Jezebel Charms Etsy Shop Offers Literary Jewelry–Including Alice!

Jezebel Charms Alice CuffIf you’re looking for that perfect gift for a jewelry-loving Carroll fan, you might want to check out the Jezebel Charms shop on Etsy.com.  The shop’s “charming literary creations” include a full line of Alice-themed jewelry pieces, all handmade to order in the UK.

Please note: the web site states that UK readers can order up until December 15th if shopping for Christmas; outside the UK, the site says to expect your order to arrive the holidays.

To visit the Jezebel Charms shop on Etsy.com, click me.

Reminder: Exclusive Discount on Litographs Site Ends November 30th!

Litographs Alice Design 2THIS IS A REPOST TO REMIND YOU HOLIDAY SHOPPERS (AND ALL-YEAR LITERATURE LOVERS) THAT OUR EXCLUSIVE 15% DISCOUNT FOR THE LITOGRAPHS SITE ENDS THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH!  THE SITE FEATURES GREAT GIFTS INSPIRED BY MANY DIFFERENT GREAT WORKS OF LITERATURE, NOT JUST THE ALICE BOOKS.  BE SURE TO USE OUR “CARROLLBLOG” DISCOUNT AT CHECKOUT.  AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!

Attention all Mimsy Minions and especially literary art lovers!  To help celebrate the release of their second gorgeous “Alice” image, the good folks at Litographs.com have graciously extended to you, our Blog readers, an exclusive offer of 15% off your purchases at their site for the month of November.  This discount actually applies to all their merchandise for November only, and will not be made available in our magazine or anywhere else (which is pretty much the definition of exclusive, after all).  Right now, they are also offering free US domestic shipping on orders of $48 or more.

If you’re not already familiar with Litographs, they create wonderful literary-themed images composed of the texts of famous books.  If you visit their site, and view either of the Alice images full size, you’ll see all the words of Wonderland!  Their first Alice image (still available) is one of Alice falling down the rabbit hole.  For each image, they offer posters, tote bags, and T-shirts (be sure to read the “What to Expect” section on the T-shirts; they are hand-printed).

Litographs also shares the LCSNA’s goal of promoting literacy and enjoyment of great literature.  They partner with International Book Bank, and send a high-quality book to schools and libraries in developing countries for each product sold.  Since 2011, they have helped send over 20,000 books!  So, you’re shopping for yourself, and for a good cause.

How do you take advantage of this lovely offer from these lovely people?  Simply enter the code CARROLLBLOG at checkout anytime during the month of November, and 15% will be deducted from your product total.  It sounds like a brillig gift idea for the upcoming holiday season.

Our thanks to Corey Fein at Litographs.com for extending this delightful exclusive offer.  Remember that it is good only for the month of November!

Handcrafted Dodocases for Apple iPads Have Vintage Flair

Dodocase FolioLooking for a nifty-looking protective case for your new iPad Air?  Or any other iPad, Nexus, Kindle or iPhone, for that matter? Then you might want to check out a company in San Francisco called Dodocase. According to their web site, the company prides itself on using traditional bookbinding techniques, and on manufacturing their cases locally. They have a nice selection of patterns, colors, and features, some with a distinctly Victorian or vintage feel.  If you want something unique, they even offer a Build-A-Dodo feature. Granted, there are lots of less expensive iPad cases out there. But if you’re looking for something handcrafted with a touch of class (and clearly, a Carrollian sensibility–check out the sample monogram!), then it might be worth browsing the Dodocase offerings.

To view their collection, click me.

Do you own a Dodocase?  Let us know what you think of it in the Comments!

Exclusive Blog Reader Discount on Alice Goodies at Litographs.com!

Litographs Alice Design 2Attention all Mimsy Minions and especially literary art lovers!  To help celebrate the release of their second gorgeous “Alice” image, the good folks at Litographs.com have graciously extended to you, our Blog readers, an exclusive offer of 15% off your purchases at their site for the month of November.  This discount actually applies to all their merchandise for November only, and will not be made available in our magazine or anywhere else (which is pretty much the definition of exclusive, after all).  Right now, they are also offering free US domestic shipping on orders of $48 or more.

If you’re not already familiar with Litographs, they create wonderful literary-themed images composed of the texts of famous books.  If you visit their site, and view either of the Alice images full size, you’ll see all the words of Wonderland!  Their first Alice image (still available) is one of Alice falling down the rabbit hole.  For each image, they offer posters, tote bags, and T-shirts (be sure to read the “What to Expect” section on the T-shirts; they are hand-printed).

Litographs also shares the LCSNA’s goal of promoting literacy and enjoyment of great literature.  They partner with International Book Bank, and send a high-quality book to schools and libraries in developing countries for each product sold.  Since 2011, they have helped send over 20,000 books!  So, you’re shopping for yourself, and for a good cause.

How do you take advantage of this lovely offer from these lovely people?  Simply enter the code CARROLLBLOG at checkout anytime during the month of November, and 15% will be deducted from your product total.  It sounds like a brillig gift idea for the upcoming holiday season.

Our thanks to Corey Fein at Litographs.com for extending this delightful exclusive offer.  Remember that it is good only for the month of November!

London Toy Shop Offers A Cut-Out Wonderland Shadowbox

The venerable Pollock’s Toy Shop in London offers an “Alice in Wonderland Shadowbox” featuring black-and-white images you can cut out and make into your own creative display.  Their site also shows a couple of examples of finished projects.  To view information and images for the Shadowbox, click me.

Pollock’s also offers a few other Carrollian items for sale.  To view all of Pollock’s Alice-related offerings, click me.

Tenniel Chess Set and Other Sundry Alice Items at London Boutique

As reported in the December 2012 issue of the Lewis Carroll Society (UK)’s Bandersnatch, there is a new boutique at 14 Cecil Court in London called Alice Through the Looking Glass. (It’s right next door to well-known Carrollian rare book dealer Marchpane.)  The founders of the boutique say they were inspired to start the business when they learned of the recent discovery of some draft designs for an “Alice” chess set by illustrator John Tenniel.  They offer a couple of picture of the expensive, limited-edition set on their web site, along with teasing images of other Alice items.  Sadly there are no conversations to go along with the pictures, so after visiting their web site, if you don’t happen to be in London, you’ll have to contact them directly for more information about what they actually have for sale!  But at least you can see a couple of teasing glimpses of the chess set, if you’re curious.  Or curiouser.

To visit their site, click me.

Free Knitted Hedgehog Pattern

Yes, you read that correctly.  A free pattern for knitting yourself some hedgehogs.  Just in case you were looking for one. Maybe you’re planning to crochet yourself a croquet set, too.  If so, these cute little hedgehogs will fit right in to your set.  The Mimsy Minion who submitted this item suggested making a bunch of them to decorate a holiday tree.  To see the little critters and obtain the free pattern, click me.  The page also has a link to another pattern that may be of interest for you “knit wits!”  ;-)

Now Your Cookies Can Say “Eat Me,” Too!

Attention, Crazy Chefs aka Mad Batterers:  Just what you need for your next tea party–an “EAT ME” cookie stamp from England.  It is a mere $16 from Seyrig, a clothing and curiosity boutique at 305 E. 9th St., NY, NY 10003, Ph. #646.669.8542.

Thanks to one of our West Coast Mimsy Minions, who happened to be visiting NYC, spotted this little item, and reported it to me immediately.  A truly Mimsy Minion is ever vigilant!

Wonderland Sticky Notes from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild

If you aren’t already aware of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, it’s a cheeky little company with a decidedly literary sense of humor in their offbeat product catalog.  They have a whole page dedicated to Carrollian treats, the latest of which is Wonderland Sticky Notes.  One of our mimsy minions just received a package of these as a gift from a knowing student.  Other items for sale include finger puppets, and the ever-popular Disappearing Cheshire Cat Mug.  If you’re curious–or perhaps curiouser–you can check out the Guild’s Wonderland offerings here.

Presenting One of Nature’s Carrollian Oddities: The Mad Hatterpillar

Now of course, any Alice fan worth his or her salt knows that finding an oddball caterpillar in Wonderland is par for the course.  But the Huffington Post has a photo of a real caterpillar that not even John Tenniel could have dreamed up.

Apparently, as it grows, it stacks its old, outgrown heads on its current head as a kind of weird hat.  No one is quite sure why.  Protection?  Mating? Warning?  Fashion?  We’re quite confident that Lewis Carroll would have been delighted, whatever the reason.

To see this unusual and remarkably curious creature, click the illustration or click here.