Here's a glimpse into my Wednesday.
9:00AM COFFEE & BUJO
I start by making a quick list of goals for the day, as it's pretty easy to get sidetracked with projects and loose focus. As it's Wednesday, an email bulletin needs to be produced and sent out to all newsletter subscribers.
The focus this week is on row counting and needle pairing. First up is the row counting, as these are trickier to design and make than the needle holders. My desk is now covered in beads and I will spend some time finding the right combinations of colours and sizes. I've decided that something in rose gold, gold and silver will cover all bases and allow some creativity.
9:30AM DESIGN & MAKE
It takes around an hour to make up one of each of the three designs that will be released today.
10:30AM COFFEE BREAK & EMAIL CHECK
The email check reveals a couple of orders have come in to be processed and dispatched later today.
10:45AM DESIGN & MAKE
Next up are the beaded point protectors. More beads all over the desk! Each design takes a few minutes to put together, and the trickier designs include the rose quartz ones, that I want to create without silver spacers, and after 3 or 4 goes, I find a design that works. 8 designs to make up before lunch
The sun is shining today and even though the studio has good light, the lighting rig brings in extra light and crispness. Several takes later and the photography is done.
NOON POST PRODUCTION & UPLOAD
Just enough time to edit the photos, resize them and get them ready to be uploaded. Once each product listing is created the photo's are added and everything is now live on the website.
A sandwich, an apple and a drink of water. Yum!
Time now to write the newsletter. The new products take centre stage and then it's just the graphics and social media images to be created. Newsletter scheduled to start sending at 2:55pm.
Just time here to pack up the orders received last night and during the day today. I have to make up a couple of marker sets and the rest are quick to pick and pack. Labels printed, envelopes sealed, all the orders are ready to send.
3:30PM POST OFFICE RUN
A quick run to the village Post Office then back to the studio.
4:15PM TEA & EMAIL CHECK
This is usually the time of the afternoon, when I realise that there is still so much to do. Email check shows orders coming in from the newsletter. Yay! Happy dance!
Upload instagram images and instagram story whilst I drink my tea.
Just time to write this post for the blog, plus collate pictures and publish! Just finished at 6pm ready to publish. A quick tidy up of the beads and then it's lights out.
Finally closed up the studio at 6.15pm.