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Good vibes only ✌🏻 Happy summer everyone! Woke up early to play with all the gorgeoussss goods we bought last night during our class at @jolouisebeauty (makeup is a calligrapher write off, right?!😜) Thanks to Johanna for hosting our Nashua debut and for creating this new happy place 😍🙌🏻 loved seeing our girl @mollygracemakes in action 🔥🔥she’s now officially off and running! Such a fun night with a creative crew!
☀️Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year! ☀️ Woohoo! . Don't you find when the sun is shining everyone is in a much happier mood. 😊 I know I am! . But how do you find working when it is sunny? Does it spur you on more or do you find it too distracting and try and find a way to get out in the sun and relax? . I find it makes me more motivated - I am such a lizard - if I am warm I function so much better!! 🦎 . . . . . . . . . #summersolstice #summersolstice2018 #longestdayoftheyear #itssummertime #smallandmightybusiness #smallbusinesshelp #marketingideas #brandidentity #personalbranding #lovewhatyoudo #creativesmallbusiness #girlsbosslife #marketingforsmallbusiness
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Good morning 😊 I'm still a day behind with @justacard campaign prompts. So here goes with yesterday's 'community' theme... . This has got to be one of the most important aspects of creative living. It can be isolating working away in your own space and thoughts that your work isn't good enough or you're not doing things right or that you should maybe give up can easily get you down. Being part of a creative community whether in a shop, meeting at local fairs or on social media is heartening and essential. It's so good to share tips, advice, inspiration, to collaborate and to feel 'I'm not the only one' who sometimes struggles. I'm from Leeds and one of the communities I'm part of is the shop @fabricationcrafts. I have had the privilege to meet and get to know many awesome creative people and would like to thank each and every one...today I've shared some pics of some of them and there gorgeous work...@mannerselm @nicola_furbisher @preetigupta_patternpassion @anachronalia and @porthmokum . . #justacard #justacardcampaign #community #creativecommunity #creatives #creativesmallbusiness #handmade #handmadecommunity #helpingothers #inspireoneanother #otherstories
It’s been quiet here on the Twigs and Figs front, the day job has taken over at the moment. Hopefully things will calm down and I’ll get the opportunity to shift some of the focus back again. . . . #twigsandfigsau #ropeproducts #etsyau #etsylove #etsystore #etsyshop #etsy #etsysellersofinstagram #ropenecklace #ropejewelry #rope #creativesmallbusiness #dayjobversescreativejob #dayjobtakesover #creativejewelry #creativebusiness #creativelifehappylife
Thursday’s #justacard prompt is ‘something new’ so I guess this is great opportunity to post about my new brush lettering workshops - the first of which happened on Tuesday! We had such a great workshop - thanks to everyone who came, you all did an ace job and I loved what you created! The best bits - a deviant 70 year old gentleman cartoonist (Mr B Bentall) who came along to learn a new skill and doodled his way into our hearts, a student who came all the way from Portsmouth, and seeing my lovely friend @miss_shelly_designs who took this dubious action shot of me mid-flow....! Can’t wait for the next workshops early July! . Great flatlay pic by @lightmonkeyphotography who created some great lettering too. . . #somethingnew #learnsomethingnew #letteringworkshops #brushletteringworkshop #moderncalligraphyworkshop #newskills #stalbansmuseums #jenroffe #creativelearning #makersgonnamake #creativesmallbusiness #learntobrushletter
Love this collab with @slimesbymaddiemoo ! I did the line drawing in pencil last night and she colored them in with her #copicmarkers . Second picture is the logo she commissioned me to design. Maddie is a young entrepreneur who started her own slime business! She taught a few of us grownups how to make slime last night and we had a blast! Check out her feed and her online shop for more slimy goodness! 🙌🏼🌸
Afternoons in the studio—really feeling my workflow for today. (Thanks @davey.f.mandesea for catching me in this moment.) I was planning on sending out a newsletter today, but I am actually going to push it back to Friday. I’m not quite finished with my bonus tutorial and I want to make sure the ‘we’re all HUMAN’ pattern info makes it in. SO, if you haven’t yet, it’s not too late to sign up for my mailing list and get the full scoop!
Since I’m planning on tackling some items on our wedding to-do list tonight, here’s one of our engagement pics just for fun!! 💕📷 by @anny.photography
@justacard - Day 2 - What the ‘just a card campaign means to me’ - It’s a wonderful initiative to celebrate & support small businesses, independent shops, designer/makers etc, by buying a product from them, however small. It means the world to designer/makers like me when a customer chooses to buy a product & in return, you’ll hopefully be getting something unique, truly thoughtful, which was made with a whole lot of love & care. So do something wonderful this week & give a kerching to a small creative business . . . . . #justacardweek #justacardcampaign #justacardweek2018 #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #supportthemakers #handmadeisbest #millyandpip #nothspartner #etsyseller #etsyshopowner #personalisedcards #handmadecards #instachallenge #justacard #shopindependent
☀️*Brainstorming Tip*☀️ - Find it hard to think of content ideas? Than have a brainstorming session. Honestly it does work! . Try and think of as many things as you POSSIBLY can surrounding a topic or your whole line of business. Let it all out... you can always veto the not so good ideas later on! . Then when you have some ideas - take those ideas and break them down even further! And then break those down into even smaller chunks! . You will be surprised at how many ideas you have by the end of it. Now you can choose whether they are good for emails, blog posts, social media posts etc. . What do you like to do when it comes to coming up with content ideas? . . . . . . . #brainstorming #brainstormingideas #smallandmightybusiness #smallbusinesshelp #marketingideas #brandidentity #personalbranding #lovewhatyoudo #creativesmallbusiness #girlsbosslife #marketingforsmallbusiness #contentgeneration
I sometimes walk into my studio and stop to stare and admire the floor. It’s exactly what I wanted for the space. It looks like #travertine but is actually #porcelain . My husband created the design with tile and stained wood. There’s no grout which is a bonus in super humid Miami. It was a lengthy process but so worth the wait. Looking forward to getting lost in the space. ❤️ . . . . #tiletuesday #mosaicstudio #studiolife #behindthescenes #creativesmallbusiness #creativeentrepreneur #girlbosslife #artstudio #mosaicmadnessstudio #travertinetile #porcelaintile #tileandwood #woodandtile #woodfloor #miamiartist #miamiartstudio #miamimosaicstudio #mosaicartist #mosaicist
Oops, I bit late in joining in with ‘Just a card week’ (A week to support small businesses, both locally & online, by purchasing an item, even if it’s ‘just a card’) - Day 1 is ‘You’ - This is me, owner & designer/maker at milly & pip. I make personalised fabric cards, keepsake gifts & home accessories (including tea cosies) all made using free hand machine embroidery in the UK @justacard . . . . . #justacard #justacardcampaign #justacardweek #justacardweek2018 #smallbusiness #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #meetthemaker #shopindependent #shopsmall #shopsmallbusiness #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmalluk #millyandpip #nothsseller #nothspartner #etsyshopowner #etsyseller #personalisedcards #personalisedgifts
We believe every dog enjoys being wild and free at heart, and this was the inspiration behind our new Fetch&Follow collars - We love this image of @being.maxwell modelling his 💙
Day 2 of Just a card week JUST A CARD The just a Card campaign by Sarah Hamilton is truly brilliant. In fact it's way more than that it's superduperly awesome! The simple message of supporting independant Artists Designers, retailers and makers like me. Has a massive positive impact. Their important core message of how a purchase, no matter however small can make a huge difference. As my mum would say every drop of water creates a river. Well in this case a river of dreams and possibilities. #justacard #justacardweek #designer #artists #creativemaker #artistsoninstagram #handmade #greetingcards #creativesmallbusiness #creativelifehappylife #dedication #hardwork #passionfordesign #surfacepatterndesigner #makersformakers #handmadeisbetter #supportartists #magpiesneststalybridge
These words have been YEARS in the making! It’s official - Rose Carrie is full time and I am beyond thrilled. Over the years (starting casually in 2008, taking new shape in 2011, and now becoming something I'm so proud of) I’ve always done “my own thing” around other work, on nights and weekends, offering web design and development services, copywriting, life, business, and brand clarity coaching… my love for my crafts and my clients has spanned cities, life events, and day jobs. I am so happy to announce that all of this hard work and all of these things I've loved doing over the years has come together (FINALLY) in a way that allows me to fully pursue these passions. I am eager and excited to see what each new day brings on this journey (that is quite familiar to me at this point, haha). Again, this has been a long time coming - so much that my family got me a cake to celebrate, haha! Thanks again to those of you who have been with me over the years, those that have joined over time, and those of you that are brand new here :) Let's do this!
Wondering if we’re the only creatives who have a hard time fitting in time to actually create!? The other day @canvasandkale sent us a snap of her doodles on a rhodia pad and we were like 😭😭 couldn’t remember the last time we sat down with our pens “just for the fun of it” and not for a specific project on the to-do list or client! So here’s some desk aftermath of some much needed practice time ✍🏻 would love to know if ya’ll set aside creative time or just squeeze it in when the mood strikes!?
Hello! So here we go #justacardweek Swipe left for my favourite things! I’m Jo, married for 27 years, Mum of three and here I am with my middle child, my beautiful Immy! My soul has always been a creative one and I’m very lucky to have the family that let me express this throughout our home. I’m 50 in September and planning all sorts of lovely trips this year! I absolutely love the beach, travel and sunsets and I’m still a huge fan of dance music and quite often listen to Annie Mac and Pete Tong on a Friday night! It’s a good excuse to sneak into my shed to work! I love to design my own patterns and combine textures and colours in my bags and creations. My heart is always at the beach and this comes through in my work. I also work from my lovely shed with my vintage 201K Singer. I’ve traveled to Lanzorote and Rome so far this year, Greece, Barcelona and Dublin to go! Hope I haven’t bored the pants off you all! 🙄 #justacard #myseasidelife #theseasidesew #mybrand #creativesmallbusiness #mydesign #waketomake #handmadebusiness #handmadeisbetter #handmadeinhampshire #mydesignerlife #mumsstyle #seasidevibes #creativelife #mysmallbusiness #entrepreneur #bagineer #myhandmadebusiness #supportsmallbusiness #mumsnet #mumsnetparents #mumof3 #luckyme #workfromhome #bagmaking #myfavouritethings #ukmakers #iamhandmade #allaboutme
Packing some stickers up in my new plastic-free bags ♻️also made some cute wedding gift tags, but i can’t show you a pic yet💌
But in all serious that focus look, that’s how hard I feel like my brain is running 24/7 lately. One of the main reasons I love the concept of small businesses is the cycle of maintenance and growth. I love that for a season, I can spend time on something like an Ironman and just keep my business the way it is, focusing solely on my clients and customer care. Being content with where I’m at and focusing on myself gives the entrepreneur side of my brain space to think big, and new. Then come these other exciting seasons where I get to dream up about 20 things I could do better, build from scratch, evolve old ideas into refreshed new ones. It’s exciting, it’s a lot of screen time, trips to Home Depot, chats with my mom and max, hearing my thoughts spoken out loud. Storytelling will always be my favorite part of the job, but this “give and take” cycle, really grateful for it. 📷 @heathershanephoto #laurenscottionedayla
This is Mary Little. She's an amazing artist and I have the pleasure of working with her regularly to assist her with marketing - so she can focus more on the making. Check out her Instagram @Marylittlestudio to see more of her work and some of the work I do for her! ;) ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #creativeconsulting #smallbusinessconsulting #creativesmallbusiness #beestudiosolutions #losangelesstudio #losangelescreativestudio #photographer #maker #digitalmediaspecialists #digitalmedia #digitalmarketingspecialist #losangeles #southerncalifornia #losangelesartist #marylittlestudio #Interiorinspriation #artofinteriordesign
MONDAY | It's going to be another cold wintery week this week in Adelaide ❄️ ⠀ ⠀ Fact: I actually love winter, even more so now I am working from home (because I don't have to drive in the rain!) There is something about working and listening to the rain fall that puts me in such a productive mood 🙌🏻 ⠀ ⠀ I also adore winter fashion & being able to snuggle up on the couch with my heat pack and blanket at night 🙊⠀ ⠀ Are you a winter lover like me or are you already wishing for the warmer weather?⠀ ⠀ Image @cityhobbit ⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #winteryworkweeks #adelaidewinters #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
OFFICE | Dreamy workspace 💕 ⠀ ⠀ I am so excited to set my new office space up this week! When I told people I was going to be working from home this year, sooo many people made a joke about me being able to work in my PJs from the couch. I am not kidding! ⠀ ⠀ But honestly, treating your self-employed biz like going to work which includes getting dressed and having a dedicated work space (this doesn't have to be a room, it could just be a little nook in your living room!) is the best thing for productivity. Sure there are days I work from the couch in my PJs, but honestly those days are not my best biz days ✨ ⠀ ⠀ Do you have a dedicated work space in your house? ⠀ ⠀ 📷: @hutomoabrianto ⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamyofficespaces #newofficespace #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
Meet Alice Cooper. She's probably going to be very famous soon. Have her own instagram. It will say Official next to it. She's also the primo salon dog for @hellohaircut and she will more than likely cuddle you while you get a haircut...if you're into that sort of thing. ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #creativeconsulting #smallbusinessconsulting #creativesmallbusiness #beestudiosolutions #losangelesstudio #losangelescreativestudio #photographer #maker #digitalmediaspecialists #digitalmedia #digitalmarketingspecialist #losangeles #southerncalifornia #losangelesartist#hellohaircut #LosAngelesSalon #LosAngelesHairstylist #losangeleshaircut #losangeles #haircut #Freshlooks #SummerLooks #liveauthentic #HighlandparkSalon #salondog #dogstagram
As well as running my own business I love to support other independent creatives, designers and makers wherever I can - let's face it, what we're doing is tough so we've got to stick together! Sometimes that support looks like buying their products, sometimes it's a chat and some encouraging words, and sometimes it's a shout-out and a recommendation to introduce them to more of you lovely people. These all-natural, hand gathered and dried Forest Smudge bundles by @betonyandsage have caught my imagination at the moment. For a start, just look how pretty they are! But also, what a lovely way to cleanse your space, or just introduce a beautiful fragrance to a room - they're definitely on my wishlist! I hope you're having a lovely Saturday friends - let me know if you're up to anything interesting! #supportmakers #supporthandmade #buyhandmade #supportsmallbusiness #smallandmightybusiness #smallcreativebusiness #creativesmallbusiness #creativebizowner #wearethemakers #creativecommunity #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #betonyandsage #alifeofintention #pathwithheart #communityovercompetition #botanicalpickmeup #thewildnesstonic #inspiredbynature_ #naturalmagic #naturesgifts #homegrownandhandmade #smudgestick #plantmagic #natureheals
Hey there! I’ve made something completely different! Wall pennants for the upcoming Vintage Summer showcase. I’ve designed a vintage caravan, ice cream sundae and a carousel horse. Hung on natural driftwood and jute and trimmed with luxury pink pom-poms! What are you guys up to today then? I’m off to Wembley to see Ed! Can’t wait 😊 🌸 🌸 🌸 @sparkleshowcases #wallhanging #perfectgifts #summertime #summerstyle #icecream #vintagesummer #wallpennant #seasidevibes #seasideinspired #carousel #pompoms #pretties #thatsdarling #stylingtheseasons #theseasidesew #mybrand #mystyle #mydesign #creativebiz #creativesoul #creativesmallbusiness #waketomake #doersanddreamers #doitfortheprocess #attentiontodetail #kidsstyle #mumsnet #mumsnetparents #babyroom #playroomdecor
Who else feels like they’re just winging it 99% of the time!? I was worried about something the other day and this was Julie’s text back to me 😂 but it couldn’t be more true! We’ve come a long way since starting this business by accident but still if anyone could see our daily google searches 😳🧐 we didn’t go to business school or even make a formal business plan yet here we are! 👯‍♀️ Anyone else doing something now completely opposite of what they went to school for?! Cheers to starting those side hustles 👏🏻🎉 #googleU
FRIDAY | Despite a little bit of sickness, it has been a good week at @lorrainevirtual HQ ✨ ⠀ ⠀ + new clients coming on board⠀ + exciting times with existing clients⠀ + collaborations coming⠀ + new, more efficient systems being put in place ⠀ ⠀ Let me know down below a good / exciting thing that has happened for your biz this week 💕⠀ ⠀ 📷: @iabzd via @minimaluploads ⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fridaybizlove #excitingbiztimes #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
Recent collaboration with Rebecca and Mak creators of @Objectsforothers. They make these stunning chimes...and some other objects! Photos by yours truly (I can’t tell if that is an obvious statement yet). ⠀ Their shop is coming but check out their Instagram and Website in the meantime. ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #creativeconsulting #smallbusinessconsulting #creativesmallbusiness #beestudiosolutions #losangelesstudio #losangelescreativestudio #photographer #maker #digitalmediaspecialists #digitalmedia #digitalmarketingspecialist #losangeles #southerncalifornia #losangelesartist #objectsforothers #chimes #artistmade #handmade #unique #artobject
I just adore turquoise and cobalt blue! So I’ve loved making this clutch wallet, it just reminds me of the sea and screams “Summer I’m coming for ya!” This gem is off to the States which fills me with great excitement knowing my stuff is heading across the pond! You can order yours too now from my Etsy shop folks! Wishing you all a fabulous day loves xxx 💙 🐚 💙 #britishmade #seasidevibes #creativesoul #creativebiz #mybrand #thatsdarling #theseasidesew #cobaltblue #turquoise #holidayboutique #holidayvibes #attentiontodetail #waketomake #handmadeinhampshire #handmadeisbetter #britishmade #handmadebusiness #handmadeisthebest #creativesmallbusiness #mystyle #mumsnet #clutchbag #bagineer #pretties #etsyuk #etsyshop #etsyfinds #soprettiful #stylingtheseasons #bohobeach #handmadebags
ULTIMATE | Have you been thinking about outsourcing multiple areas of your business? The 'Ultimate Bundle' package brings together all of my offerings under one big umbrella ☂ You will receive⠀ ⠀ + administration support⠀ + email marketing ⠀ + social media management⠀ + website management⠀ ⠀ Over $1500 of value....⠀ ⠀ ...for $1399 / month 😱⠀ ⠀ All of this support will leave you with more time on your hands to focus more on your core products / services and less on the day-to-day back end of your business 🙌🏻 ⠀ ⠀ ✨ LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE ✨ ⠀ ⠀ Send me DM or email and we can chat about how this bundle will work for your business 💕⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #theultimatebundle #takebacktime #socialmediamanager #websitedesigner #emailmarketer #digitalmarketing #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
Can you say @hellohaircut ? Of course you can. Check out Marie's new solo salon in Highland Park. She cuts hair beautifully and also sells her amazing handbuilt ceramic pieces. ⠀ --⠀ Had so much fun on this shoot and I'm already looking forward to shooting with Marie again. Full disclosure Marie cuts my hair but just look at those mermaid waves and tell me I'm wrong. ⠀ --⠀ I will post more images of the space soon! ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #creativeconsulting #smallbusinessconsulting #creativesmallbusiness #beestudiosolutions #losangelesstudio #losangelescreativestudio #photographer #maker #digitalmediaspecialists #digitalmedia #digitalmarketingspecialist #losangeles #southerncalifornia #losangelesartist#hellohaircut #LosAngelesSalon #LosAngelesHairstylist #losangeleshaircut #losangeles #haircut #Freshlooks #SummerLooks #liveauthentic #HighlandparkSalon
Anyone else feel like their summer is already getting booked up with plans?! 🙋🏻‍♀️Love all the fun that comes with the summer months but also already wishing it would slow down!! ☀️ If you want to come take a little break with us join @canvasandkale at @thehangoutup multiple Friday nights this summer! Only 2 tickets left for next week’s 6:30 session and a new class time added for 8:15 👯‍♀️ live music, fun drinks, food trucks and calligraphy under the lights! 🙌🏻 @poppingupnext
Bee Studio Solutions encompasses all the photography, digital marketing, social media, consulting, studio assistance, archiving, inventory etc etc work I’ve been doing over the last year. — I’m excited to launch this new project, not just to grow my own small creative business, but to further highlight the amazing artists, makers and creators that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. — Website is on its way. In the meantime, I wanted to launch the Instagram because I have always been the type of person that wants to hand over a present as soon as I buy it and not wait for the day. __ Let the journey begin! Logo design by Paige Carrington (www.Paigepagepagina.com) • • • • • • #creativeconsulting #smallbusinessconsulting #creativesmallbusiness #beestudiosolutions #losangelesstudio #losangelescreativestudio #photographer #maker #digitalmediaspecialists #digitalmedia #digitalmarketingspecialist #losangeles #southerncalifornia #losangelesartist
HELLO: We have big plans... and with the littlest off to school in September 🙋‍♀️ ...there is LOTS more to come from MAMA.DO .. . More interesting CONTENT, More INFORMATION , More CONVERSATIONS , More COLLABORATIONS and more STUFF THAT MATTERS.. so would love it if you could spread the word and be part of it all too❤️ . Have a lovely day 💋 #mamadouk #wecando
Today was my first official day in a new job! I’m exhausted and it’s only Tuesday. I’ve hit the ground running though, need to have assessments marked, reports written and lessons planned all by Friday. #notenoughhoursintheday . . . Meanwhile, here’s a one of the many beautiful items available in the Twigs and Figs Etsy store. Link in bio!!! Lots of new things to see. . . . #twigsandfigsau #iamateacher #teachersofinstagram #teacherswithsidehustles #dayjobversescreativejob #creativelifehappylife #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusiness #etsyau #etsy #etsylove #etsyshop #etsysellersofinstagram #checkoutouretsyshop
First official day back to work for r&s today and I started it off with a great creative brainstorming meeting with @finlayburrage to plan a few very exciting things for later this summer. Sometimes this whole small business owner/ work from home life is totally bonkers and a bit lonely and this morning I was reminded of the magic that happens when we reach out, support each other and work together✨💪 #raincloudandsageyarn #raincloudandsagecollabs #smallbusinessowner #creativesmallbusiness
Trust your gut. Trust the process. Trust yourself. #dailymotivation #listentoyourgut
TIDY | Don't freak out! Your mother hasn't taken over my Instagram account 😜⠀ ⠀ But in all seriousness... @circlein.co posted recently asking what was one thing your mother was right about. I commented about how mum would always tell me to make my bed. My response was always "why would I make the bed when no-one can see it?!"⠀ ⠀ The truth?⠀ ⠀ Making your bed in the morning is the best way to start the day. It's clean and tidy and I can honestly tell you there is nothing like hopping into a made bed at the end of the day 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ What has this got to do with the price of fish you say? 🐟 ⠀ ⠀ Well, nothing...but it can be used as a metaphor. ⠀ ⠀ Start your day off calmly, take a moment to tidy and organise your surroundings and I promise you will have a better more productive day 💕⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #makethebed #startyourdayright #socialmediamanager #websitedesigner #emailmarketer #digitalmarketing #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
Happy #MillieMonday ☺️. Her smile brightens my day, hope it does yours too. 😍 . . 📸 by @gingerandthymephotography
Another new week stacked with gorgeous and exciting possibilities! Slightly shattered after yesterday’s craft Fayre but also absolutely delighted to have sold my Vintage Summer bag and to have so many orders for it too. Its been designed for the upcoming @sparkleshowcases Vintage Summer market on Sunday 1st July and I’ve a few more things to make yet too! Wishing you all an amazing week, much love xxx #doitfortheprocess #theseasidesew #stylingtheseasons #waketomake #mybrand #weddingaccessories #cruiselife #summerstyle #bagdesign #creativesmallbusiness #creativesoul #mydesign #vintageinspired #vintagesummer #doitfortheprocess #madeinhampshire #pretties #thatsdarling #somethingoriginal #mystyle #atouchofclass #summerbag #florals
FIDDLE | Happy long weekend! I hope you’ve been able to take some time out from your biz & spend time with those special to you! I'm after Fiddle tips tonight 🌿 We purchased a fiddle from Ikea last week for the bathroom and I'd really like it to have a better fate than my last one...⠀ ⠀ Friends of ours have an incredible fiddle in their home and I'd really love ours to grow big and strong 💚⠀ ⠀ 📷: @laurenmancke www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lorrainevirtual #planttips #blackthumb #greenthumb #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
PLANNING | Oh Sunday we meet again. It has been a crazy few days with launching the new website, branding & packages and all that is going on with our renovations. We have hit another very busy point as we try to wrap things up - but that means the end is near 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ As always I'm taking a bit of time out tonight to plan my week. No matter what I have going on, I find it is so important to make time to plan for the week ahead as I feel so much more in control when I do 😍 Hope you are having an amazing long weekend x⠀ ⠀ 📷: @maxlifecreative via @minimaluploads www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sundayplanning #newweeknewgoals #supportsmallbusiness #socialmediamanager #websitedesigner #emailmarketer #digitalmarketing #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
Happy Sunday! I would so love to turn my Sunday into a laid back day but alas it is not to be. I have a ton of things to do around the house! Hope your Sunday is a Lazy one! Just thought I'd share this before I get busy. This is the last design in my cards collection. This design was actually successfully submitted to Uppercase Magazine (more details to follow). The artwork is inspired by the Uppercase brief: the CYKM printing process and I was also influenced by Pop Art when creating the artwork.  I have enlarged the print for the card, to show the texture of the petals. Also now available too at @mymagpiesnest #greetingcards #magpiesneststalybridge #justacard #cymk #cyan #yellow #popart #uppercasemagazine #texture #rose #seamlesspattern #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #surfacepatterndesign #surfacepatterndesigner #digitalart #photography #adobephotoshop #polkadot #weekendvibes #creativesmallbusiness
Hello! Hope everyone is having a great night 🌙 I absolutely love this adorable picture of Mercedes daughter rocking her pillow bow from my shop. She looks so cute! & matching with her car 😍 on point girl! 👌 These are currently sold out. But there are still other amazing pillow bows still available! Check them out and make sure to use code: MTFRIENDS to save 🌹 - - - I love small shops supporting other small shops. And of course I love supporting back! And also receiving and being tagged in such amazing pictures of your little ones being out and about rocking something I made with my own two hands 💖😭 - - - Thank you girl! Make sure you check out her shop as well guys! Her velvet bows are to die for! 👌 so cute! I love them, I have like 3 sets already and for sure will get more! 💖 @bowpeep_co - - - #smallshoplove #smallshopsupporter #letsgrowtogether #handmadegoodies #pillowbows #madewithlove #creativeminds #creativesmallbusiness #powerfulwomen #businesswomen #handcrafted #madewell #shopsmall #supporteachother #mthreadslove #metanoiababes
It’s always #nationalroseday day around here (seriously think we have more selfies of us two with rosé than we do with our husbands in our camera rolls 🧐) so cheers to the BEST rosé sangria from @poyntnewburyport 🤤 and come sip it with us June 25th!! 🙌🏻
WELCOME | Officially 'relaunching' Lorraine Virtual Assistant Services 🌿 ⠀ ⠀ My new website, improved packages and branding is now live. I am in love with my new look and feel like it is much more me and how I want to be seen 💕⠀ ⠀ No more hourly rates! Instead I have well priced packages for⠀ ⠀ + administration⠀ + email marketing⠀ + social media management⠀ + websites⠀ + the ultimate bundle (limited places available)⠀ ⠀ I'll be writing a blog post soon with more information on why I decided to undertake this refresh, how I went about it and the people who helped me along the journey ✨ ⠀ ⠀ Please head on over to the new website & let me know what you think! I'd love to hear your feedback & thoughts xx⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallbusinessrebrand #businessrefresh #minimalistbranding #minimalistgraphicdesign #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
There are a lot of new faces around here so I thought I would introduce myself on this #fridayintroductions ! My name is Megan and I am the calligrapher and watercolor artist behind Gracewell Design Co. ⭐️ I started practicing calligraphy when I was in college in 2016 and I quickly fell in love! ✍🏼 I am equal parts creative and logical, being very type A personality wise but also left brained creative. I am a sonographer (ultrasound tech) by trade and needed a creative outlet to challenge myself and grow. 👩🏼‍⚕️ I am married to my wonderful husband Ethan and we live in Oklahoma City with our cats (yes we are cat people) 👫🐱 I believe so very much in empowering others through words and actions of encouragement, to see what they will accomplish! I would not have taken the leap to start a business if it were not for all of the people who pushed and encouraged me to do it. So as long as you hang around here, I will always cheer you on! 👏🏼 P.S. if you’re still reading, comment something that you want to do but have always been afraid to try, big or small! 🌿 📷 @baileymortensenphoto
Our summer line up is looking fab 😎 snuck some more events on our calendar yesterday that we’ll be announcing in the coming days! Happy Friday everyone! 🎉
MINIMAL | Oh hey there pretty new logo 💕⠀ ⠀ When I say I've undertaken a full business refresh I mean a FULL business refresh. Logo and all.⠀ ⠀ I wanted to have more consistent minimalist branding across both my website & socials which included my logo. As much as I am a sucker for florals I'm going to leave that for my fabric 😉⠀ ⠀ The simplistic design of this logo (for me) means more flexibility with graphics / websites / colours etc. going forward 🙌🏻 www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallbusinessrebrand #businessrefresh #minimalistbranding #minimalistgraphicdesign #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
I’m often finding that I get lost down various rabbit holes....Instagram is one but I’ve massively got into the world of podcasts this year, not any podcasts - creative entrepreneur business podcasts and it’s a warren I want to explore more and more! I feel like I’ve absorbed soooo much information and it’s been totally invaluable knowing that there are plenty of inspirational women out there building their own successful businesses on their own terms. Anyone got any podcast suggestions? . . . . . . . . . . . #creativeentrepreneur #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusinessowners #rabbitwarren #rabbithole #warren #bunnylove #bunnyrabbit #creativeinspiration #draweveryday #makersmovement #creativehappylife #creativelifehappylife #gatherandcurate #gatherandcreate
GIRL BOSS | What would you do if you had more time in your day? ⠀ ⠀ My new packages are structured to allow you to take back all important time for your business & of course for yourself!⠀ ⠀ + admin⠀ + email marketing *new*⠀ + social media ⠀ + websites⠀ + the ultimate bundle *new*⠀ ⠀ Launching in the next day or two - I cannot wait to share ❤️⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lorrainevirtual #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
I was absolutely obsessed with colored pencils as a kid, and after far too many years tucked away, I’ve taken them out again and am finally starting to rediscover! Anyone else completely obsessed with shading Prismacolors?! #illustration #illustrator #wordart #fruitpuns #prismacolor #prismacolorpencils
INSPIRATION: Top of my Instagram love story is the INTERIOR heaven to find on here. Wonderful stylists, makers, companies and bloggers . One of my faves has always been @mad_about_the_house ( it’s not only that we share the same kind of gorgeous cat #enidcat 😍) but the indoor and outdoor eclectic mix you’ll find in her words and pictures . DONT FORGET.. she’s coming to hang out with us and share not only her fab new BOOK but also her business journey and the take on these squares🤩 . You’d be MAD to MISS IT 😉.. ✨6TH SEPT: 7.30PM: HENLEY-ON-THAMES ✨#mamadouk .. tickets on sale to our database first END OF JUNE.. so do sign up if you wanna make sure you get to come 💋
MOVE | Have you ever felt stuck at some point in your business journey? Like you just can't move forward and you have no idea how you are going to make this thing work?⠀ ⠀ I have. So many times this year. I've wondered if I made the right choice leaving my full time job to pursue my new business. I've doubted my own abilities. I've started comparing myself to others ✨⠀ ⠀ But I'm on the move. Little baby steps and a whole business refresh (not necessary for everyone but just what I needed) have me feeling better about the second half of the year 💕 ⠀ ⠀ If this is you I encourage you to take a step back, talk to some people - maybe even a business coach, and start taking baby steps to building your confidence & propelling your business forward 🙌🏻 ⠀ ⠀ 📷: @heygents via @minimaluploads ⠀ ⠀ www.lorrainevirtual.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #babysteps #businessrefresh #creativevirtualassistant #dowhatyoulove #riseandgrind #supportlocal #creativelifehappylife #businesspassion #savvybusinessowner #dontquityourdaydream #creativevirtualassistant #creativesmallbusiness #lorrainevirtual #virtualassistantsaustralia #girlbossesau
I’m absolutely chuffed to bits with the positive response to my Boho slouch bag and like me, you’re loving the festival, hippy chick vibe! I’m certainly getting through your gorgeous orders this week guys and just loving the variety. Things are slowing down next week and I’ll be concentrating on designing and making some new stuff. I’ve two new bag patterns to try out, which I don’t tend to do as I generally design my own patterns but I loved them and thought I’d give it a go! So watch this space..... It’s a beaut of a day too, are you up to anything lovely? 💛 💛 💛 @hampshirelifemagazine @etsy.wildfire #doitfortheprocess #coastalcreations #waketomake #handmadeisbetter #bohobeach #theseasidesew #hippiestyle #bohostyle #festivalfashion #madebythesea #handmadeinhampshire #mybrand #handmadebusiness #creativesmallbusiness #creativesoul #textures #bagdesigner #slouchbag #holidayvibes #holidayboutique #myseasidelife #mystyle #mumsstyle #mumsnet #attentiontodetail #waketomake #stylingtheseasons
It bears repeating that inspiration can come from anywhere. So, if you’re feeling stuck creatively, go for a walk. Look at signs, billboards, fashion, graffiti, sit in a park and people watch for an hour. Then come home and get to work. 😍
Who else is loving the marble trend right now? So pretty 😍
Hello! It’s been lovely to get an order for one of these! It’s festival vibes will keep you looking fabulous all summer long! My Boho cross body bag has an inside zipped pocket as well as an outside one, a magnetic clasp fastening and is hand finished with jute, a ceramic starfish button and a driftwood key ring. The wool textured fabric is beautiful and teamed with denim for a shabby chic feel. This ones for my dear friend Tracey over @copperpotceramics 💛 💛 💛 #lovewhatidoforaliving #theseasidesew #seasidevibes #lovesummer #creativebiz #creativesmallbusiness #mybrand #mystyle #mumsnet #festivalfashion #bohobeach #bohostyle #summerboho #crossbodybag #etsyuk #etsyshop #etsyseller #etsyfunfinds #doersanddreamers #doitfortheprocess #waketomake #weekendvibes #holidayboutique #coastalcreations #handmadeisbetter #handmadeinhampshire
WHO WOULD YOU LOVE.. to see at a MAMA.DO event? 💥 Who are your FAVES that you to love to read, listen to or watch? 💃 Let me know below or by dm ❤️ 🙌🏻 Am planning and plotting and so be fab to get some of your faves on the list🤜 ✨ Also #mumboss is still happening just a couple of my fab panel ended up having mega busy June’s so we had to postpone til autumn..but it is in the mix 👍
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