Tuesday, May 31, 2011



A few months ago my youngest son asked me for a pair of pyjamas. Not any old pyjamas mind, they had to be polar bear pyjamas. I put this in the too hard bin for a while but with the onset of frosts this week I thought it was time to rise to the challenge. The navy tee shirting had been sitting in my stash since before he was born and the checked fabric was a bargain my husband picked up at an auction....$6 for the entire roll, and the small piece of white for the polar bear was just a piece of sweatshirting scrap. I ironed on some interfacing to the reverse of the bear for stability and the applique process proved surprisingly easy. The eyes are just blue snaps. My son was thrilled with the results and didn't take much convincing to pose for the camera.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



When Life Gives You Lemons.......
After the February earthquake like so many others, I lost my job. With the central city still courdoned and many businesses closing down, jobs have been very much in short supply. When the going gets tough you tighten your belt. I initiated a zero waste scheme at home and part of that is repurposing where possible. When I was given a few t-shirts that were in really great condition but didn't fit, this is what I came up with.....my boys have been fond of this style of undies for quite some time, thanks to the promotion of them by their sporting heroes.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Welcome to Fabric Epiphanies. This blog was started to journal my creative journey. It will also serve as a learning exercise on how this whole blog world works.
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city that has experienced destruction on an overwhelming scale over the last 8 months and this area where I live is about to embark on a creative journey itself as it begins the mammoth task of putting back together what nature has torn away.
It is late autumn here in Christchurch and the weather is still beautiful and the leaves still crunching underfoot. Unbelievably at this time of the year, I still have roses blooming in my garden so I thought I would cut some and bring them inside before the frost got to them.