Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Party Time

Sydney has turned on some spectacular early spring weather over the past couple of days, which brings the promise of a warm summer ahead.  With that in mind, I was inspired by a new shipment of fabric to make a party dress for the upcoming season.

Empire waist tiered dress available here or here
We are blessed with four gorgeous (of course!) granddaughters ranging in ages from three to six who possess magical twirling capabilities, and this dress fits the bill perfectly.

Lots of twirling possibilities

The one thing I was lamenting in our recent interstate move was the lack of bird life at my window. Yesterday I glanced up from my sewing machine and there on the balcony just a couple of feet away was this delightful lorikeet.

Who's a pretty boy?

Cute at any angle

I do hope he visits again and brings his friends with him.


Eliza Leahy said...

That's a female king parrot! If you are lucky they will be nesting near and you will see lots of them. Get a wild bird seed bell and hang out and they might bring friends :)

Hot Fudge said...

So ... does that mean we have a queen parrot?

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh my! That dress is just gorgeous! I just love the way you work colours and patterns together - that (and trying to sew in a straight line) is what scares me most about quilting.