Guest Post: Framed Baby Keepsake

Hi! I am Amy over at While Wearing Heels. I am honored to be guest blogging for Amy while she is enjoying some time with her newest bundle of joy.

I am a BIG believer in decorating with what makes you happy. Do you have a box of things you have stored that you can’t seem to part with? Things you have kept because they make you smile or bring back a happy memory? If so, why not take them out of their box and give them new life by putting them on display.
I am at the place in my life where I am packing up baby clothes. Certain pieces have great memories, in particular, my daughter’s blankets. She has always been a blanket girl SO instead of packing them up in a box, I decided to turn them into a piece of art I could appreciate and showcase.
So, I grabbed one of her blankies {destined for said box} and the following supplies:
Heat n Bond Iron-on Adhesive
Embroidery thread and needle
Embroidery hoop
Background fabric
Deciding on a shape, I opted for a ‘g’ {but you could do something like a heart or a car}. On the smooth side of the Heat n Bond, trace out the mirrored image of the shape. Iron your shape onto the back side of your fabric. Then, once cooled, cut out your shape.
Peel the paper backing of the Heat n Bond off {the back of your fabric should feel tacky}. Stick your shape onto the center of your background fabric {I used plain white fabric}.
Then hand sew your image down using an embroidery hoop, needle and thread. I opted for a homemade look so I used a running stitch along the inside and the outside of the ‘g’.
You can either continue by embroidering a name or word OR you can simply press out the wrinkles and frame it as is…
If you want to add more details…keep on reading.
I decided to embroider GRACE across the ‘g’ in a brighter pink. Using a water soluble pen, I traced her name out in Freehand 591 {a free font you can download here}. Then, using a line stitch, I embroidered her name.
So, instead of this blanket ending up in a box, it’s now ready to be displayed. For the moment, I’ll keep it in a frame…
but eventually, I think I’ll add it to a quilt as a personalized square.
The possibilities are endless and the memories preserved are priceless.

Thanks so much Amy!

A BIG thanks to Amy for allowing me to guest blog for her and to YOU for reading along with me today. I’d love for you to stop over to While Wearing Heels and seeing what else I’ve been inspired to try and create…I promise, you don’t need to wear your heels, unless you want to :)


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Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.

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