the next morning when i reluctantly rolled out of bed i found that she had made me this little wallet! before this time she had never threaded a needle by herself, and had only watched me instruct her on sewing a button in place! i was so impressed!
she just loves her basket. she kept going back to it all day, making button cuffs, doll skirts and the starts of an apron for herself.
i can't tell you how excited it makes me to see her loving sewing. she told me once, a while back, that sewing 'makes me feel important'. giving her something of meaning, something of purpose, makes her feel big. important. what a gift it is to be able to offer that to her!