I'm pleased to introduce our featured shop this week, Bellamy Tree, and shop owner Estie.
My name is Estie, and I am a Create at home Mom. I have three full of character boys, and one SPUNKY little girl. I adore Vintage inspired clothing! I should have been born in a different era back where little girls’ dresses featured full skirts and bows, and fluffy bloomers peeked out from beneath. My goal with Bellamy Tree is create Boutique quality clothes that are durable, well-made, and meant to be worn!!! I also add features to my dresses that allow them to be worn for a few years.
Growing up my Mom was an amazing seamstress. I can remember peeking over her shoulder to see what she was creating next. As I got older I started to teach myself to sew. In 2012 I launched Bellamy Tree. I feel truly blessed that I can work while staying home with my little ones. My Mom has recently started to show the desire to sew again, which makes me extremely happy! We have a family business that my Mom started 42 years ago. We rent rafts and tubes for the beautiful Ichetucknee river during the summer. I am the General Manager and do all the books and advertising. I can do both my Bellamy Tree and our family business at home so that is such a blessing!
What drives me:
My repeat customers! I have made some lifelong friends this past year. I absolutely love seeing the pictures they send of their little ones wearing their Bellamy Tree clothes or shoes. I am from a small town and the fact that clothes I created are being worn in places like Germany, Canada, and Singapore is so amazing and humbling. It’s really great when my little ones get excited seeing what I created and request it as well.
Biggest challenge as a business owner:
Using up my supply of fabric before I buy more. Haven’t mastered that skill yet.
Estie's favorites include family, traveling, and fabric shopping. “I really
enjoy scrolling through the pictures on Instagram. I love seeing the random
photos of behind the scenes” she says “My guilty pleasure is eating junk food
while streaming my favorite shows on Netflix”. Her favorite color is aqua, and favorite store
is Trader Joe's. Her favorite foods are a toss-up between sushi, and
cheesecake. She loves to relax in her hammock. Her favorite season is spring,
and favorite animal is her horse.
You can find Bellamy Tree on Facebook, Etsy, Website, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Estie is generously offering 15% off your purchase from her Etsy shop with coupon code Vbuds15. Plus, fans can enter to win a $20 gift certificate for anything in her Etsy store.
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Bellamy Tree on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 4/6/14 and ends at 11:59pm CST on 4/12/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
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