Summer Travels and Family Photos

Okay...a little shameless promotion, but isn't she adorable?! She is wearing my Polka Dot Market pink and green hat on a hot, sunny day up in Midland, Michigan last week. The real reason she is wearing it is because I left her hat at the house and she needed one. The fun reason is so she can tell folks about my business. Kids are great, right?

I wanted to tell you that we were traveling last week in Michigan visiting friends and family. We started the week in Detroit, went to the NASCAR race for my husband's company-sponsored car (#4 Ward Burton), then drove to Midland for more fun.
Here are my girls watching my dad's church VBS program on Friday (this was taken before I put hats on both of them).
See that cute green paisley diaper bag hiding behind her stroller? That's our newest diaper bag. I made it for a friend and customer, but secretly kept it for myself for our trip. Don't worry, I made her one too. The interior is chocolate polka dots fabric by Michael Miller. Love that!
Below is a picture of the girls with my husband's brother, Steve. He lives in Royal Oak, Michigan and is a graphic designer and art director. He designed the Polka Dot Market logo! The girls love their Uncle Stevie. (Wait - Lauren is wearing the same dress in both photos. Gotta love vacation!)

All in all, a great vacation! No sandy beaches this time, but lots of family and friends. We are happy to be home. Thank you to our customers who placed orders last week - they are all in process and will ship starting this week in the order received. You were busy designing lots of polka dot diaper bags and baby gifts last week. We have a full order book!

Happy summer everyone! New photos of our beach bags are up on the website too. Like flip flops? Come to the Market and check it out!


Polka Dot Ribbon Stationery is Back!

Our stationery designer, Ashley, has created more polka dot stationery note cards for us and we wanted you to be the first to know. By special request from our customer, Mandy, we have refreshed our classic design with new colors and bolder polka dots on our Ribbon Stationery.

Perfect for weddings, showers, birthdays, thank you notes and back-to-school, our personalized polka dot ribbon stationery will be a hit with everyone on your list!

Personalized your note cards with a first name, family name, initial, monogram or a phrase ("Thank You" is very popular). We have a selection of fonts and colors to choose from, of course, and your sets ship quickly for only $12.00 each. Sets arrive wrapped in a cellophane gift bag and tied with our boutique tag and coordinating grosgrain ribbon.

Create a matching polka dot fabric purse for an adorable gift set too!

Here are our current font choices for our polka dot stationery:
Available colors for our polka dot ribbon stationery: Chocolate brown, hot pink, light pink, light blue, navy blue, kelly green, purple and black. We can also create a custom stationery design for you like a hot pink ribbon band with kelly green personalization (for your favorite preppy pink-and-green girl) or light blue ribbon band with chocolate brown personalization (for wedding gifts or new baby boys). There are so many options - come see us at Polka Dot Market today to design your own personalized polka dot note card sets too!

Polka Dot Party Princess

We couldn't resist posting this photo of our friend's daughter at her polka-dot-inspired birthday party this weekend. Her mom, Ashley, is the designer of our line of disco dot personalized stationery at Polka Dot Market.

Send us photos anytime of your polka dot princess to
Happy birthday, Molly Cate!

Polka Dot Totes for Your Bridesmaids

5 Reasons to Design-Your-Own Bridesmaid Tote Bags:

  1. The girls will LOVE you forever

  2. The bags are handmade to order for YOUR wedding

  3. Your new mother-in-law will be impressed

  4. Custom wedding tote bags start at just $18 each

  5. Our bags shout, "Thank you for being in my wedding!"

Speaking of "five," one customer is giving each of her five lucky bridesmaids a Polka Dots & Paisley tote bag (pictured above) at her rehearsal dinner this Friday night.

To all of our brides, remember that every order over $75 receives FREE SHIPPING every day at Polka Dot Market.

We are working on an order for nine canvas totes in pink and chocolate - what a wonderful gift idea for your wedding party! Our personalized initial tote bags are only $18 each every day. We will upload a photo when they are finished for you to see. Updated 6/13/07 - Here are the nine polka dot initial bags:

See you at the Market-