Project Polka Dot

This March, this blog will be:

All Polka Dots.  All the time.

(I’ve been dying to write that line for a month now).

I’ve lined up a fun blog series for you guys.  This March I will be blogging all about polka dots.  They are super “in” right now and I thought I’d seize the opportunity given the name of my blog :).    I’ve got lots of guest bloggers lined up for you that will sharing their projects ALL related to POLKA DOTS.    There will also be a few giveaways thrown in.


We will have a bit of sewing, a bit of crafting and a bit of fashion too!

There’s a bit of a back story to this idea… read on if you’re curious.

Back in 2007 I was looking to rename my blog.  I wanted something catchy.  I glanced over at the polka dot chair sitting in my craft room and VOILA a name.

Since then I’ve gone back and forth with whether I like the name. If  I started all over again I’d name it something different, but the Polka Dot Chair has served me well.  Recently I met up with a new friend in Utah and she said “I always remember you as the polka dot chair girl”.   I giggled a little bit.  I answer to Mom, Melissa, Honey, Hey You and the Polka Dot Chair girl I guess.

I get asked a lot if I blog about Polka Dots.  This also makes me giggle.  No not really, although I do have a great love of polka dots.  You can see them all over my house and in the clothing I pick. I’ve even got a pinterest board entitled, Inspiration: Polka Dots. 

I thought it would be fun for one month to blog all about polka dots.  With the exception of a post or two.   I’m very exited for the projects I’ve got to share with you along with the AMAZING ladies that have agreed to guest post for the month.

So…. stay tuned…

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. Sheri says

    Have you seen the polka dot ankle jeans at Target and Coldwater Creek? I’m trying to be good and not spend any unnecessary $$ but the more and more and more I think about it, these polka dot jeans are seeming to be a very necessary piece of clothing to add to my summer wardrobe;-) Can’t wait to see all your polka dot posts this month!

    • says

      Yes I LOVE those jeans. I haven’t picked up a pair yet.. I did get some cute black and white polka dot pants at Black House/White Market that I love. I just need it to warm up a bit to wear them- it’s been so cold here I just want to wear boots every day.

  2. Melody Wright says

    I don’t remember where and when I found your blog but it was the name that drew me in. I too LOVE polka dots. In fact, I’ve been collecting all different kinds of polka dot fabrics to make a Dresden polka dot quilt! I’m so excited to watch your blog and see what’s in store for the month of March. By the way, I LOVE YOUR CHAIR! So cute!

  3. says

    SALAM! I remember back when I was a newbie in the blog land and came across your wonderful blog. The Polka dot name made me interested and your fun projects . That is a catchy name indeed. Kisses from Manila.- Margot

  4. LuAnn says

    I’d love to know where you found your polka dot chair! I’ve been searching and searching – PBteen ha one at one time but no more….


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