with our oyster eating friend, the Walrus.
The Walrus, (from the story of the Walrus and Carpenter, as told to Alice by Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee) was walking along the beach with his friend and lackey, the Caprenter. The Carpenter spies some Oysters in their oyster bed, and the Walrus manages to convince the poor little Oysters to come and take a walk with them. Tragically, the Oysters don't survive their walk when they become lunch for the greedy Walrus...
I choose to make his vest out of a great plate/knife and fork patterned cotton- a subtle hint that he is ready to eat, and the buttons on his vest are iridescent; which is reminiscent of the mother-of-pearl found in oyster shells.
The Walrus was a fun design to make, and was created for the "Go Ask Alice" art show at the Paul Cumes Gallery in Santa Barbara. I've been hanging on to him and my other "Alice" inspired plush until I could get enough of a group together to offer up in my etsy shop. He will be making his appearance there later today.
Check back next week for the reveal of my next Wonderland-inspired plush!