Thursday, December 11, 2008

h e a d p i e c e s - register your interest now!

After sourcing a great number of fabulous unused vintage feather and straw hat trims made in Paris, Germany and Austria in the early 1900s a couple of months ago, I spent many hours painstakingly restoring each piece - feather by feather. Each piece was used in a range of headpieces I called the 'And your bird can sing' range which I launched at the Finders Keepers Markets last weekend.

Unsurprisingly, the beautiful pieces were pretty much a sell out (bar a few pieces which are available to buy in the E m p o r i u m)!

I have a number of beautiful feathered pieces yet to be made into headpieces.
A number of these will be made into pieces for the new Asta Pubblica store opening in Melbourne's Fitzroy North in late January (stay tuned for more information on that one)...yet I thought I'd give those people who missed out on getting a headpiece from me at the markets a chance to register their interest first!
And you can view the whole lot below:

If you see a piece you like, email me let me know and I'll give you first dibs once the piece is made. As you know, each pieces is pretty much a one off - these are museum quality antique trims I'm using and once I exhaust them, there's no making more!

Monday, December 8, 2008

g i n n y ' s p i m m s

G I N N Y ' S P I M M S
As much as she loves a glass of sparkle, Ginny can't go past a good glass of Pimms. With a splash of something different, mind.
n e e d :
little wedge of lime
a couple of ripped mint leaves
40 ml Pimms
20 ml vodka
5 ml sugar syrup*
ginger beer
splash of elderflower cordial
d o :
- add the ripped mint leaves and lime wedge to the sugar syrup and moosh them all together...add ice to the mix...add the Pimms, Vodka and ginger beer and give it a swirl...lastly top with a splash of the elderflower cordial...drink!
* s u g a r s y r u p
1 cup castor sugar
1 cup water
- pour the water into a pan and bring to the boil
- add the sugar and stir until dissolved which should only take minute
- reduce the heat to low and simmer for a further 5 minutes
- remove from heat and let cool before popping it in the fridge
and it's good to use for a further three weeks!