Hello! I’m Katie Doucette.  I was born and raised in Saugatuck, Michigan, where I currently live with my husband and two children.  I created Polka Dot Mitten in January of 2013, after having two successful years of selling my little handmade signs in the shop that I own with my mom, It Is What It Is, in Douglas, MI.

We make all of our signs in our home.  My husband cuts all of the wood in our garage, and I design all the artwork and make the signs right at our kitchen counter!  Most days, our house feels kind of like a factory.  But it’s so rewarding to see all of our signs in little shops!  I love to see pictures of how they’re displayed and where they end up!  Always feel free to send me a picture!

Two years ago, my family’s dear friend, Sue Ross, kindly offered to sell my little signs to the gift shops she sold to all over Michigan.  She worked so hard to grow this little business!  She introduced me to my other rep, Kym, in the summer of 2013.  The two of them really got Polka Dot Mitten up and running!  Sadly, Sue passed away unexpectedly in January of 2014 – she will be greatly missed by so many people.  A portion of the proceeds from our signs will be donated to the Wes Leonard Heart Team  in Sue’s honor.

I am continually taking art classes to learn new techniques and tips for creating new, unique pieces.  I always welcome any suggestions you may have for what I create next!
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Thanks for dropping by! I'm Katie Doucette, and I am from the small, waterfront town of Saugatuck, Michigan. I took art classes throughout school and have always had a passion to create things. I spent many hours as a child creating holiday art for the front porch windows, making funny cartoon characters, and designing greeting cards for friends and family. My mom and I opened a handmade gift shop in 2011, and that is when I made the decision to make a career out of my artwork. I work from my studio at my home in Saugatuck, where I live with my husband and two children.

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