Friday, August 12, 2011

sentimental packrat

I was so excited when I found this beautifully embroidered pillow while I was on vacation. I forgot to take a before picture, but it was attached to some hideous, frilly lace and the back of the pillow fabric was no good. But I knew this beautiful embroidery could be saved and transformed.

When I laid eyes on it, I knew it would be perfect for Sebastiana's nursery.

My only problem was that I could not find a good fabric that went with the vintage/blue-pink-yellow color scheme for the nursery. So as a last resort, I was looking through my scrap fabric pile to see if I could find a piece that was big enough and also coordinated well.

I've always known I was a sentimental packrat (I actually saved every movie stub from Josh and I's three year dating relationship and put them in a scrapbook - ridiculous, I know), but I was reminded of this fact when I saw this in my scrap fabric pile:
Not the picture. The dress. I had saved my highschool graduation dress. That's my highschool bff, Kendra with me. We were just a little happy to be graduated from highschool. I promise we didn't always look so cheesy. Proof positive:

Okay, the hats don't really help, but it was 2003, cut us some slack.

Well, wouldn't you know it, I finally decided to cut up that dress and use it for this worthy cause - for Baby Sebastiana.

It's going to look perfect in her nursery.
Get excited. Finished nursery reveal coming soon!


  1. I love it! You are going to be such a great aunt:) Sar and I have collected a few things to add to the nursery as well when we come to meet our sweet niece!!

  2. ps. thank God you finally figured out something to do with that dress! You are a sentimental packret...

  3. Love it, can't wait to have it in there! Baby Ana says thanks from the womb.

  4. Thanks Meg! I'm pretty sure I still have a card from you from freshman year....yeah, I'm a sap.

  5. Thanks steph!! That's a huge compliment coming from someone with your master sewing skills. :)


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