Posts Tagged ‘Wonderland’

Crafting Wonderland

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Have you ever wished you could fall down a rabbit hole like Alice did and find Wonderland? I did, I wanted to live all that madness and meet all thosesurreal characters (saying that, without falling down a rabbit hole I have meet quite a few surreal characters over the years!). Disappointingly after all these years of been living in Oxford I have found no sign of that rabbit hole! One thing life has taught me however, is that if you want something really bad, you have to go after it and make it happen yourself, and I couldn’t possibly think of anything better than to create my very own Wonderland.

As I flick through the pages of Everything Alice, Hannah Rad-Baldrey and Christine Leech’s new book, my smile becomes bigger and bigger, just like a Cheshire Cat smile.

This must be my favourite project in the book

Everything Alice, as you might have guessed, is inspired by the Book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carrol and inside it gives you all you need to get started creating your very on Wonderland, including wonderful things like patterns for for a white rabbit, mad hatter hats, invitation cushions, humpty dumpty doorstop;recipesfor a Curious Teapot Cake, Duchess Macaroons, and Red Velvet Cupcakes that look so appetising you won’t be able to resist making them.

Oh yes! you will find embroidery projects too!

I can’t tell you how much I want to have an Alice in Wonderland themed party make the Giant Rose Lights to decorate the garden. But if you don’t want to take it to extremes, you could also have a little bit of Wonderland in your everyday life and make the very clever embroidery box or a very simple and practical bag to carry your books or lunch.

What better to amuse a little one than this mobile.

This mobile will amuse any child for hours

Alternatively you can do the same that I have done for a few weeks, and go through the pages and admiring the creativity of the two talented writers of this fun book.

You can't recreate Wonderland without having one of this hats!

Everything Alice, by Hannah Read-Baldrey & Christine Leech is published byt Quadrille Publishing (ISBN 978-1844009725)

A teacosy to add a touch of Wonderland to every day :)

A little touch of Wonderland to your everyday life