Who’s getting excited about (fingers crossed) the reopening of the shops, gyms and resturants on April the 12th?
I must admit I was over the moon and then time seem to stand still ………typical.
So it’s 5 weeks away and we’re using this time to expand. If you’ve not seen our expansion project have a look here – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bringing-the-community-and-crafters-together
The plan is to get this project completed for reopening.
Step one is complete, carpets removed.
Its an amazing space that we’re transforming, so my excitement for opening is back.
What are looking forward to the most ?
How’s everyone doing? I hope you are safe and well.
Its been a good week, lots going on and I’m struggling to keep track of days and apparently we’re only nine days in to the year.
So what’s been going on……
Well we’re still able to send orders out all over the Uk and we’re offering a click and collect service too…..https://Www.simplyneedlecraft.com
A huge thank you to everyone that has placed an order, we’re getting your orders out the same day if you order before 2pm.
Our VIP fabric group members are busy making their January projects……its not to late to get this months box if you want to join in.
I’ve also filmed the children’s stitch school project for January’s lesson. The lessons are due to posted out on the 15th of January, to get your child enrolled into my virtual school please visit https://www.simplysewingboxes.com/the-stitch-school/
And finally because I love learning new things I’ve signed up to a knitting course (yep I’m absolutely useless at knitting but OK at crochet)
So what’s is everyone doing to keep busy, what ongoing projects have you got on the go, what new skills are you learning?
Stay safe, well and warm
30 days ago I set a challenge on social media, the challenge was to do something creative everyday for 30 days.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the response. Everyone is so talented, every day you posted a photo of what you’ve been making, everyday you’ve put a smile on my face, everyday you’ve inspired others to have a go ……. thank you x
here’s a few
In other news this week,………the shop reopened again. It’s so good to get back to work and see you all again.
We’ve also been filming for December’s Stitch School. You’ve got 9 days left to our next enrolment, so if you want to get your children involved in my virtual online sewing classes head over to https://www.simplysewingboxes.com/the-stitch-school/
And last of all……. having some down time……I finished reading the Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
This is a truly powerful book, and one which makes you stop and think about your own life. It helps you see things from so many different angles. Nora could be like any one of us, but the very clever plot of the book, takes her through all of her different lives to help her see what matters and ultimately find the thing that saves her. I feel honoured to have read this, very thought provoking………. I’d recommend this to everyone ❤️
That’s all for this weeks weekly waffle
Weekly waffle time……. the weeks are flying by, I can’t believe it’s 34 days until Christmas 🎄
This week has been all about creating projects for Stitch School and our VIP members group.
The first Stitch School packages were sent out this week and I’ve had amazing feedback……… to get your kids involved visit https://www.simplysewingboxes.com/the-stitch-school/
Then it was time to get a project ready for our VIP members …….
sneaky peak off next months project 😊 https://www.simplysewingboxes.com/shop/
Our craft challenge is still going strong over on Facebook…….. we’re at day 17 already.
Im still on the self care mission, it’s going well. Hot chocolate, bubble baths, reading, canine cuddles, candles it’s working a treat so far.
I’m a bit stuck on which book to read next……..any suggestions.
Weekly Ami waffle time 😊
Wow what a week, so much has been happening…….the short version….
unpacking a wool order takes so long
Stitch School is about to be launched today 😊 so there’s been lots of filming and packing craft parcels.
if you’ve not heard My Stitch School has now be opened up to all children in the UK. It’s perfect for children age 7 years and upwards. They will receive a craft parcel each month with all the supplies they will need to make the project I set for them, this is backed up with a video tutorial……. hand sewing and machine sewing options available.
5 video tutorials filmed this week, welcome letters written, patterns printed 😊 https://www.simplysewingboxes.com/the-stitch-school/
We’re still able to offer a click and collect service and mail order so I’ve been busy packing everyone’s orders……. thank you to everyone that has placed an order ……..https://www.simplyneedlecraft.com
its been a busy week and I’ve loved every minute, however it’s important to me that I have a healthy work/life balance and it’s not been the best over the last few months so this week I’ve took extra care……
1. New extremely fluffy duvet set
2. oil diffuser with a mood light
3. loads of bubbles in the bath
6. Hot chocolate
8. film time (jingle jangle)
along with doing something creative everyday as part of our Craft Challenge I’ve got running over on Facebook my page followers…… everyone’s doing amazing.
So my question to you all is ……..
What’s your favourite way to kick back and relax and recharge ?
end of waffle ……….
Here we are again in round two in of restrictions.
Dont panic though……. I’m determined to help where I can.
We’re still able to send out orders and run a click & collect service, head over to https://www.simplyneedlecraft.com
Workshops are on hold, however I’ve just launched Stitch School online. This is open to all children in the uk. They will receive a monthly package with a tutorial and additional video support.
Have a look at the details https://www.simplysewingboxes.com/the-stitch-school/
I’ve also set a 30 Day Craft Challenge up on Facebook and Instagram. Head over to join us…….It’s amazing to see what everyone’s up to. We’re on day Four already.
Im determined to keep busy and productive………so look what’s arrived ❤️
With all the uncertainty around at the moment I’m more determined than ever to keep going. This year has been a challenge and I’m super stubborn……..to keep me sane in insane times I’ve found this. Now it might seem a bit pointless however it works.
It’s more important now more than ever to look after our mindsets….. keep inspired, get creative and let’s smash the next 30 days.
I’m so used to patchwork and quilting, it’s my passion……….. however I’m all up for pushing myself out of my comfort zone (and it’s the perfect time of year to do it). I’ve took the step to have a go at dress making…… stand by for the updates, I’ve only just started cutting the patterns out ❤️
I’m also starting a new painting by numbers, perfect for the dark nights …… It’s so therapeutic
I love therapeutic projects so our Fabric Community have now got my Fabric Journal workshop in video form so they can create their very own memory books. These books cost hardly anything to make, all you need is scraps of fabric and a little bit of inspiration.
If your not already part of our Fabric Community head over to www.simplysewingboxes.com
What projects have you got on the go?
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