Last night I got home to discover that one of my nieces had spent the day with Mum.
This was Emily, the one who first realised that I always make their birthday presents.
Em asked Mum to help her sew a bag for her twin sister for their birthday. Under guidance, but doing it all herself, Em made a tote for Jess. She was so confident by the end of it she whipped up 3 fabric "socks" for each of their mobile 'phones.
Em told Mum that it was better to make presents because is showed people you loved them by making something specially for them that no one else had.
I'm so proud.