Welcome Victoria, a crafty mom in business from Knoxville, Tennessee where she lives with her husband and daughter. She began designing and painting her creations almost five years ago for her daughter who wanted something cute, but not too frilly and flowery. Today through her shop, Victoria P. Zurcher Designs, she spends her time drawing adorable characters, painting original works and printing hip paper stationery. We agree that she has succeeded in creating a cool collection of "girl" stuff without the "girly" part. You will be hooked on her attention to detail and love for bold colors and clean designs.
I must admit, it was not easy deciding which of Victoria's polka dot products to share with you. There are so many! We do love her square polka dot magnets by Victoria over at Victoria P Zurcher Designs. My refridgerator needs a "magnet makeover" and her fresh polka dot designs will do just the trick! This is an inexpensive gift that any mom will love. She will think of you every time she opens the fridge (and for me, that's a lot).
Your set will include four magnets that each measure 2" x 2" square and are protected with a scratch-resistant cover.
Don't forget to decorate your fridge for Christmas too! Check out these holiday polka dot magnets inside her Etsy shop too!
Through December 2nd, she will have a brand new sale every day. You can drop by Lilybella and see the daily sale posted on her home page. Click on the category "Sale of the Day" in her catalog to purchase the daily special. You can shop one day or all 12 days.
Some of our favorites at Lilybella include her polka dot personalized coffee mugs (today's sale item!) and her new polka dot oil cloth tote bags.
The coolest part about this sale is you can shop every day and take advantage of these great prices, then Allison will combine your shipping into one payment and ship everything to you at the end of the sale.
Click to visit Allison at Lilybella Boutique. Once you see her products, you'll know why she's a Polka Dot Mom too!
Little birdie and polka dot "feathers" button ponytail holders by Kid Charming.Happy Turkey Day cards by Made with Care - the polka dot border is sewn to the card. How unique!
A fall-inspired orange polka dot pumpkin pin cushion by Veronica Claire. That reminds me...I can't wait to eat my slice of pumpkin pie today!
Happy Thanksgiving, Moms!
Enjoy your dinner...and let someone else do the dishes.
Rebecca is a semi-retired graphic designer who loves to sew. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 2. She says she feels so lucky to stay home with them full-time.
Rebecca works in her dining room creating new things out of "old junk" like vintage tablecloths with a stain, hankies with a small hole or shirts with a frayed collar. She loves to wash and cut these vintage fabrics up to give them new life as her grocery Market bags and more.
She is happiest when she finds vintage polka dot fabrics peeking out from a pile of garage-sale linens. She writes, "Polka dots are so versatile. They can be modern or old-fashioned, whimsical or sophisticated and they seem to go with everything!"
Everything inside Bananasaurus Rex is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Her MamaGoToMarket bags are truly a great find. Each bag has a totally genius accordion-fold base that allows it to sit flat for loading and unloading. They measure 14" tall and 15" wide and an amazing 9" deep and hold a little less than paper, way more than plastic. Rebecca's grocery bags are built for endurance, but they are so cute they won’t embarrass you at the library, the beach or the gym.
Rebecca says, "Like Mama herself, our MamaGoToMarket Bags are strong and flexible and look great even when carrying a heavy load." (Moms, you'll be admired by all of your friends for being so GREEN and earth-friendly too!)
Bulk discounts available too...buy a few for your neighbors too. For Christmas, you can pack an easy meal or some pantry staples in this pretty and useful bag and give to your elderly friends.
Mention "Polka Dot Mom" at check-out and receive an automatic refund on your shipping charges once payment is complete. And she'll even send you one of her popular Lavendar Sachets (a $6.50 value for our readers only). Love that!
We have no idea where her company name came from or what it means, but we love her designs and her commitment to helping moms look great at the grocery store while saving the planet!
Thanks, Rebecca! Stop by her shop and buy your Earth-friendly fabric grocery bags today.
As you know, Polka Dot Mom loves to feature crafty moms in business. We will continue to do this and more! As we were writing your articles each week, we found ourselves writing about your life, your kids, your experiences AND your boutique business. We also found that our Polka Dot Moms have become our friends along the way.
So our new tagline is, "Crafts. Kids. Business. Friends."
Crafts - Being a Polka Dot Mom is all about being crafty and creating unique, handmade products using polka dot fabrics, ribbons and designs. We'll share about the latest polka dot tools for our crafts and even where to find the best deals for our inventory.
Kids - We all have 'em. Some days they are the sweetest little angels, make us laugh and even help us get work done. Some days they don't take naps or have runny noses, tummy aches or mommy-aches. We love them, they need us and we need them. Here we will share the joys of being a mom...and the challenges!
Business - Whether brand new or seasoned, we are moms who own small boutique businesses. We'll talk about marketing, advertising, start-ups and making your sales grow.
Friends - Every mom we've worked with is a fun and friendly woman first and foremost. We keep our focus on the positive, higher things that will improve the lives of our kids, husbands, families and our businesses. Of course, we'll laugh along the way about our mistakes, successes and the crazy things that life always brings.
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Our logo is by Amy of PattyCake Designs - another mompreneur!
Thanks for making Polka Dot Mom a great place for moms to hang out, promote each other and help fellow moms take the leap into starting their own crafty business!
Want to make Christmas gift-wrapping really EASY this year? Kori from Sunny Day Tags has the solution: Polka Dot Christmas Gift Enclosure Cards (now on sale)!
Kori is a stay at home mom to 2 beautiful little girls in Indiana. She loves to make things. Her grandmother is a tole painter and seamstress and can make just about anything, even at age 85. Kori would spend weeks in the summer with her grandmother sewing, painting, and making boxes and beads.
Kori's 3.5" x 2" gift enclosure cards can say whatever you want! You can choose up to four lines of text and the design possibilities are endless. Custom orders are welcome at Sunny Day Tags and include a free e-mail proof. Each set includes twenty-five cards printed on 110-lb. cardstock hand-cut by Kori (no perforated edges).
Your polka dot Christmas Gift Tags will arrive wrapped in a clear plastic bag tied with ribbon.
Visit Kori's shop today to see her current sales and specials too!
Beth is from one of those crafty and creative families. Her mother is a quilter and an excellent seamstress. Her grandmother does a lot of cross-stitching and recently retired from craft shows. Her grandfather is an artist, as well her late uncles. Her cousin, Ashlee, makes the cutest bows, jewelry, & candles.