What are you most proud of? That I can give gifts in a gift ;-) and reuse every scrap of material What advice would you give someone starting this project? Its not necessary to have an embroidery machine (although the deer from urbanthreads is too cute) You could easily make an application or use your decorative stiches to make litte stars or so. Even with a straight stich and a special thread you can create beautiful things. Just start.