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.
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.
This year is flying by and lets face what year its been. But now for the last couple of weeks we’ve been in my favourite part of the year…….Autumn.
Its all about cold crispy mornings, warm snuggly clothes, candles, books, the fire on, hot chocolate, walks with the turning leaves and pj’s. Bonfire night is my favourite night of the year but it looks like that’s cancelled (gutted).
However my craft room is near enough finished so now ill be able to craft at home and film more tutorials for our Fabric Community (if your not already a member head over to https://www.simplysewingboxes.com )
It still needs organising, a blind and a light but its getting there.
I’ve been getting festive and now my Christmas Quilt is finished. I’m filming the tutorial for this tomorrow for our Fabric Community Members.
I’ve finished a painting by numbers for my craft room
Now I’ve started EPP Hexagons
Now I’m on the hunt for other projects.
Does anyone else like a list of projects to work through……..or is it just me?
Monday – 9:00am – 3:30pm
Tuesday – 9:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 3:30pm
Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday – Closed
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