Monday, 28 November 2011

visitor to my garden

This is my cloudy day sundress for a little girl 2-3years old. Love the Cloud Nine fabric such a great contemporary print & a beautiful weight to work with.

I love these tiny Liberty style florals, a really lovely Japanese cotton voile from Spotlight of all places, would you believe. I couldn't resist trying my hand at this dress style, I found the design in the Sweet Dress Book from Japan only the patterns were in adult sizes so I winged it, just cutting out the pieces by eye, & what do you, it worked. It has given me the confidence to try going a bit free form once again with the scissors in the near future. Love, love, love the delicate vintage lace trim that I have used along the hemlines.

Look at this beautiful little fella sun baking in my garden yesterday just outside my laundry door.

I just love the gorgeous colours & patterns on the skins of these Blue Tongue Lizards.This one looked very healthy & nicely plump around the middle, must be enjoying eating all the snails slugs about after the higher tan average rainfall we have had this Spring.

My husband informs me that this same lizard scraped it's way into his office this afternoon giving himself & the other two architects a fright as it crawled under their desks. Yikes, although quiet harmless they look so prehistoric.

Yum, just to make to you hungry, a picture of a very simple chocolate cake I knocked up for sweets one night last week from the Frankie magazine publication Afternoon Tea.

Yum diddly yum.

I call this skirt Daisy due to the sweet guipure lace daisy that once belonged to my Grandmother stitched onto the hem border. The majority of the skirt is cut from a Saffron Craig print consisting of diagonal stripes & snowy little trees. The result is unintentionally quite Christmasy.

HoHoHo not long to go!

Love this sweet little daisy.


polkadotpeticoat said...

we have such different visitors that come, lizards for you.......and moose for me!
Love the dresses and skirts!

Zara said...

The cloud print dress is stunning.
Aww little blue tongue, such a welcomed visitor to the garden.

jane tryon said...

Leah, some really lovely little dresses here. So nice to see on time for summer!