Giveaway!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  I just ordered some journal / sketchbooks with my “hello” bird artwork on them, and I love how they turned out!  I might consider selling these in the future!  But for now, I’m giving one away to one lucky winner.  I’m also giving away a mini 4×5 tag with my new “Fall In Love” artwork to one lucky winner.  To enter, comment on this post, or on my Instagram post with the same picture.  I’ll draw a winner tomorrow, October 2nd, 2014!  Good...
March Giveaway!

March Giveaway!

We haven’t done a giveaway in quite some time!  This 8×10 art print on wood can be customized to ANY lake!  And it could be yours!  To enter, leave a comment below telling us what your favorite summer vacation spot is. The winner will be drawn on Sunday, March 9th.  Good luck! There are several ways to earn additional entries to the giveaway! 1. Sign up for the Polka Dot Mitten newsletter by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and entering your email in the signup form. 2. “Like” Polka Dot Mitten on Facebook (if you already like us, mention it in the comment!) 3. “Like” It Is What It Is on Facebook (if you already like us, mention it in the...

Hip Hip Hooray! A Giveaway!

Hello to all of my new fans who have hopped over from Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Before I get to the giveaway part, I thought I would do a little post about myself for those of you who don’t know my story. I used to be a waitress.  I knew it wasn’t going to be my forever job, but I was never quite sure what I really wanted to do.  In 2010, after reading a book called “5” by Dan Zadra, my mom and I decided to open up a little gift shop in Douglas, Michigan.  We opened on April 1st of 2011 in what used to be the Douglas Gas and Oil building at the end of Center Street. It Is What It Is is full of gifts and goodies, many of which are locally handmade. I began making little decorative signs for the shop, and they were a big hit!  These are some of my very early signs from 2011-2012. The big sign on the front of our building was the very first sign I ever made!In January 2013, while attending the Chicago gift show, our friend Sue (who sold us products for the shop) offered to rep my signs for me.  I couldn’t sleep that night, I had so many ideas!  I set up an appointment with our lawyer the next week, and Polka Dot Mitten was born.  We had a hard time coming up with a name for the company, because soooo many of the names we liked were already registered as a business.  The “mitten” comes from...

Very Merry

On Tuesday, December 10th, I will be a sponsor on Kelly Rae Roberts’ blog!  I have been so excited for this for several months.  {she’s kind of a big deal in the world of gift shops and licensed art}  I bought her e-book “Flying Lessons: The Whole Shebang” way back at the beginning of this year, when Polka Dot Mitten was brand new, and it has been a HUGE tool that I have used to grow the business.  She pretty much steps it all out on how to make your creative business soar.   I will be giving away 5 new signs on her blog that day, and I will be sharing all of them here on my blog, too! Here is a sneak peek of one of them (my personal favorite right now)  ::   It’s available {here}.  On Tuesday, I will have a whole page of special deals on my shop website that will only be available to my Kelly Rae Roberts fans!  You’ll have to check it out!...
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