Furloughed theatre worker launches handmade card business from Rotherhithe bedroom

Staff Reporter (22 February, 2021)

'I've been asked to make thank you cards for an entire year 6 class'

42477Libby and a card from her popular flowers collection

A crafty woman from Rotherhithe has used her time on furlough to make ‘sustainable, personal and pretty’ greeting cards, writes Simon Throssell…

Libby Mewes, 25, was furloughed from her job at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End.

With this new-found time on her hands, she decided to get creative and start painting cards.

She told the News: “I like to make cards that shops don’t sell such as ‘Hope your next meeting goes well’ or ‘Good luck with your jab appointment on Tuesday’.

“Lib’s Cards really just started from that.”

Living in Rotherhithe has boosted Libby’s creativity with the surrounding woods providing inspiration for her most popular ‘The Flowers’ collection.

Each card is hand-painted on fully recyclable and compostable material and is entirely unique and personal to the customer.

One of her cards

“I’ve had all sorts of requests from new baby posters, thank you cards for an entire year 6 class and a very fetching little shark. I love the variety and challenge.”

The business has taken off from her bedroom in Rotherhithe and Libby now receives around ten commissions a week.

Feedback on her works have all been positive with one customer describing her card as ‘OMG perfection! You stole what I wanted from mind! That’s really amazing, so so perfect, thank you.’

A very happy customer

“People have been so kind and so lovely about my cards,” Libby said humbly.

“I’ve been very lucky to be able to do what I love and I hope to continue doing it for a long, long time.”

Visit Libby’s online card shop at https://www.libscards.co.uk/

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