Friday, 10 July 2015

A Mad Tea Party

Falling down rabbit holes is still going on, as this girl in Bethnal Green knows. 
 Although lost, you will not be alone, as there are a myriad of creatures to keep you company, stories to tell and to hear, and altered states to be experienced.

This white rabbit is not so anxious as the original one, in fact he is quite calm,
 The Cheshire cat has moved from a tree to a toadstool, though he is still advising Alice in a riddleish way. 

 Listen Alice, there is a tea party going on...


 A smaller party today, with just tea, and chilli fudge for one, but a little Wonderland magic will make more. 
 Someone has left their hat behind...

There is a giant teacup or a giant's teacup, 
 a March hare, 
 and a paper pig. 
Whatever next?!
 A table of toadstools, that's what!
 Choose carefully Alice, do you want to get taller or shorter? 
 The purple one is perfect, just don't have too much.

Yes, late indeed! Thank you for visiting Alice's party. Now let's be off to visit the other partiers, via the portal of A Fanciful Twist. Hurray!


Thanks to Vanessa for hosting yet another lovely mad party, and to Kim Klassen for the textures I used on my photos.
Alice is a papier mache doll I made, along with her friend the cat, and her props the mushroom and teacup. I didn't make the pig, only painted him, but he did come in very handy! Goodbye!

36 comments:

Joanna DeVoe said...

Super lovely!!! LOVE the mushrooms especially... CHEERS & a very merry unbirthday to you! -xo

Lisa Neault said...

how cute- those mushrooms must have took so much time to create! What a great tea party!

Halloween Fanatic said...

Fun! I love how the scene changes throughout your photos! Hope you will stop by and have some tea with us! Robert

whatamberloves.com said...

Such Fun! Love that you crafted your characters! http://whatamberloves.com/2015/07/10/mad-tea-party-2015

L J Dogsmom said...

Stunningly beautiful and amazing! Don't you love Kim's textures.
You have reminded me I have to add a short video clip to the end of my own post. You've inspipred me.

Merry Unbirthday! http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

Victorian Tailor said...

Very Charming and Delightful! Especially that you made Alice and others yourself!!! Very talented! Have fun hope you will visit me, http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-tailor.html#gpluscomments

Schotzy said...

What a huge talent you have... loved your party and just want to bless you for your creativity and sharing! If you have time visit at www.wingingwitheagles.blogspot.com

Eve said...

I love this party! Those crocheted mushrooms make me swoon!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I loved your mad party! I love all the Alice things and certainly a less anxious rabbit is nicer to play with. I love the toadstools...I want to try my hand at making some but it will have to wait till winter when I am stuck indoors...unless perhaps I could do it on the beach.

Art @ Home said...

Your Mad Tea Party is so creative….I love Alice and the mushrooms!

Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
Happy Mad Tea Party!
Ricki Jill

Kerstin Bulin said...

Hello from germany...love your little Mad Tea Party...nice Alice...have a great day
Kerstin

Linda and Michelle said...

Thank you for the enjoyable adventure and for sharing your creativity. Such talent you have.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a delightful post! I love your papier maché Alice and pig - and your tiny crocheted(?) mushrooms - so fanciful and charming. Your retelling of the story was a wonderful combination of serious straight forward rationale and outrageous fantasy - a combination that would have made Mr. Carroll sit up and smile from ear to ear, I'm sure!
Thank you for inviting me in and allowing me to enjoy your terrific photo set ups and magical aura you created!
Please, feel free to visit me at my (far less elaborate!) mad tea party at http://tristanrobin.blogspot.com/2015/07/welcome-to-8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

Carmen said...

I love your creations! Super fun and creative. I'd choose the purple mushroom, too. :-)

Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

~♥Carmen♥~

Christina Paul said...

What wonderful photos! Love your whimsical creative creations and unique retelling of the story!

bj said...

Oh, what a delightful un-birthday party....you did an amazing job...and wasn't it sooo fun.
Please stop by for tea...

http://bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party.html

Sarah Coller said...

These are wonderful! Your artwork is lovely and the photography is excellent! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.

Blessings,
Sarah

Steve Reed said...

Surreal! And as always, beautiful craftsmanship. :)

As Jefferson Airplane famously sang, "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small..."

Sarah said...

Lovely party! I enjoyed your charming paper maché figures.

Ann - Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas said...

Such a adorable tea party tale. Thank you for a most delightful visit for the Mad Tea Party.

Ann

Rommy said...

The mixed media images are a lot of fun! I really liked the one with the Cheshire Cat.

Magaly Guerrero said...

The first painting stole my heart: I have a thing for red and black. And your Alice carrying the pig? Priceless!

Happy Mad Tea Party. ♥

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What an adorable and charming party you had! I greatly admire all the work you put into it!

I hope you will join me at my blog for a bit of a Mad Tea Party adventure!

Best wishes,
Betty

Susan Dietz said...

So delightful and enchanting. I loved your party, so original and artsy! Hooray! I had a wonderful visit. Hope you can stop by for some magic as well. Best, Susan
http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2015-blog-hop.html

Shell said...

Sarah, I adore your mad Tea Party starring your paper mache Alice. She is lovely.

Nicole said...

OH! I do love that tea set! What a great little party.

Noreen said...

What a creative way to celebrate Alice's story!

Susan said...

Love, love, love those mushrooms!
Susan

Bill said...

Having a great fondness for both rabbits and pigs, I must say this was a most excellent party! I sampled one of the mushrooms, and at this particular time, I cannot say for sure where I am or when. But when it comes to me, I'll take my leave. :-)

Vanessa {a fancifultwist} said...

I loooove all your creation my friend!! WOW!! So fabu, and the photos look amazing too!! xx Happiest mad tea party wishes <3, Vanessa

Anne said...

Fabulous!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
Hugs,
Anne

Schardé Vallone said...

Those baby mushrooms are so sweet!! What a creative tea party! :)

Sugar-coated hugs,
Schardé
rubbingsugar.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party-bohemian-repast.html

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for the adventure.

A Magical Whimsy said...

What charmingly created characters for your Mad Tea Party! They are divine! You are so creative. I adore working with paper mache. I enjoyed every minute of the party.
Until next time?
Cheers!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Have a Daily said...

How fun! Love your creations. The mushrooms stole my heart! They are wonderful! Visiting from the Mad Tea party.
hugs,
Jann

Monika Bourderioux HAND MADe CREATIONS said...

Your mushrooms are special! Love them. Thanks for a party, hugs

Monika

From the party over here: http://blythetheque.blogspot.fr/2015/07/after-pyjama-tea-party