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A scene in a matchbox

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A scene in a matchbox
Swap Homepage:http://sherbutdip.blog.com/Swaps/
Swap Coordinator:sherbutdip (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts 
Number of people in swap:21
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:August 20, 2006
Date items must be sent by:September 3, 2006
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

for this swap you will create a tiny scene in a matchbox.it might be a tiny garden, a cosy room,a sea bed.Only you will know what your partner will see when they open the box![you can use any size box,old or new] You can use all sorts of materials.tiny buttons/ribbon/beads/feathers/paint/clay/glitter. Dont forget to decorate and varnish the outside of the box.For ideas look at my blog link "Sherbutdip This is open to all swappers new and old .........however! dont sign up if you have bad ratings i will remove you as i want us all to get a box.!dont forget to post your pic on the photo stream when you get it! lets have fun! Any questions please leave a comment here or on the blog and will get back to you

Discussion

user1746 07/22/2006 #

I love miniture things! This is going to be a great swap...I'm digging out my matchboxes and itty bitty stuff tonight!

sherbutdip 07/22/2006 #

Hi Marcia, it sounds like you are really going to enjoy this one!I have my matchbox and im starting to get a few ideas already!

user1108 07/28/2006 #

Hi, can you please tell me what size match box? The tiny ones, or different sized matchboxes? I found an amazing one the other day at a antique flea market, but it's a lager match box?? Thanks!

mariannealice 08/ 1/2006 #

After swearing off any more swaps after a few no shows,I just couldn't resist this one...I'm off to start as soon as my baby goes to sleep (though I should be making the dinner....)

sherbutdip 08/ 1/2006 #

hi any size matchbox you want will be ok,though the larger it is the more postage it will be,my box is a regular two inch one.I really hope we all get a box in this swap as my last swap i didnt get anything either.

user2158 08/ 5/2006 #

I would love to view your samples on your blog - but don't know how to get there. Thanks Sweetpea

sherbutdip 08/ 6/2006 #

Hi my blog url is just below the matchbox picture where it says swap homepage!its called sherbutdip...go to the swaps category if you arent on it already ,hope this helps
best wishes Elly

rutabaga 08/10/2006 #

this sounds like a lot of fun :) yay!

wendy1791 08/15/2006 #

Hi! I'm new to swap-bot, but I am so psyched about this swap! I'd been looking for an altered art-type swap to participate in, and I think this will be a fun place to start. I'm going to get started tonight on my little matchbox!

sherbutdip 08/15/2006 #

Hi Wendyrae hope you have a great time,its a good way to recycle something that would normally be thrown away and im keen on any idea like that, Have done my box and would love to do another now!

wendy1791 08/16/2006 #

I'm putting my ideas together now! I have 2 ideas, so I thought I might do 2 boxes...In case someone doesn't get one, I could send my extra one.

sherbutdip 08/16/2006 #

Hi Wendyrae what a lovely idea!thank you! i might do a spare also.If anyone else would like to do a spare just in case someone doesnt get one that would be great just leave a note here and i can contact you with an address to send should the need come.

wendy1791 08/17/2006 #

I just finished my first box and it's so frikkin' cute! OMG it's awesome and it was a blast to do! hee hee

blufairy19 08/23/2006 #

I'd like to do a second one, but am afraid I may not get time! I'll let you know, Elly!

rutabaga 08/27/2006 #

sent my box out yesterday!

recieved one from wendy and it is awesome! thanks!

sherbutdip 08/27/2006 #

Im about to send my box,its packed and ready to go! :0

testarosagirl 08/28/2006 #

rec from thresa thank you and the job was good though the humidity almost runined it i thought the idea was inspired.If u want to move here just not miami unless you speak spanish u may never find a job orlando sarasoda r nice

blufairy19 08/28/2006 #

Who ever got my box, (I'm not telling!) will you please post a pic or send me one? I was so excited to send it that I foegot to photograph it before I did! Thanks!

mariannealice 08/29/2006 #

Just received mine from Stefani...just wonderful, really made my day to recieve it, thank you so much. Mine went into the post today so it should be there soon.....I really enjoyed this swap and I think I've found a new hobby...

sherbutdip 08/29/2006 #

Hope we can all post a pic on the photo slideshow, id love to see what you all came up with, do you think we should try a scene in a bottletop or would that be too small:0 happy swapping to all of you Elly

wendy1791 08/30/2006 #

I made two matchboxes and had so much fun making them! Like mariannealice, I think I've found a new hobby, too! I like the challenge of coming up with ideas about how to make the tiny elements in the scene look real. I hope we all post pictures in the gallery. I can't wait to see them all!

user1746 09/ 1/2006 #

My box arrived a couple of days ago and is absolutely wonderful! I will post a picture if I can get my camera to talk to my computer, which right now they aren't talking. But it is so cool, it's a little barn, you push out the matchbox drawer and you see the inside with tiny animals, a farmer, it's amazing! Rosemary did an amazing job!

sherbutdip 09/ 1/2006 #

Wow we already have two fab boxes on the photo stream,both are true works of art! i think im now addicted to micro scenes,iv just joined the micro mini group on yahoo and all i can say is watch this space there will be more swaps like this!

user651 09/ 3/2006 #

Hi, I'm leaving the same message in different swaps I'm in: "As I moved to a new house I didn't have internet for a while (too long I must say) and just after... we had a terrible storm last sunday and ran out internet connection :o( sooooo, today was a surprise since I wasn't expecting it until next week!!! I have to ask my swap partner to excuse me but I really didn't know how to sent my communication to confirm that I sent my items! Please Meghan if you read this (I'm also sending an e-mail if this thing stays on long enough) I just want to let you know that I already sent you my package. Sorry again.

Annette 09/ 4/2006 #

I finished mine last night--it's neat! I made an extra too-so let me know if someone doesn't receive one. I loved this swap.

Thing is, today is the send by date--it's a Sunday and tomorrow is a holiday. I'll drop it in the mail, but it won't go out til tuesday the 4th. I'm sorry Kate! It'll get to you soon though, it's on it's way and I think you'll like it :)

Annette

wendy1791 09/ 5/2006 #

Just got my matchbox from Jenna and it's awesome! I'll post a photo tonight! - wendy

LivingAsRosa 09/ 6/2006 #

Haven't received mine yet. :-(

user2217 09/ 6/2006 #

hi everyone! This is a great swap - I love matchboxes. I have Teresa Atkinson and wanted to advise that for personal reasons I haven't mailed it yet. I will in the next few days and include some extra goodies to apologize for my tardiness. This isn't my style, but some health stuff has smacked me in the head recently. Thank you for understanding. Matchbox, goodies and cheer to follow! HGF

user1024 09/12/2006 #

nothing so far...........

sherbutdip 09/12/2006 #

I havent recieved mine yet but know it will take a while as im in the UK.I think my partner should have got hers by now though as i posted it a while ago.Hope its ok.Would love to see more pics!

user1024 09/12/2006 #

It's here, it's here! The postal system must have heard my plea. Thank you so much Laura D - I adore it

wendy1791 09/13/2006 #

Let's see some more pictures in the gallery! Has everyone sent their matchboxes? If not, does the coordinator contact the folks who haven't sent them? (This is my first swap and really enjoyed it, but I want everyone to get a matchbox!)

sherbutdip 09/13/2006 #

i have emailed two people who i see have not clicked sent, have you recieved a box Wendyrae.this is my first swap as an organiser,I hope everyone has sent, if anyone has not yet sent a box please let your partner know it will be late.As far as i can see i am not able to see who is matched to who and i did think as organiser i would have access to more info.i would like to see more pics too and i really hope my box has been recieved.If you have your box please if poss post a pic we all want to see your ideas and please let your partner know it has arrived safely

Annette 09/14/2006 #

Didn't receive one yet. Hoping it's on it's way.

Also, wondering if Kate received mine?

wendy1791 09/16/2006 #

The last two pictures posted are fantastic! Thanks for posting those...I enjoyed seeing them! Looks like we can rate our partners now. It looks like there is just one person who didn't send a matchbox (or did not indicate that they did.) I am sending out an extra one on Monday. This was my first swap and I really enjoyed it.

sherbutdip 09/17/2006 #

I love the pics on the slideshow, Wow! i think these boxes are going to be future collectables! Thanks Wendyrae for sending an extra box!Im so glad you enjoyed your first swap also!

Annette 09/20/2006 #

This was my favorite swap so far. I had so much fun making the box. and I loved looking at the photos of what people came up with they are really beautiful.

never recieved one myself though :( made me a little sad.

user2217 09/26/2006 #

Hello everyone, it's me - HGF - the one person who didn't send hers out yet. I've been super sick and am just now getting to this. Never my intention, but sometimes life happens. I'm sending a package out this week and I've uploaded my pic to the stream of the great box Elly made. Wendy Rae - THANK YOU for sending an extra out. That was uber-kind and thoughtful. Thanks to everyone. Happy day and stay healthy!!!

blufairy19 09/26/2006 #

Still nothing, Maria.

LivingAsRosa 09/29/2006 #

My "partner" never sent mine, apparantly. WindyRae was sweet enough to make another and send it to me! Take a look at the picture of my "Eden." Thank you WR! You are the bestest!!

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