Are you sitting comfortably?

Hello!! Welcome back to the newsletter, I am so excited you are here and joining me on this journey.
As many of you know, this year, 2018, is the year of wellbeing for me. I have moved to the forest for calm, peace and restoration, whilst also giving my creativity lots of space to explore and go a bit wild!
As a knock on from this I am eating well, juicing every day, swimming every weekday and really listening to what my body needs! So, why am I boring you with all this? Well, I wanted to fill you in on some little tips, and one of these is the way we sit!
I know that working from home, sewing, crafting and updating online content can make us (me) a little slack in the old ‘sitting up straight’ and ‘remembering to take a break and go for walks reguarly’ department. So, after much deliberation and research, I decided to use my yoga ball as my seat for all these activities – I even use it at the sewing machine! You do have to get yourself in the right balance first but once you can you are off! It’s great for movement, working on your core as you craft and doing little mini exercises! If you are worried about stability you can get ones with stabilisers to hold in place, just do a bit of research..
I would love to know how you keep yourself in shape at your desk / craft space and if you have a special chair or if you would consider using a ball! It’s a bit of fun too!

One of the best sewing ladies around ‘Wendy Gardiner’ (who also is the genius behind sorting out of all our lovely workshops at the Knitting and Stitching Shows, calms us down when stressed, and somehow always jolly!) has just had refurb of her sewing room. I noticed her cool chair and asked her about it…
“it is a cheapy from Ikea, I did have a big office chair with arms and tall back, but so often felt I was sitting on the edge and couldn’t get close to my desk/machine because of the arms (although they could lift up).  So this is a nice new one, quite firm base, on roller balls so moves around easily. It can raise up and down to suit the height I want and has an  upright back which supports my lower back.  Not yet used it when sewing, but think it will be good.  It was about £55 (so much cheaper than office chairs).
And the covers are removable so can be washed” – Now that is a great tip – thanks Wendy!
So if you have a story about your chair, how you sit in your workspace do let me know – I’d love more ideas!

And the winner from last weeks #wednesdaywin competition is….
FIONA MARTIN!
Fiona, thanks so much for your entry, I love that you will take your new skills onto volunteering at fun palace and local art centre, I believe that they will absolutely benefit from this, so thanks!
I will send you a link to the course xx
Runners up – I am sorting some more so please keep your eyes on the news!

Today I would love to know what you would like to make from fat quarters! I am set to do some super simple ‘how-to’ videos soon and I would love to know what you would like to see made out of these lovely fabrics.. The best suggestion gets a #wednesdaywin pack of my favourite Hobbycraft / The Craft Cotton Co. Fat Quarters ‘tropical palm tree’ in the post!
See you on Sunday!

Happy sewing sunday & mothering sunday too!

Hello and welcome to the Sunday Sewing newsletter, thanks so much for joining me again.
First up – Happy Mothers Day to all you gorgeous mummas and mums of mummas!
Plus I also wanted to say how gratefully received your competition entries have been. The ‘Sewing for Confidence’ is a theme that  is so close to my heart so to hear your stories around that theme have filled me with such joy! So much so that I couldn’t choose a winner this week, but I will do by our newsletter on Wednesday so do keep your eye out for that one when I will be unveiling the lucky winner and hopefully some runners up too!
And now… on with the sewing! With some lovely leftover jersey from the show I have created this super fun and simple jersey skirt… HAPPY MAKING and see you on Wednesday!

 

Check out the Jersey skirt over at the ‘Miss Libby Rose Makes’ section…

Sewing for Confidence #win

Hello and welcome to Wednesday #win newsletter

What a week of snow and fun at the Knitting and Stitching Show, but now that has finished and all our bags are unpacked it’s time to look forward to… ‘Sewing for Confidence’ 

There’s been a few questions that have come through asking questions about the course..

  1. Q: After the six weeks are completed, do we still have access to any video content, or is the £95 fixed to the six weeks only?
    A: YES! all the content is yours to keep, the only thing that is restricted to the 6-weeks is the facebook group. You can still access the group but no answers or live’s after the 6-weeks
  2. Q: Can I have a discount if I want to book on more than 1 of the ‘Sewing for Confidence’ courses?
    A: I would love to offer that! at the moment the first set of courses are all on sale at around half price! So at this stage I cant offer more discounts, but its always worth asking 🙂
  3. Q: If we get stuck outside the timings – can we get help?
    A: Yes for sure, that’s what the Facebook group is for, and I will be checking these as much as I can and hopefully be able to reply swiftly!

If you have more questions on this course, please do send them through, these help others as well as you!

And now for the Wednesday #win!
I am very, very excited to be offering 1 free space on the Sewing for Confidence course. You can choose the Beginners, Inbetweeners or Intermediates

To enter simply reply here or post on facebook why you’d like to join the course.

The lucky Winner will be announced on Sunday!

See you then,

Libby xx

Hello from the #knitnstitchshow

What a week!  Wowee, I do hope you all got through with as little damage as possible with all that snow and school closures etc PHEW!
Of coures this happened to be one of my busiest weeks (in a good way) but lots of travel so was taking it very easy indeed!  As part of the new Hobbycraft report, I attended an event that launched some new work with the lovely peeps at Hobbycraft and we discussed some sewing statistics as ive embroidered below!


Ohh and the lovely Janelt Ellis is also on board – couldn’t have met a lovelier lady!
hope you caught this one on social media..

So no #sundaysewing video toady as I am at the show.. but normal service will resume this wednesday with a #wednesdaywin
 Enjoy the video and I’ll see you very soon!
Libby Rose xx

Spicy Sunday Sewing: Rice and Lavender

Hello and welcome to the Sunday sewing newsletter with Miss Libby Rose. Today I am chatting about my week – I had a training day in Peterbrough which means I will be guest presenter at Hochanda TV in April – yay!
Other news is of course the Knitting and Stitching Show coming up this week.
Plus my sewing tips involve rice and lavender!
Enjoy and I’ll see you very soon!
Libby Rose xx

and the winners of the wonderful embroidery wall hangings are:-

Gwyn Waistell & Hilary Bodin

So if you could let me know what you’d like on your hoops (6 words or less) and I will get these out to you!