|A - circa 2010|
But this time he sewed cotton fabric, a sharp needle and sewing cotton.
He used some scraps form a project that I was cutting out and first he made a little pillow for the fairy garden.He stuffed the pillow with cotton wool. Then he wanted to make a beanie hat for the fairy and finally he cut a blanket and then a scarf.
He managed the thread and needle so well. His level of concentration was wonderful and I absolutely loved seeing my boy experience such a sense of pride and achievement in his own handwork.
While he was sewing I taught him the following little poem (from Spindrift by Wynstones Press)
Thread just right,
Fingers quick and nimble.
In a line,
And always wear a thimble.
|so pleased with himself|
Apparently the fairy in our fairy garden is now very cosy and ready for Winter . . .