Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alice Plush and Functional Art Set!

Hi there! First of all, let me apologize for doing yet another Alice in Wonderland post. What can I say? I love all things Alice and can't stop making crafts inspired by it (as I sit here working on a new Alice project tonight).

Secondly, you may have seen the Mad Hatter Wreath I posted a few weeks ago and I mentioned wanting to make a whole set of my favorite characters in tiny plush form, with functional pieces to go with them. Well...I did it. And I love them all!

To start, here is a teaser photo of all the plushes:

First, I will start out with our heroine and the namesake of the story, Alice:

I can hang my favorite scissors from this one. I have a million pairs of scissors for different purposes, but this allows me to find the ones I use the most, quickly and easily. The Cheshire Cat is attached by velcro, so he can be removed. Alice obviously drank the bottle and grew too big for the house. Silly girl!

Next up, is the one who got her caught up in the whole mess (adventure!) to begin with, the White Rabbit:

I am constantly losing my DC numbers and it drives me nuts. So I made this specifically for them! The clock is a reference to my Wonderland wedding. We got married at 6:00. Smiley

As we wander through Wonderland, who shall we meet? Why, it is the Mad Hatter himself!

I know I have posted this before, but I felt it was necessary to include in this post for the whole set to be seen completely. It comes with a pin cushion hat and the playing cards also reference my Wonderland wedding date.

Continuing our journey, two quirky little fellows can be found, known as Tweedle Dee and Tweddle Dum:

These are pretty self-explanatory. Smiley

Finally, the Queens can be found at the end of our Adventure:

Queens cabinet! The box on top holds a small notebook since I am a compulsive list maker, and a small address book for all my swapping buddies' addresses. The trinket box holds my tacs for the other White Rabbit Board. The drawers are for paperclips and one is for my bracelets. (I am always taking off my bracelets in here while I work on anything and end up losing them or my cat steals them!)

So there you have the whole set! I worked really hard and had to get creative in making them "functional" pieces. I am so proud of the end result! This is them in my studio:

The Hatter wreath is in my living room with my tea set for now. I will make room for it with the others after I get a frame to put in place of where it is hanging now. Smiley

I hope you all enjoy this and as always, thanks for looking!


Nessa the Procrastinator said...

So adorable!!! One of these days I want to be able to swap with you. You're so talented. :)