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« on: June 15, 2014 04:10:11 AM »

I made this for PerfectlyBohemian in the Altered Spool Swap.  Alice in Wonderland was near the top of her list of themes.  I started poking around in my stash and realized I had a good start on some Alice related embellishments but couldn't figure out where to find a spool just the right size for what I envisioned.  I noticed some clearance polyester cord on clearance at WalMart and talked the salesperson into letting me have the spool if I bought the last of the cord, so for 90 cents I was all set!


I appliqued some butterflies on a bit of embellished dot fabric and that became the base background.  I added a white rabbit and 'drink me' potion.


There are also Alice playing cards in the garden.


And a lock and key amongst the flowers, butterflies and ladybugs.


I made the tables for the top, using a real pocketwatch face for one of them.  I made the macaroons and glazed cake out of polymer clay.  It's a little hard to see, but there's a mad hatter's hat under one of the tables.


A nice touch, the 'Curiouser and Curioser' locket on top of the spool opens to images of the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat.  


Alice sits on another spool wrapped with fancy trim and beads.  
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014 04:58:17 AM »

You were able to incorporate so many elements from the story, and have it work well. My favorite is the table from the clock face. Lucky partner!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014 05:25:09 AM »

Oh my goodness! This is so wonderful! I love all the little details.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014 05:56:57 AM »

Alice is so sweet! I love how she's holding the pocket watch.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014 06:13:21 AM »

Thanks so much you guys!  She's definitely one of the favorite things I've made. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014 06:42:07 AM »

Thanks so much MissingWillow! It really is fantastic. There are so many little things and details on it that I can't stop looking! Right now it has taken over as a "centerpiece" to my kitchen table until I can get a cabinet to put my teacups in. I think Alice's tea party would be quite a good companion to my mismatched tea collection. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014 07:23:58 AM »

That sounds like the perfect place to display it.   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014 08:41:57 AM »

This is amazing! There are so many incredible details!
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014 08:56:32 AM »

Such wonderful detail Smiley
This is really sublime; I love the way that the more you look the more you notice the wonderful story elements.
Alice sat on the top is looking amazing, as is the cute little white rabbit Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014 08:59:08 AM »

What a fun spool!

I love how you put so many favorite items from the story into one piece!  I love the table and the little food!  Also, the chess pieces!
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