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Jul 8, 2010

The ADO Team Alice in Wonderland Blog Event


So here's my doll for The 2nd Annual Art Dolls Only Team Alice in Wonderland Blog Event.  To see more amazing dolls from everybody who participated in this challenge, visit The Ado Team Blog.  You will not be disappointed.


This is such an exciting day for me.  Many of you have been following along the progress of this doll for quite a while now, but I've been secretive with the final phases of my doll... Alice.  Being secretive is not one of my strong points, and I've really wanted to share her with you all early.  It would have only been one day early, because I only just finished her yesterday.





Alice is crochet out of acrylic and cotton yarns and threads.  I used fabric more in this doll than I usually do, but I really think it opened up a whole new area of details for my dolls.  Her body is really a cardboard yarn cone... I painted her legs on as well as the base she and the Cheshire Cat share.  He was done out of yarn and Fun Fur... which in my opinion, is no fun but does look like fur kind of in the end.  Both of their heads are stuffed with plastic grocery bags.  As for Alice's arms, she's very reminiscent of my drawing days.  (I have sketch pads filled with beautiful women with wire, beaded, curly arms.)  I used an old butterfly charm, a stone heart, and stone donuts to decorate her wire appendages.  I love the effect they give.


Alice measures 13 inches (33 cm) tall, and the base she stands on with the cat measures 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter. Alice is up on Etsy and available for sale!

You can see all of her progress photos on Ravelry and Flickr.

31 comments:

  1. This is wonderful,she is kinda creepy and the cat is so cool,I love this doll.

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  2. Dude, your work is always interesting. I love this bright mixed up Alice. Good work!

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  3. The most unique set of dolls I've seen this A.M. !! WOW

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  4. This is definitely one of my favorites! Yeah! So interesting, you managed to touch on everything good at once.

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  5. Love it! Such a creative spin and that Chessie is brilliant!

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  6. She's terrific! I looove her crazy eyes! :)

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  7. LOL she is sooooooooooo cute :))))
    Your doll has REALLY made my day!

    WONDERFUL work!!!!


    Yovanka

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  8. gosh! she's so crazy in very positive way!
    good work!:D

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  9. OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE this piece!!!
    she looks fantastic, It all comes together perfect!!
    wow wow wow!

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  10. how shockingly wonderful is this Alice - clearly she has spent too much time in Wonderland!

    There is so much to like - But I have to comment on that hair - it is just so awesome!

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  11. Good Lord! what have they eaten? he!he! you are brilliant!

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  12. She is AWESOME!!! What a naughty little minx! She looks like she's gone quite stark raving mad!

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  13. I love the way that you integrated the characters together. Very clever!

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  14. She Is a unique version.I love her. And I love the cheshire cat wrapped around her feet.

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  15. Oh my gosh!! She's absolutely fantastic!!

    I love the way you put all those bright colors together!!

    Well done!

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  16. Your Alice is great... so different! She's stolen the Mad Hatter's hat, I see. :) Love that Cheshire cat!

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  17. Your work is always amazing, but she is really wonderfully mad isnt' she! Love it!

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  18. Yeah...this is sooo Cool!! Totally Crazy...I love this Mad version of Alice in Wonderland...Great piece!!!
    *Hugs*
    Laura ^__^

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  19. Very cool Alice! Love those Mad eyes!

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  20. She's fantastic! The personality is so outrageous, what a wonderfully unique interpretation. The cat is awesome too!

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  21. Yes I agree, she is fantastic and very unique! Great job!
    Cheers

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  22. Thank you for dropping by, and your lovely comments,..
    Love Alice and her Cheshire :) Linda

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  23. hahaha! They look insane, how awesome and full of character! Those faces are great =D =D

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  24. This piece is totally out there and I love it! Way to embrace your creativity!

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  25. Oh, she and Chesire he are way out there. Fantastic work!!

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  26. You don't just crochet dolls, you put art into them. I really love this Alice!! VERY creative!

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  27. Ohmigosh! Totally amazing :)

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  28. I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you. All of your comments are so amazing and touching. It really makes me feel happy that this piece has had such a wonderful reaction. Thank you all again!

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