Posted on November 22, 2013

New Business Mum – Sarah Tollit & Giveaway!!

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

Please welcome the lovely Sarah to my blog this morning to tell you all about her new business venture which I think is just brilliant! Don’t leave this page without entering the fab give-away at the bottom xx

Who are you?
Sarah Tollit, mum to a girlie girl 3 year old and a very energetic 2 year old boy. Both believers in magic!

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What do you do?
I own the The Magic Door Store.

My Fairy Door and My Elf Door – stylish miniature doors, beautifully packaged, designed and hand crafted right here in the UK.

Magic Doors provide a platform for your child to enjoy creative and imaginative play, whether alone or with others.

Just imagine their excitement at discovering tiny fairy dust footprints on the floor, little collections of items hidden in corners, or gifts and messages left especially for them by their fairy friends.

Pink Fairy

When did you establish your business?
April 2013 and the website went live last week!

What made you start your own business?
Working for myself had been a dream of mine and when the idea struck, I took the leap and went for it! My little girl had been asking for a Fairy Door and I just couldn’t find one that was quite right! So I designed a lovely, Regency style door and started work on creating the branding as this is key to the product.

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What do you love about working for yourself?
Being able to run upstairs to my workshop, pack some orders, get covered in magic dust and still be able to play with the kids! Spreading the magic is awesome too. The feedback has been amazing and the pictures people are sending in of their Magic Doors all set up are fantastic!

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Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
One week of taking orders and we have run out of toilet roll, the cupboards are bare and the laundry bin is overflowing but I’m sure I will get better at this balancing act!

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Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
This is a massive learning curve and I’m sure my friends would say they wish I would stop boring them with all the details!

What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business? 
Ignore my previous answer and talk to as many people about your business as possible. Oh and pull in all of those favours you are owed– I wouldn’t have made it this far if it wasn’t for help from my lovely friends and family.

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Sarah is very kindly giving away  either My Fairy Door or My Elf Door in any colour. The full range can be viewed at here

Your Magic Door gives your fairy visitors their very own magical entrance into your home.

All they require is somewhere quiet and secret so they can come and go as they please, sprinkling love and magic once everyone is fast asleep.

Just imagine the excitement of discovering tiny magic dust footprints on the floor, little gifts and messages left especially by your fairy friends.

Please don’t handle My Fairy Door roughly, or it might frighten the fairies away.

An inspirational gift to unlock your imagination.

Each Magic Door comes beautifully packaged with a small bottle of Magic Dust, welcome note for the fairies and putty to attach to your wall.

Just complete the Rafflecopter below to enter – Good Luck xxx 

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123 Comments

  • Reply Alison Perry December 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Gary Barlow 🙂

  • Reply jodie harvey December 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    oooh a wise old elf like the one from ben and hollys little kingdom 😀

  • Reply joanna sawka December 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    a fairy

  • Reply Helen Garner December 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Ben and Holly – my little man loves them

  • Reply ClairejB December 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Hoping it will be a good luck fairy! 🙂

  • Reply Laura W December 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    A fairy x

  • Reply stephanie campbell December 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    our christmas magic elf called tumble-sprout. he pops in all year round though just to let us know hes helping father christmas keep an eye on us!

  • Reply leanne williams December 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    The tooth fairy x

  • Reply Teresa Lee December 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    A mischievous elf that likes to play pranks and keep everyone on their toes

  • Reply Mummy of Two December 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    would have to be an elf this time of year

  • Reply Karen R December 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    My dd would probably believe that Ben Elf would live there 🙂

  • Reply JAMES Holyland December 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My enthusiastic Butler

  • Reply Julie Cook December 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    The tooth fairy x

  • Reply melanie stirling December 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

    A chef that would cook me delicious meals 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Sands December 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

    An Elf 🙂 Lovely and Christmassy 🙂 xx

  • Reply David Jackson December 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

    a elf cleaner and can cook to

  • Reply Rachael Jess December 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

    We would have a tiny (shrink rayed) Minion behind ours

  • Reply Kara December 5, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Eliza is obsessed with fairies so we would invent her very own

  • Reply Holly Boyd December 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I love the idea of an Elf but couldn’t limit this wonderful thing for just christmas so perhaps fairies or borrowers.

  • Reply Karen Colquhoun December 5, 2013 at 12:20 am

    we have a little fairy door already, its not as swanky as this though! its the gateway for the toothfairy and santa 😉 once his elves came to collect the kids letter the week before xmas and as they were going back through the door a corner of the letter got trapped and was ripped off leaving it shut in the door! magic 😀

  • Reply Emily Nelson December 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Sparkle the elf!

  • Reply Kerry Kilmister December 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    There would be a faerie who comes out to tidy up my daughters room as she sleeps

  • Reply Diana Semionova December 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    A little fairy who leaves something nice for my little girl every day she does a good thing 🙂

  • Reply Lucy Robinson December 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    An Elf or a fairy. X

  • Reply amanda pickering December 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    the elfs from the story show makers i love shoes

  • Reply Alison Turner December 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    The mending Elf who mysteriously comes at night and mends our broken things 🙂

  • Reply Cathy Gordon December 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

    A cleaning elf please xx

  • Reply vandervaulk December 4, 2013 at 12:07 am

    The Gremlins

  • Reply jennie jackson December 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    an elf

  • Reply laura jayne bates December 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    the tooth fairy

  • Reply Clint Howat December 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    A cleaning fairy please 🙂

  • Reply Lorraine/Squeaky Mom December 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Steve The Elf, who is responsible for much mischief in our house. Or Robbie the Invisible Bee, who is even more of a nuisance!

  • Reply Hazel Christopher December 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    A cheeky little elf who I am sure my little boy would be blaming for any mess! 🙂

  • Reply Jen December 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I would leave it to my kids imagination, but I guess it would be a fairy :))

  • Reply Dawn McBride December 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    It will be somewhere for our little guardian angel to live and watch over us all 🙂

  • Reply Emily December 2, 2013 at 10:22 am

    The cleaning fairy – I wish!! xx

  • Reply Amy Ripley December 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    A Santa Elf! – Santa needs a break!

  • Reply Laura December 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    A little elf that keeps you safe and warm at night and leaves you warm slippers in the morning.
    Great giveaway, fingers crossed

  • Reply Nyree Brunton December 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    A fairy who can find all the lost things in our house!

  • Reply Sandy Calico December 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    The housework fairy

  • Reply Erica Price December 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I think I’d leave it to my son’s imagination, but think some sort of elf would be favourite.

  • Reply Mary @over40andamumtoone November 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    A helpful little elf who would magic my house clean and tidy ever night whilst I was sleeping

  • Reply Kara Spencer November 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    You xx

  • Reply Hayley Wells November 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Will Farrell!

  • Reply Becky John November 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    A little elf like Dobby from Harry Potter

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House November 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    A cheeky little elf who is the culprit that does the naughty things that my children deny doing!!

  • Reply Jenny @ The Brick Castle November 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

    A house elf who would clean and tidy while I was sleeping!

  • Reply jennifer haden November 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    a little fairy <3

  • Reply Linda Hobbis November 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    The naughty elf who is always hiding my car keys!

  • Reply Tressa November 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

    A funky festive fairy who would keep my little girl safe

  • Reply Paula Harvey November 26, 2013 at 1:39 am

    A tiny helpful elf that would teach my little boy that eating vegetables is what good boys do without any fuss! 😀

  • Reply Samantha Fenn November 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Santa and his elves… but an elf would come to watch over us over christmas to make sure we’re being good.

  • Reply Kat Lucas November 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    The Candy Fairy

  • Reply Debbie Grinstead November 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    A little fairy who can calm temper tantrums down with a flick of her wand

  • Reply Tammy Tudor November 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    A kind fairy 🙂

  • Reply Hannah ONeill November 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Santa

  • Reply Ellie Boyde November 25, 2013 at 8:19 am

    The world needs more magic dust, and more magical moments, love spreading the sparkly happinessx

  • Reply Rachel Smith November 25, 2013 at 1:24 am

    the tooth fairy!

  • Reply Lucy Bishop November 25, 2013 at 12:43 am

    the borrowers!

  • Reply Val swift November 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I like the sound of a cleaning fairy

  • Reply Kerry Marie Robinson November 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    It would have to be an Elf who make sure they are naughty or nice.

  • Reply sand henderson November 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    My fairy grand mother to look over and keep us all safe xx

  • Reply Missing Sleep November 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Any fairy that could magically help us out when needed! x

  • Reply Emma Strachan November 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    We have a fairy for anything we need help with! The parking fairy, cleaning fairy, pj fairy! So I imagine they would all live behind the door!

  • Reply Nikki Stewart November 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    A cleaning fairy!

  • Reply Niki November 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Grandma elf, C has no grandparents on my side nor real aunts or uncles as we are both only children… So it would definitely be an addition to our extended family.

  • Reply Mandi Morrison November 24, 2013 at 12:25 am

    My teenage daughters long lost imaginary fairy friend Rosie

  • Reply Petit Mom November 24, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Fairy Twins called Susie and Samson. They’d have ginger hair and green eyes and Susie’s would have her in plaited pigtails and Samson short and messy. They’d be always getting into trouble but learning from their mistakes.

  • Reply Cheryl Edwards November 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    A little male elf…..hopefully one that loves doing housework!

  • Reply justine meyer November 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    A family of fairies, mum, dad, grandma, and a boy and a girl

  • Reply Carolina J. November 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    A beautiful fairy!

  • Reply ghostwritermummy November 23, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    A playful elf who brings lots of chaos, mess and fun!

  • Reply Louise November 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Our elf

  • Reply michelle mamode November 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    A wise fairy who would whisper in my ear when I am about to put my foot in it …. again

  • Reply Rachel Wood November 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    The Borrowers!

  • Reply abigail edkins November 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    A little sweet dream fairy

  • Reply Marissa Bird November 23, 2013 at 11:44 am

    A special Christmas Elf to help my children behave.

  • Reply Eleanor November 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

    The ‘imagination imp’ who can take us on fantasy journeys and magical missions!

  • Reply Anneliese November 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

    A fluttery fairy

  • Reply Paul Bennett November 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

    My fairy mother to keep an eye on me

  • Reply Lynn heath November 23, 2013 at 5:56 am

    The tooth fairy

  • Reply tracy sinclair November 23, 2013 at 1:37 am

    A beautiful fairy with her magic wand, able to grant some little wishes x

  • Reply Lexi Davenport November 23, 2013 at 1:02 am

    my fairy best friend

  • Reply julie laing November 23, 2013 at 12:18 am

    a magic cleaning fairy

  • Reply anna m November 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    a friendly elf

  • Reply jennie November 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    A fairy from Baby Tilda’s heaven x A messenger perhaps x

  • Reply Julia Routledge November 22, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Cute!

  • Reply Michelle Clarke November 22, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    A fairy who help children to be children and not grow up too quickly

  • Reply Catherine Williams November 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    The little housework fairy

  • Reply Catherine Williams November 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    A little house work fairy

  • Reply Sarah Parkin November 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    An Elf to help my kids tidy up!

  • Reply Sarah Wyatt November 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Mr Sandman – my little one could do with a visit from him at the moment!

  • Reply Rebecca Phillips November 22, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    an elf who watches my sons behaviour and reports back to santa!

  • Reply Heather Haigh November 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    A kind fairy who brings magical health and happiness to everyone who visits.

  • Reply Kay panayi November 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    My daughter said the tooth fairy

  • Reply nolene oneill November 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    The night Elf!

  • Reply karen cowley November 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Magical fairy’s would live behind my door, Wow love these, thanks for the chance to win one, xx

  • Reply frances hopkins November 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    the teaching fairy

  • Reply EMMA WALTERS November 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    a cute little doormouse family

  • Reply maureen findley November 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    tinkerbell

  • Reply Caroline H November 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    An all seeing elf who likes to come out at night and clean the house!

  • Reply Ashleigh Allan November 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    a special party!

  • Reply laura banks November 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    a funny elf

  • Reply The Reading Residence November 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Oh these are so sweet! Boo would love to have Tinker-bell behind her fairy door 🙂

  • Reply Jen Schofield November 22, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    An elf!

  • Reply Claire O'Neill November 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Juniper…My son’s tooth fairy.
    These are amazing.I need a few!!

  • Reply katie skeoch November 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    A Christmas Elf – watching the kids to make sure they’re good 🙂

  • Reply Allan Smith November 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    A groggy elf

  • Reply Rachel Rogers November 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Annabella the pesky fairy shes been a fairy present in all our families story lives for years. x

  • Reply Cris Curran November 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    A little fairy who would sprinkle happy dust & love dust!

  • Reply Jill Proctor November 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I think maybe a smurf – possibly brainy

  • Reply Rebecca Duncan November 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The fairy that makes the magic fairy dust that makes my little boys cuts and scratches better 🙂

  • Reply ALISON M November 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Funky Fun Fairy that would tidy the house and find things that go missing (like my address book that I’m sure my 3 yr old has put in the bin!)

  • Reply Lorraine Tinsley November 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    A little cheeky elf who leaves a mess!

  • Reply Aysha Khan November 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    The cleaning fairy!

  • Reply ANN THOMPSON November 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    A naughty elf

  • Reply Jo Richards November 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    A fairy who would come and tidy my daughters bedroom

  • Reply Emily Hallett November 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    My guardian angel

  • Reply Tracy Nixon November 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

    A little mouse to clean my house!

  • Reply Stephanie Cheung-Tsang November 22, 2013 at 11:53 am

    My fairy godmother

  • Reply Tracy Grant November 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

    The tidy up fairy, as my girls think that a fairy tidies there room for them lol

  • Reply Ellen Arnison November 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    The naughty pixie who makes the mess when it certainly wasn’t any of the children here!

  • Reply Lucinda Barton November 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    The sock elf probably! The boys assure me we have one who lives on odd socks!

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