Contributing Writer: Laurel Macdougall
~What better person to kick off our BeYOUtiful Mom Series than Laurel our creative contributor who just had her little precious bundle. ~
Holy Cow – I now have four kiddos! What a crazy awesome blessing in my life. As I’ve spent so much time cuddling and holding my newborn, I can remember so clearly doing the same with my other kids. My oldest is almost 10 now, and it is crazy to me that she isn’t just so little. They grow so fast – cliché, I know, but true. I decided I had to stop time somehow – just for a moment.
I went with their precious hands and decided to embroider them. It went fast and I only worked on it in about 10 minute sessions. It was fairly straight forward. I traced each hand with washable ink. Then, using embroidery floss, I stitched a simple back-stitch.
At first my newborn’s hand looked kind of big. But then, as I added each child, the newborn hand started looking like a little doll’s hand!
You just need a damp wash cloth and the washable ink comes right off.
Lastly, I stuck it in a frame and put it in a prominent place that I will see often. And I will smile often.
This would make a great Mother’s Day gift, for dad to put on his office desk or grandparents – it certainly melts my heart.