My Love for Alice in Wonderland

I am embarrassed to say that I have never read the book, or at least I don’t remember reading it.  I did read a lot growing up, so maybe I read it.  But I love the movies, the old and the new.  I love the vintage illustrations from the different, old versions of the book.  The clothes in the most recent movie version?!  Be still my heart!!  Can anyone say “most beautiful blue dress ever?” As you might remember, I have made several Alice brooches in the past. I think they turned out great, and they did sell well. One lady even bought one for her daughter’s wedding because the wedding was Alice in Wonderland themed! Can you just imagine?  I sometimes forget the many versions of the Alice brooch. I have to remind myself. Does anyone remember my blue vintage suitcase full of Alice ornaments that decorated a tall pink Alice in Wonderland Christmas tree?  And then there was my own version of the Alice blue dress.  It is time for me to start on paper Christmas tags for the shop. Of course, some of them should be Alice tags. I have to make a batch of brooches. Of course, some of them should be Alice brooches.  I think I need to make some pieces of clothing in honor of Alice!  So here is to more Alice!

photo from ScreenCrave.com
photo from ScreenCrave.com
Photo from Pinterest
Photo from Pinterest
alice-brooch
Alice in Wonderland brooch
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Shower of cards by John Tenniel
Shower of cards by John Tenniel
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham

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Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Drink Me by John Tenniel
Drink Me by John Tenniel
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham
Vintage illustration by Arthur Rackham

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Alice in Wonderland Christmas ornaments
Alice in Wonderland Christmas ornaments
by Gwynedd M. Hudson
by Gwynedd M. Hudson
by Arthur Rackham
by Arthur Rackham

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Enjoy This Day!

In The Spirit of Buffalo Bill

The most recent altered creation is this Buffalo Bill, lace trimmed tee shirt.

The flower is hand made from the same fabric as the added side panels. I learn a little more every time I make one. I have seen fabric flowers at times and thought “that looks so easy to make!” But not so. There is an art to making a really pretty fabric flower. Maybe time is the trick. Hard to make one that’s worth anything if you don’t spend a bit of time. Hmmm.

I love old ironstone. I love pink. I love crazing in old pottery, and old pottery in general.

One of my recent finds is this most excellent and absoluteLy working GE clock. Love!

Bought it not knowing if it would keep time but hoping that it would. Score!

Soft soft pink J Jill shirt.

Wonderful gypsy-esque skirt.

Inventory in the store consists of the same kinds of things I love to wear myself.

A sweet mushroom pin hangs in the shop. (Thank you, sweet Pam!)

Sidetracked has been so healing for me. So empowering. Honestly, in the past I have been discouraged from being myself. There was always a reason I could not take a risk. Always a reason something would not work. Friends, with that kind of relationship, my life was nearly consumed!! I mean, I completely understand that as parents we have to sacrifice, but in our 40s and 50s and still being convinced that we cannot do something? Let me just say that those who really love you will WANT you to do the things that help you grow and make you better and happier.

That’s all.

Enjoy this day,

Lynn

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