Thursday, October 23, 2014

Giraffe Love



I really love making giraffe's. I thought i would share with you all some of my past work.
the top photo, is my latest work


first time i have dressed a giraffe.











Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Art Dolls


these sweet little girls are off to new homes this week.

I really love making these altered dolls,

also this little blue and brown elephant he is off to his new home



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Bears just listed in my etsy store.


New bear, Bunny and giraffe have been listed in my etsy store i have a link at the top of my blog and on the side bar.

Navy blue and white panda.

a small steam punk giraffe.

and a lovely Bunny.

pop over to my etsy store if you would like to see more information on them.

I have also just listed this altered art fabric book.


Monday, October 13, 2014

The show is over!

 Here is my stand at the craft and quilt fair here in Brisbane - Australia.
I was a great show i got to meet lots of new people, and see all my regular customers.


here is me stand behind the table on the first day.


lots of bears and a couple of altered art dolls.


all my patterns and pretty little extra's


day two of the show and a new display for my little bears and bunny's


pink and brown panda & vintage grey bear


sweet friends sitting together.


a couple of altered art dolls.


both my large giraffe's and a little giraffe found new homes. along with the beautiful old world style bear. I still have the steam punk giraffe and little pug dog.

 a photo of my nurse doll and my other large art doll with the little art dolls at the top.


some vintage shoe pin cushions - they all sold.


gorgeous elephant - found a new home on the second day of the show.


this is a beautiful photo.


a couple of them before the show started - photo taken at home in the studio.


I really love this photo.

We both had a great time at the show.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Working for the Craft and Quilt Fair - Brisbane


these two giraffes will be at the show this year

I will be at the craft and quilting fair here in brisbane (Australia) again this year it starts Wednesday the 8th October and runs till Sunday the 12th October. I have a couple of new bear patterns this year and a couple of new dolls patterns. some new kits for pin cushions. I will also have a couple of altered art fabric books and needle books.


this sweet little pug dog puppy.


I will also have these art dolls with me


Just completed this pin cushion pattern, I will have kits at the show and will also have a couple of finished ones for sale.


Nurse Tillie is an updated Pattern


here is another look at two of the art dolls that will be at the show.


a vintage style panda bear and a large giraffe, and lots lots more.

I will have fabric, my hand dyed calico, lots of patterns, some kits, fabric books, needle books, wall hangings, prim tags, and lots more.

hope to see you all there.






Saturday, July 12, 2014

Where bloggers create 2014 party


Hello and welcome to my studio here in Australia.


Welcome to my beautiful studio, This is where i work everyday. I am a teddy bear artist, but love to create lots of things from the beautiful wall pockets in the above photo to the paper bunting in the below photo, i also make cloth dolls altered art dolls and this year i have started working on altered art fabric books full of vintage lace button etc.

altered art fabric book


I took a class at the beginning of this year with Danita's art i had the best time working on the dolls.
I don't often keep my work but i needed to keep this one. I did make a couple extra to sell.


a couple more of my altered art dolls along with a little bunny and elephant.


This is where i take all my photo's for my bears etc.




I love to make paper tag bunting.


I love vintage lace, Buttons, gloves, baby booties and pearls.



some of my beautiful treasures. I love to collect vintage children's shoes, old bibles cotton bobbins and sewing notions i really just love anything old.




my vintage shoe collection


another basket of new and vintage lace, and one of my altered art fabric books.


This display is at my computer desk. I have 3 desks in my studio one for sewing one for computer work and pattern design and the other is for everything else.


I am so lucky to have found these beautiful old typewriters. They are great to use in my photo's


vintage style giraffe 


storage rack full of beautiful things. Buttons pearls etc.


I love the vintage spice rack in this photo, the drawers are made from porcelain and the rest is wood it is marked made in Germany. 



here is my beautiful french cabinet. and all my vintage cotton reels.


Inside the cabinet.


Inside my french cabinet. My Vintage french lace and all my vintage linen and doilies


I love this corner of the studio. The hat on the dress form is one i made.


My vintage hat collection. The hat in the middle is also one i made.


I love these guys sitting together.

They are sitting in a shadow box that my husband made from a old window frame I painted it and added the vintage paper behind.


I looks so much better filled with my bears.


I love this window shelf.

My sewing machine desk made from another old window frame filled with beautiful vintage treasures with a glass top. Love Love Love


here is a larger shot of the sewing desk I used an old singer sewing machine base with an old window as the top and glass covering it.


my sewing machine desk filled with lots of vintage beauty 


I love vintage style small dress forms, I have many in a lot of sizes I have 3 large vintage dress forms.


This one stands in my bedroom as my studio is so full of furniture.


This one stands in the lounge room.


another Dress form


a set of small drawers i love these for all my storage needs.


here is a closer shot of the other drawers, and my vintage pink scales.

I really hope you have enjoyed looking around my studio, I love being in this room everyday creating

have a beautiful day Lisa


some of my vintage suitcases.


sweet little elephant