Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Picture Perfect Meme

Linda at 'You've got your hands full' tagged me with the Picture Perfect Meme, which Tara at Sticky Fingers started.

You have to show a picture that your children have drawn about you.

You may remember that a little while ago MaxiMad made a trip to the local sorting office where he saw the life cycle of a postcard he had previously posted.  Well on that postcard was a picture of his family.



A while back MadDad ordered me the the wonderful Handmade home by Amanda Blake Soule, who is Soulemamma.  In it she makes Portrait Bookmarks (she has a free PDF with the instructions on here). 

I thought these were a great idea for the Grandparents at Christmas, but thought I would give it a try with the above drawing first.  Now I haven't embroidered since school, although I have been know to do a couple of cross stitches, so it is by no means perfect, but I love the finished product.



I have backed it with some denim from an old worn through pair of jeans and used ribbon from my stash.  I already had the tea towel I have embroidered on to and the thread from an old cross stitch, so this has cost nothing.

I was so proud of MaxiMads drawing and this is a fitting way of recording it and one I will get to look at all the time.  I have already started on the rest of the family and everyone should get one for Christmas.


7 comments:

bad penny said...

Oh that is just FAB...I want to learn how to do that !

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Ok, now you're just showing off.
Absolutely brilliant. Big ole gold star for you x

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

I love it. I've just picked up some embroidery silks, maybe I should try some...

ps - I tried our your castle and it worked ever so well, so thanks for the idea. The turrets have come off 100 times already and Adam has installed a couple of canons but it has been a hit!

Itch2stitch.com said...

What a fantastic idea. I love the picture is wonderful1 Suzie. xxx

Insomniac Mummy said...

That is a really fab idea!

:)

Karen said...

That's really fab! I love it! The best things in life are free, as they say!

Sarah said...

Oh fabulous!!! That's just how my three year old draws people too! What a very lovely gift. And that ribbon is just perfect. What a fab mam you are.

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