My New Studio

My New Studio

Our very first goal when we started Polka Dot Mitten in 2013 was to outgrow our kitchen counter.  My first rep, Sue, used to tell that to every store that bought our products.  She’d send me bunches of orders, and always say, “You’re young!  You don’t need sleep!”  And ever since then, our kitchen has always been piled high with stacks of signs and papers! (You can see all of my “outgrowing the kitchen counter” posts on Instagram.  Just search #outgrowingthekitchencounter and they will all show up!) We put up with the constant mess of shuffling papers and moving stacks of signs around, and DUST in the kitchen for 2 years and 3 months…. and finally we decided to turn our basement family room into a functional workspace. I’m so excited that we finally finished it last night! Take a peek at our new creative space!  The pictures aren’t the greatest – maybe I can get my photographer sister to take some good pictures next time she’s in town!  ...
It’s Been Awhile!

It’s Been Awhile!

Happy New Year!  I have been extremely busy.  I thought I’d be kicking back, enjoying the slow winter with not much to do.  Not so.  And I’m good with that!  I have created a TON of new artwork in the last 6 weeks.  I came out with a spring catalog, and I’ve had plenty of little orders to keep my from sitting around doing nothing.  Also, my parents took over our shop, It Is What It Is, and they are moving it to 318 Butler Street in Saugatuck!  We’re looking forward to a fun...
Love you to London and Back

Love you to London and Back

I’ve been having SO much fun creating new artwork for the new year.  Here’s a new customize-able print that is currently available in my etsy shop, and will also be available in gift shops around Michigan in 2015.  It can be customized to any city, state, or...
New Product Experiments!

New Product Experiments!

I have been experimenting with some new products for 2015!  I made some sandstone coasters and a glass cutting board with my artwork!  I listed some of it in my Etsy shop, and if it keeps going well, it will be available in the Spring 2015 Polka Dot Mitten catalog.  Check it...
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