Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Duck Love

I am finally getting around to posting Reese's Easter pictures.  The dress was a big topic this year!  I had something else planned, and then Reese told me what she wanted.  Definitely a newer phase for me.  How could I not give in and give her what she wanted!  Her only request.....a duck dress! 

I immediately thought of a cute embroidery pattern I had in my stash..  After a fabric shopping trip, a duck dress was born in my mind.   I was lucky enough to be invited to a weekend of chatting and a little sewing by a new, sweet friend. I had such a great time and was able to finish up a few sewing projects (which I hope to share as soon as our rainy weather goes away) including this dress.

Papaw search and search for some baby ducks for Reese's photo shoot.  He pulled through (like always) and Reese was thrilled.  I thought for sure she would be scared of them and not want to touch them.  Boy was I wrong!!!  I had to encourage her to love on them gently the entire day. 

On Easter morning, Reese looked at me and sweetly said......"Thanks, Mama, for making my dress!  I wub it!"  Melt my heart!!! That alone made all the time I out into making it worth while!!

Thanks Laura for another great photo shoot!!! 

And a huge thank you to Papaw for Reese's ducks and Mamaw for putting up with the ducks!


  1. Oh my, that dress is GORGEOUS!!! I love it! You did a fabulous job - and the pictures of Reese are just precious!

  2. Amber her dress is so precious! It turned out beautifully. I hope you're not planning on keeping those adorable duckies. I made that mistake this year and we have duck poop EVERYWHERE! (I mean outside of course:-)

  3. oh, her dresses is the sweetest!! i just LOVE the ducky embroidery you did!! so springy!! that photoshoot is so precious!! adding the little ducklings was brillant!!

  4. Hi Amber,

    That dress is adorable!

    You won a pattern and fabric on my blog, so I will need to know which fabric you would like to make the bag, as well as your address. :)

    You can reach me at


    Have a great day,

    Randi :)

  5. adorable dress, Amber. I love the embroidery and so many details... xo amy

  6. Precious! Very creative too. I found you when you put your blog on the Altar'd page. :) I'm your newest follower. Stop by sometime. www.DavisDomestications.blogspot.com