Funny how we all learn different skills and hobbies at different speeds. I have always been keen on knitting. I used to knit dolls clothes to supplement the handful of items in each dolly wardrobe. My parents used to patiently make furniture for the collection of 5 dolls. Shoe boxes, the most versatile of equipment – suitably covered in silky or tough fabric would become from carry cot to stand up wardrobe, smaller boxes made into a matching moses crib, or tallboy . . . Proud as I am of my knitting skills, I wish though that someone had encouraged me to learn sewing too! My elder sister did learn & it’s served her well all her life; she’s made and worn so many outfits that I have coveted. Oh how I envied a little chanel inspired jacket she made for a wedding – it looked fabulous and I should have taken lessons then to make my own!