Sunday, December 1, 2013

It's Time to Think Christmas!


It's begun!  I love Christmas season and all the traditions it involves. I have been working on some ready-to-ship Christmas outfits that will be on my Facebook page this week. It will start out as Cyber Monday and I'm sure I'll be on a roll all week long, so don't forget to keep checking back on the Facebook page! As always, you can do custom orders from the albums on my website here, but keep in mind that my turnaround time is often two weeks, so if you are wanting something in time for Christmas you may need to jump on it now! 



This may be my favorite Christmas item of the year!  Trista's Pixie Hoodie, available for order until December 7. Sizes 6m to Girls 8.  $65.00.  My daughter seems to want to wear it every single day so it must be super duper comfy!  And she also loves that it's not "too Christmassy" so she'll be able to wear it long after the season has passed. The hoodie is made out of a soft, 4-way stretch knit and is machine washable. Notice the lettuce edging and details. So, so cute! 

Email me at polkadotumbrellaboutique@hotmail.com to order.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me! Let's Have a Sale!

It's my birthday!!!




And to celebrate, I'm offering a special sale for today only! All little girl outfits are 33% off! 

Yup, all of them!  So feel free to browse the Girls' page, choose which outfit you want for your little girl, and email me to get your order started.  

Please note that these outfits are all made-to-order and will likely not be made from the fabrics shown. You tell me the size that you want and what fabrics you have in mind, and I will do the rest in creating a gorgeous combination that you will love! 

I hope you all have a fabulous 5th of November!  I know I will. 

Happy Birthday to me! :) 

DIY: Satin Flowers!

Hello there! Are you feeling crafty today?  I bet you'd like to make some of these:



And I will teach you how!  I created a free PDF of instructions for Satin Flowers Four Ways over on the Create Kids Couture blog where I post a few times a week. I love to make things for my fans (which is why I opened up my shop) but I also really enjoy teaching.

So I hope you'll hop on over to the blog and try your hand at creating these satin flowers. If they work out great for you, please let me know!  I love feedback.

Fun Craft for a Good Cause

Happy November!  I recently started blogging for my favorite pattern company, Create Kids Couture.  I blog there several times a week and so far I love it.   They make amazing patterns! 



 I will be making mini tutorials and free PDF patterns for their blog and I can share them with you here as well! Here is one of my first and it's perfect to get started on this time of year. It's a super fun craft, and on the blog I explain that it is also a really good service opportunity to do with your kids.  I hope you'll go check it out here:  Simple Tree Ornament  





Monday, October 14, 2013

Autumn Dress Winner - and Sale!


Drumroll please!!! And the winner is ... 



Stephanie Wright! Woohoo! I know your little girl will love her new Autumn Stripwork Dress! 



Thank you, everyone, for your entries! I have a lot of exciting new things coming up this week. And if you had your heart set on winning this Autumn Stripwork Dress, I'm excited to announce that I'm offering it for over 30% off - this week only - with free shipping!




Sizes 6m-4T: $28.00
Sizes Girls 5-8: $30.00 

(Regularly priced $40 and $45.)

Please email me to order! Limited quantities available. polkadotumbrellaboutique@hotmail.com 


Thanks again for entering the giveaway and for sharing with your friends!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Autumn Dress Giveaway!

My daughter loves her new Autumn dress that I just made for her out of the Jewel's pattern!  And guess what - I have plenty of fabric to make one more just like it in any Girls' size, for ONE LUCKY WINNER! 


It's free to enter and the winner will be announced next Monday. No strings attached!  If you've never used Rafflecopter before, it is super easy! You can either make just one entry, or you can do as many as you'd like to increase your chances.  Just follow the instructions below. GOOD LUCK!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Welcome to Polka Dot Umbrella!


Polka Dot Umbrella is a brand new custom boutique! I have been sewing for my kids for years and recently decided to branch out and start a business from home. All of my items are made-to-order. If you see a pattern that you love, please send me an email and we'll get your order started. You may choose your size, fabric, and certain features depending on the pattern. I can also do coordinating accessories to match your outfit. And if your little girl has an 18" doll as her best friend, I can make her a matching outfit as well!


I can't wait to get started on a creation just for you!

~Kristen