a hand-print do-it-yourself.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

since parker was born, i've been half excited to see his milestones come and go and half totally weepy over it all.  i was looking through his hospital stuff when he was about a month old and realized i didn't have his hand and foot print from birth.  i didn't have his hand and foot print?!  the hormonal mother i was freaked out and made steve call the hospital right away to see why it wasn't with the file and where was it and how can we get it and it won't be the same now because he's older and his hands and feet have gotten a bit bigger and oh my gosh i'm going to cry.  they told us that it's for their records.  why?!  i'm not sure.  but at least it wasn't lost... i guess.  so, since then, i've wanted a clever way to record his ridiculously cute, pudgy, knuckle-dimpled hands.  i came up with it the other day just shy of him being six months old.  i got some fabric out, traced his hand (the hardest part of the task, to be sure), cut it out, and mod-podged it onto these wooden canvases i got.  i think i'm going to hang it on the wall in his room and maybe do it again when he's two or something.  it's cute and sweet and i like it quite a bit.

and that's that.

23 comments:

  1. You got some fabric out?

    Like, no big deal.

    I am so impressed with you right now.

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  2. That is the cutest idea! Definitely saving this for when I have a little hand to trace. One day...

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  3. Great and cute idea. I am going to pin this and may start doing this on every birthday.

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  4. I want to use this as a gift idea: Next time I babysit my niece and nephew I want to pull some fabric out Bridget-style, and create these for their upcoming birthdays. My sister would LOVE it. She'd get all weepy about it too. :)

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  5. That's adorable. But whack that the hospital wouldn't give you at least a copy! Silly hospital.

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  6. What a great idea for Parker's room! What a bummer the hospital didn't at least give you a copy!

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  7. so sweet! that little man has a cute tiny hand.

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  8. I love, love this idea! I just pinned it on pinterest and it's been repinned a LOT. Great idea!!!

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  9. Are you kidding me right now? That's sooooooo stinking cute. I my or may it be putting that on my weekend to do list. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. they wouldn't give you YOUR son's prints? umm, i'm sorry, but that should be illegal.

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  11. Greaaat idea! Something a little bit different and super cute. I had a feeling Parker had some cute and chubby little hands :)

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  12. This is a great idea!! Love it! You should have vlogged the task of tracing his hand. ha.

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  13. That's a really cute idea! That's definitely too cute not to put on display!

    XO. Britt
    The Magnolia Pair

    :)

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  14. That's lame of the hospital. The footprint/handprint thing is more of a tradition for the mamas and dads anyways -- the hospital doesn't truly need to keep a record of it (at least the one I work at does not -- they hand 'em over to the parents).

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  15. LOVE this idea! Spreading it around with your name stamped on it, of course :)

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  16. this is really cute!

    i find it odd that you didn't get a copy of the handprint. I don't have kids of my own but I care for many children and they all have received a copy from the hospital. It must depend on the hospital :)

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  17. This is so sweet! I love this idea, it's such a unique way to keep track of how much he has grown!

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  18. If I were you i would cut out a different fabric when you do it next time and put them on top of each other to see the difference...maybe until he is five. Just a thought.

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  19. I'm in love with this! I love all the silhouette pictures. Too cute!

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  20. That is the best idea!!! I love this. Glad the hospital had his baby hand and footprints though. Although too bad they couldn't give you a copy! Grr.

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  21. that is absolutely darling. i love it. but i'm still concerned about the fact that the hospital didn't give you a copy of his prints. that's sad. but i still love this idea. thanks for sharing.

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  22. hi bridget,

    you left a comment on my blog about what go to lens I used. I would have to say that my 35mm 1.2 is the one i grab first. :)

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