Thursday, January 20, 2011

My 9 year old's wedding dress

My daughter, Kara, often takes a notebook or sketch pad in the car with us when we are running errands.  A few Saturdays ago, while we were driving about town, she announced that she had just drawn a picture of her future wedding dress.  My heart melted...
Blame it on the marathon episodes of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" that the two of us watch while curled up in my bed.  She's taken note and has decided on something simple yet elegant. 
Needless to say, this became an instant keepsake. I asked her if I could have it which she quickly agreed to. I'm using a high resolution scan of her picture to create a piece of artwork.  It is still a work in progress but I wanted to share it with you tonight.  Her original sketch will be carefully hidden in a special handmade envelope and placed on the back of this piece.
I'm sure I'll include a little note inside to my special girl about how she made my heart  melt the day she drew me a picture of her wedding dress.  Who knows, maybe we'll cry over it together someday as we plan her real wedding.  Linking this post to:

41 comments:

  1. Your daughter's bridal gown brought tears to my eyes. How nice that you showed such love and interest in her drawing. Would be interesting to see how close it comes to the "real" wedding gown!

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  2. really pretty - i've never thought of a clipboard as "pretty before" this is gorgeous! & i love your daughters drawing!

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  3. Sweetness all the way. I LOVE how you took this and turned it into such a precious treasure.

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  4. Hi Vicki,
    Oh how incredibly sweet and precious! I just adore it and what a special treasure for both of you- A heart warmer for sure! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  5. LOVE the drawing but, I really LOVE what you did with it & that you could look into that magic crystal ball & see the future. Charlene

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  6. This is SO sweet, Vicki...making memories...

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  7. What a little artist... this is such an adorable post, and with such sweet memories!!!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

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  8. How wonderful. A must as a keepsake. What a lovely thing to do. xx

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  9. What a wonderful sweet future memory! Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  10. Your daughter is showing a lot of creative talent...I know where she gets it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. What a beautiful keepsake Vicki! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  12. So, so sweet. I have a 40+ year old daughter, and believe me, those treasures of being young and the memories are priceless.


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  13. So beautiful, your daughter having lot of talent, its really superb. Congrats Vicki.
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  14. To answer a few questions...Yes, I've shed a few tears over this little treasure. The piece is on an old black book cover. Double click the photos. It has a gorgeous texture and the small tears give it character. Currently, it is hanging from a rhinestone necklace. Not quite done yet.

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  15. Hi Vicki... what a precious treasure!... I got tears in my eyes just reading your post... I too love your beautiful clipboard... xoxo Julie Marie

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  16. awwww, so sweet! what a treasure to have! I don't know what your creating with it, but I love it just like this in your pretty clipboard!:) I can see Kara in this style dress! ♥

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  17. Thank you for sharing sucha poignant moment. I hope you will show us the finished piece you are making. Have a wonderful weekend. La

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  18. You are one smart mama to save this for her....definitely will be the "something old" at her wedding. Savor the moments.
    Debbie

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  19. What a sweet thing to do. I had boys so missed out on that wonderful experience. Lovely post.

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  20. How sweet! I remember doing the same, though not at the early age of 9. I guess we didn't have shows like Say Yes To The Dress back then. What a wonderful keepsake!

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  21. What a one of a kind treasure, your little girl and the drawing of her wedding gown, such a special way to honor her future wish!

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  22. ooh...how touching. truly sweet and wonderful. how lucky for you to have a daughter and to be able to share moments like this. i think what you are doing with her sketch is just beautiful and...yes...one day it will be a very sweet reminder to you both of the little girl she once was! sniff...sniff...

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  23. Vicki, that is the most precious thing ever... and how awesome of you to preserve this not only for yourself, but for her too! I love this art that you have put her sketch in, that is fab too!

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  24. What a great Mom you are to save that for her in such a special way. Love the book cover and lace look you gave to it also.

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  25. Ever so touching. I would have done the same as you...kept it but you have taken it a step beyond. You both shall treasure this forever.

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  26. This is so special Vicki! What a wonderful way to capture a moment in time with your girl...that you can revisit again later on her wedding day. Just lovely!!

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  27. Ah, how sweet! I can only imagine the tears just welling up in your eyes. A real keepsake!
    Brenda

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  28. Kim,
    That is something really special! When she's older, she's going to love that you kept it! When Kate was little she liked to play dress up and we would go to the goodwill and she would pick out dresses, shoes and hats. She also fell in love with a "wedding dress" she had to have, ($8.00), she always wore it on special occasions, birthdays, valentine's day etc.
    Rebecca
    P.S. I clicked on your e-mail button but it said it wasn't installed right and didn't work. I'm not really sure how to add that to my side bar. (I don't know how to do a lot yet such as add things or link to parties etc.) You can e-mail me at townandcountrygirl50@yahoo.com. I would really like that!

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  29. Ok, Vicki, there should be some warning at the top of this to let people know they might just be tearing up as they read it! That is just so sweet and I love how you took the opportunity to turn the moment into a memory that you will both always treasure. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  30. Hi Vicki,
    What a precious, precious keepsake this is! It is just touching and beautiful! A memory that will last forever for the both of you. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sonya

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  31. What a beautiful memory you've just made together! Also a wonderful heirloom to pass along through the years!

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  32. What a little sweetheart! Quality time seems to be blessing her with lots of great inspiration. Love that you're framing it and keeping it for her future special day. Thanks for sharing this oh so sweet post!
    xo,
    Debra

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  33. What a darling story!! And how precious of you to preserve it for her. It will be a great memento for you both. Your blog is beautiful~ I love the name and layout!! Going to go read some more of your posts! ;-)
    ~michelle~

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  34. ahhh... beautiful and very creative of her! this is precious treasure! keep it for next generation! kids, they always have some beautiful ideas about their wedding in the future!.. just love the idea!

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  35. Oh my gosh--how amazing is this? And I hope she marries the BEST guy in the world!!! I love her dress and I love the clipboard...no, I should say that differently...I about fainted when I saw the clipboard--it's amazing!

    And here's the funny part...the dress she designed is my very favorite style!!! Please tell her I said, "You go, girl!" Love her creativity! Hmmm, I wonder who she gets it from..lol
    XO

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  36. How sweet and what a great idea to make it into art! It's beautiful!

    Tania

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  37. What a lovely gift you will treasure and so won't she some day when you share this sentiment! I love the treasures are children
    give us, the memories alone are dazzling!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful, heart warming post~

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  38. Oh, what a treasure! Perfect for tucking away inside her hope chest and bringing it out with 'the big day' happens...
    Hugs, Diane

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  39. WOW!!!
    That makes my heart full, so precious!
    I hope your nature walk was nice.
    If it makes you feel better, I missed church too, today out of all days I needed it BUT I think we will take the kids down to the lake and feed the ducks :)
    XO

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  40. That is SO sweet, Vicki! Your little girl is lucky to have you for a mama. She will cherish that someday! That would melt my heart, too. (I've been hooking on "Say Yes to to the Dress" on Netflix. Watched Seasons 1-5 in two days. Well, it was on in the background while I worked. That counts!)

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  41. Unbelievably sweet! And I'm so in love how you framed it. From a distance I thought you glittered up a clipboard. This is very beautiful!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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