ABOUT THE AUTHORS

This book began as a little idea – a little idea hatched within an ordinary conversation over a cup of tea. We were having a chat – standing at the bottom of a staircase in a location house, which was dressed up for Christmas Day, even though it was July – and simultaneously we both exclaimed, "How we would love to make a craft book with the theme of Alice In Wonderland." Everything Alice is our first book (one of many, hopefully…) and we couldn’t be prouder!
To create Everything Alice, we spent the summer months preparing all the projects. We sketched out ideas on napkins in pubs and caf├ęs and got dirty collecting old bits of furniture from skips to revamp into stunning Fabric Covered Furniture. We rummaged through London’s finest charity shops to buy tea sets for our Vintage Cake Stand. We selected beautiful fabrics for all our fantastic sewn projects, including the Dandy White Rabbit, and we delved into craft shops for everything in between. Our partner in crime, Tiffany Mumford, took the beautiful photographs in this book. We all worked hard to get each image just right.
Once the photographs were taken, Hannah returned to her kitchen table to create the intricate papercut illustrations dotted throughout this book, while Christine began the mammoth task of designing the book so that every page is perfectly Alice.

Hannah Read-Baldrey 
Stylist & Illustrator
Hannah is a successful props and fashion stylist, renowned for her fantastical designs and quirky handmade props. After studying at London's prestigious art school, Central Saint Martins, Hannah worked in the art department of several film and television productions, which led to a career in photographic styling. She has gone on to work with leading international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Red and Cath Kidston magazine. Over the past few years, she has joined forces with craft superstore HobbyCraft, coming up with ideas for their newly launched magazine and presenting for their ideas library online.


Christine Leech
Art Director & Designer 



Christine has been an avid crafter since childhood, sewing menageries of felt animals, wardrobes of dolls' dresses and never buying a greetings card when a handmade one could be sent instead. After completing a degree in illustration in Bath, she moved to London to pursue a career in publishing. She now has over 15 years' experience designing and art directing magazines, including Buzz, New Woman, Marie Claire, Look and ASOS. In 2009, Christine was the launch Creative Director of HobbyCraft magazine. This is where she met Hannah, they have been working together ever since.