Monday, December 22, 2008

On Careful Coraline Wishes:

I sprained my pointer finger opening a pickle jar. No, really I did. Yes, it’s funny but you can stop laughing at me now.

I could use the blog today to show you endless pictures of snow, but I won’t. There are a lot of winter days left to do that in.

With a sore finger instead of knitting I spent my time over at the Coraline web site. New things are afoot there. If you haven’t been back since the password key system it is all new and interactive.

I played in the 3D (kind of) landscape and house. Loved the uses for buttons, like making the phases of the moon. I clicked on anything and everything I could find. (This took me hours because of my slow dial up but it was worth it to me in the long run.)

I downloaded and printed mini move posters, a bookmark, pictures of myself with button eyes, and the pattern for the blue Coraline sweater with stars. (Child through Adult sizes by the way.) I watched the mini movies and read the stuff for my perusal from information cards to linked web sites and generally had a good time. I even tried to have my tealeaves read but that wasn’t working with my computer at the time.

I still have places to explore there. So if you are looking for me? That’s where I’ll be. I understand that more things are to be added in the coming days until the movie is out. The site is counting down the days until movie is released so I can‘t miss it. And I really hope that it will be in a movie house near me and I won’t have to go far a field to see it.

Coraline Boxes are still showing up. I know of 22 of the 50 so far but alas some are in privet sites so I haven’t seen more then a glimpse at some of them. This place ASIFA has the best list I’ve found and they add to it when new ones are discovered. They also give you a peek at each one.

I’ll get back to my knitting as soon as my finger will let me. I have friends and family to visit within this holiday season. But I have to say that this side show of Coraline fun has been a happy distraction to the hustle and bustle of the holidays.


Mouse said...

I want the music from the website.. its so gorgeously creepy. The garden wasn't working last time I was there.. I'll have to check back. I made some great button eye photos of myself and Ms. Kitty though.. lol.

SooticasDream said...

I hadn't heard of Coraline before your post.
It looks so creepily devine!
The buttons are awesome, I'm so going to have to dig some photos out & have a play!

Thanks for the intro to the film!