The Polka Dot Chair was founded in 2008 and is run by Melissa Mortenson, a mom of 3 teenagers living in Louisville, Kentucky. The Polka Dot Chair is a place for Creative Moms and Families to come to find simple and inspiring DIY projects for their home, sewing projects, Holiday crafts, and family recipes. Its mission is to make its readers WANT to create.
Who are our Readers?:
Our readers are mostly women who love to create. Yes, they love to sew, craft and quilt but they also love to travel, decorate their home and spend time with their loved ones.
Please don’t overlook our readers because you have a preconceived notion of what a seamstress or quilter is. Whatever idea you have in your head it’s wrong.
They are active, intelligent and informed consumers, and we would love to share your message with them.
We understand the power of social media and knows how to get your business or service in front of individuals with similar interests.
We’ve been privileged to work with some amazing companies including:
- Coca Cola
- BEHR Paint
- Riley Blake Fabrics
- American Crafts
- Universal Studios, Florida
- and many more…
If you’re interested in working with this site, send us an email at polkadotchairblog [at] gmail [dot] com. To find out more about Melissa check out the ABOUT page.
Please Note: This site does not participate in link exchanges or accept contributor articles. All sponsored relationships are clearly disclosed in accordance with FCC guidelines.
The projects from this site have been featured in numerous print and online magazines. Below you can find a summary:
Kentucky Derby Decorating Ideas Segment on WDRB Louisville. (link to video)
Summer Journals Segment WDRB (link to video)
Mother’s Day Mason Jar Gift Ideas WDRB (link to video)
Book published by Stash Books, featuring Moda Bake Shop Chefs
Apron Project featured on the cover.
Published in 2010, by Stash Books
Fresh Fabric Treats: 16 Yummy Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & More — With Your Favorite Moda Bake Shop Designers
Messenger Bag & Laptop Case Projects
Better Homes and Gardens Make it Yourself Magazine– Fall 2013
Cinch Gift Bag project featured on the cover
August 2013 Issue of Australian Homespun Magazine, Reading Pillow Project
Summer 2012 Issue of Where Women Create
listed as one of “25 inspirational sewing blogs”
Fall 2014 issue of Artful Blogging- Example of a Beautiful Blog Layout
December 2014 Redbook Magazine. – Craft Project Feature
March 2015 Homespun Magazine Feature
for a full listing of online features visit my Featured On page.