A friend’s baby celebrated her first birthday and since I can’t not make something, I thought I would opt for something other than a toy or clothes. I’ve been a bit infatuated with silhouettes lately, so I thought I would do one of the baby. I started with this photo
and then with a little photoshop magic I had her profile. I then used some transfer paper and traced her printed profile onto my fabric. I also decided to use thread to “draw” my initial outline of her head over the chalk. I knew I ultimately wanted to fill it in, but I needed a better guideline than my chalky outline.
Once I did that it was just a matter of stitching from left to right. I was pleased with the end result. (So was the momma!)
There is a great tutorial over here.