I love to do handcrafts. I always have. When I was young I desperately wanted to learn to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, anything I could. So why on earth can I not find anything that inspires Froggy? All of my attempts to entice her into pursing some form of handwork have all met with eager beginnings and quick frustration and disgust.
I finally decided to try again. In an attempt to keep her motivated I did a couple of things. First, we started a new project. It is still hand sewing just like the last time. But this time it is going to be a matching dress to a new dress I am working on for her. To make it even more fun for her it is part of a whole matching series. I have a skirt in the same fabric. The second thing I did was make the time while she is working on it special. I am reading her Five Children and It while she sews. I have a nice project bag for her with all her supplies and the book.
I am not sure it will keep her going long enough to finish the whole project but she lasted longer on this project than any other thus far.
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