Polka Dot Ribbon Flip Flops

I keep telling all of the Polka Dot Mom readers out there that my eyes trained to see dots anywhere and everywhere. So when I saw this beach-themed photo of ribbon flip flops in Fiddlestitches' shop, I quickly scanned the ribbons hoping to see lots and lots of polka dots. And I did! (Down to the adorable hot pink polka-dot-painted metal sand pail in the background.)

Read on about the crafty moms of Fiddlestitches and you may even read about a free shipping offer in here somewhere....

About the Moms of Fiddlestitches

They write, "Fiddlestitches was started by a mom and daughter team in October 2006 after they decided they wanted to own their own business. Donna wanted to build something to supplement her impending retirement; Kelley wanted a business that would allow her to continue to be a stay-at-home mom of three; and they both hoped to build a family business that would be family-oriented and family-friendly. After kicking around a lot of ideas, they eventually realized that their combined creativity and love of children, coupled with long years of sewing was pointing them in the right direction."

"Donna, who at sixty still claims she will never grow up, has a love of whimsy and so, the name Fiddlestitches was coined. She loves old-fashioned nostalgic styles, and tends to lean toward excessive “frou-frou.” Kelley, thankfully, restrains the tendency to “frou-frou” and adds her own modern take on old standards, such as pillowcase dresses. At this point in time, Donna and Kelley collaborate on business planning and product design; and Kelley does all of the production, while Donna keeps the books."

"Donna and Kelley have a strong commitment to the quality of their products, and to customer satisfaction. They strive to run the kind of business that they would want to patronize; and try to keep their styles fresh and innovative, and to offer them at family- friendly prices. Fiddlestitches’ mission is to celebrate the child in all of us."

About the Ribbon Flip Flops for Kids:
Made with a fun mix of ribbons, they will match any and every outfit your child can put together! Each pair of flip flops is hand-embellished one at a time with lots of ribbons in polka dots, stripes, solids and more. Kids can choose from flip flops in youth sizes small, medium or large. Available flip flop colors are yellow, white, pink, purple, blue or green. Your new pair of polka dot ribbon flip flops are only $10.00/pair at Fiddlestitches!

Thanks to our Polka Dot Moms this week, Donna and Kelley of Fiddlestitches. Be sure to shop with this "pair" of moms during the month of July to receive FREE shipping on your "pair" of polka dot ribbon flip flops (mention Polka Dot Mom in the order comments for a revised PayPal invoice).

Happy flipping and flopping, kids! (Hey, moms like ribbon flip flops too....)

Crafty Etsy Mom Shops

Here are a few of our new favorite shops on Etsy.com (please visit them today!):

Of course, these moms love using polka dot fabrics and ribbons to create their handmade items.

Just for Fun! Please post a comment and tell us your favorite item in their shop.

Thanks for supporting fellow crafty moms in business - send us your favorite shops too.

Have a wonderfully CRAFTY day!


Baby Changing Pads by Polka Dot Market

Since I'm a crafty mom in business too, this week I'm featuring a recent favorite: Our summer-ready Disco Dot fabric baby travel changing pads.

At Polka Dot Market, we create handmade polka dot purses, Disco Dot diaper bags, kid's initial applique bags, and coordinating accessories like our travel changing pads.

Each boutique changing pad is handmade to order in your choice of polka dot or Disco Dot fabrics. Your changing pad is lined with cotton flannel and backed with plush white cotton chenille. Each pad is 100% washable and features double-stitching for durability and two 12" long grosgrain ribbon ties.

When open, our baby changing pads measure 15" x 20" to protect your baby for quick & easy diaper changes in public or at playgroup. Each pad is rolls to a compact 8" tall and 4" diameter to fit perfectly in your diaper bag.

The best part? Our baby changing pads are only $15.00 each.

Visit us Polka Dot Market today to design-your-own gift set. Choose your diaper bag, bib, burp cloth and travel changing pad for a boutique baby gift for a special mom.

We love moms and babies!
See you soon at Polka Dot Market -

Polka Dot Pillowcase Dresses by Adorable Me

Ashley Hughes is the owner of Adorable Me Boutique and our Polka Dot Mom of the week. We love her pillowcase dresses because they are well-made, can grow with your child and make your daughter look and feel like a princess from head to toe! Ashley's specialty is creating beautiful polka dot pillowcase dresses and polka dot fabric a-line dresses for girls. She uses the best decorator and designer fabrics and layers and layers of gorgeous grosgrain ribbons and pom-pom trims. We love her dresses!

Just for Polka Dot Mom supporters, Adorable Me Boutique is offering FREE First Class shipping through June 30, 2007 to customers who mention "Polka Dot Mom" in their PayPal comments section at check-out. Thank you, Ashley!

We asked Ashley to tell us about her life, her family and her business:

"I'm a mother of two beautiful children, a wife and a small business owner. After the birth of my daughter, the thought of going back to a retail management job was out of the question, so I started my own business, Adorable Me Boutique! Thanks to the support of my wonderful husband, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work out of my home while taking care of my children.

I manufacture and sell children's handmade clothing, specializing in custom boutique pillowcase dresses and A-line dresses. I sell in local boutiques, at select craft markets, and online. I love creating traditional clothing with a modern edge. My daughter is the inspiration behind my designs. She is silly, sweet, and always full of energy! As she grows, so does my clothing line...keep watching!"

We especially have our eye on this Michael Miller Sorbet Disco Dot fabric pillowcase dress (and FREE First Class shipping in June makes the deal even sweeter!):
Ashley's pillowcase dresses start around $36.00 and will be custom-made to order to fit your special princess (sizes 6 months to 6). Her polka dot pillowcase dresses are tied at the shoulders with quality grosgrain ribbons, allowing for growth for seasons to come. She will be precious in Pink and Cocoa this season in this darling dress from Adorable Me Boutique. Made from the most adorable retro dot fabric, this dress is tied at the shoulders with brown grosgrain ribbon, allowing for growth for seasons to come. Ashley puts lots of time and care are put into making each dress just right. Your custom order will ship in approximately 2 weeks. Her pillowcase dresses are perfect for this summer's polka dot parties, photo shoots or family beach vacations!
Don't forget to mention Ashley's shipping discount for Polka Dot Mom supporters only while you are shopping this month at Adorable Me Boutique (discount ends 6/30/07).

Thanks, Ashley! We love your polka dot pillowcase dresses - you are one CRAFTY mom!