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Everything Alice: the Wonderland Book of Makes [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Hannah Read-Baldrey , Christine Leech
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Book Description

4 July 2011
Welcome to the magical world of Everything Alice, where nothing is quite as it seems. Alice's fantastical adventures in Wonderland provide the inspiration for a charming and original collection of 50 craft makes, ranging from a Hand-Sewn White Rabbit Toy and Pompon-Decorated Slippers to Papercraft Tea Party Invitations and Cut-outand- keep Dress-up Dolls. Whilst this book captures the very essence of Lewis Carroll's popular tales - which have been translated into 125 languages and made into numerous films - each of the 50 'Make Me' projects stands alone as a gorgeous item to cherish. Who wouldn't be seduced by a Red Polka Dot Frilly Pinny to wear whilst baking cupcakes fit for a king, or a Heart-shaped Pinboard to house precious keepsakes, or an exquisite Beaded Napkin Ring in the initials of each of your dinner guests? Decorate your home and garden with the supremely simple yet highly effective No-sew Fabriccovered Teapot Planters. Serve your partygoers from a china cake stand made from mix-and-match vintage crockery. And create wonderfully scented candles that fill oversized teacups to present as handmade gifts. Alice's world was full of extraordinary characters and peculiar insights so interspersed between the projects are snippets of Wonderland lore and instructions for fun party games, such as How to Become a Queen, How to Run a Caucus Race and How to Play Musical Chairs, to keep your tea party guests entertained. With Everything Alice there will never be a dull moment in your own personal Wonderland.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (4 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844009726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844009725
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book of quirky craft makes…will make anyone who loves kitsch things and has 30 minutes to spare extremely happy ----Easy Living, July 2011

Everything bursting with Alice-related craft projects to get stuck into at home ----Elle Decoration, June 1,

Alice fans will adore this magical, creative book celebrating her adventures in Wonderland pick from 50 craft & cookery makes --Mollie Makes, June 2011

Everything bursting with Alice-related craft projects to get stuck into at home ----Elle Decoration, June 1,

Alice fans will adore this magical, creative book celebrating her adventures in Wonderland pick from 50 craft & cookery makes --Mollie Makes, June 2011

About the Author

Hannah Read-Baldrey is a stylist who originally trained at Central St Martins before working in television on shows such as BBC s Catherine Tate and on films including The Bank Job and Flashbacks of a Fool. She now works with leading international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Cath Kidston and Red magazines, and in the last few years she has joined forces with craft giant Hobbycraft, coming up with ideas and themes for the newly launched magazine; this is where she met Christine. Everything Alice is Hannah s first craft book in which she is the stylist, co-author and illustrator. Christine Leech pursued an Illustration Degree at Bath College of Art from where she graduated with honors in 1996 with a degree show based on Alice Through the Looking Glass. After three years working as the Art Director at Absolute Press, Christine moved to magazine publishing to work on titles including New Woman, Marie Claire, Look and Fabulous. Just over two years ago Christine moved from consumer to contract publishing to art direct Asos and Next magazines and to launch a quarterly magazine for Hobbycraft; while directing a shoot she met Hannah. Everything Alice is Christine s first book of which she is the art director, co-author and designer. Authors Location: London

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a lovely book 1 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Alovely book but not sure I will make much out of it!

Projects include:

a toy rabbit
letter holder
card dress up/fold tab doll
lavendar mice
a bag
nutty snacks, a drink, a cake, cupcakes
door stop
hand warmers
cake & hat shaped boxes
a mobile
a decorated egg
puppet theatre
tea cup candles
fabric decopatch
felt slippers
pump bag
cake stand
tea cosy
chocolate tea spoons

all with loose Alice connections
plus templates at the back (that require enlarging)

very nicely put together & a joy to read.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best craft book I have seen in a LONG TIME 20 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Wow. I have a very extensive collection of modern craft books - well over 80 popular titles - and this one is hands down my favourite. Usually out of a craft book there is only 3 or 4 decent, unusual projects that translate well to actual everyday usage and most of those are rehashed, tired old ideas. This book is different. There's just so many projects that look good within the Alice theme but would also translate well to a different theme with a bit of tweaking and imagination. I loved the Invitation cushion which looks like a letter with a cute handcrafted stamp, and the Queen Alice bag which continues the postage stamp theme. The giant rose lights would look fab for a party and are so easy to make, and the Red King slippers are gorgeous for a baby or toddler made in the smallest size. The Wonderland apron is illustrated in three colours, my favourite is the red polka dot with the heart shaped pockets - would make a lovely birthday present along with the red velvet cupcakes (recipes are included throughout the book too!) and one of the soft drinks (again, receipes provided) in a "drink me" bottle. All the ideas are so effective but don't require loads of fancy materials, a lot of the time it's basic stuff most crafters will already have. Things like making your own cookie cutters out of foil for example. It's the book I have been waiting for, for a long time. Magical, ethereal, charming, eclectic - love it.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some great quirky projects 17 Jun 2011
By Sewing Directory TOP 500 REVIEWER
As you would expect this is a quirky book with an eclectic range of projects. There are 50 projects in the book featuring a range of crafts from sewing, embroidery and millenary to baking, paper crafts and jewellery making. However, if you are only into sewing don't worry there are enough sewing projects for you to get your money's worth!

Projects include a Humpty Dumpty doorstop, a Cheshire cat hand warmer, Wonderland aprons and red velvet cupcakes. The book is bright and colourful with good photography, well written instructions and photos used to guide you through the making process.

There will probably be some projects in there that wouldn't interest you (I can't quite see the point of a fabric covered teapot, or fabric covered furniture myself), however there are so many projects that there are bound to be a few that you will love. I think even if you aren't a huge Alice in Wonderland fan you would still enjoy this book for its quirky projects.

This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 6 July 2011
I fell in love with all of the amazing ideas and the diversity of them. From making cakes and how to decorate them, to making cuddly toys, doorstops and candles in teacups!

I have made a few items and I can truly say that the instructions are very simple and cater to people of all levels!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book!! 6 Sep 2011
I bought this book as my daughter wants an Alice theme for her 7th birthday and we were looking for inspiration for decorations, this book didn't let us down! It is filled with unusual ideas to make and create, with excellent pictures and clear instructions, we cant wait to get started!
An excellent book at an excellent price! Totally recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By S. A. Broadhurst VINE VOICE
What a fantastic and creative book! The book is overflowing with crafty ideas and projects.

There are 50 projects within the book covering a wide range of crafts, all with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

The book begins with a comprehensive list of items which should be in a craft or cookery kit and will be needed to complete the projects in the book.

Everything Alice is the sort of book which you could open at any page and find a project to try: the projects all have an Alice in Wonderland theme but the projects could be adapted to other themes. There are jewellery projects, projects to make toys, ideas to embellish parties, things for around the home, needlecraft and paper craft projects.

Projects all include photographs of the finished project as well as other photographs which help to explain technique or alternative designs. Each project starts with an `ingredients' list and the technique instructions are broken down into easy, bite size steps.

There are many projects suitable for children to do - the dress-me Alice and white rabbit paper dolls, projects for children - wonderland mobiles,

There are many projects which are great ideas for gifts for family and friends: queen of hearts apron;

There are also many projects which would make the perfect tea party for a child or posh afternoon tea for ladies who lunch: vintage cake stands; Cheshire cat sandwiches; crown place cards; wonderland cookies; napkin rings to name but a few. However there are also some projects which I cannot see myself making: a fabric covered teapot being one of them.

There are lots of templates included at the back of the book which will make the projects easier to complete.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Love this book - great for the coffee table :)
Published 1 day ago by LottieP
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Fantastic, this was a gift for my daughter and she was delighted with it. Came well packed and on time.
Published 4 months ago by Ivyleaf
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Wonderland Book of Makes", indeed!
"Everything Alice" is a lovely book for "Alice in Wonderland" fan who is also into arts and crafts (I am not sure just an Alice fan will be able to make much of the book after the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lola
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have!
This book is fantastic for anyone with a love of Alice in Wonderland, and crafty people alike. The book is bursting with ideas and is a must have for anyone with a love of the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Loopyfruit
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed, Great Read
Daughter loved this book, seemed she always had her head in it... Which was a great quiet break for us.
Published 12 months ago by Medic2505
3.0 out of 5 stars Everything Easy
Enjoyed the enthusiasm of the authors. The projects are very varied to suit all crafting tastes and not too hard
Published 13 months ago by Ingirid Eunson
1.0 out of 5 stars Slap Dash Mediocrity
I have given this book 1 star because as unbelievably rubbish as it is, it has made me realise how easy it must be to have a book published these days which I guess is kind of... Read more
Published 13 months ago by M. Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars really good
this book is really good, it has good instructions and patterns to make pillows and rabbit toys, i would reccomend this book to anyone who likes alice in wonderland and anyone... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christiana
5.0 out of 5 stars We're all mad here....
A must for every fan of Alice in Wonderland - a beautiful book to browse through even if you never make any of the projects. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cats whiskers
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Things to Make with an Alice Theme
What a wonderful book. I initially borrowed it from my local library but fell in love with the beautiful things to make based around the "Alice in Wonderland" characters. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ginni
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