I finished a small wall hanging of my children’s silhouettes. It wasn’t hard to do at all. A friend of mine took each child’s photo, side view, against a sunny window. Then she played with photoshop to produce an image that was simply a dark gray silhouette. I have no idea how to play with photoshop, so if I had to do this on my own, I think I would have just *winged it* with the color image.
Anyhow, then I traced the image onto freezer paper, ironed it onto black fabric, and then cut the silhouette out. I ironed the black fabric (now shaped like my child) onto the background. Some borders were added and then the whole thing was quilted and bound.
I love looking at it. They won’t be this little for long, so I’m glad to have this time captured. My husband, however, looks at it and it bugs him. He’s a chiropractor and says, “Hmm…so-n-so really needs an adjustment.” Funny guy. I’m used to that sort of thing, however, because he picks out the same such when he sees people walking.
Another option is to put a child’s silhouette into a picture frame. There are a lot of different things you could do, but don’t wait. Those chubby cheeks thin out before you’re ready.