One Sunday recently I managed a lovely browse around Hobbycraft and bought a white box frame and some lovely coloured felts. Typically I left it to the last minute to make the present so the last few days I've been sewing fast, and typically the first box frame back wouldn't come out so it was another trip to Hobbycraft to change it (also came back with a huge Swiss roll tin for £3-bargain)!
I cut the E out of pink felt and stitched around it, and glued this onto the cream square of backing felt. Then backstitched 'is for', and then satin stitched the name 'Ella' - this is the first time I have used this stitch and I wish I'd come across it before! Then I cut a heart out of the pink felt and sewed that onto the backing.
My friend loved it, I think it is so nice to be able to make something personalised and handmade for occasions like this-and no risk of doubling up on gifts!