Every time I see a lonely old embroidery hoop in a charity shop I have to bring it home with me, as a result I've been amassing quite a collection. Pinterest always has some great inspirational ideas of crafty things to do with them and I have a few on my to do list. At the top was this little keepsake make and it was really quick and simple to do
Draw an outline of each member of your family's hand on some tracing paper
Transpose each hand print (I did each had individually to get the layout right and so's not to confuse myself whilst stitching) onto some fabric (I used a white cotton cot sheets used by both my children for added keepsakeability)
Embroider (I used back stitch) around each hand print in a different colour
I used dark blue for Mr Right, dark pink for me, light blue for Buster and light pink for Missy
I also embroidered the year as a finishing touch and here we are The Thread Hand Gang!
Linking up with #HandmadeThursday over on White Lily Green and Molly & The Princess