I always develop a particular bond with an embroidery project when I have a clear idea in my mind of who it is destined to. This bib, as you can imagine, was made for a certain Aimée, the Christmas baby I spoke of here.
I was more than happy to make this for her baptism present. I spent hours choosing the right font and colours, counting the squares, spacing out the letters and checking that it would all look right in the end. When I had finished I wrapped it up in a particularly pretty page from one of my favourite magazines. I couldn’t wait to give it to the happy parents!
But when I got to the baptism, I saw a big pile of beautifully wrapped presents with crêpe paper, ribbons and bows galore. I was suddenly filled with self-doubt and wondered if my homemade present wouldn’t seem small, cheap or homely in comparison.
I needn’t have worried, as my gift was appreciated for all the right reasons. The time I had spent on it, the 100% personalised design and, let’s face it, the fact that Aimée looked ridiculously cute in her new bib.