His project of choice was a pillow. Three cheers for the "easy" factor! A personalized pillow. Three cheers again for my packrat nature. I did NOT have the time or the patience to sit down and help him cut out fabric letters. Oh wait--what about the box of pieces from the felt board set? I set him to work sorting through, and indeed we found the appropriate letters. I helped him pin them into place, and then he set to work sewing.
This is my boy! OMG I'm so proud and tickled by this, I can't find adequate words.
The gift was very well received. It was the only of the birthday boy's gifts which rated instant approval. (All others were warily investigated and not fully embraced until later in the day.) And, at the end of his first day as an official 4-year-old, our not-so-little littlest fell asleep on the best gift that *I* got all week.