This Friday we're going back to Greece to visit Alina of Fingerprince.etsy.com. She makes the most adorable sterling silver jewelry, her shop makes me smile every time. Let's take a look at Alina's day!
Hi everyone! My name is Alina, and I live in a suburb of Athens (Greece) with my husband and three daughters.
A regular day starts at 7:30. I wake up to prepare my elder daughters for school. I do try to steal a moment to check my Etsy shop for sales, messages and “hearts” in my i-pad.
I usually work in the kitchen table because lighting is perfect. So often you can find little hands messing up with my stuff...
I try to figure out a way to make a workshop for myself at home. I used to work at the marketing department of an international bank but a couple of months ago I quit my job to dedicate myself to a business of my own, related to handmade jewelry and painted porcelain objects. Due to a health problem I had to postpone my plans, so until things are back to normal I am fully dedicated to my etsy shop!
Ready for school!
A stop at the local super market...
...and quickly back home to prepare my orders...
11:30 My friend Maria is coming over to pick up a pendant she asked me to make for her. Looks great on her.
I am having a break and chat over a cup of coffee...
I check Etsy often during the day, and I renew my items to get more views.
13:00 Another break to make lunch. The kids come back from school around 14:30. I will look after them and work again during the evening.
16:00 My mother is coming over to see us. Great weather for gardening!
Well it seems I am not going to work much today...
I try a lot to improve my “shop’s” photos. I believe this is key for sales. So whenever a day is shinny I experiment with new photos.
19:30 My husband comes home from work. This is a time we have as a family... We play, exchange the news of the day and have dinner.
21:00 The children are asleep. I have a cup of chamomile to relax.
My orders are packed and ready to ship. I’ll leave them my the main entrance so as to take them to the mail tomorrow.
23:00. Its time for bed… A last glimpse at my Etsy store, and Goodnight!