But what to give as a gift?
When my kids were little they got things like silver egg cups with matching spoons (they are in their treasure boxes in my attic, getting very tarnished), or silver money boxes (same place).
I don't know what to get as a Christening gift these days, so I thought I would make a cushion instead.
I stuck the letters in place with Bondaweb before free-machine embroidering around each one to make them stand out a bit more.
Next I thought I should have a play with my new Sewing Machine with it's many embroidery stitches :) I ran a couple of fancy lines up to border the letters.
Then it was time for the edging in a nice summery yellow with bright pink flowers pattern which went well with the fabric I chose for the backing.