Embroidered Hand Prints

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 – it certainly melts my heart.

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12 Responses to “Embroidered Hand Prints”

  1. May 1, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    I *love* this. am pinning and will be making one! thank you!

  2. May 2, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Wow! I found you on the Frugally Sustainable blog hop and I have to say I love this idea. I’m a complete clutz with being crafty, but I feel like this is something I can do. Terrific idea – thanks for sharing. :-)

  3. May 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Found your blog from HOH. What a cool idea, I want to make one. I’ve pinned this on Pinterest too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. May 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    That is so precious. I definitely want to do one of my children’s hands. Thank you for sharing this at WJIM.

  5. January 12, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    what an amazing idea to use tritfhed handkerchiefs! love it. i have a set of tablecloths my grandma embroidered flowers on that I’ve been thinking about cutting into a quilt. there are 12! of them. they must have been for something in particular, but i have no idea what–maybe a wedding or something? do you have a pattern for your cathedral quilt? it’s so beautiful!

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