Thursday, 18 June 2015

Matalan Oxford street adventure

So I went to London for a couple of weeks for work. I went to help set up the new Matalan in Oxford Street. I was super excited by this! Helping set up such an awesome store with work, and in London! So awesome.
We worked long days, but they were always good. Hotel life is hard to get used to, but it's fine! I loved it after a while. We also got days off, which we could spend in London. My first day off was spent shopping in Westfield, which was where our hotel was. I also ventured to Forbidden Planet for new comicbook day. Grabbed some comics and went for a teylatte and cupcake.
I kept falling in love with pretty items that I hadn't seen before. These clutch bags were just the best! I wanted them all!
After lots of hard work the store was ready to open. It looked just beautiful. Everyone worked mega hard, and the results really showed. This store just looked so amazing, and fancy.
I can't wait for the next new store opening! They are always so fun.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Nicola the maker

Woah, I feel like time has just jumped forward. So much has been happening. And I will totally catch up on everything. Before I went away with work I had lots of arty bits and pieces going on. A few exhibition visits and getting crafty. I have been working on making some pretty brooches. I'm very excited to be making them. The butterflies are currently my favourite, but I am trying out different things.
Also I am super in love with my Mr Fox brooch. He's such a cutie, and looks great with a bright jumper. These will be in my Etsy store soon.
Having a messy desk seems to be normal life right now. Which is bad, but at least I'm being creative. However sometimes a messy desk can give you more ideas and work harder. Or sometimes it can just cloud your mind. It's about getting a happy medium.
Life seems a little like my desk too. Messy in a good way. Everything seems to be all over the place! I guess spending two weeks away from home with work does that to you. Plus when you get home, you end up being sick. Ugh. Trust me! Anyway, just need to keep my spirits high, and carry on with life! Keep smiling!