Cincy Chic: What is Ruffles N Buttons?
Krystine Turner, Owner of Ruffles N Buttons: Ruffles N Buttons is a home-based boutique run by me, a stay-at-home mom with a mind and heart for design and creativity.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your boutique?
Turner: I started making infant gowns a little over a year ago when I was just about due with baby No. 4. I loved that my baby could be comfy and stylish at the same time, how I could be creative and how it brought out the designer in me. I started getting asked if they could be ordered and it has just snowballed like crazy from there.
Cincy Chic: When did you launch Ruffles N Buttons?
Turner: I realized I’d found a niche and made it “Etsy official” and got a logo and such in April 2014.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the business?
Turner: I’m the only one at this point. I am also a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of four, so if Ruffles N Buttons keeps expanding as it has this far, I’ll soon have to look into adding on helpers.
Cincy Chic: What types of infant clothing do you sell?
Turner: I make infant gowns of all styles for baby boys and girls. Name gowns, dedication gowns, cutesy gowns, fancy gowns. My gowns are used a lot for baby shower gifts, going home outfits for new babies, outfits for fancy occasions and pretty much any time you want your baby to be comfy and dressed to the “T” at the same time.
Cincy Chic: Can you give us price points for the gowns?
Turner: My normal gowns range from $30 to $45 while dedication gowns range between $60 and $95.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Ruffles N Buttons?
Turner: I always have new designs and ideas rolling around in my mind and try to get them out and available to order as fast as possible in between fulfilling orders.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more or order a gown for a little one?
Turner: I have an Etsy shop and I’m on Facebook and Instagram. I am most active on Instagram with behind the scenes posts and giveaways along with normal business postings.