Alice Day and Day 27

Today is Alice Day, a day to celebrate the enduring appeal of the work of Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.  So my day 27 sketch has a distinctly Alice feel. So the history goes it was on a sunny afternoon on 4 July 1862 that, Charles Dodgson, an Oxford don, took the Liddell children, including a 10-year-old Alice Liddell on a boating picnic … Continue reading Alice Day and Day 27

On This Day….

  1789 saw the US’ 1st National Thanksgiving 1865: Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” was published in the US 1922 Archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun tomb in Egypt 1953: The House of Lords voted in favour of commercial television.  Pressure had been increasing to end the BBC’s monopoly on broadcasting and peers backed the Conservative Government’s proposals for the introduction of commercial television – despite … Continue reading On This Day….

Alice Day

As a child I loved the Alice in Wonderland stories and have continued to enjoy the art and design inspired by Lewis Carroll’s original stories.  I almost selected an Alice theme for our wedding as the story conjures up some very familiar symbols and imagery that lend themselves to party style decorations. My favourite copy is still my old tattered one with the original illustrations … Continue reading Alice Day

Free Alice Activity Book for Kids

Whether you are looking for some little activity books for a children’s birthday party or to keep the ankle biters occupied at a wedding here’s a free Alice themed activity book for children. A word search, maze and some pages for colouring in or drawing, you could even add a few extra with some of the Disney printables. Alice Activity Book Continue reading Free Alice Activity Book for Kids

Alice Themed Table Decorations

Another couple of ideas for an Alice themed  wedding or birthday party.  These are two to decorate the table. The first are simple name cards or place settings, using the a playing card design.  With the Mad hatters tea party such a central theme of the Alice books I decided to set each guest a tea cup and saucer. The second uses the same templates … Continue reading Alice Themed Table Decorations