preserving the little...and documenting the growing...

...yet another cute little project that I found somewhere...actually the idea was much more simple than I have made it here but I like this one much better. :) I wish I has been able to start this sooner but honestly, Moses has never let me trace his hand until just recently. :)
...so the idea is...every year around the same time you trace your child's hand...next year when I trace Moses' hand I will cut it out of a different pattern of paper than this top layer...then gently pull up the layer shown here...place the new (bigger by a year) layer underneath(matching up the bottom of the palms) with double stick tape or something similar and then place both together back onto the green background (using something less permanent and easy to pull up every year). :)
...I then attached a little tag with Moses' initials, the month and year...eventually the effect will be like rings in a tree...each year's hand/layer will be a little bigger...make sense at all?
The original idea I read about was to take a piece of paper and trace the hand once a year and frame that piece of paper...that's cute too but I just love the color and depth of doing it this way.

I also thought it would be cute if you traced each family members hands, cut them out of different papers and layered them from little (on top) to big (on the bottom). :)

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17 comments:

lori vliegen said...

what a fabulous idea! :)

Simona Walters said...

too cute!
Does it matter that my daughter is already 5?

meg duerksen said...

21 days left?!!!
oh you are so close! so exciting.
cute idea as always ms. funky.

BC said...

I am in love with this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Will definitely have to try this one out.

*Hey no shame in having a little accident there in the homestretch of pregnancy...I sure do remember that feeling of having your bladder squeezed by an 8 pounder kicking you in all directions!*

Meg said...

That is a very cute idea! Your leg warmers are on the way...well hubby left the house with them...we will have to see how that one works out..Have a blessed day! Heading over to the shop got my eye on a few things...

Miss G said...

REALLY cool, Crystal! Thanks for sharing. I love how "busy" you stay. So many neat ideas. Thanks for the funny story too. :) Breathe. Stay calm. :) Maybe you should make yourself a checklist of what to do if you go into labor when Doug's not home so you won't even have to think. Kelly

Jennifer said...

I love this!!! I am doing this tonight! Thanks for the idea.

Lace said...

So, SO CUTE! I'm going to do this with my nieces and nephew for their parents for V-day!

Holly said...

Love love love. Have to do start doing that for my kiddos. Brilliant!

What a scare indeed. Praying for you. xoxoxoxo

mommyholly said...

Oooh such a cute little idea! I too wish I had done that when Andrew was littler haha... I found his baby footprints and almost died- were they really that small??!!! :) xoxox

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

love that Crystal!

we did that too... but we did all our hands & then stacked them one on top of the other... their hands look SO tiny! :)

you are getting SO close!
SO happy for you!
i pray you get LOTS rest & relaxation right now!

BIG xo

Stephanie Lynn said...

Oh I love this - How cute! Congratulations!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Always love this idea. I remember seeing one of my features lay each hand on top of the larger ones, then framed it. thanks for linking.

Casey said...

CUTE idea! I really wish I had found this when my oldest was a baby still

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Love this. Have to do this w/my grandson - he's 2, so perfect timing! Thanks.

Tierra said...

Great idea! I really love the whole family's hands stacked on each other idea.
I am featuring this on my blog on the 8th. Thanks!

Tierra
pebblesandpoppys.blogspot.com

FKB said...

great idea!

sevgiler fron Turkey :)

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