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Issue:- 19 September 2014

...continued... Brought up on the Wirral, Kathryn decided to return to this area from London and settled in Irby where she continued to work full-time, creating her bespoke children's wear whenever she had the chance. She said:- "After a while I just realised that I was putting all this effort into someone else's business and my own was sidelined until 8pm at night. I was getting more and more enquiries and actually turning down orders as I couldn't keep up."

Close ups of Kathrynís beautiful childrenís clothing being showcased at Our Beautiful Life in Pyramids Shopping Centre.

Kathryn decided to take the plunge and let Poka.dot.nation become her full time job; a decision she hasn't regretted for a minute.

Meeting Louisa Houghton in July, who owns Our Beautiful Life, led to the brand being launched in the Pyramids this month and both women are looking forward to continued growth in the future. Louisa said:- "I'm really excited at having Kathryn on board. When she came down to the shop and showed me her clothes I just thought they were amazing. She's got such great vision and I think it's going to go really well."

Kathryn now has another lady working for her to keep up with demand but is determined to hold on to the original ethos of her business. She said:- "It has grown a lot in a short space of time, but everything is still handmade locally and that is not going to change. It's important to me that it is affordable too as that's how it started - designer, bespoke clothes for children at affordable prices."

Kathrynís daughter Esmae-Rose is pictured in amongst her mumís designs at Our Beautiful Life in Pyramids Shopping Centre.

Derek Millar, Commercial Director for Pyramids Shopping Centre, said:- "The entrepreneurial spirit and fashion eye of both Kathryn and Louisa is exactly the sort of business we are keen to support and showcase at Pyramids Shopping Centre.  We have a great range of big high street names including H&M, Next, Miss Selfridge and Marks & Spencer but it is brilliant to couple this with unique fashion lines which local business owners such as Louisa and Kathryn can offer."

Kathryn Saunders is pictured with some of her childrenís clothing at Our Beautiful Life in Pyramids Shopping Centre.

Dates for the designer days at Our Beautiful Life will include:- 20 September, 24 September, and 27 September and 1 October, 4 October, 8 October, 10 October, 15 October, 18 October, 22 October, 24 October and 29 October 2014.  To find out more about Kathryn's designs visit her Facebook Page or call in to Our Beautiful Life at The Pyramids Shopping Centre, Birkenhead.

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