Sunday, 20 September 2015


You know that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland right?

Well I thought I would make a cloth and clay doll inspired by Alice. She's a little bit quirky, to tie in with all the strange characters that she finds down the rabbit hole, and also through the looking glass.....

Many of those characters have been reproduced on Alice's apron, I hand tinted them to make them stand out nicely. Her blue cotton dress is lined and buttons at the back.

Alice's Illustrated Apron

Alice has stiffened and painted cloth limbs, a soft cloth body, and a hand sculpted Paperclay head and shoulders.

Her legs have hand painted red and cream stripey stockings, and she wears hand made leather shoes.

Alice by Dottie Dollie
Like the real Alice she's off on an adventure, hopefully I can tell you more about that soon.....

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Throwback Thursday....... last Thursday, when the sun shone, and the coast beckoned me away from my work.....

.....and it felt so good