Another Feb birthday - for another faux cousin. Eloise requested a cross stitch kit for her 8th birthday and while excited she was starting her own crafting journey, I actually found the 'right' gift hard to find.
I started with a sewing kit - the box which I already had I jazzed up with a bit of silhouette vinyl to personalize it. Inside are some threads, scissors, buttons etc.
The best find was the made it cross stitch kits. I found this at a pop up shop in Phillip Island from the Haby Goddess and it is just the right pitch. It is a great way to learn the stitches but also get the tension right and what I think is the best bit is when she is finished she can hang it off her schoolbag as decoration.