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Mama You Can: Rebecca from Bows & Bowties

January 25, 2018
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Welcome back to Mama You Can, a series started to share inspirational stories of Mama’s who have changed career direction, started their own business or negotiated a more flexible role to fit in with family life.

This week we hear from Rebecca who has the most beautiful online business called Bows & Bowties, so it’s over to her to tell us her story today.

Mama You Can: Rebecca from Bows & Bowties UK

Image credit Rebecca Price Photography

I’m Rebecca and I originally started Bows & Bowties in 2016 although moving house and having two young children meant I couldn’t give it the attention and focus that was needed. Before having children I worked in advertising and then started my own cake business which I ran for about three years.

To take the leap into self-employment I found a part-time job so I could still earn money but also have time to focus on the cakes. It was exciting and rewarding and certainly much easier back then before I had little ones to look after! I then took a break to have children and found after that I didn’t feel like cakes were where my passion lay. I’ve always loved creating and have always strived for having my own business and last summer seemed like the right time to pick up Bows & Bowties and make the time to make it work.

Image credit Rebecca Price Photography

The original idea was children’s accessories but I wanted to take in a new direction with décor for children’s bedrooms, wall hanging, garlands and lots of pom poms and tassels! I’ve recently branched out into embroidered sweatshirts for both adults and children and I’m really enjoying it. It is a challenge finding time and quiet to really focus but I love that I am trying to make my love of making into a job.

I’ve met some lovely people so far and even though I work solo there is such a community out there of parents trying to do exactly the same thing so you aren’t alone. They say it is better to regret what you’ve done than regret what you haven’t so I say give it go and see where it takes you!

Image credit Rebecca Price Photography
Image credit Rebecca Price Photography

You can find BowsandbowtiesUK on Instagram. Thanks also to Rebecca Price Photography for the stunning images in this post.

You can find all of the Mama You Can series here

Thanks for reading and see you next week.

Sarah x

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