I love Alice in Wonderland. I love the story, and I love the illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. So, I have a bit of a collection. Although I’m not a hardcore collector by any means (mostly I hate clutter), I do have a fondness for Alice in Wonderland-themed stationery and other items. This is just a sampling of things I have:
The photo above shows two of the three Alice in Wonderland Moleskine journals that I own, plus a spiral-bound journal from the company Potter Style which is sadly no longer available.
My mom got me the sticky-note page flags at the top of this photo. Below are two mini blank journals that, I believe, were also published by Potter Style and are also now out-of-print.
This photo includes my beloved copy of the Alice in Wonderland coloring book which I’ve had since I was about eight years old. This coloring book, along with the Disney film, may have been the beginning of the obsession. There are also two rolls of Alice washi tape that a friend gave to me, a deck of Alice cards and a postcard from a book of postcards featuring Alice in Wonderland artwork from several Golden Age illustrators.
These photos do not show the Alice in Wonderland pop-up book by Robert Sabuda (signed!) that I have, or the Christmas ornaments, or the Disney Alice china figurine I bought at Disney World when I was about ten years old, or any number of other little items.
Although my mother once pointedly reminded me that I was not named Alice after Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine, Alice in Wonderland is sprinkled throughout my life. It is probably no surprise then, that when I wanted to design some literary cross-stitch patterns, I turned to Alice in Wonderland first. I hope to start sharing more of my progress soon.