Be warned this post is not about cross stitch (much) ... it is all about Alice.
You know how I bought that kit recently of 'Alice and Dodo' ... then there is my 'Alice Enchanted' by Jasmine Becket-Griffith (HAED) which I am planning to start this year and another 'Alice and Snow White' by the same artist/company which is somewhere listed on my stash list along with 4 charts by Mizogucki 'Alice Series' (Tilton Crafts). Phew what a mouthful. Well do you think I am a little obsessed.
Justine pointed out to me that it is 150 anniversary for Alice. Sometimes I'm so clueless what goes on around me.
Etsy announced a competition run in conjunction with or rather by British Library - redesigning Alice, and entry to be based on the original book 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground'.
I always thought Alice was not a blonde ... and there is an entire school of thought that seems would agree with me.
As always I was in charge of needle sculpting face and hands, hand drawing the face and hair ...
Her arms and legs are connected by buttons and are adjustable into various sitting positions.
And look how cute she looks from the back:
You don't want to know what I went through to get her hair so perfect! I know we are unlikely to win... but somebody did say it is taking part that matters. And we had so much fun designing and creating her. We are looking into making the rabbit next.
Do go over and check out the listing ... even if just to be that extra number on my stats feed.
Till soon with actual cross stitch ...