She's really enjoying her lessons at school, so to give further encouragement at home I decided to buy her a book. It's one I'd seen on The Book People, Sewing In No Time by Emma Hardy. I'd read some favourable reviews, and as it was discounted from £14.99 to £3.99 I ordered it.
Each project is set out well, giving details of all the materials needed, the time it will take to make and clear instructions with diagrams as well as lovely photos of the finished items.
I didn't realise that the book is actually filled with ideas for soft furnishing projects for the home, I don't think Eleanor will be interested in making a roll-up blind, but there's still plenty of projects that have caught her eye.
I particularly like the Lined Storage Basket,
as well as the Pet Basket
and the Ribbon and Button Lavender Bag.
I've already got a list of materials needed for some projects Eleanor wants to have a go at so I hope that by buying her this book, I've piqued her interest a little more, and who knows, I might give something a go myself.