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Since finding the photo of Liberty of London fabrics framed in embroidery hoops at Purl (see post here), I’ve been meaning to try the idea. Here’s my interpretation with some embroidered birds on linen. I painted the hoops matte black. But I think that these would be great unpainted or painted with different bright colors and used in a child’s room.

I simply hooped the fabric and cut the excess, so this was a quick and easy project. I plan to add more to this grouping, mix in some plates or find some flea-market style small round mirrors. I embroidered the birds myself, but I think that vintage handkerchiefs would make a great display. You can find lots of vintage handkerchiefs online here and here.

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I had to add some images of this snowman drawing that Eva made.  I digitized it and embroidered the design on some hand towels.  See my recent post about preserving children’s artwork.  This time she had me make some changes after I scanned it into the computer (she wanted to change the hats) and she picked the thread colors.  We’re going to give these to the grandparents.

Also, I had another thought about children’s artwork after watching Eva get super excited about these rubber stamps from the small object.  You could turn a drawing into rubber stamps!  I think a simple line drawing would make a fabulous rubber stamp (and a great stocking stuffer).  Here’s a site that can do it.  The customization feature is not totally user-friendly, but you can see your design after you upload it.

And I love the idea of making your child’s drawing into a stuffed animal.  Here‘s a nice example from Fruit of Her Hands:

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