Personalized Gift Stickers

I was so happy when Claudia of Letter Bugz Social Stationery dropped me a line about her business. She has a growing stationery collection that features her hand-drawn "doodles" (her words) on gift stickers, waterproof labels, folded notes, invitations and more.

I love her personalized monogram stickers...I have a thing for stickers right now. They make gift-wrapping so easy and they make me look like one of those organized moms who has everything together. Ha!
Claudia was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She married her high school sweetheart, Shannon, in 1999 and is now taking a break from her work as a speech therapist to be at home with her two sweet boys, Sam (5) and Fulton (2).
She started Letter Bugz in 2003 as a monogramming and embroidery business. After always doodling and drawing as a stress reliever, she created birthday labels and gift stickers for her boys to take to parties. Her friends and family went wild for her stickers and the new branch of Letter Bugz was born...personalized stationery! The business is now full-time for stationery...her embroidery machine is getting a well-deserved break as Claudia pursues her childhood passion for drawing and paper crafts.

I addition to Letter Bugz, Claudia enjoys playing with her boys, reading, entertaining friends and family, and volunteering as a Sunday school teacher and for the Junior League of Columbia.

You can read more about her business on her blog too!
Keep sending me your articles and links, moms. I love to me the dots!

Bows on a Mission

Welcome four super moms who are working together to create adorable hair bows for their new Christian company, Daisybows. Each a stay-at-home mom with daughters, they want to teach their girls that while it's fun to dress up and look pretty on the outside, they say, "What is most important is to be beautiful on the inside."

Their cute polka dot hair bows are handmade and have already received rave reviews and feedback on Etsy. There are so many designs to choose from...we picked our favorite polka-dot-inspired hair bows, of course.

Emerald green swiss dot ribbons and a glitter shamrock make a perfect bow for St. Patrick's Day or all year for your sweet Irish princess.

Who can resist a red polka dot strawberry bow for summer? The Daisybows shop is filled with hair bow flowers, flowers and more flowers too.

The moms of Daisybows have even donated their hair bows to several mission trips around the world especially for little girls in Bosnia, India and Guatemala. You can visit the inspiring moms of Daisybows inside their Etsy shop today.

They have built their business on this Bible verse:
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." I Peter 3: 3-4

You are beautiful, moms!

My Polka Dot Valentine

There's a lot of LOVE in the air this month. See what a few cool moms on Etsy are creating for Valentin's Day:

Polka Dots & Sprinkles Valentine Felt Cookies for your daughter's play kitchen. How cute to wrap these and put in a red plastic mixing bowl with a wooden spoon tied with red polka dot ribbon for her Valentine's Day surprise? Find these and more inside Sugar Chic Baby's boutique.

Polka Dots & Hearts Satin and Grosgrain Hair Clippies by CMD Etc. This crafty mom's shop is FILLED with non-slip grip hair clips in every ribbon color for every theme, season and holiday. Adorable clips for your girls with fine baby hair. See more inside her CMD Etc. shop today!

Polka Dots & Hearts Ponytail Holders for Moms, Girls and Teens...I love that I can wear these ponytail holders and VOILA! I'm ready for Valentine's Day! What a great teacher gift or a nice surprise for your favorite little girl who loves to wear ponytails. Made by a cool, busy mom over at Magpie's Nest.

Polka Dots and a Sweet Cupcake Frame by Nikki of Nikki's Nacs. We love all of her hand-painted designs, but this one "takes the cupcake" for Valentine's Day! Order this frame and put your Valentine's favorite photo inside for a thoughtful gift she is sure to love!

There are so many moms creating SWEET Valentine gifts for your loved ones. Visit Etsy today and search for crafts made by cool moms by searching for "DSM" or "EtsyMom" or "EtsyKids".

Happy Valentine's Day, Moms!

Something Just for You

This is hard for me, but it must be done. I must let you in on a little secret. Sometimes I like to buy a little something for myself and I want all of you, my busy crafty mom friends, to buy a special treat for yourselves too!

I wish it involved polka dots, but this sale at So Pretty Personalized Gifts is too good not to pass along. The owners are Polka Dot Mom members so that counts, right?
Promise me this: Click on the Gifts for Oustanding Moms (aka "Women") FIRST. That's right. Put yourself first. It is hard to do...your mouse will wander over to "Baby" and "Kids", but be sure to click on "Women" first for yourself! You will be glad you did.
Here's the secret coupon for this great sale:
Enter code "JAN08" at check-out to automatically save 20% off your order. Amazing! This big coupon expires on January 31, 2008.
Have fun shopping for yourself, Moms!

Polka Dot Party Invitations

Meet Kathryn, owner of Kat in the Hat Designs, wife and mommy to Henry and Clara. She says she wears so many hats that this just had to be her company name!
We love her original artwork that graces her product line of custom party invitations, birth announcements, holiday cards, thank you notes and even paintings, tees and aprons. See, I told you she wears many hats!
You'll love her new fill-in-the-blank thank you notes for kids' birthday parties. That makes it so easy to say, "Thank You!" after a big party.
We like how Kathryn sneaks polka dots into nearly every design. A polka dot birthday hat, polka dot bubbles, polka dot backgrounds...well, you'll just have to go see for yourself inside her adorable online boutique.
Kat in the Hat Designs is one of those websites you will be sure to bookmark for future parties, showers and events. After corresponding with Kathryn for just a few hours, I can tell you she is one funny, sweet and vibrant woman! You'll love working with her too.
Head on over to her shop today to peek at her line of polka dot party invitations and more!

Polka Dot Diaper Clutches

Meet our newest crafty mom, Jenna from Northern California. Jenna is the owner of Sweet Baby Creations and writes, "I a am a stay at home mommy of Elliana (3) and Tucker (4 months). I am a wife, a mother, and an artist. I love to sew and make all things crafty. I love daisies, candles, coffee, pink lemonade, fabric, scrapbooking, photography, family time and being able to say, "I Made That!"

Jenna created her handy clutches for all of us with diapers hiding in every corner of our diaper bags. Her design is perfect for storing 2-3 diapers and a travel pack of wipes.

If you have two little ones in diapers, she suggests ordering two Diaper Clutches to keep the sizes separate (and to match each child's style). Each is lined with a coordinating cotton, securely closes with a long Velcro tab and is of course, machine washable.

Jenna's shop is filled with gifts for your babies in lots of cute fabrics, but we like the polka dot Diaper Clutches the best!

You can read more about her family and her work on her blog too.

Modern Blue Dots Dress

We love this Leila & Ben polka dot dress - your little girl can wear it with jeans, leggings or tights from winter through spring, summer and fall. The puffed sleeves make it even better...and it's handmade by two crafty moms!

Heather and Annette began creating custom and unique clothing for their own kids, Leila and Ben. They loved to dress them up in hip fabrics and super-cute clothing styles. Their business was born and we are so happy to share their beautiful clothing boutique with you.

Visit their Etsy shop today for more Leila & Ben handmade clothing for boys and girls.

You can read more about their crafty business on their Leila & Ben blog too.