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I've been putting all my new projects on my blog just because it's much easier to add multiple photos.
Mardi Gras Recycled Silk Scarf Necklace
A fresh, eco spin on making Mardi Gras beads.
Circle Canopy
A good way to recycle an old leather skirt and cardboard!
Record Clocks
Love your old LPs but don't know what to do with them?
Heart Pendant
Valentine's day is coming up! Say you love her with twisted wire, pearlescent beads, and austrian crystals.
Rose Hair Pins
Next time you have a formal event that needs a touch of femininity try these floral clips for a breathtaking "je ne sais quoi".
Bohemian Celebration
Magical swags of fabric and sparkling beads gleaming candlelight finish off the aura for an enchanted evening with good friends.
Enamel Swirl Jewelry Box
For those of you who need to rid yourselves of old nailpolish this is the perfect project for doing just that while creating your very own enamel masterpiece.
Wall Mums
Light as air crysanthemums add an ethereal magic to any surface.
Map Purse
The Map Purse is a great gift for others or a fun piece of memorabilia to tote around town-just in case you get lost.
Circus Lamp
This striking piece of circus art can provide colorful flair to any room in the house. So whether you're going for clown-around chic, or big-top fun, this look is anything but recycled.
Sawhorse Bookshelf
What are sawhorses good for if you don't have a shop to use them in. A fab project to do with any old A-frames you might have laying around.
Mosaic Mirror
A great project that uses all the dishes you don't.
Jeweled Dresser
Using beads, glitter, old trinkets, buttons and plastic toys, create a one of a kind dresser for all your storage needs.
Ribbon Shoe Clips
I remember my grandmother used to love to wear shoe clips for a little flair in the foot department. They aren't very common anymore but I, personally, would love to see them come back and love wearing mine around.
Baby Room Flags
Every baby needs to start learning his ABCs. Make it easy with these colorful, simple, ABC flags for their room.
Lace Print Market Tote
A one step project for revamping an old canvas market tote.
Organza Flower Clips
Light as air flowers to decorate your hair or lapel for a special occasion. I like to wear a few at once for a Frida K. look!
Baby Wipes Cover
I am constantly digging in my purse for this so instead of a boring old plastic case I thought that one of these padded numbers would be nicer.
January 23, 2013
Sonya is now a regular on the Marie Show on Hallmark.
Watch all of Sonya's Marie appearances here on YouTube.
June 23, 2012
"Making Purses and IPad Covers out of Old Books"
Venice Branch Library
June 22, 2012
and July 13, 2012
Fairview Branch Library Santa Monica "Learn to Sew" series ages 7-12, 2-3 p.m.
December 1, 2011
Crafty Superstar!
Spend the week creating with me on Cut out + Keep!
November 18, 2011
Rag Bowl Workshop at Venice Library - December 10
Event info on
November 18, 2011
Elephant Block Puzzle
Project: Elephant Block Puzzle on
July 7, 2011
Appearance on Plaid TV!
January 25, 2011
New Book
Advanced copies of Signature Styles available now on Amazon.
January 28, 2011
Golden Leaves Earrings Project for Craftzine
June 15, 2010
New Media Contact Information
I have signed with a new manager. For all media inquiries, please go to: Turk TV Management
June 15, 2010
Neighborhood Crafts
Crafts inspired by the charming neighborhood of Venice, CA.
July 7, 2010
Sonya's Original Reel
April 17, 2010
Spokesperson for Provo Craft
My latest T.V. appearances have been as a spokesperson for the awesome craft giant Provo Craft demonstrating the Yudu, Cricut Create, and YourStory on the Shopping Channel.
June 15, 2010
DIY Wedding Projects for Craftzine
Two dainty D.I.Y. Wedding projects for Plate Table Number
Leaf Seating Cards
January 12, 2010
UCLA Commons Classes
I've taken a position at UCLA Family Commons a family wellness center bringing the science of UCLA into the community as their Artist-in-Residence. I create all the creative displays associated with the center and teach a Mommy and Me Eco-Crafting Class every Tuesday from 9:30-12 a.m. Drive by and see the window or stop in for a class. UCLA Commons
November 25, 2009
Fall Napkin Ring/Centerpiece for Craft:
Yet another use for the egg carton!
Flowers Link
October 15, 2009
Marzipan Animals for Craft:
Marzipan Animals are fun, easy to make, and cute as can be! Marzipan Animals
October 22, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox
My costume won the Fantastic Mr. Fox costume competition and is featured on the movie's homepage! I am so thrilled! Take a peek:
Fantastic Mr. Fox Homepage
December 1, 2008
Pearl Headband Video on Craft: Blog
Need to make a Christmas gift for your girlfriends? Check out my video on the CRAFT: magazine blog on how to make a woven pearl headband. Pearl Headband Video
November 6, 2008
Cake Stand D.I.Y. Video for Craft:
Ever wonder how to make a cake stand with dishes you have lying around the house? Check out my video on the CRAFT: magazine blog! Cake Stand Video
May 30, 2008
Deserving Design Clips
Deserving Design Clips of Sonya!
June 1, 2008
Book Expo America Signing
Come to join me at table 26, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. in the author signing area at Book Expo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I'll be signing copies of Beadalicious alongside some pretty big names including Salman Rushdie and Jack Canfield. Yowzers! Bookworms click here!
May 28, 2008
Naughty Secretary Club
Jen Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club fame and host of Craftlab wrote a juicy review/interview of Beadalicious. Check it!
April 23, 2008
Pink of Perfection Guest Post
Check out the Daisy Boot project from "Beadalicious" on Sarah McColl's very cool blog Click here!
March 22, 2008
Bay Area Maker Faire!
I had a clothing makeover booth at the Maker Faire May 3-4 in Palo Alto. It was great fun and I won a Blue Ribbon for my teaching skills! Click to see photos
February 5, 2008
Working with Raven Symone on DIY Series
Hi Y'all! I'm developing crafts with the talented and hilarious Raven Symone for a show that will begin airing on the internet in March. I'll be on-camera as well so you've got to watch all of them to find me! Check out the pre-Sonya projects from last season at: Read Now!
February 24, 2008
Exceptional Review of Frill
Check out this adorable review of Frill. Read Now!
October 12, 2007
Watch Now ! ABC Family Appearance
I was on a great show called Living the Life onABC Family to promote Frill October 12. Watch Sonya Now!
September 19, 2007
Pre-order Beadalicious, my 2nd book now!
Pre-order my next book today! The cover is awesome isn't it? I promise you'll love the fresh and simple beading projects! Check it out!
September 5, 2007
Just for the Frill of It Reviewed In CRAFT: Magazine
Craft: magazine says about "Just for the Frill of It": The word Frill had me worried that this book might be too froufrou for my taste, but au contraire- Nimr's style is lacy in a vintage punk kind of way. Her user friendly projects show how to chop and sew old tops into fresh and funky new duds. My favorite: a Vivienne Westwood-style cardigan made from an old V-neck sweater and a plaid skirt. A must read before heading for the Goodwill.
October 27, 2006
Craftlab- DIY Network
Sonya shows viewers how to make a circus themed bedroom set using ductape as the primary tool! Styrofoam like you've never seen it. An illuminating effect. Airdate TBA Click here for DIY Airtimes
December 20, 2004
Sonya Interviewed by Detroit Tribune
Click here to read interview
December 24, 2004
Sonya Interviewed by Salt Lake City News
Click here
November 2, 2009
Craft Classes @ UCLA Family Commons
I will be teaching Mommy and Me craft classes at the UCLA Family Commons starting in January! The schedule will be on the UCLA Family Commons site real soon...
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