Thursday, January 25, 2007

Snowmen Feet


Christmas Eve 2004 we made snowmen out of our children's feet. I always loved seeing my kids footprints and how they grow each year. Now with Sawyer here, it was only appropriate that we do it again. So, on Monday night we did it. (I wanted to do it before Christmas, but this was one of the things that was crossed off our to-do list.)


This time I used a lighter blue fabric (duckcloth). The edges are straight, even though they don't look like it in the picture. We used brown for the stick arms (I couldn't find brown fabric paint when we did them the first time). And a glittery paint for falling snowflakes, which are kind of hard to see.


I used a dowel rod in a pocket the first time. I was thinking about attaching 3-4 ribbon loops at the top instead. What do you think?

11 comments:

Amy said...

I love this idea... so cute! Ribbon loops would look great.

kirsten said...

those are way cute. my parents have this canvas of handprints us 6 kids did in 1989. i think we should do it again in 2009. :)

Randi said...

Oh, this is so cute! My older kids would never go for this, but maybe the 2 younger ones...

capello said...

so cute!

the ribbon idea will be cute, but it will make the fabric kind of wave-y and you may not be able to notice the detail as well.

beki said...

What a cute idea!
Like Capello said, I think the ribbon may make it hang funny. How about using a rod pocket + dowel for stability, but have robbon loops sewed on to that? Too much work?

Karyn said...

Ohhhhhhhhh...I love that, very very very cute. It'll be something you treasure forever!

Me, Myself and Sewing said...

That is such a cute, great, different idea! 2 points for you for coming up with it!

shirley said...

Oh my goodness, this is the *best* idea, ever! I love it! What a treasure.

TinkerBlue said...

That is so cute.

lindiepindie said...

What a great idea! Very cute, and it must be fun to compare their little growing feet from year to year. Definitely worth the mess. :o)

jennpal said...

Hi there. I love the snowman feet! SO cute! I will be checking back to see what life is like for a Mom of six. Hats off to you as I can't imagine!!! signed, a Mom of one