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21  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 6 -- Summer 2010 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: June 08, 2010 04:24:31 AM
I received from spookshowbaby77 just now! And her package is awesome!

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Group shot!




1. Something with your favourite animal on it - Owl Stamp
2. Something that reflects your personal style - Glittery Flower stickers
3. Other favourite - amethyst beads
4. Something that keeps you organised - Emroidery floss bobbins, rings and winder - This is going to be so super useful for me! My floss is in a terrible state atm



5. Something you always have in your purse - Notepad (gorgeous! and recycled too)
6. Something from your favourite store - Not only did spookshow baby send me amazing supplies from hobby lobby - cute kitty and deer charms, little bottle charms, and little wooden people, she also sent them inside this adorable little frog box! how awesome is she?
7. Something related to reading/literature - stamped Bookmark that spookshowbaby made from a library card (badly needed! I'm using a J'lem bus ticket at the moment)
8. Something related to your favourite flower - a daisy handkerchief - spookshowbaby loves hankies!


Here's a close-up of the charms because they're just too cute:




9. Something you collect - Cute stationery! I actually squealed out loud when I saw this. She's sent me tons and tons of amazingly cute stationery that I've always wanted but never been able to find in the UK or Israel! The picture doesn't do it justice
10. Something that smells good - a delicious-smelling Classic Linen scented candle. It smells really fresh and nice


Spookshowbaby also sent me a ton of fab extras!


= two sweet cupcake patches, pretty recipe cards, cute cake erasers (so sweet!), a florida orange lip balm, and a HELLO KITTY NOTEPAD and GLOW IN THE DARK EMBROIDERY FLOSS! I think my head might explode from the awesomeness of it all.

Thank you so much, spookshowbaby77! You're an swesome partner!


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22  Totoro hand-painted t-shirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sophieangele on: June 01, 2010 09:40:56 AM

Hello,

I've been doing a lot of fabric painting lately to while the hours away, and this is the latest:




And up close:




It's done on a tshirt I thrifted, I thought I'd give it a better home.

I also did a little totoro drawing on the back to spice it up a bit:


close up:


Hope you like it, c&c welcome! Also, I'm actually looking to trade it if anyone's interested. It's a a European 36, US 2, UK 6.

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23  Re: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 30, 2010 02:54:07 AM
The Song of Songs, Chapter 1

-----Section 1 (hgddm):

The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for thy love is better than wine.
Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the maidens love thee.
Draw me, we will run after thee; the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will find thy love more fragrant than wine! sincerely do they love thee.



-----Section 2 (kartiana):

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Look not upon me, that I am swarthy, that the sun hath tanned me; my mother's sons were incensed against me, they made me keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon; for why should I be as one that veileth herself beside the flocks of thy companions?
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock and feed thy kids, beside the shepherds' tents.




-----Section 3 (stellou):

I have compared thee, O my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.
Thy cheeks are comely with circlets, thy neck with beads.
We will make thee circlets of gold with studs of silver.
While the king sat at his table, my spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
My beloved is unto me as a bag of myrrh, that lieth betwixt my breasts.
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna in the vineyards of En-gedi.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are as doves.
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.
The beams of our houses are cedars, and our panels are cypresses.



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24  Re: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 30, 2010 02:47:15 AM
I received my final page from kartiana! Here are some pics:






And kartiana sent me some lovely paper pieces:


Thank you so much, kartiana!
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25  Palaeontology Rocks! Purim Fossil Record Costume in Halloween Costumes by sophieangele on: May 15, 2010 05:53:00 PM
Ok, so this wasn't actually a Halloween costume, but there isn't a Purim board so I put it in here with the other costumes.

For Purim this year (a Jewish holiday where we dress up and give gifts of food) I decided to go as the Fossil Record! I hand-painted this costume with tip-ex and permanent markers - the layers go from the earliest period at the bottom (late proterozoic period) to the present (quaternary period). I made little animals out of polymer clay to illustrate the creatures that evolved in each period. (Yes, I am a massive geek)



Close ups (sorry they're a bit dark)

The front of the top:


The back:


The skirt:



close-ups of a couple of dinosaurs/lizards:





At the Purim meal I went to I actually got told off by another guest, who was a creationist  Roll Eyes I'm glad to be out of that neighbourhood now.
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26  80th Birthday Cake (and icing granddad) in Dessert by sophieangele on: May 15, 2010 04:20:20 PM
Hello,

It was my granddad's 80th birthday on Wednesday and to celebrate, I made him a surprise birthday cake.

Voila:



It's a chocolate cake covered in melted milk chocolate, with a ring of maltesers round the edge. I also made a fondant version of my granddad, Jim (his name's spelled out on the cake board in maltesers again), which took FOREVER.





I real life you couldn't see all that icing sugar - the flash picked it up in the photo Sad

He's in highland dress - a kilt made from ribbon, white socks and black shoes, a black jacket, and white ruffly shirt. I made his spectacles out of wire.

Here's a picture of my granddad for comparison:

(ok, so not the greatest pic, but you get the idea...)

And one last pic:


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27  Re: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 15, 2010 03:13:42 PM
The Song of Songs, Chapter 1

-----Section 1 (hgddm):

The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for thy love is better than wine.
Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the maidens love thee.
Draw me, we will run after thee; the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will find thy love more fragrant than wine! sincerely do they love thee.



-----Section 2 (kartiana):

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Look not upon me, that I am swarthy, that the sun hath tanned me; my mother's sons were incensed against me, they made me keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon; for why should I be as one that veileth herself beside the flocks of thy companions?
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock and feed thy kids, beside the shepherds' tents.

(Pending)


-----Section 3 (stellou):

I have compared thee, O my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.
Thy cheeks are comely with circlets, thy neck with beads.
We will make thee circlets of gold with studs of silver.
While the king sat at his table, my spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
My beloved is unto me as a bag of myrrh, that lieth betwixt my breasts.
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna in the vineyards of En-gedi.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are as doves.
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.
The beams of our houses are cedars, and our panels are cypresses.


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28  Re: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 15, 2010 03:12:23 PM
I'm glad that you like it, hgddm! I was a bit worried, I'm not too sure on steampunk, I had to do a lot of googling and craftster stalking.

I actually received from you (hgddm) today! I couldn't open it till after Shabbat, but I've got pictures now. Thank you so much!

Here it is:

Picture and text pages together:


The picture page:


close-ups:




and the little artist card:


hddgm also sent me some lovely photos of spring in her area - here are my favourites:

A nice mountain view:


A funny one of a squirrel making off with a whole avodaco


And two beautiful flowers:


I'll post another message with all the pages in a sec

Thanks hgddm!
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29  Re: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 12, 2010 02:37:41 PM
The Song of Songs, Chapter 1

-----Section 1 (hgddm):

The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for thy love is better than wine.
Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the maidens love thee.
Draw me, we will run after thee; the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will find thy love more fragrant than wine! sincerely do they love thee.

(Pending)


-----Section 2 (kartiana):

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Look not upon me, that I am swarthy, that the sun hath tanned me; my mother's sons were incensed against me, they made me keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon; for why should I be as one that veileth herself beside the flocks of thy companions?
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock and feed thy kids, beside the shepherds' tents.

(Pending)


-----Section 3 (stellou):

I have compared thee, O my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.
Thy cheeks are comely with circlets, thy neck with beads.
We will make thee circlets of gold with studs of silver.
While the king sat at his table, my spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
My beloved is unto me as a bag of myrrh, that lieth betwixt my breasts.
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna in the vineyards of En-gedi.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are as doves.
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.
The beams of our houses are cedars, and our panels are cypresses.

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30  Re: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sophieangele on: May 12, 2010 02:35:32 PM
Wow, these pages are amazing! I especially love the little wolf hiding behind the tree and the jaberwocky. I'm a little worried about the pages I did now, I'm worried they won't be fancy enough Sad


I've now received my fabulous page from the awesome stellou! I will post some pics here to fully show it off, and the lovely cards she sent with it, then I'll post the picture with the text in a separate message.

Here it is:


Isn't it beautiful? Just what I was hoping for!


Here's a couple of close-ups:

Lovely turtledoves -


and beautiful vines and fig leaves-


And it's all hand-written, which must have taken an age!

Thank you so much, stellou, you've really captured the feel of the Song of Songs Smiley Your work is beautiful, thank you for crafting for me!

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