Fortnight Update- 8/3/19
Time is a bitch eh? Where did it all go. Last week I failed to keep track of what needed to get done on the blog. Time management. As soon as I think I've got it sorted I slide again and then I'm going Ah! trying to catch up with myself. Isn't annoying that we tend to not give yourselves a break? I certainly need to learnt o be kinder to myself.
I started the week on a plus. I finished sewing up a load of stock that had been hanging around (for years). They had been pre-cut and ready to go but I never had put them on a to do list or scheduled them in. Something I'm learning is how to prioritise my time. I'm following the formula of "the maker's yearbook" and setting a monthly goal. Taking the time to break that goal down into weekly tasks and then breaking up the week into three tasks to complete in the day that all lead to completely the weekly goal. So far it seems to be working for me. I have a main goal for the week and then fit around the extras around that. The extras such as keeping on top of orders, my marketing for social media and finishing off some tasks that are lagging behind.
The most exciting part of the week was going on a course to learn more about how to use Pinterest to boost the business. It was a fun hour and a half learning about the way a Pinterest user uses the platform and how to make the most of your profile, boards and pins. I'm now currently sorting out a schedule to put into place what I've learnt. It was great to get some knowledge on what works on the platform and why my current Pinterest was not doing as well as it could be. I've already started putting into practice what I've learnt. If you are Brighton based and are interested check out Jude at https://www.judeturnercreative.com/. Highly recommend!
This month (march) I made the decision to take part of "March meet the maker" challenge on Instagram. This has been so much fun. I never really realised how much I had to day using the prompts provided. It was lovely to get such a lovely response to some of my posts. One of the ones that was most note worthy was my post about how I got started. (See below.) It was lovely to see the response from people, especially my friends in Norway who translated my post for Mai and her reaction to the post was so lovely.
Had the wonderful Ellie come to the studio to help me take some photos at the studio. One of the things I need to work on is my confidence and putting myself out there. Ellie came to take photos of me in the studio. The plan was to have me surrounded by my scarves to help me comfortable and good in my own skin. I've never been truly comfortable being the only one in the photo. I am always more comfortable with other people so the attention is shared, but as discussed in the latest Girl Tribe Gang meeting, it is good to get out of your comfort zone and push yourself. Small steps now for big steps later. Here is a sneaky peak of what we got up to.
Friday Spotlight! Meet Viewfinder Studios
It's been a good end to the week with meeting the Girl Tribe Gang and the Brighton Etsy groups. Its been a lovely week of seeing creative people so today's Friday Spotlight is my lovely sister, Ella of Viewfinder Studio. Ella is an illustrator who paints beautiful nursery prints of baby animals and plants. As my sister I consider her my biggest cheerleader and me hers. She has been one of the most vocal supporters and when she wanted to start up her own etsy shop I was all over her to do it and get going with selling her art. She is an amazing artist so check her out. See her shop below.....
You can check her out here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ViewfinderStudios
I hop you love her work as much as I do!
Hope you are all having a great week and look forward to chatting soon.
Lots of xxx
(not a real blogger yet)
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