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 🙂
Who are you?
I am Claire Preest, Mummy to Elsa and wife to Sam, living in Leeds.
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.
When did you establish your business?
The boutique went live in July 2013.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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