Usually I write the names of my children on the inside of their PE shoes with a sharpie but this is much prettier isn't it? It was a bit tough embroidering on the canvas especially since it's such a tiny size. I made knotless starts so she will not be bothered by knots on the inside of the shoe and improvised the embroidery 'design' (as is clearly visible) but I guess a water soluble marker would also work fine if you would want to draw the design first.
On the Embroidery Stitch Challenge menu today is the Cable Chain Stitch. Will report back in a few days time if it was a success!