Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Specials!

Welcome to my Black Friday Sale!  My boutique special for today is my favorite Double Layer Twirly Skirt, and it features my daughter's favorite fabric! (Maybe you've heard of the movie "Frozen"?) I paired the "Frozen: Sister's Forever" fabric with an adorable white eyelet ruffle, making this skirt popular with both the little ones and the mamas! 

Isn't it pretty?!  Your daughter will want to twirl all day long in this skirt, and as you can see on the price list, I can even make another one to match her doll, sister, friend, or even her mom or grandma! So much fun! 

And perhaps you'd like to have a coordinating skirt featuring her best friend, Olaf. You can get the boutique special with this fabric as well! 

To order your Double Layer Twirly Skirts in either the Sisters or Olaf fabric (or both), please email with the sizes you want and I will invoice you today! All skirts will be handmade to order and shipped within 1-2 weeks. Rush orders available. Please note that all items are made with sturdy construction, serged seams, a care label, and they come from a pet-free, smoke-free home. 

 Black Friday Custom Orders

If you want to get more personalized with your order, please feel free to browse all the custom styles I have available by clicking the links in the left margin. I love making custom orders, so just let me know which style you want and give me an idea of what type of fabric you have in mind, and I will do the rest!  And for all custom orders that are requested and paid this weekend, I am offering 10% off all listed prices! For the quality of workmanship, the super cute boutique styles, and the amount of care I put into each item, you are sure to love the value of your custom order! Simply email to get your order started!

Black Friday Giveaway!

 How would you like to win a Gift Certificate to Polka Dot Umbrella?!  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post*, including your email address (so we can contact the winner), and you will be entered to win a gift card for $20 to spend on handmade items here at Polka Dot Umbrella! A winner will be randomly chosen at 11:59 MST, at the end of Black Friday. Good luck!

*If you have trouble commenting on this post because of your browser, you may also enter by visiting my Polka Dot Umbrella business page on Facebook and commenting on the pinned post there. Please "like" my page while you're there! 

Multi-Vendor Event and Giveaway

If you're comfy in your chair and want to keep shopping for other great deals, please join me at the multi-vendor Black Friday event that I am participating in! All kinds of products and gifts are available and there are giveaways throughout the day, as well as one large prize you could win at the end of the day.  Entering there will give you a chance to earn a second gift certificate from my shop, plus lots of other great prizes. Have some fun shopping there - I know of several of the participating shops that I can't wait to buy from! 

Thank you for visiting Polka Dot Umbrella!  I can't wait to get started on your order!  

~ Kristen ~
 Polka Dot Umbrella Boutique

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I can't wait to spend it with family!  While it's great to wait until after Thanksgiving to begin putting up Christmas, I have been super busy around here preparing to have those outfits ready for you when it's time! These handmade items can't be created overnight!  So to kick it all off on Black Friday, Polka Dot Umbrella has joined up with some other fabulous online shops to bring you a one-stop shopping Facebook event! 

There will be great deals advertised all day long and of course some free prizes for participating (yes, even my handmade items!!). Come join the official event page with us today here so you'll get reminders on the big day!  

I'm dying to show you what I've been creating today. Back to work!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scavenger Hunt with Create Kids Couture!

While I am working on your orders and some ready-to-ship items from my Spooky Laundry Collection, you can be having all kinds of fun participating in a scavenger hunt to win prizes!  How does that sound?!  Polka Dot Umbrella is a part of the big Create Kids Couture 50,000 Fan Scavenger Hunt that is kicking off TODAY!

Most of the patterns I use for my creations come from Create Kids Couture.  CKC just hit the 50,000 fan mark and are celebrating by having this super fun multi-vendor scavenger hunt. The prizes are FABULOUS and it will definitely be worth your time.  And along the way you'll get to see the amazing stuff the other vendors have to offer!  Please come play!  You can sign up here: 

The Halloween season is quickly approaching, so don't wait too long to get your Spooky Laundry orders in!  Email to get your order started on a super cute Halloween skirt, dress, or top in any style! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Spooky Laundry Collection

I just announced my new SPOOKY LAUNDRY collection! I'm so excited because I found the cutest Halloween Fabric EVER.  I know it may seem early for Halloween shopping, but remember I need time to make your orders and you want to receive them in plenty of time for your little cuties to wear them a bunch of times, right?  Of course! 

To kick off the new collection, I created a little giveaway over on my Facebook page to win a free dress or top for Halloween. We had a fabulous turnout and today we're excited to announce our winner! 

Woohoo!  I can't wait to get Luci's custom dress made for her little cutie! And it sounds like it will be shipped all the way to Germany for her granddaughter! I love that.  

It's too late to win an outfit from the Spooky Laundry Collection, but there is still plenty of time to pre-order!  Just look at this amazing fabric: 

How cute is that?!  I have some really fun coordinates to use like polka dots and chevrons in black/white and those bright colors. I'm having so much fun with this!  And so is my daughter: 

This Spooky Laundry Halter can come in dress length or top length (shown above) and I'd be happy to mix it up in any way you'd like to customize.  I can also make ANY of my shop styles using this fabric (it would make a really cute skirt or ruffly peasant dress)  so please email me your ideas at and we'll get your order started!  I will also be making some ready-to-ship outfits in my spare time that will be available for purchase on my  Polka Dot Umbrella Facebook Page.  These outfits are way too much fun for you to pass up!  Order today before I run out of supplies! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jaclyn's Layered Jumper Dress

Fall is in the air!  Can you feel it? We live in a farming community (as you can probably guess from the photo above) so harvest is a big deal to us.  It also means back-to-school and more time indoors for our little ones.  We still want to dress them up cute of course, and Jaclyn's Jumper Dress is just perfect for the fall weather! 

I would love to make a jumper dress for your little girl!  It features front-snap straps in a unique design, that really cute bow pocket, inseam pockets (perfect place to put all her treasures), and a comfy fit that still lets her run and play. The white dress underneath is the layering peasant dress and it provides great coverage while also serving as a slip/petti.  My daughter wears her underdress under all of her strappy dresses because she loves it so much. 

If you would like to custom order a handmade jumper dress in any fabric that you choose, please email me at and we'll get your order started!  My daughter has requested several more and I can't wait to get started on the one in owl prints.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jeffrey's Summer Jumper

There aren't any ruffles on it, but I found a new favorite outfit to make!  Jeffrey's Summer Jumper is simply adorable, as you can see. It has a unique snap strap design and that cute all-boy pocket. I couldn't resist adding boy items to my shop.  Spread the word! These make great gifts too. 

Jeffrey's is perfect for playing around outside in the summer sun, or you can also layer a tee under it for when the weather cools off a bit. (That's not likely to happen anytime soon though!)

Jeffrey's Summer Jumper is also super cute on crawlers and babies!  I can make anywhere from newborn size all the way up to boys 8!   I would love to make a custom order for your little guy in any fabric you choose and I can help come up with really cute coordinating fabrics for the perfect outfit.  Just email me to get your order started!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jonathan's Swim Shorts

It's Summer!  Finally! 

You know your boys are going to be spending quality time in the water this summer, whether it's at the pool or lake or even just running through the sprinklers.  Why not get them one-of-a-kind custom swim shorts that they can look totally adorable in?  My swim shorts come with elastic and a drawstring at the waist, giving a perfect fit, fun side pockets with velcro flaps if you choose, and the shorts are fully lined.  The lining I use isn't that scratchy brief-style kind that you find in store-bought suits.  Rather I use a soft mesh and I fully line the shorts, making them super soft and my boys love theirs!  Believe it or not, there is a wide variety of super fun board short fabrics to choose from so send me an email today and we'll get your order started!  Available in sizes newborn to tween 15/16!