Ella's been wanting to sew for ages, but it's quite limiting to use a blunt embroidery needle, as it's very hard to push it through most things. We have done the hessian weave sew, but she's been hankering to do some "real" sewing.
Today, when I started doing some more sewing for my fete stall, she wanted to sew with me, with a sharp needle. I set her up with a simple felt cutout and off she went. She did so well, threaded her own needle and tied off her own knots. Such fun.
Me sitting beside my big girl, sewing with her and chatting away - priceless.