Christmas Initial Tees

Thank you to one of our favorite customers, Kelly, for sending this great photo of her two kids in front of their Christmas tree wearing their Polka Dot Market original initial tees. (You've seen her daughter before here on our blog!)

I love how both tees turned out. We custom-made the red stripes "g" for her son and the red dots initial shirt became a top seller (we are now selling this shirt for Valentine's Day too). Kelly is a great designer...she knows I have a BIG stash of fabrics and am always ready for custom orders.

We love to see photos of your kids wearing their Polka Dot Market big initial applique tees. We take our time to make each shirt unique and perfect for you. Every shirt includes a soft interior lining for durability and comfort (no scratchy applique backings here). Does your son or daughter love wearing their big initial tee? Send us a photo to post here on our blog and in an upcoming feature on our website!

Insider Information: I just returned from the fabric store with the cutest fabrics for our newest lines of holiday and spring initial tees. I have tiny hearts, tiny shamrocks, a new boy's stripe on the way and three beautiful florals for Easter shirts. In 2008, look for more ribbon trims, more ric-rac and free gift box options. Hooray!

You can purchase the red/white polka dots initial tee here in our Etsy shop:

Snow in Tennessee

My brother-in-law, Steve, brought snow from Michigan (7+ hour drive in a cooler) so he could build my daughter a snowman in our front yard for Christmas. Can you believe it? What a great gift!

No long road trips this year...we are home and it is very relaxing. I have been missing my family in Michigan (all of my sisters are home too), but they keep sending me pictures and calling so I will make it!

Today the girls are going to Grandma's to play with their aunties who just flew in from Michigan. I will be sewing and shipping a few birthday orders for parties on January 4th then sneaking out for a few hours of shopping I hope. Our best friends from Michigan now live in Memphis and we will see them tonight for dinner as they drive through town on their way to Michigan for the holidays.

We hope you received something very special for Christmas yesterday too. My mom sent me my very own "Sally" blue Porsche car from the movie CARS. I love it! She is on top of my bookcase in my office for sew faster maybe?

I promise our new products and Valentine's Day tees will be up before the new year!

Happy day-after-Christmas-sale shopping. Write a comment and tell me your best bargain.


Christmas Fun

What is more fun than riding a tiny train inside the mall around and around a huge Christmas tree surrounded by fake snow with Santa's workshop next door? My two girls had a ball. We've visited the mall twice just to ride the train! Just seeing the big smiles on their faces was worth every penny. I squeezed into the back seat (though my 16-month-old probably doesn't need me around). My husband took the photos as we went around and around. Great family activity - I highly recommend it if your kids are still small enough!

My girls are wearing their aqua corduroy Christmas dresses made by Becky at Granny B's Clothesline and their matching hair bows made by Courtney at Back Flip Bows.

Merry Christmas!

Read More at Polka Dot Mom

We'd like to invite you to read our other blog too at Polka Dot Mom.
We'll be back soon to share new products at Polka Dot Market too.
While you are enjoying the Christmas break, come over and see what other crafty moms are creating too.

See you there!

My Best Friend

Where am I?

Oh, I'm with my best friend, Daisy.

Daisy is beautiful, kind, hard-working and has been ON 24 hours a day this week.

She is helping me create all of your handmade gifts for Christmas. We are working just as fast as we possibly can to ship everything by tomorrow at 3pm.
Thanks, Daisy! (When this is all over, I'll let you sleep, I promise.)

While We Sew...

For the next two weeks, we are sewing your Christmas gifts around the clock. We will be back with blog updates here after your gifts are in the mail. Want to read some fresh blog posts? Come on over and read our crafty moms blog at Polka Dot Mom.

See you there (and we'll be back with new products shortly)!

Happy Holidays,