So in honor of Alice, more actually the Disney movie than the book because it isn't actually in the book quite this way, I got an old tea cup and I cut it in half. Saying so lightly 'I cut it in half' is a little understated, it was a giant pain in the ass, I used a dremel and a specific bit that slowly gouges at the china wearing it away. I learned a lot while making this project. Like Hold On! Because when you have been at this for an hour and your hand is tired and you relax your grip just for a moment the dremel bit grabs it and throws it across the room and your half cup tea cup is now several pieces of tea cup. Also you have to cut in certain ways in certain spots at certain times in the process. Cracking is your absolutely worst enemy in this process.
But low and behold I did it and I loved it!! I then printed out the quote; you would think that at least would be no big deal, however, on that particular day the world just seemed to want to be difficult for me. So I wrote up the little quote, finding just the right font and just the right size. But then realized that I needed to be plugged into the printer. Our wireless is not working for whatever reason, sigh. Now this also wouldn't have been a big deal except the battery on my mac is also dead so it has to be plugged in at all times. I did not want to save a big file on my comp for this tiny little quote. So I closed my computer moved it, plugged back in, wait for start up, rewrite little quote, re-find font, re-size. Ok finally, print it out, cut it to the right size, perfect. Now I need it to look kind of old, the Mad Hatter and March Hare after all are all sorts of ragged and torn up. So I brought out the lighter and singed all the edges and held the lighter under the paper slightly burning some brown spots into it. Almost perfect... just this one corner needs some more... damn half the quote burnt off. What?! gah! So back inside, re-print, this time putting several quotes on the paper in case I screw it up again. Cut one out, get the lighter and more carefully burn in the details. And finally it was done.
PS. if you totally love the Alice's Half Cup I will be making more. Check out my etsy store often to see new items. Also please feel free to spread word on twitter, pinterest, facebook or wherever, just be sure to give me credit! ;)