Sunday, February 20, 2011

Alice In Wonderland Bookmark

Time for the Stitchers for Literacy Challenge again. When I saw this free design made especially for the challenge, my needle almost jumped into the fabric by itself. This design is by Ship's Manor - Erik D Shipley. It's a freebie at the Stitchers' Village. Isn't this the most clever tribute to Alice? Look at all those sweet motifs - the rabbit and his watch, the Eat Me cookie, the Drink Me bottle, the Mad Hatter's hat, the chess piece, the talking flowers and the little red hearts. Plus it makes me think of the hookah smoking caterpillar in the Disney version saying 'Who are you' to Alice. I didn't even mind doing the border, something I usually am not so crazy about. This is done over-two on Vikki Clayton's 36 count linen. Comes out to be about 7", long enough that I didn't feel the need to allow any ribbon overhang.

I found a piece of cotton fabric ribbon in my stash. It's been treated with something that makes it stiff and prevents it from raveling. I just cut it to the length of the bookmark and used Stitch Witchery, the iron on fusible web, to attach it to the back. Very simple finish. Not sure where I got that ribbon, but it works great for this purpose.



And February brings new neighbors in a pink house to the San-Man Birthday Village SAL. What kind of people paint their house pink?

28 comments:

Nancy said...

What a fun bookmark, and I really love that February house! The two houses stitch side by side look so pretty!

Jackie said...

Beautiful bookmark!

You know, there is always that one house that stands out a bit from the rest of them in the neighborhood. My parents neighborhood actually had a house painted a Pepto Pink.

Pumpkin said...

I saw that bookmark! Love to see it stitched :o) You did a great job Annie.

Well...there are many pink houses around ;o) LOL! Your village is really coming along nicely.

zoomcity said...

Love that bookmark! Great job. :) *Runs, doesn't walk to Stitchers' Village* My MIL had a pink house. :) And you know how the song goes--little pink houses for me to stitch. Or something like that. ;)

Theresa said...

Such a pretty bookmark!! Thanks for sharing the link!!!
Your village is so cute!!! Great start!!!

Ranae said...

Lovely bookmark
I think a princess lives in that pink house.

Margaret said...

Love the bookmark, and also the village progress. I actually knew a family that let their kids paint their house bright purple with other colors for shutters etc. Pretty garish, as I recall. lol! Not pink, but pretty close!

Jan said...

Great bookmark! It is really cute. The houses are adorable and I have seen pink house in Old Town LOL!

nima said...

Lovely bookmark...and sanman houses

Vinniey said...

Beautiful free chart, Annie! Thanks for the link, I think my daughter will love this pattern. Gorgeous finishing on your bookmark. :) I love your Village SAL. Both houses are so cute. My 6-year-old daughter would love to paint her house in pink if she have one. Have a nice day, Annie.

Miss 376 said...

Oh, you'd be surprised, lol. In lots of the country villages here, you can get baby pink houses!
Lovely bookmark, and I look forward to seeing next month's house

KarenV said...

Love your bookmark - it's a cute design and the ribbon on the back is so pretty!

Farm Girl said...

Lovely bookmark - I can see that design being very 'you'! I've seen a few pink houses before - what were they thinking?!

Annette said...

What a beautifull pieces you have stitched.
beautifull colors you have used... love the letters

Carol said...

Darling bookmark, Annie! I wasn't familiar with Stitcher's Village so thanks for the link. I've just spent some time reading through their old newsletters--lots of interesting articles!

And I like how your little village is growing...Pink houses? Well, there is one on the street I grew up on--very small and Victorian looking. At least they don't have pink flamingos stuck all over the front yard, too!

staci said...

Your bookmark turned out really cute...the ribbon on the back was the perfect finishing :)

Cute houses too!

Brigitte said...

I love that bookmark. As an avid reader I have stitched bookmarks too. And I use them.
That neighbourhood looks cute. Pink Houses? I have never seen one, but in a neighbouring town someone painted his house bright blue so that the neighbours went to court to have him repaint his house with a different colour. Funny story, lol.

mainely stitching said...

What a wonderful bookmark! :D

Melanie said...

Super cute bookmark!! :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous bookmark! I love the little houses, too. Actually, I have kind of always wanted to live in a pink house, as long as it was a nice pink!

Blu said...

What a cute bookmark! All the motifs are so adorable!

Elaine said...

Such a pretty bookmark Annie and those houses just pop off that fabric. Look forward to more of this SAL.

TammyK said...

Love the bookmark & the little houses are adorable :)

♥ Nia said...

Such a pretty bookmark :)
Looks adorable =)
Have a great week sweetie!

Mylene said...

A beautiful bookmark and a lovely fabric colour for the back.
Village SAL is coming along great!

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes! The book mark reminds me of Alice in Wonderland (I just typed 'Wonderfulland', LOL) but also of the book, "Alice I Have Been". Both are great stories! I love the village SAL piece!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous bookmark! Alice is one of my favorite stories. The SAL is cute, and to answer your question, in my country people like to paint their homes in all kinds of colors,if you ask my goddaughters they will ell you I should paint my house pink because that's their favorite color lol

Anne said...

WHen I saw your Alice in Wonderland bookmark in February, it reminded me how much my son (now 34) loves this story. So I went back into my mags and found the White Rabbit and stitched it and put on a altoid tin. I cannot post a pic on my blog yet, as my son would see it before his birthday. I'm going to put monies in the tin as well. He'll love it,as he does all my stitching!! Have a good day!! :)