A Little Girls World full of Adventures

I always have great projects in my workroom, but some are just more special than others. It’s either the past, which speaks to me through the pieces, or I fall head over heels in love with customers and their story. 

In this case, it was both. Meet Alice, my youngest customer.

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What an irresistible smile! I melted like butter in the sun.

I was asked to transform an old wingback chair, with a broken leg into a little girl’s chair. First, it would be the nursery chair, where she will be rocked to sleep, later on, the chair will be in her room, to give her comfort throughout the years of growing up.

A renews life for an old piece of broken furniture, that’s right up my alley.

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Children’s chairs are not my forte. I don’t particularly like the PRINCESS THEME so many young parents seem to have in mind these days.  Green and pink, and everything else “Disney” is just not my style and so I was curious and a bit fearful.

The mother, however, chose the perfect fabric, and even though it was not an upholstery fabric, I made it work. I think we created the ideal “Wonderland chair” for a girl named Alice.

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I enjoyed working on the chair, it came with unique challenges, but it was so worth it. The result made me happy, and I have been told, Alice likes it too.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

20 thoughts on “A Little Girls World full of Adventures

  1. It looks brilliant, what a wonderful thing to grow up with and it will last a lifetime. When I had my daughters, I mentioned to my mum-in-law, a wonderful knitter, that I wasn’t the greatest fan of dressing girls in pink. After the third brown garment I had learnt my lesson, and she had got bored with the colour, after this she knitted what she liked and the girls had wonderful clothes.

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  2. That is absolutely beautiful. I just showed it to my Alice in Wonderland obsessed second daughter who is staying with me right now …. where did you get that fabric? Can we steel the idea? Can we commission you to do a chair for us if we find a chair? This is love, my friend, real love 💕

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