I need your help!

yipppeeee…. It’s time for give-aways again!

I do hope you enjoyed sundays make of the button up wallet! I would love to see your versions if you have given it a go! Do post them on facebook, instagram or reply to me on here, I love seeing your versions!
I’m very excited to be off to Peterborough this week for some television training, I will let you know more about that on the other side! Hopefully on Sundays newsletter!
Would you like to win?? well read on…

I would love your help to help others looking to learn with me… So, I’m asking you for 10 words I can use on my website to help entice people that haven’t worked with me before… If you have something to say avbout your experience (or your childrens experience) learning with me – do reply on here or pop the 10 words (ish)  up on the facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/misslibbyrose/
and you could be in the winning of a personilised embroidery hanging!

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It’s sunday sewing day!

Hello and welcome back to the Miss Libby Rose newsletter! You can click on the video above to hear me chat about updates and musings for this week. 
Valentines day is over and now we can get stuck in to some sewing and making! Ive had quite a lot on with administration and contracts over these past few months and I’ve really missed making and sewing on a regular basis. I know that with the upcoming shows and events this will all change, but for now I’d love to share my latest button-up make!

We are making a button-up wallet and I will take you through all these steps below…

How do you get all your ideas down? I know that my best ideas come when I am resting so I keep a notebook handy by my bed to jot it all down! I wondered if you do this too or what’s your thoughts on getting ideas into action?
I have found the book / audio ‘The Artists way’ very benefecial to me over the years in getting my creative-ness into some ordered thought patterns.. Do check it out if you haven’t before…


Click on the video above and join me in making a BIG BUTTON-up wallet!
In this sewing class we are making a cute ‘button-up wallet’ with a huge button from my friends at Hobbycraft.
You will need 2 x fat quarters pieces, a big button, iron, seam ripper, sewing machine, hand sewing needle & thread, scissors, button hole foot…
Gather up all your essentials and join me over on the blog:-
The full make and instructions can be found here on the ‘Miss Libby Rose’ blog:
http://www.misslibbyrose.com/blog-post/how-to-sew-a-button-up-wallet/

Want to sew with me every week? Here are the ONLINE SEWING CLASSES..!

Click on the links below for more information (and to book a space) on the upcoming online sewing classes. I would so love to have you on board!





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News from the forest

 



Hello from the new studio!..!

Welcome back to the Miss Libby Rose newsletter, I am so excited to welcome you to the sewing studio in the forest! Here’s the mid-week newsletter (not so mid-week)
First things first – with the Knitting and Stitching Show is fast approaching and I would love to see you there, and a massive congratulations to the winners of the free tickets from my last newsletter.
If you missed the information, you can check out all the workshops and if you want to search and book on to any of my workshops simply click here and search ‘miss libby rose’ and If you’d like to buy a ticket now I can offer you a discount code: KS26. You get a special discount on tickets.
So, I will be back in London for the show then we can get stuck into….

NEXT UP: ONLINE SEWING COURSES!

Kids sewing courses! these will start in March or April. If we have enough interest in the March courses we will start these in March, so do let me know if you have a child aged 7 – 10 or 11-14 years that would love to get going with sewing, designing and making then do get in touch!
AND Sewing for Confidence!
A big thanks for all of your feedback and I am so happy to hear you all so into the Sewing for Confidence classes! SO, I have decided to break this down into three separate courses. The first course is:-
– Sewing for Confidence: Beginners
– Sewing for Confidence: Inbetweeners – A bit beginners and a bit intermediate- we will also draft a pattern for a made to measure skirt
-Sewing for Confidence: intermediates – Dressmaking for intermediates and beyond, we also draft the leggings / leisure trousers pattern.
These courses are launched properly in Sundays newsletter so do keep your eye out!
Hope you enjoy the video and I really look forward to seeing you again here on Sunday!


 

Win a pair of tickets the Knitting & Stitching Show

 

WIN FREE TICKETS!

HELLO! and welcome back to the Miss Libby Rose newsletter – today I have something extra special for you! I am so excited that my friends from the Knitting and Stitching show have offered some free tickets for us..
I will be there teaching as always and I would so love to see you there!
If you already have your tickets, do check out all the wonderful workshops! if you want to search and book on to any of my workshops simply click here and search ‘miss libby rose’
If you’d like to buy a ticket now instead of waiting to win I can offer you a discount code: KS26. You get a special discount on tickets bought in advance of the show. Instead of paying £13.50 for an advance adult ticket, you will pay just £11.50!



check out all the workshops




#WIN #WIN #WIN

So, how can you win a PAIR of free tickets ? Well, it’s easy.. Do you remember my last email where I shared all the courses that are upcoming over the next few months? That’s all you need to know… and of course which one is your favourite!
So here’s how you can win:-
1) Choose which course you or a loved one would like to do
2) Think of a reason why it looks good and simply post a comment on these posts on Instagram or facebook! (click on the pic below and it should take you to your preferred option)
If you want to make it even easier:-
a = kids sewing course
b = make my day sewing sessions
c = sewing for confidence
d = something else please!
I am following these on facebook & instagram and I will choose a winner on Saturday just in time for Sundays email with more chances to win!!





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Lists, Lists, Lists

So here I am ready to admit to the world that guess what? (SHOCK! HORROR!) I looovve a list! YES I do, I write them daily and sometimes hourly! There are lists for other people, lists for me and sometimes even lists for Elliott (The Pug) and I know, I have read the business literature that says if these lists aren’t ‘SMART’ they could be causing more damage than they are doing good. Lists are supposed to un-clutter our minds (and you know me by now, I am all about un-cluttering my mind and living a peaceful life) where in fact they are usually making a mountain out of a mole-hill and over busying ourselves for the sake of of being over-busy!

SOOOO, I was absolutely delighted the other day while on a #sewingtour trip to Newcastle there was  Radio 4 programme hosted by the gorgeous Jenny Eclair all about LISTS! Did you hear it? Let me re-cap for you..

“Comedian and writer Jenny Eclair throws away her To Do list. She wants to understand why women write so many lists and what life would be like without them.”

“She discovers there are to-do lists, to-buy lists, to take-back lists, holiday lists and even secret lists of hidden yearnings. Jenny talks to good friend and producer Judith Holder about her own lists. Judith has a small library of books, each with a different list inside. Jenny realises she’s on the nursery slopes of lists by comparison.”

BUT I do think we need lists – I certainly need a list to get up in the morning so I am not overwhelmed with all the ‘to-do’s’ going on in my head!

So how do we get SMART with our lists?
SMART is a ‘mnemonic acronym‘ giving us a guide in order to set objectives: In personal development, the letters S and M usually mean specific and measurable: then the remaining letters referring to achievable, relevant and time-bound… I often get asked to use this ‘SMART’ method when writing up proposals but I think we can use it on our lists too. So let’s get SMART. There are so many fantastic helpers out there on this subject, Jenny talks to a coach Juliet Landau-Pope about how to get smart with the lists by prioritizing our lists (do listen if you can it’s right at the end of the recording).

I am a big fan of the book ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller. I listen (on Audible) to this time and time again to get myself on the straight and narrow with lists and daily tasks.  I especially like the content in Chapter 7 when he talks about multi-tasking and list making. Get your lists and dwindle it right down to ‘The One Thing’ to do today – this minute – and do that… Sound simple? I know it does sound simple but as creatives I feel that this is a big block for us. We often multi task with our brains flitting from one thing to the next. So write it down to get it out of your head then do one thing! I am serious – it works!

If you want to learn more about ‘The One Thing’ here’s a link to the website, there are some great free resources on there, although some are quite corporate so I generally steer clear of that, but if you wade through you can see bits that can really relate and help, hey they have for me and that’s saying something!
https://www.the1thing.com/resources/

 

PS: I am soo excited to discover that Jenny Eclair is coming to the Great British Sewing Bee Live at EXCEL!

PPS: If you want to win a free ticket to the GBSBL check out my blog post: 
www.misslibbyrose.com/win-a-pair-of-free-tickets-to-the-great-british-sewing-bee-live-at-excel-london/

PPPS: I don’t work for or get paid by The One Thing, I just like it and it works for me…