And while I don’t expect to be going on opening weekend, I’ll probably pay homage to Lewis Carroll by reading a chapter or two of Alice in Wonderland to my grandchildren this weekend.
And, since one of the is named Alice, I suspect there will be some Alice in Wonderland crafts coming up in the next month or so. The crocheted doll at the top of this post is available from Etsy – from the Shop of Dutch Doll Design.
There’s also an adorable White Rabbit design in Krawka’s shop.
If craft making isn’t your thing, I’ve got a nice listing – just posted – of Alice in Wonderland items available for purchase here. Tough to limit to 16 items, but steampunk Mad Hatter hats, journals, themed infinity scarves, and, of course, a tea pot, made the cut.
Some interesting trivia about Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
- Through the Looking Glass was Alan Rychman’s last film; he reprises his role as the caterpillar
- Alice was real; she was the daughter of Henry Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College, where Lewis Carrol taught mathematics
- In 1931, Alice in Wonderland became a banned book in China because it featured animals speaking “human language”
- Lewis Carroll’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
- Alice in Wonderland introduced these phrases into popular usage:
- Mad as a Hatter – although it was in use prior to Alice in Wonderland, Carroll is responsible for popularizing it
- Down the rabbit hole
- Tweedledum and Tweedledee
- Cheshire cat grin