As it has been a little while since I have blogged around here, I thought I would spend my first one back filling you guys in about what is new with Leaf Lane Studio and what is coming up! I guess a really great way to keep track of everything going on is to subscribe to my YouTube channel, where I upload Studio Vlogs every week! Click right here and subscribe! What you may wonder is ‘why is her channel called ‘From Lucy, with Love’, well, I have had a lifestyle blog by that name for several years now, and with that a YouTube channel, so when it came to publishing video content for Leaf Lane Studio I tried to decide whether I should start something new or just carry on with From Lucy, with Love and cross advertise the content. As you can see, I chose the latter! The truth is that I like having everything ‘video’ in one place, because there may be things that I do a regular video on that interest you, such as my MAC lipstick collection (I watched so many of those before Joe and I got married, in order to find the perfect lipstick for the day!), so there you go!
I am really enjoying creating the studio vlogs for you guys and you seem to be loving them too. What I like about vlogging is that I can give you guys a proper ‘behind the scenes’ look at what happens with the business. Some of you may be going into business yourselves, so I know some of the bits I chat about will be useful, plus I found it helpful watching the honest struggles and happy wins of other small businesses when I was launching this one, and I still watch many business-related vlogs now. I recommend subscribing to my channel, but for now, here is the latest vlog for you to catch up with:
I will let you watch my vlogs to catch up with all that has been happening with me recently, because it has been a bit of a mad few months (playlist of all of them is right here so you can catch up fast!), and rather than regale you with past happenings, I thought I would quickly chat about a few exciting things instead, so let’s dive on in!
NEW STATIONERY | UNBE-LEAF-ABLE COLLECTION
Last month I finally launched the ‘Unbe-leaf-able’ collection and I am so happy with it. For my first collection I chose to bring out a few staple items, including an A6 ‘To-Do’ List, A5 Notepad, two greeting cards and a sticker! You guys have been incredibly supportive and I have sold so many things! I am already working on releasing another little collection before the peak Christmas-shopping-madness kicks in, so keep your eyes on my Instagram for that! You can expect a pretty, Autumnal colour palette and some dreamy stationery that you will want to buy your friends for Crimbo (but keep for yourself!). I can’t wait for you to see it!
‘BAY’ WEDDING STATIONERY COLLECTION
Launching before Christmas (fingers tightly crossed) will be my new ‘off the peg’ wedding stationery collection, Bay. I am super excited for this one and, whilst I finalise the last pieces of the design, I thought I would let you have a little peek of it. It is inspired by the beautiful Cornish coast and its ever-changing ocean; tell me what you think in the comments!
I have so many creative ideas for Leaf Lane Studio and have been working super hard at trying to beat the business overwhelm/burn out by spending a bit of time properly planning ideas, projects and client work. By ‘properly’ I mean in actual planners and calendars, rather than post-it notes and scraps of paper. I can’t tell you how much better I feel for getting this work done and time-blocking my working day. I have been so much more productive for it.
I have now worked out a little system for planning my day which is so ‘me’ and really adds value, rather than being planning for plannings sake you know? Because I love stationery so much, it is so easy to actually lose yourself in the planning part: stickers, labels, different colours for different things, when actually I needed something really simple that just works. I am going to write a whole other post on that for you soon, because I honestly think you will love it!
For today though I will leave it there. Be sure to check out my vlogs and subscribe to my channel, I will be doing lots more and a few extra videos for my mailing list too, which reminds me… I will be re-launching me newsletter for October, so if you are already on it, you are fine, but if you haven’t subscribed to it yet, bear with me as I will be releasing a cool little freebie for you to get your hands on when you join!