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Portrait of a modern family

Time for the May PinAddicts Pinterest Challenge. The idea is to choose something from your Pinterest boards to create and link up each month. Ages ago I pinned this:

So simple but really effective and a great portrait of a modern family. So I traced round our hands on a piece of paper and then transferred it onto a piece of linen. I chose four different colours of embroidery thread and traced each hand print using running stitch.

embroidered hand print


I’m not quite sure where I’m going to put it so for now it’s framed in an embroidery frame. This was such a simple piece of work I think I probably spent more time thinking about it than I did actually putting it together!

Linking up with Creative me,  Craft School Sunday and handmade monday


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    May 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    What a splendid idea, a real heirloom project… I think you are going to have to sew one for each of your children… don’t forget to date it 🙂

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    May 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    A brilliant idea and so in vogue

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    knitty mummy
    May 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Oh I started copying that one last year, but it got put away and until I read your post I’d completely forgotten about it. Must finish it, yours looks so nice

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    Pretty Shabby
    May 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Love this idea, hmmm, interest since i have no idea what to give my husband for fathers day. Thank you for the inspiration xx

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    May 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    It may be simple but it’s absolutely gorgeous and a really special keepsake. I love it.

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    May 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    This is so lovely. I am awful at sewing but really think I should give this one a try. Wish me luck!
    Thanks for linking up 🙂

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    Mrs A.
    May 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Great idea. Must do this for my children and their respective families. Hugs Mrs A.

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    Little Flower Baby
    May 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best aren’t they? Beautiful

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    May 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    This is a great idea. It doesn’t matter where you put it now, the important thing is that you have it for the future!

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    May 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Presentation is all. Glad you’ve got it sorted xx

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    Butterfly Blossom
    May 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    What a gorgeous idea 🙂 When I was little my brother and I put our hand prints into cement underneath the garage. We will be there for years to come!

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    Sew Scrumptious
    May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

    It looks great! I am definitely going to try this. x

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    May 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    What a lovely idea – simple but so effective!

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    May 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

    That is lovely, really simple but will be a lovely keepsake. You’ll need to keep doing it though as the hands get bigger!

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      May 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      That’s a great idea! I like the idea of embroidering a child’s hand every year 🙂

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    Five Go Blogging
    May 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    So simple and yet so effective. I would definitely have a go at this one.

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    May 9, 2012 at 7:13 am

    love it! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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    May 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Oh this is adorable!

    Thanks so much for linking up to #PinAddicts !

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    May 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

    This is sooooo lovely! What a brilliant idea.
    I have had loads of fun on my sewing machine with my embroidary hoop- making crazy shapes on cool fabric. Pretty random looking but lovely to do, and they frame quite well.

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