I bought a set of baby t-shirts and embroidered on them. I used a lightweight cut-away stabilizer that I basted on the back, embroidered through it and then cut it down to around the embroidery.
First was a little monkey! He is mostly backstitch in 2 shades of brown with 2 strands floss. His banana is satin stitched in 2 yellows, and the branches he is sitting on are 2 shades of green using 2 strands floss and the stem stitch.
Last I did the Noah's Ark, and since I was getting a little bored of using the backstitch and stem stitch I only used them for the giraffe, bunny and bird. The giraffe has pistil stitch for it's horns, the bird has some buttonhole stitch for it's tail. The elephant is done in split stitch as well as the Ark. The bear is done all in 2 wrap french knots to give him a fuzzy look. The water is done in the whipped running stitch, which gives it a little extra ripple, I should have done the whipped backstitch for a more smooth look but I figure it still looks neat with the ripple effect to the waves.