We have started Fairytale June. It is cold outside, so a perfect time to warm your soul and sew a fairytale-inspired Apron for the Christchurch Hospital Children's Ward.
We have changed the design of the costume and styled it into aprons. This is so they are functional with kids having to be in bed and able to be worn regardless of what medical equipment that might be in place such as drips.
The aprons are a great way to get creative and have been perfect way to interact with our younger sewers, asking them what they would do and if they can help to make an apron.
When planning Fairytale June we did not realise how close to home it was to become. Bridget’s five-year-old nephew was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour in his kidney and we can see first-hand how important it is to encourage and nurture positive imagination.
People who come to New Brighton Stitch-o-mat can sew a Fairytale apron at any time of year.