Friday, August 29, 2008

A Super Cute Sugar Bowl and Some Unexpected Inspiration

When Gracie broke my sugar bowl a few months ago (if you are wondering if it broke because she was sneaking sugar and knocked it off the counter - well, you'd be right) I was disappointed for about 3.5 seconds.

You see, while I loved my little glass sugar bowl, I knew that I had the perfect excuse to request a custom sugar bowl from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Sweet Pickles Pottery.

And the lovely Melanie - Miss Sweet Pickles Pottery herself - was more than happy to indulge my every whim, and made me the cutest little sugar bowl ever. And when I opened up my package and pulled out my new sugar bowl, all I could think was The Queen of Hearts meets The Mad Hatter... and some unexpected inspiration was found for my new collection (still in sketch form, as well as floating around my head because there is a lot more inspiration to be had, and many more sketches to be made).

So, I'm excited to show off my latest sketches for a funky and fun Alice in Wonderland series, which I hope to complete some time in the next few months, once I get some custom orders finished up.

Lovely Miss Alice

The royal and regal Queen of Hearts

The Mad Hatter

The March Hare and the sleepy little Dormouse

If you are wondering where the Caterpillar, White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat are lurking... well those are still in my head. But I don't see them as snobs, so we shall see how those turn out!

And if you are looking to have a Mad Hatter's tea party of your own, well, this little girls tea set is just the perfect thing to have it with!

Too cute, right?

Gracie and Annelie, the lucky little girls, are going to be getting this tea set from Sweet Pickles Pottery for Christmas. They don't even have a clue how lucky they are! But I do and I can't wait.




RetroRugrats said...

Those sets from SweetPicklesPottery are ADORABLE!! I love her stuff, too. I won some magnets from her blog last week and they look perfect on my fridge. Your new sketches are wonderful.

Kristin said...

oohh I love love love that tea set!!so cute!!! and the new drawings look fabulous!!

sweetpicklespottery said...

I am glad your new sugar bowl served as inspiration for your new series! I love all the new "snobs"
Of course you know i will have to have them!
Thanks for including my tea set too. :)

New England Quilter said...

Sweet has the cutest items in her shop! Your sketches are amazing! I cannot wait to see the finished artwork!

Carry Grace said...

OK! I LOVE the sugar bowl, and you next series is going to be great. I can't wait to see it in color.

esque said...

Lovely sugar bowl! The sketch of the March Hare is my favorite!

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

I love your Alice In Wonderland illustrations and that tea set is just too cute!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Those sets from Melanie are adorable. Your sketches are just fantastic. What a wonderful new line of snobs! Your work is amazing.

=) melanie

Beth said...

The sugar bowl is amazing! I'm going to have to break--er--check out the shop myself. I love your drawings! They turned out so well

Kelly Drill said...

Ohmigosh, they are going to LOVE it!

I love love love the mad hatter, by the way. You go with your bad illustrating self!

Anonymous said...

My brother used to poke his tongue in our sugar bowl, and the only way we could tell is how there was a hole in the sugar, and crumbs on his lips! :)

Kim said...

SUCH a sweet little set!! every girls needs a tea set :)

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