Message to The Elves

We are all like Santa's elves this time of year...working at our machines, glueing, painting, assembling, packing and shipping all these gifts in time for Christmas. I know many of you are making crafts, decorations and handmade gifts for all of your friends and family too. It is a busy time!

As I sew my days (and nights) away, I am thinking of you. All the orders are IN at Polka Dot Market, now they just all need to go OUT!

I've even put my Etsy shop on "vacation mode". This is the first time I've closed shop, but there are only so many hours in the day and all these boxes need to be out by Monday. It is a great feature. You can close your shop with the click of a button (sign in, click "My Etsy", then scroll down and click "Vacation Mode").

The photo above of our girls was taken at Portrait Innovations. They are all decked out in polka dots! Pretty busy this time of year, but the store has a good system in place. We had lunch around the corner after our portraits, then stopped in and picked up our photos less than an hour later!

If any of you are still open and accepting orders for Christmas, please post a comment below so our readers may find you.

I'll be posting Christmas crafts and featuring your businesses as often as I can over the holidays.

Have a great day, my crafty elf-friends!


  1. I'm sorry I couldn't get it together and place a holiday order :( Have a great little break! And maybe one of these days I'll update my Etsy.

  2. I'm still up till Friday, then off to UT for a good three week break! Enjoy your holiday sewing free ;)

  3. L O V E the Christmas Card picture! They are precious!

    I still have lots of sewing to do as well so I'm accepting monogrammed orders; however I do still lots of great things in my Etsy shop.

    * FREE SHIPPING on all bags in the shop
    * Wristlet Key Fobs will be available pretty much until the last minute
    * Many other accessories are ready to ship or would ship within a couple of days.

    As the deadline approaches, I will be temporarily removing items which aren't ready to go.

    Happy Sewing, Sally! :)

  4. Hi Sally... busy busy busy - The Christmas break will be worth it!!
    I have 15% off all listed items in my shop at running until the 15th of December... and a brand new range too!! Come check out my new fun cushion covers!

  5. Great photo of your girls!

    My shop is still open until the
    17th. The lunchboxes are such a fabulous gift. Stop by!

  6. Your girls are absolutely adorable! I'm new to blogging, but I've been visiting your site for a long time. I love all of your businesses that you feature and all of the polka dot things! Maybe once I get my own business up and running, I will be able to advertise on your site! Thanks for such a great site. It's one of my favorites.

    Kristin from TX

  7. we are "frilled" to say FRILL SEEKERS GIFTS is still accepting personalized orders! WOO! HOO! shop online 24/7 and we'll load your items on Santa's UPS sleigh.

    Ho! Ho! Ho! go to:

  8. Have a wonderful vacation & cute pic of the girls! I am still open and taking orders for my Body Butter, Scrabble Magnets & Pendants, and Soy Linen & Body Spray! Great prices for personalized gifts! ;)

  9. What a cute pic!
    I'm still open for last minute gifts for kids & baby!


I love to hear your ideas, questions and comments! - Sally

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