It’s My Stuff in a Box: Another Grand Commission

This week, I had another awesome commission, this time from my friend Meredith, who sent me a box of random things she’d found at flea markets, along with a few pages from vintage magazines and books, and gave me the freedom to make anything I wanted.  The only rules – which I probably could have broken if I’d really needed to – were that she wanted an art doll, and she wanted it to be able to hang on the wall.  Here’s my documentation of the process, from the point that I opened the box to the time that I finished.


Box Goodies - Wrapped


Contents of Mere's Box


Mid Assembly


Metal Slat


Mixed Media Slats


Late Wednesday Night


Finished Doll


In the future, I’m thinking this could be a very cool way to preserve odds and ends from your grandmother’s desk drawer, your grandfather’s toolbox, or that weird safe your great uncle kept in his bomb shelter that was filled with spaghettios and Barbie clothes.

Hey.  To each his own, right?

If you have a box of stuff that you’d like to send me, shoot me a message at!





  1. shuckclod

    That is so great! She will love it. You are so creative. Have a great weekend…

  2. Meredith

    NICE! I didn't want to tell you as to not hinder your process but that little girl cut out is me!

  3. It's easy to do, just follow these steps:

    1. Put your junk in a box.
    2. Then you mail Ann that booooox.
    3. Ann will open the box.

    And that's the way you do it!

  4. AK

    Totally unrelated–I mean, I really love the tutorial…but I really like your tattoo! 🙂

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