Friday, 20 April 2012


So Fiction Week draws to a close and it's turned out to be quite an interesting week...  On Tuesday I sliced my thumb open with a bread knife and yesterday I had to turn down a £200+ order because it wasn't physically possible to complete the order in time.  Sigh...  Anyway we're going to finish Fiction Week with a look at items inspired by the classics.  Enjoy!

Alice's Adventures Hair Clip by MidsummerDreaming
£15.98 (+ £1.92 p&p)
A hand crafted hair clip inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  This hair clip features a dusty pink rose and a mini crane folded from a page in a vintage alice in wonderland book.  The clip measures approximately 10cm in length

Briar Rose Embroidery Pattern PDF by littledorritandco
£3.84 (+ free delivery)
‘Briar Rose’ by The Brothers Grimm is the story we have come to know as ‘Sleeping Beauty’.  Your pattern will be emailed to you as a PDF file with two pages; one of the pattern as shown and one of its reverse, so it will be easy for you to transfer by whatever method you prefer.  The pattern is laid out on one A4 sheet but is designed to be stitched about 15.25” tall and 11” wide and printed on one A3 sheet (or two regular sheets of paper taped together). 

The Picture of Dorian Gray Miniature Line Drawing by jaffne
£14.06 (+ 96p p&p)
Silhouette of Dorian Gray, created using an extract of the text of the novel "A Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, hand written on a blank postcard in approximately 1mm high lettering, using acid free, archival quality ink. Postcard measures 5.5 by 3.5 inches.

Gulliver's Travels Notebook by TheGiftShed
£22.50 (+ £4.50 p&p)
This journal has been made from a vintage copy of Gulliver's Travels (this edition published 1970 by Abbey Classics). The text block has been removed and replaced with 104 pages (208 sides) of 140gsm recycled cartridge paper. The original decorative end papers have been retained.  This is a one-of-a-kind journal and would be perfect for use as a travel diary or scrapbook.

Saftey Pin Brooch by AngelicaNight
£6.39 (+ 96p p&p)
Bronze brooch with charms Inspired by some of the themes (supernatural, religion, love), imagery and symbolism from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Pride and Prejudice Bunting by nellieandelsie
£22 (+ £1.50 p&p)
Mini-Bunting made from the pages of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  The book page flags are backed onto cream felt. The flags are sewn with a peach cotton, hung from a cream ribbon and decorated with buttons.  Bunting is approx 120cm long. The flags are approx 11cm across with a 11.5cm drop.  Perfect for decorating your home, looks lovely on bookcases.

Shakespeare Sock Monkey by sockamonk
£14.50 (+ £3 p&p)
Shakespeare has black and grey stripes, with a white lace ruff and gold beads around his neck. He measures approx. 24 inches from top to tail, and sits at 9 inches tall. He is made from new cotton socks, and is machine stitched. His eyes are embroidered on, and he does not contain any small parts. He is stuffed with polyester toy stuffing.

To Kill a Mockingbird Brooch by houseofismay
£8 (+ free delivery)
This finch shaped brooch is made from offcuts of wood and MDF board and covered in pages taken from a worn out copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. It measures approximately 3½ x 1½ inches (8.5 x 4cm) and has a traditional 1 inch steel brooch fastening firmly glued onto the back.

'Still No Soul' Photograph by daysfalllikeleaves
£19.18 (+ £1.92 p&p)
Original 10" x 8" signed fine art photograph by Justin Rowe.  A professional chromogenic photograph on Kodak Metallic paper which gives a deep three dimensional quality. The image is of an original altered book sculpture entitled 'Still No Soul Appeared upon Her Decks' a scene from Treasure Island.

'Trojan Horse' Print by valentinacavallini
£30.04 (+ £3.84 p&p)
High quality digital print from collage inspired by The Odyssey by Homer.
Size: 42cmX29.7cm including mount
28cmX20cm without mount


  1. What a great collection of items (I love that bunting!). Thanks so much for including my Gulliver's Travels :)

  2. Some lovely items in your collection. And thank you for including my Jane Eyre brooch.