I'm super curious to know what people do all day & how their working day goes, so I thought if anyone is as curious as I am, it will be fun to share my working day! So I did!
This Monday on instagram I shared LIVE what's happening in the studio and what I am up to. :)) Luckily on that day I had do make some brooches, pack orders, go to a business meeting & post office, so it was a bit more fun than a day of admin work (which also happens ;).
Here is a recap as it happened:
Fancy joining me for a days work? Well, on instagram of course 😂👌🏻✨ I decided to share my working day today, real time 😁 So it started with lots of shrink plastic cutting (it was printed days before) into brooches and earrings for couple wholesale orders + my own stock :) Just finished.. next step: baking!!! ;))) Will be back soon! #shrinkplastic #handmade #adayatandsmilestudio #allthefun #andsmilestudio #whatdesignermakersdoallday
So the next step today is brooch baking! ;) I put around 4 brooches in one go and wait for them to "cook" only a minute or so, when they are ready I flatten each one by hand, to make sure they are perfectly flat 👌🏻 Take out, another 4, repeat. It does get a bit boring (and rather hot 🔥)so now I have Animal Super Parents (BBC documentary) in the background, SO GOOD! Also the first batch is ready, so I just sprayed varnished it so by the time I finish the second batch, first is dry and ready to have backs glued on :)) One batch is around 60-100 brooches :) 💕 #adayatandsmilestudio #andsmilestudio #handmade #whatdesignermakersdoallday
While the glue on todays freshly baked brooches is drying, I can put the brooches I made the day before into the packaging (which is prepared in advance, with holes for pins!). And get them organised to be packed and sent to my lovely stockists 😍👌🏻✨ #adayatandsmilestudio #handmade #shrinkplastic #andsmilestudio #whatdesignermakersdoallday
A quick visit to a local Post Office with my fave embroidered tote. People who work here are the loveliest, most patient, understanding and sweetest post office workers EVER! Thank you so much for all your hard work!!! It makes me real happy to come and say hello to you, small talk and send parcels ^_^ Click on this hashtag if you are curious what my working day looks like ;) #adayatandsmilestudio #whatdesignermakersdoallday #andsmilestudio
So my working day is coming to a wrap! Will tidy up working space, answer emails 💌, write a list for tomorrow. ;) Thank you so much for tuning in for #adayatandsmilestudio !!! Hope to see you sometime soon! I would LOVE to know how you spend your working days! Maybe there should be a what **** do all day hashtag for all professions! #whatdesignermakersdoallday ;))) Have a great evening everyone!!! #andsmilestudio