Full Name: Christina McDaniel
Company/Business: Dilly Dally Boutique
Year Founded: 2006
Tell us about your business: We are a children’s boutique website started to sell handcrafted hair accessories, clothing and gifts handmade and designed by me. I have recently expanded to sell a few boutique brand clothing lines and gifts.
What inspired you to start your business: My new baby girl, who is now 4 ½ years old was my inspiration. I have crafted and sewn since I was a little girl, but having one of my own gave me the little push that I needed to create high quality, one of a kind items just for her. After having many friends and just moms out and about ask me about her clothing and hair accessories, I decided that I could make this a business. I now have 2 girls of my own, and many others to create for!
Share one business goal: To get into the Junior League of Austin’s 2010 A Christmas Affair! This is a HUGE show and a great opportunity for some major growth for my business this year!
What would you say contributes to your success: All of the help from my friends and family. My mom helps me at each of my shows, my husband helps set me up, takes care of the kiddos so that I can sew and make bows. He is also always there with words of encouragement to keep me going and help get through the hard times of starting up and growing your own business.
Please share any additional information about your business: I run many promotions through the year, at least 1 per month. On the front page of my website you can sign up for my newsletter that goes out every month or two and ALWAYS includes a coupon for the site. I am applying for A Christmas Affair Austin, which will be November 17th-21st. I will be at the Dance Explosion dance recitals on May 15th and 22nd. In addition I am currently booking My Vintage Baby Trunk shows for the spring season in the Austin area, please call or email me to schedule yours!