Friday, April 29, 2011

An exciting day


Now it's no secret to those who know me that I'm a wee bit obsessed with Royalty. In particular the British Royal family. Over the years I have immersed myself into their history and have now become a walking encyclopedia on the Monarchy....sad I know. And like so many others I am super-dooper excited to watch the wedding of William and Catherine this evening. I have avoided the television and all the speculation of "what will she wear?" or  "What flowers will they have?" It drives me batty! I want everything to be a surprise. Instead I have been surfing the net admiring the wedding dresses of past Royal brides. Above is a lovely image of Queen Victoria. She looks so pretty with her crown of orange blossoms. We can also thank her for the "white dress".

I  can't wait to see what Catherine has chosen to wear.  I'm sure it will be beautiful :)

Alisa x

image via "Versailles and More"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Brides and butterflies

As my last post already told you...I need to buckle down and get some work done. I've sold all of my beautiful head bandeaus...all but this one. A new headpiece perfect for the Autumn Bride. My camera doesn't really do it justice. It is made from both new and vintage laces, an offcut from a vintage silk shirt and beautiful faux velvet blooms embellished with swarovski crystal pearls. I've also handbeaded some small swarovski crystals and sequins to add a little twinkle. This piece will be heading off to Kathryn's shop in Mudgee.

I'll also show you my butterfly headpiece that I made to wear at Amelia's Easter hat parade. It's a bit crazy but that's how I roll. Some of the mummies gave me strange looks but meh....I had fun :)

I'm off now to enjoy another cuppa and possibly a few left over choccy eggs. 

Enjoy the rest of your day sweet followers! 

Alisa x

Monday, April 25, 2011

Must buckle down and work!

I literally have hundreds of bits and bobs just waiting to be made into something spectacular.  Today will be spent finalizing my studio space and then it's time to get back to work. It's looking good out there in my shed folks. Stay tuned for some piccies!

Alisa x

Anzac Day

Alisa x

Photo taken by myself at the War Memorial in Canberra last year.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This chalkboard map by shop dirtsa on etsy.

Chalkboard United States Map

Isn't it awesome pants? Becky also has her own website called Dirtsa Studio. It's definitely worth a looksee.

Love it :)

Alisa x

image via shop dirtsa etsy store.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Nursing Necklaces and some cuteness

Hi there! I truly must apologize for my lack of posting. I've been super busy moving into my new studio. It's been quite time consuming as I've had to sort through everything, and I mean teeny tiny beads are a killer!
I did manage to sneak away time to work on some new nursing necklaces. I haven't focused on these for a while now and was pleased to start creating them again. They're still waiting for their backing, and the strawberry needs a button but I think they're looking pretty cute :)

Speaking of's a picture of Geppetto having a cuddle with Haidee. He's grown so much!

Well, back to cleaning now. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Alisa x

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hello friend.

First fire in the pot belly tonight. Our house is toasty warm.

Alisa x

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A day of Easter hat making

Hello everyone! Long time no blog...sorry for that.

We had a wonderful time today creating gorgeous Easter hats for Amelia's school annual "Easter Hat Parade". I invited a few of her little friends for a day of crafting and fun. Some of the mummies stayed too and we had a lovely time watching all the children letting their creativity loose...They're rather talented little tykes :)

This was created by the lovely Mackinley.  A gorgeous little girl who aspires to be an artist...I think she's already there.

Miss Ella's hat. I love it!!!

My baby :) She's so tired but had the loveliest time.

I love Easter hat parades. I remember them well from my days at school. We had the best principal. His name was Mr Barton and he would dress up every year in a blue bunny suit and hop along giving all the children an easter egg. I even remember walking in on him in his office, wearing the suit while his secretary Mrs Butler was sewing on his tail (and yes I'm sure that is what was happening....she was pinning it on). I love that I hold wonderful memories from my time at school. He contributed so much to my happiness as a child. 

The highlight for all the children today was of course my little kitten, who finally has a name....Geppetto!

Enjoy your evening folks! I'll be spending mine with some chocolate and "Midsummer Murders". Oh yes, I like to live on the wild side.

Alisa x