February’s theme

Good morning! It is going to be a little while before I get the gallery up for January’s Month of Softies as we had an unprecedented number of submissions for the month. Again I haven’t been able to respond to everyone individually, but thank you for all the amazing cats that have appeared in my inbox. This really has been the best month so far. Beautifully inspired creations abound. I hope to have them all up in the next few days.
In the mean time, February’s theme is “Alice’s Wonderland Revisited” – which is obviously all about Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic “Alice in Wonderland“. With Easter coming up at the end of next month I wanted to find a theme that somehow included rabbits for those with rabbits on the brain, but I also wanted to make it loose enough for plenty of adventurous experimentation – Alice in Wonderland it absolutely brimming with bizarre characters so find one or some and have a ball.

Here are some Alice references for you:

Alice in Wonderland – The Millennium Fulcrum Edition 3.0 (with original illustrations)

Alice in Wonderland in film, television and theatre.

Alice in Wonderland character list (with pop-ups, sorry)

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29 Responses

  1. I love Alice in Wonderland! In fact I was considering having that as the theme for an upcoming party, so now I have even more reason to make a softie.

  2. hmm that link iposted didnt work, so i will try againhttp://stubbornlights.org/gallery/alicehope this works

  3. Oooh! Great topic idea….there’s so much scope.

  4. oh what a great topic! i can’t wait to make a rabbit softie! thank you for doing this, it’s been so much fun past few months.

  5. aaaaah. so much too think about with that one! Great idea!

  6. Oh so exciting…the upcoming gallery and the new theme!

  7. I like this theme. It should be an interesting one. 🙂

  8. O wow! What a wonderful theme – I cannot wait to get started!
    thanks so much for all the creative inspiration Claire.

  9. Brilliant! I can tell I’m going to lose sleep brainstorming about this theme. So many possibilities. Must run to the library and reread the original.
    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves….

  10. I will make a bunny that looks remarkably like an elephant.

  11. A delightful topic that already has me sketching a few ideas down!!!

  12. Smashing topic! I’m definitely in this month!

  13. Alice in Wonderland! Hooray!! I’ve already got my idea (unlike January). I am waiting for the Jan results with bated breath. Thank you SO much for your work bringing us all together.

  14. Yeah! I love all the odd ball things about Alice in Wonderland. A few months ago I designed a little doll and cat inspired by the story. Can’t wait to get started on something new and REALLY can’t wait to see everyone’s January submissions.

  15. That is *such* a great topic. I’m definately going to try to take part!

  16. I happened upon your site and I just had to tell you that I think your work is wonderful! I also make dolls and always enjoy seeing the skill, variety and imagination in other dollmakers’ work. Best 🙂

  17. What a great idea! And I can hardly wait to see the January gallery!

  18. Yay! You’ve been BoingBoinged! Prepare the floodgates!

  19. wowat nervousness, the gorgeous ann tabor had an alice in wonderland art dolls object, if you would like to see the results go here
    stubbor nlights.
    While you are there check out her other albums of doll projects..

  20. rosseb@citromail.hu says:

    I saw your blog and i want u to know:U R THE MAN!!!!
    i like it 🙂

  21. a.fitzgerald@rogers.com says:

    great theme, hopefully this month i will have the time to participate.
    of – topic, but perhaps an additional source of inspiration, there was a movie made in 1988 by jan svanmajer called “Alice”. very strange and dark but interesting.

    i’ve googled it and found these links.




    i’m sure you can rent it. our public tv somtimes plays it late at night (which is how i saw it).

    i hope our creations are slightly cuter and cuddlier.

    can’t wait to get started.

  22. Oh man… I have never made a thing in my life, but I think I’m going to have to get in on this one. Alice is my favorite!
    Now, the thread goes through which end of the needle…?

  23. Awesome! Mr. Moo and I are off to the library for story time, I know what book I’ll be checking out!

  24. ccyytt@hotmail.com says:

    I guess I am gonna make another cat this month since I love cheshire cat soooooooooooooo much……:P

  25. SilverSpring79@lycos.com says:

    The children’s book theme is fantastic. Alice was one of my favorite books growing up, along with Wind in the Willows and The Velveteen Rabbit. Oh, how exciting! I haven’t a crafty bone in my body, but I do so enjoy seeing the work of all you talented ladies (and gents) out there.

  26. Over at Crafster, there’s currently a craft swap with an Alice theme. I believe signups are still open, for anyone interested in killing two birds with one craft.

  27. I most certainly will be participating again, since it’s such a wonderfull topic.

  28. Got to tell you this, because I remember that you once had thing for Moomins. I saw at the book sale today the Finnish translation of Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Tove Jansson. Gonna take better look tomorrow when some money finds its way to me.