turn your childs art into embroidery!

Over the summer, Moses' drawing skills and changed by leaps and bounds.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cute little smiley faces that he draws and wanted to capture them in a way that was better than stuffing papers in a box.  So...
I collected a bunch that he had drawn...and asked him to draw me a bunch.  I was very careful not to give too much direction...I have learned that that will only change what he would naturally do.  Once I had as many as I thought I would need, I traced on top of each drawing with a sharpie...being careful to keep the original artists integrity in tact. :)
I then cut them out...and taped them onto a piece of paper that was the size I wanted the final product to be...in this case an 8 by 10. 
I taped the 8 by 10 to the (clean) counter and then taped a piece of white fabric on top.
Then I traced each one with a cloth pencil...something that will wash/wipe off. 
Now I've started to stitch away...stay tuned for the finished product. 


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22 comments:

Griffith Family said...

Very sweet idea! Looking forward to the finished project. I'll be thinking about this and how I can do the same for my children. Thanks for the inspiration!

Micah said...

Super cute idea! I did something similar about ten years ago with my daughter's art. I traced it onto a bulletin board then painted it just like she had drawn it in crayons. I LOVE it. She outgrew it years ago so I put it in my laundry/sewing room.
I might just have to try your idea with our five years old's art.
neat idea!!

Amanda said...

What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Happy Hodge Podge said...

I made one of these for a nativity scene my daughter drew when she was 3 years old. It is one of my favorite things EVER.

Aurora said...

That is a REALLY great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. I can't wait to see the finished product...what are you going to do with the fabric piece?

Wyldcat said...

Omgosh!!! What an awesome idea. So cute

Jingle said...

This is really a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see it all finished!

Diana said...

What a great idea!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

so cute!! i want to make something like that with my son's handwriting. i want to keep those sweet and messy letters forever.

Ellen said...

You are such a clever girl. I love it.

jenn said...

so cute!!

Trish said...

NO WAY!!! That is too cute! I am LOVING this idea... and yes if I were talking to you I would be screaming those words ;)

Mary Elizabeth said...

what a great idea!!! can't wait to see what you do with it!

Wendy said...

Super cute!

Alicia F. said...

I love this! What a great idea.

Mrs. J said...

Wow, I LOVE this idea! Its totally on my laundry list of crafts for the season :) Beautiful way to capture the little artists in them.

Shelly said...

Fabulous! Ava's been drawing these adorable, kinda-creepy-looking "princesses" and it would be so cute to add one to the top of a pillow for her bed!!

.jimaie.marie. said...

this is SUCH a brilliant idea!!!

missyg said...

Such a cleaver idea! I can't wait to do this with my own children. I think I will have each of them draw our family.

Amber said...

I LOVE this!!

Sharla said...

I started doing this after my then 5-year-old drew a snowman for his January bday invitation. Now he draws a snowman each December and I capture how his drawings change from year to year in 1 (long) frame. I love yours!!

Wendy said...

What a great idea! Perfect Christmas gift for Grandpa and Grandma!

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