insisted I try out this new stomach bug that has been going around, so I've been laid out flat for the majority of the week, feeling quite pitiful. And then what wonderfulness do I receive in my mailbox when I'm in the depths of despair? My tin from Onyxnox!

She sent me flowers! Grin Flowers while I'm on my deathbed! (Go ahead and roll your eyes. My husband did too.)

How incredibly sweet is this? The flowers are made from sheet music and the tin (which is round and adorable) is the pot and is covered with polymer clay. And here's the inside:

There's a ladybug inside! How adorable is that?

Onyxnox, this tin is beautiful and is loved to bits -- thank you so much!

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42  Re: Altered Spool Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: June 23, 2014 04:31:43 PM
Ludi, that is amazing! Cheesy Beautiful work.

rockingbearrancch received my spool, but it evidently experienced some distress on the way over, despite what I thought would be enough packaging to save it from the evils of the US Postal Service. Sad It sounds like it may be fixable, so I am hoping it isn't too bad! Anyway, this is what I intended to send her.

I'm so sorry it had issue on its way to you rockingbearranch! I am happy to resend if you need me to.

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43  Re: Altered Spool Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: June 03, 2014 02:33:23 PM

A few more photo attempts! : D

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44  Re: Altered Spool Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: June 03, 2014 02:31:44 PM

Ok, this is my first time using the Craftster app on my phone - hoping this works do you can see the adorable spool that rockingbearranch made for me! It's a customizable garden with a gnome - so clever! That's a little bird nest in the tree, and the gnome and decorations can be moved around. Everything is so tiny! Grin

Thank you rockingbearranch for swapping! I had a stroke of inspiration last night, so progress should be made this week. Smiley

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45  Hey Bert Hoopla in Needlework: Completed Projects by SonjaBoo on: March 13, 2014 01:20:46 PM
This isn't as fancy as the other hooplas and needlework in this gallery, but he was pretty fun to make. I stitched Bert up for silentblair in the Box of Sunshine swap. (Which, btw, was a blast!)

The background is a yellow fleece, and his face bits are made from felt. (Much like the actual Muppet, I guess!)

Thanks for looking! (insert Bert laugh here.)  Grin
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46  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2014 in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: March 12, 2014 04:16:35 AM
P_E_S_T, I am so thrilled you liked your prayer flags! They were a blast to make. I hope you post pics some day of your art barn! Cheesy

And I am finally getting up photos of the GOREGOUS felted journal cover that P_E_S_T made for me. I am obsessed with it. The colors are amazing, the texture is amazing, the design is amazing... it's amazing.

And the inside:

I do not have good photos of the other loot that she sent along, but in the foreground here you can see a lacey object -- it contains paper hearts that I can plant in my garden! Very excited about them! (I love to garden so much!) She also sent along some amazing vintage sheet music and game pieces for my ephemera addiction. Grin  This was such an amazing swap, thank you so much!

alwaysinmyroom, you know I'll swap with you any day of the week. Just ask! Grin
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47  Re: Inchie My Theme Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: February 19, 2014 04:24:10 AM
I am catching up on a super amazing gallery here. You gals have some serious inchie talent! Grin

I am also very slowly getting caught up on my photo taking and posting of inchies -- I received these AWESOME inchies from faemystique! I love them all, but I've got to say, that little cat one is just adorable.

Thank you so much!  Grin
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48  Re: Box of Sunshine Gallery (SO Feb 17) in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: February 18, 2014 05:44:12 PM
I finally have photos of the AMAZING package silentblair sent to me -- put your sunglasses on ladies! Cheesy She spoiled me rotten. I had so much fun going through everything. Among the incredibleness was the most beautiful infinity scarf ever, a fabric basket that I love to smithereens, rubber gloves with fabric cuffs (for my diva dishpan hands  -- I love these!), tons of crocheted gorgeousness (flowers, granny square trivets, a crocheted sun), a tea wallet (I am obsessed with this), the cutest bee hoopla on the planet, tons of sunny stuff for my cubicle at work and chocolate that disappeared a long time ago. Also, an delicious citrus candle, gourmet lollipops, a yo-yo, an awesome ATC, lip balm, play doh, a MINION (oh yeah), minion tattoos, ephemera, rick rack, a Batman eraser, glitter glue, and all around general happiness. Grin Feast your eyes!

silentblair, thank you so very, very much for the best swap ever! I love everything to smithereens. This package certainly did an awful lot to bring some much-needed sunshine to an overly-snowy winter!
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49  Mixed Media canvases inspired by writing... and doodling in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by SonjaBoo on: January 24, 2014 06:20:49 AM
I have a New Year's resolution to actually use up some of the many, many, many craft supplies I have been hoarding over the years. I was lucky enough to score a bunch of canvases last summer, and have set out on a mission to make myself some art. Here are two mixed media pieces that I recently completed.

The black flower started out as a doodle that got very involved -- I was playing with gel pens. Then I figured I put so much time into the doodle, I should make it into something more permanent. (I should note though -- gel pens did not appreciate the gel medium that I put on top to seal things. They smeared a little. Ah well.) To make the background, I layered on some old sewing patterns, slopped on some purple paint and had a bunch of fun stenciling some stars all around. (They go over on the edges too.) Then I used a black pen to just make some random dots here and there.

I'm a writer by profession and wanted something to spruce up my cubicle -- I have had this typewriter image for at least two years, so it was definitely time to put it to use. The background of this canvas is scrapbook paper, and I used a section of the dictionary (the "writer" section) to add some more interest. I had some paper circles with German text on them that I received in a paper swap a few years ago that I have been "saving" for just the right project, so they got added in too. (They really juxtapose the circles with English writing on them from the scrapbook paper.) Then there's lots of paint, more star stenciling, some washi tape wiht French writing, and some water color pencils for interest.

It was really fun trying to use up some of my stash... though I have enough stuff to make about a thousand more of these. Grin They're so fun to make though!
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50  Re: Artist Trading Block Swap (ATBS) Gallery in The Swap Gallery by SonjaBoo on: January 21, 2014 04:23:38 AM
I received from the uber-talented Onyxnox at the end of last week, and have been having a knock-down-drag-out fight with my photos to try to get them to appear in the correct orientation ever since. So first off, I have to apologize if these are sideways. I am currently on a PC and they look correct to me, but if they look messed up, please let me know!

Onyxnox chose my owl theme, and I cannot express how much I love this block!
First, there's a tag. And this is one of my favorite poems from childhood, which she did not know beforehand. (I love when that happens!)

Then, comes the absolutely stunning, beautiful, incredibly crafted block! The poem is stamped onto the ribbons, and part of it appears on the block itself. All the leaves are glass beads and she has hand wired everything on there to look like branches... amazing. And the moons! I love the moons.

Sorry for all the pics, but there is just so much to look at here -- I wanted everyone to get a good view! Thank you so much Onyxnox -- I keep looking at this and thinking, "I can't believe that is mine! Someone made me that!" Grin You pretty much made my January.
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