Thursday, 27 August 2009


I have just finished re-reading Alice in Wonderland, I found an old copy in a local charity shop its pages are going yellow and it has that fusty smell that only comes with age, It cost me 20p/o.32 cents in the sale bin, how could anyone not want an old copy of Alice..

I can't remember how many times I have read the book, quite a few over the years no doubt, I still get lost in the story, it reminds me of being with my mum when I was little and watching the film (in black and white) and hearing it being read on childrens hour (BBC radio), magical times........

Close up of Alice

Close up of the White Rabbit

This reminded me of a doll and her friend that I made earlier this year, I had tucked them away in the studio cupboard, where they were waiting patiently to be rememberd.They must have felt like they were stuck in the rabbit hole all over again, dark and forgotton..

Back view

They are both made of calico and acrylic paint which has been rubbed back and painted many times this leaves the dolls feeling like soft leather.

Alices shoes and stockings

The White Rabbits watch


  1. These are wonderful! I love the old world look of them! I also like how you have shown Alice with dark hair.

    Well done!

  2. Wow, I love these ones.. lovely..
    Yes now I see your blog :-) do not know what happend there..

    With "træ terasse".. I mean wooden terrace .. Our neighbors just build one outside their house.. A wooden one.. where the can sit with chairs and a table.. like not on the grass but on a deck made of wood.. Do you get me? :-)

  3. These dolls are just beautiful in every way ; )

  4. they are wonderfuly done. just beautifull.

  5. Just to say a big thank you to you all.x

  6. Hello! Thank you for your welcoming message...I thought I would reply on your blog.
    I love these two dolls...the way you describe them feeling like soft leather is just brilliant. I can't wait to get started...I bought my clay yesterday. I'll be glad if mine turn out half as good as Madeleine and Miss Poppy Field!
    Linda :-)

  7. hi from carol,
    Back home after 4 weeks helping my family. Enjoying relaxing and enjoying your site with no rush. Fascinated by your technique of acrylic and calico. Photographing flowers today on a coastal walk and inspired for my next doll. Take care x

  8. every time I see this bunny....I think how wonderful..... this time I'm just sayin' it ..... he's great........


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