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Alice in Wonderland Toppers

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Alice in Wonderland Toppers
Group:Dress that Cupcake!
Swap Coordinator:thehappyhoneybee (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Books  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 1, 2011
Date items must be sent by:July 5, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."

~ Lewis Carroll

For this swap, you are invited to create a set of Alice in Wonderland cupcake toppers consisting of one dozen toppers.

The toppers can be of your own original design or using existing images you've found in storybooks or online, just as long as you credit any sources you might have used. Images that you print at home MUST be crisp and bright, no fuzzy or dull copies, please.

The only Alice artwork that may not be used are Disney images, cartoon or live action. There should be plenty of others you can find!

Toppers must:

  • be made of cardstock, clay, fabric, or any other sturdy material.
  • be neatly made and of good quality
  • have no excessive visible glue or tape
  • include backing on the other side of the toothpick/pick/etc.
  • be well-packaged so everything arrives in one piece. Remember, toothpicks can be fragile!

Feel free to embellish if you wish, though please note that it's probably best to stay away from anything that might flake off easily, since these are meant to be used with edibles.

This should be a quick and inexpensive craft using materials you probably have around your home. If you need help on making toppers, check out this easy tutorial.

You can also see some of the toppers from our previous Swap-Bot swaps in our Flickr group if you need some inspiration. (And those of you who haven't joined yet or uploaded your own photos...please do!)

You will have 4 weeks to make and send your toppers, and you'll receive a lovely set of Alice toppers in return.

*Image taken from Cupcakes Take the Cake ; follow the link for more Alice ideas and inspiration.

Discussion

lorepuckett 04/26/2011 #

I've recently read this novel based upon Alice Liddel's life. The author, Melanie Benjamin, states:

I wondered what happened to her after she grew up; I wondered what happened between the two of them to result in such a startling photograph.

I wondered so much that I decided to write about it, write her story in her own "words"--although of course, with historical fiction, I got to make those words up. But she was my protagonist, and immediately the most important factor in writing this novel was known to me. For the girl in the photograph, and the girl in the classic books, were one and the same; they were my Alice, and I knew her voice, I knew who she was because of them. The wise yet wary face in the photograph, the unflappable voice of the girl in the books--all I had to do was capture it on the page.

My task, then, was to show that voice, that personality, maturing naturally through the years as she continued to try to leave Wonderland behind. But the difficult work was done for me, I truly believe, all because of the collaboration between two remarkable people--Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll. What happened between the two of them 150 years ago continues to fascinate and inspire. It gave the world Wonderland, after all--

thehappyhoneybee 04/26/2011 #

I hear really good things about that one! Did you like it?

lorepuckett 04/26/2011 #

I couldn't put it down! I would totally recommend it. The hardcover book has this image on the cover, which is different than the link up above in my first comment.

thehappyhoneybee 05/28/2011 #

That sounds great @lorepuckett ...thanks for sharing that synopsis. :)

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