How and where is it made?

Everything on ila & alice has been handmade by me here in Canada.
I have been sewing and making quality handmade goodies since 1989. I take pride in my workmanship & the quality that I offer to you. I don't believe in asking you to spend your money on something that will not bring you loads of joy.  
Buying handmade should be a fun and exciting experience resulting in you holding a wonderful quality item that no one can find anywhere else :)

Is everything on the web site ready to ship or is it made to order?

Everything listed on the site is already made and will be shipped out to you in approximately 1-3 business days after you order.