Saturday, January 07, 2012


Several months ago, Hank was doing his regular form of artwork -- making a giant scribble on a piece of paper, taking another sheet of paper and making another giant scribble, etc. I asked him to draw me some sea creatures, and this is what he drew

It reminded me of a page from one of our favorite books, Wonder Bear

I labelled the picture and put it on our fridge. With time and exposure to moisture, it became crumpled. I was afraid of losing this picture, as it was the first time he drew something purposefully. I knew I had to do something to make it permanent, so I stitched it

I copied the shapes onto linen and outlined them with a running stitch. I even included the blurb I had written at the bottom of the original. The piece was framed and hung above my sewing table. Hopefully this version will stand the test of time!


Favorite of the day: Treehaus toys at JCPenney (cheaper in store if you can find them! Look for after Christmas clearance stuff.)

Working on: Birthday present


Lynn said...

What a great idea and a perfect fit for in your sewing room. Thanks for sharing this and have a good week!

Anonymous said...

Adorable... Can you please teach me :)

Jenn U

Leslie said...

Super cute!!!

eviedee said...

Love this!

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