handmade in texas box 02/44...
Well here it is in all its glory: my completed box for My Little Mochi's Coraline Mystery Box Swap. Before I found a good box I decided I would focus on the hummingbirds in the Other Mother's garden. I loved everything about that garden, even those little bastard snapdragons. I would've loved to have found a simple little wire bird cage to tuck all the goodies into, but simple little wire bird cages are expensive and my budget was beat into submission by the $25 a yard velvet I chose to buy early on...I only bought a half yard, but still it all adds up quick if you aren't careful. Luckily while we were in New Braunfels I found the green tackle box pictured above and immediately wished I found it sooner because I so would've made my own version of The Other Misses Forcible and Spink in their Botticelli/mermaid get ups.
Included in the box: a night light with an embroidered hummingbird on linen shade; a mobile featuring three wool felt humming birds, crepe myrtle branches and wire; a letter whose format was totally pilfered from the LAIKA mystery boxes; a screen shot from the film featuring Coraline and three hummingbirds at the gate of the Other garden; and a rusty old skeleton key from my collection. I tucked the button eyes (mounted on red velvet) into a separate little box and tied them up with some orange-ish seam binding tape and a paper flower I made.
You can see more pictures of this stuff over here. I really hope my recipient likes everything and that it all makes up for the box being shipped ten days later than it was supposed to ship.