Week of July 3rd - 9th

Due to the holiday weekend, this week's post will be short and sweet. Very sweet! As soon as I discovered The Polka Dot Tot Spot, I was smitten with Heather's whimsical designs. Hope you enjoy!

The Polka Dot Tot Spot was created by Heather, a stay-at-home mother of two, from Central Illinois. Discouraged by all the toy recalls after the birth of her daughter, she set out to make her own safe toys, creating a set of Jingle Balls and Cloth Blocks. They were such a hit with her little girl that she began making them for friends and eventually started selling them. The Polka Dot Tot Spot has provided a way for her to earn money working from home, while doing something that she loves. She jokes that it also helps her support her fabric addiction! Her favorite aspect of the job is hearing how much her young customers love playing with her handcrafted toys. In addition to her Jingle Balls and Cloth Blocks, be sure to check out her colorful banners and appliqued shirts.

Enter to win a Cloth Jingle Ball or a set of Cloth Play Blocks from The Polka Dot Tot Spot!
Just visit the Etsy store and comment to this post on your favorite merchandise! Winner to be selected by random drawing. Deadline to enter is noon, EST on Wednesday, 7.9.08. Contest open to US residents only.

My favorite things...

~ Cloth Play Blocks ~

~ Cloth Jingle Balls ~

City Street (Scenes 1 & 2) © Roberto Giovannini

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And the winner is...

The winner of the Pink Lemonade Bags giveaway is Katie Matteson! To claim your prize, please email your shipping address to no later than noon (EST), Sunday, 7.6.08!

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