February 29, 2016
February 26, 2016
I don't know when Pepita's actual birthday is but she waltzed into my life 4 years ago on February 26. It is a little bit bittersweet to realize this is probably the last time we celebrate this day together but, heh, carpe diem! It's ham party at casa Mc Bain today!
February 25, 2016
In France and Belgium Epiphany Day ( the Celebration of the 3 Wise Men) in early January is celebrated with a special cake (the King Cake or Galette des rois) in which a little item called "fève" (bean, as originally the item was an uncooked bean) is hidden. The person who gets the "fève" is king or queen for a day.
The tradition dates back to Ancient Rome ...for more info, check Wikipedia ;)
Fèves are highly collectibles so it's not surprising that they made Alice and Disney ones.
|The Queen and King of Hearts|
Every few years they make a new version. I sure would like the gold and platinum edition with an Alice holding Dinah :)
|March Hare and Mad Hatter|
|A bad ass Alice and the White Rabbit|
|The rare Walrus and Carpenter|
|And an even rarer caterpillar and the Tweedles|
|And of course, the Cheshire Cat|
February 19, 2016
February 18, 2016
If you read my blog, you've probably noticed that I have a lot of items from Japan. Now I have never been there, though I'd love to, but I have a Japanese friend who sends me lots and lots of delightful things.
And I've just received (like this morning...) another package, so here's...just unboxed...my latest pieces...
|Cheshire Cats and Little Oysters...|
|Oh, yes, the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel now has Alice rooms...|
|Butt shot...look at the fluffiness :D|
This is not from Japan but I found it this week at a local shop. A piece of fabric for DIY project.