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So to Piglet’s Boutique, I found out about Emma and Piglets Boutique through a mutual friend on Twitter (twitter rocks) – it was October and I was in the need for not only some gifts for my cousins birthdays in November but I was also looking for something special for the 2 bubba’s for Xmas.
When I saw Emma’s Personalised name plaques, it was a winner, my family as a whole being foreign tend to pick names that aren’t popular and thus have no cute little name plaques etc, so I set about tweeting and then emailing Emma with a list of what I wanted, I ordered 6 names plaques in total ranging in sizes and designs, 4 were designs already from her website, but the ones for Grayson and Addison I asked if I could have specific designs too, we went back and forth with emails over a couple of days and finally came up on a Mickey Mouse, Red, White and Black theme for Grayson and a Pink, White and Fairy theme for Addison, I left the rest down to Emma as I believe she is the artist.
Emma kindly will change designs to your requirements and make sure you are truly happy before going ahead. She also is willing to offer discounts for larger orders.
I found the whole process of shopping with Piglets Boutique very personal and professional and I was not disappointed when the plaques arrived, all well packed in bubble wrap and beautifully presented in brown paper with hand designed tags (no wrapping needed).
Here are Grayson and Addison’s up on their bedroom wall
So now I shall pass you over to Emma from Piglets Boutique to give you more of an insight into what she does and sells, do go visit her site.
1.Who is Piglet’s Boutique and what do you sell ?
Piglets Boutique is a beautiful on-line shop where you can find all things gorgeous and different for expectant & new mothers, new-born babies, and children up to 5 years. We sell things that stand out and that we consider gorgeously scrumptious, like babies-go CD’s to help babies sleep and to introduce them at an early age to some of our favorites like Take That, Cold Play and even Michael Jackson. We have some beautiful personalized gifts too, jewelry for mummies http://www.pigletsboutique.co.uk/jewels-for-mummy/ and name plaques for children http://www.pigletsboutique.co.uk/songbird-name-plaque/ So if you are looking for a friend or expecting yourself (congratulations if you are) then you should stop by at our website and have a browse at what we have to offer.
2.What made you start Piglet’s Boutique ?
Piglets Boutique has grown from a dream of working for myself and whilst I was on maternity leave in 2010 the dream finally became a reality. Like a lot of people I had felt for a long time that I wanted to create something for me and my family, instead of working and earning money for someone else! And once our new baby girl arrived I had the best reason in the world to really push it forward.
Our little girl was born October 2009 and it was in April 2010 that I first had the idea of creating “Piglets Boutique” from scratch, when 9 of our close friends were pregnant, a definite baby boom! And me being the lady of the house was in charge of looking for the new baby gifts…the problem I was then faced with was what do we get that was different and would stand out from everything else our friends would perhaps receive?! Starting from scratch with pretty much no budget was going to be difficult but I love a challenge!
I have now created Piglets Boutique a place where people can shop in the safe knowledge that they will be looked after, I am always happy to give advice on the gifts I sell.
3. Is this a Hobby of Full Time Commitment ?
Piglets Boutique was when I started a full-time commitment, however now it’s all up and running, apart from me processing the orders, trips to the post office and updating my website, it kind of takes care of itself. Because of this I have more time to spend doing fun family things, although I wouldn’t say that it is a hobby, my mind in constantly working on new ideas to promote my business further.
4.Where can you buy Piglet’s Boutique Products ?
Online at our shop http://www.pigletsboutique.co.uk/ with gifts we keep in stock we aim to deliver your gifts, beautifully gift-wrapped with-in 3-4 days, some personalized items can take 14-21 days.
5. Do you have any exciting news for the future ?
As far as Piglets Boutique goes, I have recently taken on another two suppliers, and things are running quite smoothly. I have no exciting news as far as Piglets Announcements go, not yet anyway, but I am in the process of starting up a new business, separate to Piglets, and getting back into interior design.
6. Is there anything else you would like us to know about Piglet’s Boutique ?
Piglets Boutique, I am very proud to announce, has won a few awards over the past few months. I have been awarded a Silver Website Award from Mumpreneur UK, I was thrilled to get this award as it really shows that all my late nights and hard work has paid off! I was also announced as one of the top 100 Mumpreneurs in the UK, which was also a great honour.
Also in October 2011 I won a ‘Small Business Sundays’ RT from Theo Paphitis, and in March 2012 I got to meet the famous dragon in person! This Re-tweet has helped increase visitors to my website and sales have increased too! It is a fabulous feeling to know that Theo Paphitis has been on Piglets Boutique and liked what he saw!
Congrats to Emma for having such great success and thanks for our fab plaques.