Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Creative, Heirloom Gift for Annabelle

I've been meaning to post about this very special gift for Annabelle for a while. I'm blessed to have some of the best friends a girl could ask for. God has been abundantly gracious in that area of my life. I have friends that are like sisters, which is wonderful since I don't have any of my own!

A couple of months ago I was the matron of honor in my best friend's wedding. She was the maid of honor in my wedding, and the first person I told outside of our families when I found out I was pregnant with my babies. She is one of the most kind and generous people you'll ever meet.

On my wedding day!
(Picture of a picture, which is why it's a little crooked. Our pics were done on film.)

She called me a couple of months before Annabelle was born to confirm that I was doing her bedroom in pale pink and grey, and I honestly didn't think anything of it. I figured she was ordering something special, but I had no idea that what she was planning would knock my socks off.

The day after my sweet cheeks was born, she came to visit us in the hospital. With her, she brought us a gift: this precious pillow on the right, made out of her bridesmaid dress from my wedding!

It matches Annabelle's room perfectly. Do I have a color palette, or do I have a color palette?

More details on her room here.

You cannot imagine how in love I am with this sweet heirloom. On the back, Annabelle's name is monogrammed on grey fabric, and the rest of the pillow and ruffle trim is made from the dress. I'll have to put it up someday to keep it for her, but until that day comes, it's on her bed as a wonderful reminder of my sweet friend and the sister she is to me.


  1. Wow!
    Girlfriends is great.
    Marriage is great.
    Congratulations to you!
    With a widding dress made ​​of a pillow.
    Too creative action.

  2. That is the sweetest thing EVER! What a wonderful idea!

  3. You are such a dear friend and sister to me!! Thanks so much for the sweet words! They made me tear up and reminded me how blessed that I am by your friendship!!

  4. Oh WOW! That is one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever heard of. I love this idea.


  5. That is the most PRECIOUS idea!! I am passing this on!!


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