Family & Parenting

This Mom Creates Gorgeous Embroidered Keepsakes From Ultrasound Photos

These are so special!

The time between when you find out you’re pregnant and the birth of your baby is unlike any other.

This mom came up with a way to turn an ultrasound photo into a keepsake you’ll cherish forever. Veselka Bulkan turns ultrasound photos into embroideries, and they’re unique and adorable, just like babies are.

What started out as a special way for Bulkan and her husband to celebrate their own baby girl has turned into a lucrative business because there are plenty of expectant mommies that are longing to have something as special as these tiny embroideries.

According to the “About” page on Bulkan’s website, she used her own embroidery to announce her pregnancy:

“When I became pregnant at the beginning of the last year, I made an embroidery from my baby’s ultrasound at which I looked every day during this season of my life while imagining how she will look like, and a keepsake of these beautiful days as well,” she wrote.

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A few months ago, when I was working on "growing vegetables embroidery sets" for Garden Museum, I have planted various vegetables in the jars, observed their roots and seedlings in detail, and stitched them with love. During this time, it seems that there was also a little seed growing inside me! 💚 #20weekspregnant . . . #pregnancy #ultrasound #momentsofmine #embracingaslowerlife #theartofslowliving #thatauthenticfeeling #postitfortheaesthetic #littlestoriesofmylife #thehappynow #simplepleasures #nothingisordinary #momentsofmine #embracingaslowerlife #slowlivingforlife #babybump #inspirepregnancy #babybelly #stylethebump #pregnancyglow #pregnantlife #babybump #pregnancystyle #expecting #bumpstyle #dickbauchdienstag #schwangerschaft

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The embroideries are lovely works of art that would make great baby shower gifts, pregnancy announcements or nursery decor. So, whether you’re pregnant or know someone who is, this is great for all those preparing to expand their family.

The website states that Bulkan isn’t accepting orders at this time.

It’s important to note that these can take up to a month to create and that all ultrasound photos won’t translate well into an embroidery because there’s a lot to consider with the process.

Bulkan told PopSugar, “The posture of the baby is a factor. Some photos are close up to the face, some are not. The contours on the head are pretty different in each in terms of abstraction of details. The textures of the scan and the ratio of black and white areas are also a difficulty factor,” she said. “Some of the ultrasounds are so blurred and abstract. Their textures are not so clear so that the result would not be good at all. Three-dimensional ultrasounds are also not applicable.”

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Many thanks to all of you for your lovely comments, and great interest in my baby ultrasound embroidery. Moreover, I am very grateful for all of your support at these last days of my pregnancy and sharing your valuable experiences!❤️🙏🏻 Finally, I have created a waiting list that I will start to accept orders by January. If you are flexible with waiting times and would like to join the list, please follow up the link in my profile for further details 🌿 . . . #abmcrafty #dslooking #psimadethis #myunicornlife #thehappynow #lovelysquares #creativelifehappylife #fiberart #dstexture #madetocreate #Calledtobecreative #creativityfound #finditliveit #prettylittlething #ssw40 #ultraschall #uniteinmotherhood #slowmotherhood #candidchildhoood #childhoodunplugged #habitandhome #babybump #inspirepregnancy #babybelly #pregnancyglow #pregnantlife #pregnancystyle #expecting #bumpstyle

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The best way to see if your baby’s photo will work is to email Bulkan a copy so she can let you know. Her ultrasound embroideries cost $300.

This definitely isn’t the only way you can make your ultrasound photo a little more special, however. On Etsy, you’ll find several ways to customize a very special ultrasound gift. For instance, you can get your ultrasound photo printed on canvas:

Etsy | OCCanvasStudio

This option will run you $40-$142, depending on canvas size.

You can also turn your ultrasound into a precious little watercolor painting, thanks to the babyblueprint Etsy shop.

Etsy | babyblueprint

This option will cost $55-$95.

And here’s another really unique but temporary option. How about, the next time you’re at the salon, having your manicurist put your ultrasound image on your fingernails? Yep, this is a thing. This Instagram post from @salongrecreate shows one way this can be done:

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1+1=4 🙊💕 Som flera av er säkert redan har misstänkt så ligger det en liten bebis i min mage. Inte bara en har vi fått reda på, utan TVÅ! 🙊 Vi väntar tvillingar!! 👶🏻👶🏻💕 Jag vet inte än hur länge min kropp kommer orka jobba, men jag är beräknad 21 december (tvillingar kommer ofta runt 1 månad för tidigt). Första steget är att jag inte längre regelbundet kommer att jobba till 20-23 på kvällarna, utan se till att hålla mig (så gott det går) runt 18.00 när jag egentligen ska vara klar för dagen. Detta kommer göra att möjligheten till sena eftermiddagstider kommer att minska. Så småningom kommer jag med största sannolikhet även att behöva minska med någon dag i veckan, så se till att vara ute i god tid för att få en tid som passar! Så länge jag och bebisarna mår bra och så länge kroppen orkar så kommer jag att jobba på, men hälsan och våra barn går i första hand, så om kroppen säger stopp så måste jag lyssna. Det gör att ju längre fram i höst vi kommer, desto större är risken att jag kan behöva boka om eller avboka helt. Hoppas på eran förståelse! 💕

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And if you’re crafty yourself, you can always DIY something incredible, such as a painting or a shadow box frame to hold memories from your pregnancy. The Baby Chick website has a great tutorial for how to create a very special shadow box for your baby.


Getting crafty can make getting an ultrasound photo all the more exciting and special. But, no matter how you commemorate this moment, nothing’s better than knowing a little bundle of joy is on the way. Congratulations!