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Monday, January 6, 2014

Boutique of the Month

It's time for January's Boutique of the Month!

This month we are featuring Tara Powell from Bugg-A-Boo Designs!  Tara has been in business for over two years and we are excited for you to see her designs and get to know her better. We asked Tara all about how she runs her boutique from home and here's what she has to say:

How did you get into sewing and what got you to open your own boutique? 

I started sewing at 5 years old when my grandmother taught me how to sew. I stopped sewing when I was a teenager. It wasn't the cool thing to do. I started up again when I was in my 20's. About two years ago I was making a dress for my daughter. A friend wanted to buy one. It all went down hill from there. I love to sew for my daughter and other little girls. 

Being a mom and a boutique owner is hard. How do you find the time to fulfill orders, create new pieces, and just run a business in general?

It is hard to find time. I am a single mom. My daughter goes to visit her dad two times a week. I sew on those days and when she is asleep. 

Run us through your typical work at home day. 

I get home from work at 6:15 am 4 days a week. My daughter and I usually wake up around 7 or 8 if I am lucky. We have breakfast and I have to drop her off at her preschool by 8:30. Then I try to go to the gym for an hour. After the gym I get back home to do the dishes, laundry, straighten up, and shower. Once all that is done I get a chance to sit down and sew. I pick my daughter up at 2:30. 

How many items do you have currently listed in your shop that you used a Create Kids Couture pattern to create? 

 10 or more. 

Where do you find inspiration? 

I find inspiration in movement. My goal is to have all my dresses move with the little ones. I love dresses that twirl!!!

What is your favorite piece that you have ever created for your boutique? 

My rainbow dress. 

If you could go back to when you first started your business and tell yourself about the most important thing you've learned as a business owner thus far, what would it be? 

Don't take opinions to heart. Everyone has an opinion. Some people love your aesthetic and some don't. 

Thank you, Tara. Those are great words of wisdom! 

I do love Tara's creations and I want to congratulate her on her success. If you would like to see more of Tara's work, please visit Bugg-A-Boo Designs and show her some love! We are proud to feature her as our CKC Boutique of the Month.

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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