Thursday, 18 August 2011

a family portrait

My creative space is enjoying some quiet time, sewing with my girls. Not sure if days get better than this? 


Missy Big is doing the cake from her Made By Me book.


Little Missy stitched a boat with oars, on a pink sea.




I saw this idea over at Feeling Stitchy  by Detroit Mommy  and thought it was the perfect way to preserve those tiny hands. This is my version.


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16 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to keep those precious memories and much prettier to display than the big chunky hand prints in plaster that I did as a child for my parents:)

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  2. I love love LOVE the hands memory stitch. I have it in my list of things to do - but seeing yours... I think it may have just moved up to the top!

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  3. I LOVE the hand prints. What a beautiful idea. I'm going to try this out for sure. (My lack of embroidery skills will not stop me!)

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  4. oh these are beautiful memories and moments for sure. Just loving the girls stitching and those hands. What a great idea. I have taken hand prints of my two boys every single year since they were born in fabric paint on white cotton fabric and been collecting them. I do them around their birthday so it's the same time each year. The plan?? To make a quilt to present to them when they are 18. Yeah, I know, they are currently 8.5 and 6.5, so we have a few years of hand prints to go. Have a great weekend at your place.

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  5. oh i so LOVE the hands stitched.must try this.
    hugs
    xo

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  6. so lovely, can't wait for my girls to be old enough to sew with me. and the hands are just divine!

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  7. Their little hands grow so fast - what a fantastic way to remember them.

    And what a wonderful way to spend a day together!

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  8. Aaaw lovely! I too saw that lovely hand portrait and have it on my list of things to do! x

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  9. thats just beautiful. You have been stitching up your family history! We once made Andrew a birthday card out of mine and the boys hands. We had such fun making it.

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  10. I love how your whole family is stitchy. I saw the hands embroidery, too. Your version looks great!

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  11. Aren't you girls just the seweeetest :) (scuse the pun!) Love love your little family photo portrait...Neither of my girls are keen to sew...despite my best efforts! Ah well...there's always my sweetest Stu to convert :)
    Beautiful hands stitchery too xx

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  12. I love this. It is a wonderful idea.

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  13. Just love your stitched hands - what a beautiful way to perserve their little fingers - fab! :D

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  14. your hands turned out great! i did mine last week and i love seeing them on the wall :) its a great idea!!

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  15. It so beautiful, it makes my heart melt! ♥Judith

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  16. You're hand portrait came out fantastic! love your blog. :)

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