A VERY busy Halesowen mum who has five children - including 17-year-old triplets - has launched her own gift shop in the town centre.

Stella Weston has opened Bella's on Summer Hill, just up from Wilkos.

The shop sells gifts, crafts, crystals, bath bombs, candle melts and there is space to sit inside and enjoy cakes, brownies and hot drinks.

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The 42-year-old, of Carol Crescent, has moved into a larger unit in the town centre, which she says also boasts better parking and footfall, from Bella's@76 on Halesowen Street.

Stella manages to find time to run the shop despite working two days a week as a teaching assistant at Dawley Brook Primary and her busy family life with 17-year-old triplets Lily, Charlie and Harry as well as son Alfie, aged nine and Jack, aged 19.

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Stella said: "The new shop is larger and is in a better location. It's a gift and craft shop but we also sell hot drinks and cakes which are made by a local baker. I wanted everything to have that home made feel.

"I wanted to make it really pretty to be somewhere a bit quirky for people to go with individual handmade crafts.

"The reaction has been really positive, it's been lovely.

"We've had some customers from the old shop coming in. People say it feels like a holiday gift shop."

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The two-week makeover of the former tattoo shop was a real family effort with Stella's electrician husband Stephen, retired carpenter dad Alan Bergin, and son Jack, who is also a carpenter, helping out.

Her auntie Yvonne mom Judith help out by running it on Fridays.

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Pic: Stella's auntie Yvonne York and mom Judith Bergin (right)

Stella used to run a Halesowen support group for parents with twins and triplets called Multibabes, which she founded in 2005 when her triplets were born so parents could support each other through the challenges of having multiple babies.

Bella's Beautiful Things is open Tuesdays from 10am till 1pm and from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am till 4pm.