Thursday, February 7, 2013

Something Old . . .

As any good mom would do, I am making sure my daughter starts off her marriage right.And so I'm going to bring to you a quick little series based on that old saying:

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue.

To fill the requirement for the first line of this little poem we took my own wedding dress down off the shelf. No, she won't be wearing it. Honestly I don't think anyone will ever wear it. I remember feeling like a princess on our special day nearly 30 years ago but much of it has yellowed with age time. Besides, some of the fabric was, well, from an era long ago and of a rather polyester-ish quality.

   Ring Bearer Pillow 

I decided to create a few Keepsakes with bits and trims and layers from my gown. I'm hoping these will become Family Heirlooms, used by our children and grandchildren as they take that next big step in life, committing themselves in marriage the one they've chosen to walk through life. 

 Flower Girl Basket

 All materials used, aside from the pillow stuffing, a few little ribbons on the pillow, and the touch of red rose came from my wedding dress and bouquet. 

I thank my daughter for letting me get all mushy and sentimental, and for allowing me to take on these little projects. I hope it comes to mean as much to her as it does to me. 


  1. I'm so glad to see your beautiful creations from your wedding gown - I know they will be special for your daughter, and so meaningful for later generations. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you Tammy! I think you are the one that put the idea into my head last fall so you deserve some credit! It's going to be a crazy week here, but I'll get up a couple more posts.
      And then share a few pictures of the Big Event, along with the new 'Mr. and Mrs.'
      Thanks for stopping by!


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