Is it too early to be thinking about Fathers Day presents? I have all the important dates in my calendar but rarely have time to get crafty with the kids. This year Father’s Day will be different though – I keep telling myself so. I have plenty of ideas ‘pinned’ on Pinterest and I also have time if I start now.
I’m addicted to hand prints so made this last night, a simple embroidered hand print of the toddler. I was going to frame it in a vintage frame I found in a charity shop but the hand print was slightly too large so instead I used an embroidery frame. It’s not quite what I wanted so I’m wondering if I’ll do the same for Little Sis or not. It’s really difficult to draw round her hand but I think they make lovely keepsakes.
This was a trial run for a larger embroidery I’m working on of all our hands for Father’s Day. I’m terrible as I think of a project, buy the supplies, start and then just leave it. The house is full of little projects that need finishing! Although I used a simple running stitch for the hand print I want to use split stitch for the family version. I think split stitch will look a bit more finished but it’s a new kind of stitch for me so I must get started soon. I’ve already drawn round our hands and transferred it on to linen, so no excuses really and the perfect project for another wet weekend!
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