Ep.84 Liberte Free to Be,

Living Life to the Full

with Julie Kelly 






I am delighted to have Julie Kelly as my final guest before I take a Summer break. Julie really epitomises why I wanted to set up the podcast in the first place, leaving us all with lots of inspiration to lead a more fulfilled life in midlife. 

Julie launched Oxford Craft Studio officially last year, although she’s been enjoying trying her hand at most crafts for the last 15 years. In October 2020 a friend suggested she should enter a competition to win a 60 minute live show on Sewing Street TV (Sky 670). Julie’s Film Production graduate daughter helped her with a 3 minute video and she appeared live on 20th November 2020 demonstrating her sustainable, stencilled linen bread bag- they sold 100 kits!

Since then Julie has been invited back as a guest demonstrator and now has a 2 hour live sewing demo every month! Continuing to say yes to new opportunities Julie also applied and got picked for a campaign in February 2021, for The Bias Cut "Ageism is never in style"- her first modelling job at 52! 

You might also have spotted Julie in Platinum magazine August edition , after answering a FB call for home sewers in April 2021 edition , wearing an ensemble of all my own hand-made clothes. I have a feeling we will be seeing and hearing a lot more from Julie as she continues to step out of her comfort zone and saying yes to new opportunities that will no doubt come her way! 

Subjects covered- 
·  Rekindling her love for crafting and sewing 
·  Allowing yourself time to do the things you love
·  Saying yes to new opportunities 
·  From sewing in her shed to sharing her kits on television
 ·  Modelling for The-Bias-Cut.com 
·  Meeting and being photographed by Rankin! #goals
 ·  Physical challenges- getting out on your bike
 ·  Drop the guilt- its ok to allow yourself time out from family commitments 
·  Appearing in the August edition of Platinum magazine 
·  Dreams and ambitions- Why it’s never too late! 

You can follow Julies adventures here- IG: JulieKelly 7730 and OxfordCraftStudio 
For more crafting inspiration please visit Julies website- www.oxfordcraftstudio.com 

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I'll be back in the Autumn but in the meantime .....
Keeping being fabulous
Rachel x
(Music credited to Scott Holmes- By Big Adventure)

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