Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Picnics and Parasols

It fits! Maria's new dress is hemmed, and twirling. Success. I do the sewing... she's the stylist.

Now it's complete, I can appreciate the little changes I can make to improve the fit and finish, but those details are minor compared with how she feels about her swirly-twirly, dancing, picnic dress. Even Benjamin is a smitten kitten for her joyful revelry.

Singing in the rain, anyone? It's been raining pretty parasols here... we keep finding these 3$ treasures at the local thrift shops. Too pretty to pass up.

What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain


  1. Very nice. How could you not buy that umbrella?!

  2. A darling dress for a darling girl! And I so enjoyed the previous post and the reflections on your mom and her sewing, and now your being the mom in the same situation. Warmed my heart.

  3. It's a smashing success... she looks great! "Singing in the Rain", one of my all-time favorite movies.

  4. One day I'll try - I'll try and make something for my daughter. My mum was a wonderful sewer (that can't be right!) ...seamstress, but I am hopeless. Maria's dress is gorgeous and picnics and parasols are my favourite things!


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