Posted on October 17, 2011

Mumpreneur Feature – Lisa + Win a personalised shirt!! CLOSED

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

This competition is now closed and am happy to announce the winner is….
@RedRoseMummy – Congratulations xxx

The lovely Lisa from Ribbons & Tulle is on the blog today to tell you about herself & her business and she is also offering one of her gorgeous personalised shirts to one of my lucky readers!!

Who are you?
My name is Lisa and the owner and creator for Ribbons and Tulle and mummy to two wonderful children Imogen 9 and Mason 4.
What do you do?
I make handmade wedding stationery and offer a bespoke service as well as favours, chair cover hire and personalised diamante garments for hen parties, kids and corporate.

When did you establish your business?
I first started in Oct 07 offering favours mainly as well as the odd thing that friends and family asked me to do for them. I slowly started adding more products and different lines such as the co-coordinating stationery and diamante t-shirts and in Jan 11 i gave the business my all as my youngest child had started and settled into school.

What made you start your own business?
I had my son and daughter christened together back in September 07 and made all of the invitations and favours myself, a few of the guests asked where i had got them from as they were looking for similar items when i explained i had done them myself they were impressed and i was then asked to do a wedding for a friend, a christening and was recommended to others, that’s when ribbons and tulle was born.

What do you love about working for yourself?
I love still being able to be a full time mummy. Being able to drop the children off at school and be in the playground waiting for them to finish is lovely, its also an added bonus that i can be around when they are poorly (there’s nothing better than mummy hugs when you are poorly!) I also get to pick and choose what hours i can work so i have the best of both worlds, being there for my children and having a business i enjoy.
Is there anything you don’t like about working for yourself?
It’s not like a regular job when you know how much your salary is and when you are going to get it! Working from home is also difficult as there is always something else to do around the home, washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning so prioritising is often difficult.
Is there anything you would do different if you could?
Yes! At first i designed my own logo and website myself because funds were limited, i have now had the logo done professionally (the website is still a work in progress) I am so happy with the new look of my brand it looks so much more professional now and i feel gives a sophisticated image, if i had just gone down the route of having it done for me in the first place i would have saved myself money on printing etc as everything all had to be done again.
What advice would you give to a mum considering starting their own business?
Make sure you make a plan and stick to it i messed about to much offering products then changing my mind and reintroducing them so i wasted quite a bit of time. A decent website is a must and use social media. Facebook and Twitter have been a fantastic way to encourage new customers. If you are working from home make sure you have a dedicated space so you don’t have to keep getting things out and clearing away, i work from my dining room table currently and its a nightmare, i know i would achieve so much more if i didn’t have to keep tidying things away. Also make sure you have working hours, i am far to tempted to go for a coffee with a friend or just pop out and wander round the shops, you need to look at it as a job and be strict with yourself it will all be worth it in the end, well that’s what i keep telling myself!
 
Lisa is giving away one of her personalised t-shirts to one of my lucky readers! You can choose from a Child’s T Shirt (pictured below) in a range of colours and characters or you may choose an adult one if you wish. Read below for how to enter xxx

How to Enter –

You can do all of the actions below or just 1 of them but please make sure you leave a separate comment for each action you take or your entries will not be valid & please make sure you leave a way of contacting you either email or twitter, Thank you x

* Follow my blog via Google Friends

* Like Me on Facebook http://facebook.com/mummyloves

* Subscribe to my blog via email (left hand column – 4th box down x)

* Follow me on Twitter @SoniaThorpe

* Follow Lisa on twitter @ribbonsandtulle

* Like Lisa on Facebook

* Tweet the following “I’d like to win with @ribbonsandtulle & @SoniaThorpe in this FAB giveaway at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com

Good luck! UK entries only please. The winner will be drawn by random.org on November 14th 2011 x 

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114 Comments

  • Reply Mummy C November 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    i follow you on twitter @mummylion

  • Reply Mummy C November 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    i have tweeted @mummylion

  • Reply Mummy C November 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    i also like them on facebook now too @mummylion

  • Reply catherine @mummylion November 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    i like you on facebook

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Tweeted the message @becky0020

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Liked ribbonsandtulle on Facebook (Becky John) @becky0020

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Following @ribbonsandtulle on Twitter @becky0020

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Following you on Twitter @becky0020

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Subscribed via email

    @becky0020

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Like you on Facebook (Becky John)

    @becky0020

  • Reply becky004 November 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Following via Google Friends (rebecca_john)

    @becky0020

  • Reply aesop57 November 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I am following via GFC (Alice Hindley)

    Tweet me @aesop57

  • Reply legs21 November 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    following you twitter @handbag2000

  • Reply legs21 November 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    i am subscribed by email

  • Reply legs21 November 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    i follow with gfc

  • Reply legs21 November 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I have liked Lisa on FB emma cella

  • Reply legs21 November 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I have tweeted @handbag2000

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I have tweeted @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I have liked Lisa on FB (as Pippa Ainsworth) @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I am following @ribbonsandtulle @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I subscribe by e mail @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I like you on FB (Pippa Ainsworth on there) @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply Red Rose Mummy November 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I follow with GFC as Red Rose Mummy @RedRoseMummy

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I have tweeted
    @chocolateonemse

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I have liked Lisa on FB
    Karen A Barrett

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I am following Lisa on Twitter
    @chocolateonemse

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter
    @chocolateonemse

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I subscribe to your blog via email

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I already like you on FB
    Karen A Barrett

  • Reply kasza November 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway
    I follow your blog via GFC (kasza)

  • Reply leiajulie November 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    follow on GFC 🙂 have been for a while now

  • Reply leiajulie November 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    follow on GFC 🙂 have been for a while now

  • Reply Bloggomy October 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Tweeted the following "I’d like to win with @ribbonsandtulle & @SoniaThorpe in this FAB giveaway at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com"

    as @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy October 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Tweeted the following "I’d like to win with @ribbonsandtulle & @SoniaThorpe in this FAB giveaway at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com"

    as @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy October 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I Follow Lisa on twitter @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy October 31, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy October 31, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I Like you on Facebook http://facebook.com/mummyloves

    @Bobbity666

  • Reply Bloggomy October 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I Follow my blog via Google Friends

    @Bobbity666

  • Reply Carolin @ Mummy Alarm October 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I have tweeted about the competition as @caro_mad

  • Reply Carolin @ Mummy Alarm October 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I follow you on Twitter as @caro_mad

  • Reply Carolin @ Mummy Alarm October 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I subscribe to your blog

    @caro_mad

  • Reply Carolin @ Mummy Alarm October 31, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I like your FB site

    @caro_mad

  • Reply Carolin @ Mummy Alarm October 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I follow your blog via GFC

    @caro_mad x

  • Reply beverley kirwin October 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    i have liked you on fb
    kirwin4smithy@yahoo.co.uk

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I have retweeted as kathvcomps
    Thanks

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I like ribbons and tulle on fb as kath vlcek

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I like you on FB as kath vlcek

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I follow ribbons and tulle on twitter as kathvcomps

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I already follow you on twitter as kathvcomps

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I already follow you on gfc

    Kathvcomps on twitter

  • Reply Alli Marshall October 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I subscribe to your fab blog!

  • Reply Alli Marshall October 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I follow Lisa on twitter as @allimarshall

  • Reply Alli Marshall October 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I follow you on twitter as @allimarshall

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault October 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    and I have also tweeted

    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault October 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I like Lisa on FB

    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault October 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault October 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I subscribe to the blog via email
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault October 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I like your FB page

    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Dorothee.Archambault October 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Hi! I follow your blog via GFC
    @Dorothee77

  • Reply Alison October 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    following on facebook alison Wakefield

  • Reply Alison October 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Following @mummyloves on twitter
    @couesquelan

  • Reply Alison October 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    following your blog

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/EmmaHolness/status/126390167429840896

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I've Liked Lisa on Facebook

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I'm Following Lisa on twitter @ribbonsandtulle

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I'm following @mummyloves Twitter

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I've Subscribed to the blog via email

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I'm following the blog via Google Friends Conect

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply EmmaH October 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I've Liked on Facebook (Emma Holness)

    Contact me on twitter @EmmaHolness

  • Reply Ces Loftus October 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I follow @mummyloves on twitter and LIKE on FB

  • Reply Ces Loftus October 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I like Lisa on FB from Ces Creatively Minded Loftus

  • Reply Ces Loftus October 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I follow lisa on twitter via @Ces_Creatively and @sb_mums

  • Reply Ces Loftus October 18, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I have tweeted from @Ces_Creatively and @sb_mums

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I have tweeted – @bloomingfox

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I like Lisa on FB – Kirsty Fox

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Tweeted! @pandcands

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I Like Lisa on Facebook (Carolina J.).

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I follow @ribbonsandtulle on Twitter – @bloomingfox

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I follow Lisa on twitter @pandcands.

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I follow you on Twitter @pandcands.

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I follow you on Twitter – @bloomingfox

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I am subscribed to your blog via email.

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I Like you on Facebook (Carolina J.)

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I am subscribed via email – robertfox24 [AT] aol [DOT] com

  • Reply Snow_Bunny October 18, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I follow your blog via Google Friends.

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I like you on FB – Kirsty Fox

  • Reply bloomers October 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I follow via GFC – robertfox24

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I've tweeted and shared on Facebook too as Hannah Mdy

    @hannahmdy

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I follow @ribonsandtulies on twitter
    @hannahmdy

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I follow u on twitter 🙂

    @hannahmdy

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I like Ribon and Tulies Facebook page as Hannah Mdy

    @hannahmdy

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I like your Facebook page as Hannah Mdy

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I am subscribed to your blog emails

    @hannahmdy

  • Reply hannahmdy October 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Id love to win one of these for my little laddy 🙂 Thanks

    I follow via GFC

    @hannahmdy

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Tweeted @baggiesbabe69

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Like Ribbons-and-Tulle on FB Ness Gorton

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Following @ribbonandtulle on twitter @baggiesbabe69

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Following you on twitter @baggiesbabe69

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Already subscribe to blog via email. nessgorton@gmail.com

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Like you on FB Ness Gorton

  • Reply Baggiesbabe October 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Follow you on GFC. Ness Gorton

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Tweeted too

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Following Lisa on Facebook – Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Following Lisa on Twitter

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Following you via Twitter

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Subscribed to your emails

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Following you via FB – Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply @littleboo_21 October 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Following you via GFC

    @littleboo_21
    http://boorootiggertoo.blogspot.com/

  • Reply mummy24 October 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 October 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    i am following lisa on twitter as @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 October 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    i follow you on twitter as @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 October 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    i am subscribed by email

  • Reply mummy24 October 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    i follow with gfc as mummy24

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