But now, suddenly, we are all about crafting. She even likes to watch Mr Maker, previously shunned and she would cry when it came on because of the scary shapes.
Her works of art have intended recipients and I duly pass them on. Some have cracking titles when I ask her 'what is this about?'. So far we've had, for some glitter stars and hearts (given to granddad) "Horse in Battle". Goodness only knows where she got that gem from and it tickled me greatly so I now make sure I always ask what it is.
I raided the pound shop for supplies thinking they would last us the holidays. She went through them within minutes.
She has got creative, introducing other materials and even her beloved ponies got a look in.
She even now requests 'makes' and with ten minutes before bedtime the other night wielded these results from me. I'm fairly chuffed.