Hello My darlings, I have a confession to make, I have never read Alice In Wonderland! I know shocking stuff! I quite liked the Disney version as a child but I didn't become a true fan until the Tim Burton film.

Now my life is full of Alice bits and bobs, it started with this book........

It is stuffed to the brim with achievable makes, these Cheshire cat sandwich toppers take an Alice themed party to a truly stripes level..........

Of course when I turned 50 a couple of years ago (ouch) I had an Alice themed party, the centrepiece of which was this sleepy dormouse teapot cosy................

There are a number of Alice patterns available on Ravelry (a free knit/crochet community), if you are not a member, go now and join it is an incredible resource for the knitting or crochet fan.

Dormice inevitably leads to flamingos........

How bonkers is that print? this bag hangs in my dining room with is slowly turning into an Alice palace!

Now of course we have a second film, Alice through the Looking Glass, this has brought another lot of products onto the market, on one of my trips to the comic store ( yes, my husbands conversion of me into a comic nerd continues) I bought this..........

I know! a paper doll book! its about 45 years since I last did one of these, I am debating what to do with these...they might form a picture with the background painted by yours truly, they might get stuck on furniture or even hung somewhere, I will keep you posted.

While we are on the subject of comics, look what I got for Mothers Day.....

This is a fascinating book that details how Alice has lived through the medium over 70 plus years.

Finally, I have not really been a fan of the colouring craze (strange for an artist who colours for a living) I had a false start with a Liberty print book which was waaayyy too fiddly, but i leapt at this Alice themed one , part of a large selection on Amazon......

So I have decide that the dining room will now be fully bonkers and have purchased some flamingo print wallpaper! I will let you see it when the whole room is finished.

In the meantime off you pop and paint some roses!

Kisses

Karen

Published by Karen Lorenz