Monday, May 6, 2013

Updates from ThePolkaDotPosie...One Year in the Making

It's hard to believe that my mom and I have owned our shop for an entire year now!!! One crazy busy, crazy SUCCESSFUL year!!!

We don't want to pretend like it's been easy or that it hasn't come with its challenges. For one thing, we are just two little elves trying to run this business in our "spare time" and although we have learned to make the shop a priority...spare time is hard to find sometimes. We have a notebook FULL of ideas for new products and our friends, family and loyal customers are always so great about suggesting new things for us to make. We fully intend to make them ALL...as soon as we find a way to make the day 25 hours long, instead of 24 :-)

But, we are hoping to do some great things this summer and do a very big Back-to-School launch with some new totes, new accessory pouches, new notebook covers, new printables (hello custom planner pages), new kid's accessories (hello chevron and polkadot ties) and of course new tooth fairy pillows!!! You see friends...TONS of ideas for fabulous new products...we just need to get them made. We promise it will be worth the wait :-)

But in the mean time, our adorable Rosie Posie necklaces are still flying off the shelves and we have some beautiful colors for summer!!! We have a fresh stock of chevron clutches and totes and of course, don't forget about our fun coffee cozies!! They work for iced coffee in the summer too :-)

And our newest product, just in time for wedding season, is our Set of 8 Rosie Posie Zipper Pouches! 



These make the PERFECT Bridesmaid gift and you can fill them with anything from jewelry, to make-up for the big day, or even a "Hangover Kit" like my girl Mandy used for our friend Amy's bachelorette weekend!!

Bachelorette Party Gift Ideas

Hope on over to House of Rose and read all about how she filled and used them on her girl's trip to Vegas. Also, she takes WAY BETTER pictures than I do and you just have to see how cute the bags look all done up for the bridesmaids.

Bachelorette Party Gift Ideas - zipper pouches

This set can come with an assortment of colors:


Or you can choose just your wedding color:


They are lined on the inside with our favorite pattern of all, polkadots:


And if you would like a special tag created for each pouch with either your Bridesmaids names, monograms, special message or a "kit" name...you can contact me in our Printables Shop.

This set is listed with a quantity of 8, but we can make up a custom set with any number...including 1 (if you just want to order one of these for yourself). The bags run $15 each and with my mom's beautiful sewing...they are worth every penny :-)

And speaking of my MOM, she was the one who inspired one of the free printables we are sharing on our Shop Blog today!! Be sure to head on over there and download all FOUR printables we have for Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation week.



And before I go, I just want to give a huge

THANK YOU

to Mandy and every other friend, family member and loyal customer that has shared our shop name or took the time to leave us feedback. You are the reason that our shop has been so successful this year and we can't thank you all enough for your love and support. Here's to many more years to come!!

And with that in mind, we would love for all of you to leave us some comments with items you would like to see in the future!! Our notebook is certainly full, but we have plenty of blank pages left :-)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jen! New to your blog and new follower! My BFF's little sis is getting hitched soon and I've already sent her this link. I do think these are adorable for gifts!

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  2. Happy 1 year anniversary to The Polka Dot Posie! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the future! I might be slightly excited about the planner pages! =)

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