It took me two whole days to embroider 4 years old Claire’s drawing on linen. I am sitting in the middle of  messy house with back and neck pain now. 😉

But it was worth it and I kind of regret that I didn’t start this work years before. I am sure the picture will be treasured  over the generation.




This is the original sketch Claire drew for me two days ago. Her explain is, mommy takes a picture of her and big sis got mad.

And can you see a tiny person in the house? It’s my eldest Caylin doing her computer.

Oh, don’t forget the shoe lace and apples in the bag that pick from apple tree. She is my inspiration.




The easy way to translate is make a copy and cut out the picture, using them as templates.  Use the same templates to cut out your pieces of colored fabrics (see below).




I used Steam-A-Seam and ironed them to attach the big pieces of color fabic and used tackyglue (all purpose glue) for the little pieces.




This time I didn’t use a sewing machine. Everything is hand-sewn, which took me longer to finish.




For the tiny picture such as a person and a table in the window, I use only single DMC thread. For the camera, I used T-shirts fabric and a tiny button for camera lense.




Finally, I used different thread for the name. If you want to make it more fancy looking, you can add beads and/or sequence as you sew the name.



I hope my work inspired you. Happy sewing!







  1. What a treasured piece made with loving hands. I love seeing what you create each time. Beautiful!

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      I love reading your sweet comments, my friend. 🙂

  2. What a lovely piece to treasure! I’m not sure I’ll have the patience to do this, but it is such a great idea for gifts for grandmothers 🙂

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      Hi Francine. Thank you so much for visiting. ^^

  3. Oh wow what an awesome way of preserving your children/grandchildrens works of art, you’ve definitrly inspired me. This is one of the best ideas I’ve ran across in a while . Thank you so much for sharing, happy crafting!

  4. Your kid’s drawing is a precious moment of creativity for you, and she’s proud. Here you check this and get more new things for concrete layers. That is why you want to preserve it in the best way possible, so that you can enjoy it for a long time. There are many ways to do this, but here I’ll show you how to preserve your kid’s drawing in the most authentic way possible.

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