Wednesday, March 03, 2010

curiouser and curiouser

Peter in Frame


The Alice in Wonderland movie comes out on Friday. In his true fashion, Tim Burton has creeped it out sufficiently. That guy can't ever leave good enough alone.

Why he was allowed to lay a finger on this story is beyond me. I guess he has money.

But then again, my mother has always been creeped out by Alice in Wonderland. When I played the Cheshire cat in the third grade that's all she would say, "I don't know why the are doing that story. It's just plain creepy. Creepy!"

And then there is the business about Lewis Carroll being a drug addict and pedophile, which I don't believe and neither does Lenny- a veritable Alice expert.

I personally always liked the story with it's white rabbit and tea parties. I thought it was charming.

I drew the rabbit the other day. I think I will use him to make Easter cards. He makes a pretty good Easter Bunny stand-in.

Found these while I was up in the middle of the night. Aren't they cute?

You can buy them here.

I got started drawing rabbits and I couldn't stop. If only I owned a letterpress. I could make some awesome Easter cards.

Easter Bunnies

I've had some Alice charms in my stash for a while now. I think I'll put them to good use and have a give away.


I'll pick two winners. Randomly, of course, for fairness sake.

You know the drill. Leave a comment, just one. I'll pick on Friday when they release the creepy movie.

Also, I'll be loading this little delight into my shop later today. It's called "Alice".

And last but not least, check this out. What a fun party idea!

78 comments:

Natalie* said...

oh how i would love to win one of your delightful alice necklaces - pretty please choose me, april!

Lisa said...

FINALLY! I was beginning to think I was the only one who found the new adaption creepy. I so agree- I prefer my Alice to be cute and cuddly.

Beth said...

I love love that 'Alice' necklace you made!
and sorry, but I am soooooooo excited for this movie! I can't wait to see it! lol
awesome giveaways! too cute!
TFS!
B

lindsey said...

I would love to win that beauty!!! And I agree about the movie but I will see it anyway. lol

DomestiKatie. said...

i am a huge tim burton fan, and i am actually greatly anticipating his version of alice in wonderland.
there was some movie when i was a child where alice was stuck on the wrong side of a mirror...and there was a dragon...i don't remember much but flashes, but alice to me has always been the perfect mixture between eerie and charming. so it made total sense to me when i found out about this remake.
the scariest part, i feel, is how much he managed to make beautiful johnny depp look like elijah wood. seriously. google those images. uncanny.
your jewelry, on the otherhand, is 100% charming and 0% eerie. count me in for the giveaway! what beautiful pieces!

emily said...

Gorgeous Alice necklace...Tim Burton always creeps me out...but I think Cheshire Cat is cute!

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

Olivia said...

oooh, how cute! I love the necklace! It really captures the mystery and charm of Alice in Wonderland. And I'm glad you think the new movie is creepy! It also looks scary! I think I would be too much of a wimp to see it. :D

shellplusfour said...

Becca would be delighted to own one of these beautiful creations. She's an Alice lover. And her birthday is soon... St. Patrick's day. Maybe the luck of the Irish will be with us? =)

Shane, Megan, CJ and R-Baby said...

I find myself growing curiouser and curiouser about the movie, the nearer the opening gets. I think I have to see it, creepy as it may be! Darling stuff. Thanks for sharing! :)

M said...

I think the movie will be great! Love the necklaces. My daughter was just showing me some Alice jewelry in her Teen Vogue.

cbass said...

If you don't pick me I will cry. You don't want that on your conscience, do you? A grown man crying?

Jean said...

finally de-lurking!
I have always loved your jewelery, and I am always SO jealous of your creativity!

I would love to have one to give to my best friend who is obsessed with Alice.

And congratulations on your family! You have such a wonderful and amazing family :)

best wishes.

Prinzessin Erbse said...

Choose me! I love Alice in Wonderland and I am really looking forward watching the new movie!

Stef said...

Haha! Whenever I think of Alice in Wonderland, I think "creepy", too. But I do think it's my mom's voice in my head because I can't really put my finger on just what's so creepy about the original. This new version though, definitely creepy. Love the charms and Love the new "Alice" necklace. Wish I could trade you like 10,000 budding tree branches for it. :)

Amy said...

Thank you!!!! No doubt people will come out in droves to support it but I hate how he destroys wonderful movies! But on a happy note...I love your jewelry...especially the pieces with the fabric flowers...gorgeous!

Brooke said...

Pick me April! YOu rock and these re sooooo cute.
xoxo.. b

margie said...

pick me...{even if we are friends}

love love love...
wish you were here we could go all together! The girls and I are going this weekend!
loves...
kiss kiss
m

JPScraps said...

I would love to see the movie but my kids are going with their friends. Maybe I'll run out while they're at school and see it first ;)

Miki said...

I'm not sure about the movie either, but will probably take the family to go see it. Love your new necklaces!

Jingle said...

I gotta be honest - I'm a fan of Tim Burtons' creeped out versions of stuff! HA! I can't help it. Although, I've always considered this one to be creepy anyway. If he did the Wizard of Oz I think I might be too scared to go! LOL! That necklace is amazing!

Studio 111 said...

I hope I win!!
I don't want to see the movie. I like the director because I think he's talented and Johnny Depp too, but there are so many other movies that I would prefer to see.

Anne said...

oh i would love to win! thanks.

karlalala said...

i agree, the new Alice movie looks really creepy!! but your jewelry looks FANTABULOUS!! hope i win!! your family is just beautiful!! congrats on the new little kidlet!!

Minnie said...

Love the necklaces! And agree that the movie looks creepy...I'm not a Tim Burton fan.

jennie said...

love the jewelry! Been an Alice fan for a long time. I wore a Cheshire cat tshirt in high school, thought it was hip:)

KarinNH said...

This week's Newsweek magazine has a review of the movie, and critic Ramin Setoodeh mentions that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland "has been made (and remade) into ballets, puppet shows, an opera, and even a pornographic musical."

So, I'm thinking Burton's version is probably relatively harmless.

ChelMo said...

Those necklaces are absolutely adorable! Have you heard of Wonderland Bakery up in the OC? Alice in Wonderland themed, very pink and girly, and lots of fancy cupcakes and such. Your darling little girl may not appreciate it yet, but it's something to look forward to in a year or two.

If I win one of the necklaces, I'm wearing it to Wonderland Bakery with my little girl, and we'll make all the other patrons jealous.

Marianna said...

Creepy for sure...however the charms and pendant necklaces CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Thanks for always putting on such great giveaways!

Krista said...

where do you come up with these ideas?! so clever and creative you are.

DeniseB said...

Wow! I love all your "Alice" stuff! And I wish you'd offer your rabbits as stamps....
I love Alice in Wondeland too, and have always thought it was a charming story. Never thought of it as creepy at all.
Thanks for a chance at another generous and fabulous giveaway.... I'd be thrilled to win!
DeniseB

Jennifer S. said...

Those are too cute! Pick me!

T. The Destructor said...

I am constantly amazed at people who pour out creativity like this, even once, but more so when they can do it over and over again. Totally jealous of that ability.

Those are adorable (of course)!

Jenn said...

Creepy and all I'll still see it. Your necklaces are darling. Here's hoping that Random.org favours lil ol' me ;0)

Anonymous said...

Alice in Wonderland had to do with my marriage... yes: I met my husband during my undergrad years and I borrowed him a very old copy of that book. He was kinda reluctant but agreed. I felt offended and I promised to myself never to talk to him!! Ha, ha! and look at us 10 years laters! proud parents of a newborn and sharing our lives!

I agree that some of the characters in the book are kinda creepy, specially the queen and that cat...

I love your blog and this is actually the third time I post, so I hope at least you find my anecdote interesting. But if I get the goodies, hehe, that's even better ;)
Take care!
gaby

Jessa said...

A very merry unbirthday to ME?

soveryvicki said...

Would love to give one of these darling necklaces to my daughter who was the Unbirthday Cake in last year's middle school production. Their version was adorable--not sure the same will be said about Tim Burton's!

From the Kitchen said...

I agree, "don't mess with Alice". I have such fond memories of that book. I also love Carroll's nonsensical Jabberwocky. My husband and I recently visited Monterey, CA and stayed at the Jabberwocky B&B. Oh it was brillig! There was even a tumtum tree outside our window.

Would love to have one of those charming necklaces. Then I'd have an "O frabjous day! Calloh, callay!

Heather said...

Love them both! Everything you make is so amazing, your so talented.

MMW said...

Yes, I think the movie looks creepy too. Afterall, Johnny Depp is in it - and I think mostly ANYTHING he has acted in is quirky/odd/slightly-morose.

But ohhhhh I love your jewelry. Exact opposite effect that Johnny Depp movies have on me.

xoxo MMW

Havalah said...

When disney made Alice and Wonderland, I hated it and it still creeps me out. So honestly it seems fitting that Tim Burton should do it. But I for some odd reason Like Tim Burton and Johny Depp, so I'm nervous to see how the movie goes. Love alice stuff.

Brooke said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I am now a regular reader!

So She Did said...

Oh my, i do have a great friend Alice and her birthday is next week. How awesome would it be, if I would have a perfect gift!

Connie J said...

I just found your blog via another site and I'll be back! It appears breath-taking! My daughter is a Tim Burton fan and she has me looking forward to the movie!

Anne Thompson said...

LOVELOVELOVE your jewelry. And I love your comments about ALICE--i'm afraid I'd be totally creeped out at this movie, but I may have to go see it anyway. Anne, yourmainestamper

kiki said...

LOVE the jewellery. And personally I love Tim Burton... and his creepiness... and I always have found Alice in Wonderland creepy, so I find it rather appropriate that he is doing it.

Beth said...

hehehhee
posted about you!
http://ilovedirtylaundry.blogspot.com/2010/03/drink-me.html

Jenny said...

Oh, I would love one of these! I can't wait to see the movie. So glad I found your blog and store!

angela said...

I'm torn about the movie... I think I will like it, but I'm a bit sad that it will be too scary for my girls to go watch...
I love your blog. You are so creative!

sarahsmile21 said...

Ok, you are so right about the creepyness, curiouser doesnt begin to describe it, buuuut I am going to see it still Im not gonna lie lol!! Your charms are delish.

Bibi said...

Ooh gorgeous pieces! I'm looking forward to watching the movie too :)

Amy said...

I have to agree with your mom that the story is creepy. But I love Johnny Depp and the creepy/funny that he brings so I'm a little excited.

By the way, you are super talented and I wish I could "doodle" as well as you.

Callista said...

I adore Alice in Wonderland and have a rather large collection. It's so fun to see people's reactions when they come to my house! I love the fact that Tim Burton isn't re-making the movie, but doing more of a sequel. It will be creepy and fun! Love your jewerly and thank for the chance to win! And I LOVE your drawing!

Kellyz said...

I love your jewelry! Can't wait till Friday to find out the results!! :)

Erica said...

Oh I do love the Alice Necklace! I too find this version to be creepy and Johnny Depp has turned from sexy pirate to creepy Mad Hatter..

Tina S said...

Love it! I, too, loved the tea party and longed to be the Cheshire Cat so I could disappear at will. And I loved how the Queen of Hearts would shout, "Off with their heads!" at a moment's notice. Truthfully, I've always wanted to shout "Off with their heads!" I agree it looks like Tim has really creeped it out. But I think in strange sort of way I want to see the movie...wearing one of these necklaces!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Molly said...

I love the book but the movie does look a little creepy :) I'll probably see it with my sister, she loves creepy and good mixed! Have a great day!
~Molly P

Scrap QUEEN said...

This would be such a great gift for my soon to be 12 year old! My two oldest have been begging for weeks to go see it! We have opening night tickets! LOVE LOVE your stuff! PICK ME! LOL

Virginia said...

I love Alice - she has tea and learns about other creatures and how they can different but fun. Thanks for your blog - love it! As a fourth sister life gets hectic!

Cindy at LottieBird said...

I'm afraid I'm on your mom's team. Alice in Wonderland has always scared me. It seems the perfect project for Tim Burton. Too bad it is too scary looking for me to see. Not to mention how frightful that big head is on Helena Bonham Carter!

However, you necklaces are not scary at all! Pick me!

And I especially love the Alice. Perfectly interpreted.

Lynette C said...

I LOVE Alice in Wonderland. I still remember when I was a kid I had my first sticker of Alice from Disney and it was so so precious to me. And I love those charms of your. Love love love to win them.

Christy & the Boys said...

I have always been a little creeped out too by Alice in Wonderland...but mostly I think by the strangeness of it all---but I think that is what's it's suppose to do...the whole time Alice seems to be in dream---and she was---dreaming, that is, while Carroll was weaving his tall tale...and aren't dreams a little warped? I love, love the tea party and created my version of the Mad Hatter's tea party for my Easter theme this year. I absolutely love your site and the Alice Necklace!! Just pure candy!

RiNNE said...

Pick me! Pick me!!!!! Would love to have another necklace by you...especially one with Alice! And actually I'm quite curious as how Tim B. did this movie. I loved Edward Scissorhands! Congrats on adopting your daughter!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Your Jeweleries are incredibly charming !!

Irene Lenihan said...

I'm so glad I found this blog. You make beautiful things. I would love an Alice Necklace.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love them all... so gorgeous!
I wish I have an ounce of your creative talent! Seriously girl!

beazhoney
@
yahoo.com

Jen said...

OHHHH wow - i just love your new Alice necklace and these charms are just darling!

Asebert said...

Oh I don't think it's s ocreepy? I am glad the necklace does not have an "eat me" charm like the cute picks you found! That would be creepy.

Sara said...

At least your necklaces aren't creepy! ;) Lovely, in fact.

zoesimm said...

I've been debating if I should take my nephew....nervous about the "creep" factor on this one too!But I love the story itself

bnjgatheringplace said...

Love your site, found it through Scrapburbia ... also love your Alice charms ... I'm with you ... tea parties and cute not creepy and weird although Johnny Depp does have some weird attraction.

foreverfamily said...

i love alice! I'm so glad I found your blog via polkadotchair

april said...

Okay guys-

Comments are now closed. There will be another giveaway next week, so check back!

Heather said...

Oh, Alice is my absolute favorite! I have the best memories of visiting my grandmother and spending hours curled up with the copy she owned as a child with real bookworm holes.

Those necklaces are absolutely swoon-worthy! I'm hoping that some twist of luck will send one my way! :)

Thank you!

maren said...

April, I can't wait to see what you do for all of Amelie's B-day parties...you will surely out-do the one that you posted (and that one is REALLY cute) :)

Apryl said...

Too bad I was too late...I love that Alice necklace though! And I'm sorry...but I am excited to see the new movie! Tim Burton is creepy butI am drawn to his work - maybe that makes ME creepy!

Anna Jordan (akj8182@aol.com) said...

I have loved looking at your work, the button bracelet gave me extra inspiration to try them with my Woosie girl (3yr old). We made them for Valentine gifts and they were a HUGE success. Thanks for the inspiration and mostly the memories!

akjeepgirl said...

It's Friday, am I too late to leave a comment!? Those necklaces are adorable!!

Jessica Munk said...

Have I told you yet, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Your fabric rosette/butterfly/whatever necklaces?! They just make me happy to see them! Too bad I missed this drawing. Have a good weekend!