Posted on August 19, 2013

New Business Mum – Claire

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The lovely Claire; owner of Itsy Bits Children’s Boutique is my new business Mum on the blog today! Please say hi and give her a bit of support, you can find her over on facebook and twitter if you fancy getting in touch!  Claire is also kindly offering one of her gorgeous tutu’s to one of my lucky readers! See the end of the post for the rafflecopter giveaway 🙂

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Who are you?
I am Claire Preest, Mummy to Elsa and wife to Sam, living in Leeds.

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What do you do?
I run an online children’s boutique, Itsy Bits Children’s Boutique. We currently specialise in frilly baby knickers and gorgeous tutus.

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When did you establish your business?
The boutique went live in July 2013.

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What made you start your own business?
I searched high and low for frilly pants to cover Elsa’s nappies and could only find very boring, basic ones on the high street. I wanted something different, fabulously frilly and bright colours. I thought I couldn’t be only person looking for these and set about sourcing them. Since then I have expanded into tutus and there are plenty more things to come.

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What do you love about working for yourself?
I love that everything I do is for me and my family. No one to answer to and my own timetable to stick to.

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Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
There’s nothing I don’t like, although we’ve only been going a short time so ask me again in 6 months!

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Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
Believe in myself more and not be afraid of buying too much stock!

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What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business? 
The best piece of advice I was given is to be your own customer. Would you buy it? Does it appeal to you? Is there something that you’ve been searching for and can’t find? You can’t be the only person looking for it!

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Claire is giving away one of her gorgeous tutu’s to one of my lovely readers, the lucky winner can choose from 2 sizes (1-2yrs or 3-4yrs) and 4 colours (hot pink, pale pink, red, lilac)! To enter just complete the rafflecopter below! Good luck xx

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31 Comments

  • Reply Emma W September 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Oh I adore them all but I think m little girl would like the pale pink tutu.

  • Reply Emma Strachan September 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Just love the frilly knickers! So glad to of found some, been looking for ages!!

  • Reply Samantha Fernley September 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I love the sunshine yellow frilly pants.

  • Reply Gina September 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Both the aqua blue frilly pants

  • Reply anna m September 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    pink tutu for my friends baby 🙂

  • Reply jenna keller August 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    the frilly pants are adorable! x

  • Reply Lianne Turton August 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

    What a fab idea from a mummy in the know! Frilly knickers are hard to come by especially nice ones. Love both products, knickers and tutus. X

  • Reply Julie Cook August 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Any of the tutus they are so girlygorgeous x

  • Reply Dawn August 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I love these tutus there perfect for any little princess!:-) x

  • Reply Jo Glasspool August 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    the pink Tutu is adorable x

  • Reply Dawn Wild August 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    It would have to be the Scarlet tutu for my litte girl Scarlett

  • Reply Hannah August 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

    The frilly knickers are amazing!!

    Loving the tutus too, pale pink is just gorgeous! Perfect for every little princess xoxo

  • Reply Tracy Hudson August 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I love the pale pink baby tutu.

  • Reply Carolin August 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I love the pale pink baby tutu – absolutely stunning x

  • Reply melanie stirling August 20, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    The pale pink baby tutu.

  • Reply Carolina J. August 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Hot pink tutu is lovely.

  • Reply Kelly Finn August 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    The hot red tutu for sure!

  • Reply Liz Tumbridge August 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I LOVE the Scarlet Red Baby Tutu. All the products are stunning!

  • Reply sarah lambert August 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I love the pink frilly tutu 🙂

  • Reply nicci cowdell-murray August 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    i love the little frilly knickers so cute !

  • Reply Dorothee77 August 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I really love the hot pink baby Tutu!
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  • Reply Anneliese August 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I love the red tutu, but I bet my girls would choose pink!

  • Reply Sarah August 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

    My favourite is the Hot Pink Baby Tutu

  • Reply katrina day-reilly August 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

    http://www.itsy-bits.co.uk/product/pale-pink-frilly-pants

  • Reply Eileen Teo August 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

    i like the pink tutu

  • Reply Attachment Mummy August 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Love the hot pink tutu!

  • Reply Tracy Nixon August 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Adorable!!! I love their PALE PINK BABY TUTU – hopefully they will get more back in stock soon!

  • Reply Ashleigh Allan August 19, 2013 at 10:11 am

    love the frilly pants – so cute!

  • Reply Rose Gray August 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I love the hot pink tutu! It’s bright and beautiful.x

  • Reply Zoe Corkhill (Mama Geek) August 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I LOVE the lilac baby tutu. It’s GORGEOUS. The prices are more reasonable than a lot of places I’ve seen, too.

  • Reply Claire August 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Hi, I love the lilac frilly pants as I have the same problem finding pretty pants and clothes to cover my babies nappies. The tu-tu’s are gorgeous too. 🙂

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