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Behind The Monogram Blog

Behind The Monogram is a collection of blog posts about monograms, embroidery, smocking, and anything else that seems interesting at the moment. Follow along and learn interesting facts and also have a little fun.

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Baby Burp Cloths

Dawn Rhodes

Let's talk about baby burp cloths made from cotton cloth diapers. I attended two baby showers recently where the mom-to-be had this blank look on her face when she opened her gifts and was given decorated burp cloths made from cloth diapers. The look on my face might have mirrored theirs. I couldn't believe they had no clue how to use these fun, practical, soft rectangular pieces of fabric. In case any of you also don't know, let's dig in and find out!

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Lunch and Shopping in Tville

The Polka Dot Store

When I saw the Facebook post for the Cyclone Shrimp Wrap, it was all I needed to schedule a lunch date with my favorite 3 year old and his mother. Our local Jonah's Restaurant here is Thomasville, Georgia has a fabulous menu! An afternoon of eating and shopping sounded perfect for a hot Friday afternoon. Take a look at my delicious lunch.

Now, doesn't that just make your mouth water! It was as good as it looks. Also, their hush puppies are the absolute best I have ever tasted.

Since there was a line outside the restaurant, I couldn't get a picture of the front of the place without someone being in the picture. Here is the best I could do.

If you visit Thomasville, you must try Jonah's Fish and Grits. It is located at 109 East Jackson Street, Thomasville, Georgia. This is a link to their 

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And, here is a link to their Facebook 

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After lunch we were ready for some shopping. I had heard about a new shop called The Pale Moon. Off we went to go check it out. Oh my goodness, they had some cute things. Tons of tops, pants, purses, and jewelry. It is an adorable shop. Here are so pictures of the inside:

Before we went home, we stopped at a place called Hawaii Snow and had a nice refreshing snow cone. I think we deserved it after all that hard shopping!

Any hoo, after that delightful experience, it was time to go home to do some work.

For great baby gifts, remember to visit 

The Polka Dot Store

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New Baby and Sibling Gifts

The Polka Dot Store

Wow, I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last blog post. This week as I was catching up on orders, I started thinking about what my customers are ordering for gifts. When my youngest was born and someone would bring her a baby gift, my two toddlers would look anxiously to see if there was also a gift for them. I've noticed quite a few of my customers also send personalized backpacks to the sibling along with a gift for the baby. Here is a picture of one of the combinations ordered this week.

Cute isn't it? The hooded towel on the left is the Pink Alligator Everykid Towel by 3 Marthas and the backpack on the right is Dandy Pandy from Oak Patch Gifts. I would love to help you with your next gift purchase.

Just Monogramming Away

The Polka Dot Store

Wow, sorry it has been so long since I last posted. Things have really been busy here at Granny's Attic and The Polka Dot Store.com. Most of the merchandise ordered at Gift Market in January has arrived. Orders have been great. Thank you new customers and lots of thanks to returning customers. Ya'll are the best!

Here is a display of the new Everykid Towels by 3 Marthas:

I really like the new designs! Left to right - Baby Birdie, Blue Froggie Friend,  Pink Froggie Friend, New Truck, Pink Whale Waves, Blue Whale Waves, Pink Gingham Elephant, Pink Colorful Crab, and the new Football Design.

3 Marthas has started offering bloomers for little girls and of course, I want to offer them to you! Below is an example of some of the bloomers:

Are they adorable?

This afternoon I had the pleasure of attending a baby shower for a dear friend's daughter. It was so much fun. I had the best time selecting what I wanted to give the mother-to-be. Below is a picture of the gift before I wrapped it.

I custom made the blanket to include with the gift. It is made with swiss flannel fabric, lined with china silk, edge hemstitched with tatting added, and a beautiful cross embroidery. The rest of the gift package included the Cross Bubble by Mud Pie, Cross Keepsake Box by Mud Pie, Cross Bib and Burp Cloth by Granny's Attic, Boy Diaper Cover by Granny's Attic, Blessings Snuggler by Bearington Baby, and Cross Artwork by Mud Pie.

Like I said, this past month has been busy and fun. Please visit

The Polka Dot Store

where

Blessing Happen Every Day.

Recent Monograms

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Happy Wednesday! I couple of days ago a customer emailed and asked me to send pictures of 3 Marthas Products that had been monogrammed. Thus, the idea for this blog post was formed. First, let me say I am blessed with wonderful customers. Yea! Second, let me share with you the view I get to look at every morning before I start work.

Pretty good way to start my morning, don't you think? The barn is not ours but the view is free. :)

O.K., on to the monograms. Really, I consider this personalized since they are not 3-Letter Monograms but does it really matter? Nah!

This is a group of 3 Marthas burp cloths each stitched with a different font. Pretty cute and good selections by my customer.

Next, is a group of 3 Marthas bibs. Two of them are Jolly Blue Giraffe stitched in orange thread. The third bib is Baseball stitched in red thread.

This sweet set is from the Jolly Pink Giraffe collection by 3 Marthas. The burp on the left is stitched in the Fishtail Monogram in medium pink thread and the burp on the right is stitched in font 23 in medium pink thread. I think they look adorable and so sweet for a newborn little girl.

In the next two pictures, you will see recent monogrammed items not from the 3 Marthas collection but I thought you might be interested in seeing them.

This is the Blue Lollipop Infant Hat by Little Giraffe monogrammed in the jester font in medium blue.

Some people call this a bodysuit, others call it a onesie, or creeper. Whatever you call it, it is really cute stitched in the Diamond Block font in light blue.

After a busy afternoon monogramming, I think I will take some time tonight to applique some shirts for my grandson. If  the pictures turn out well, that will be another blog post. Until then, I'll close with a pictures from a plant in our yard. There is no doubt I am not a professional photographer but these pictures makes my smile. I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Move Is Complete!

The Polka Dot Store

Things have been crazy busy here at The Polka Dot Store since the end of May. As many of you know, The Polka Dot Store.com is run out of our home. Well..........we purchased a new home and have been in the process of moving over the month of June. At our previous house, we ran the store out of our tiny dining room and stored inventory in the garage and a trailer. With our move, my husband has gracious agreed to let me use a huge room in our new house for The Polka Dot Store. All my inventory is in this room and it is set up like a store. So I thought it would be cool to give you a peak into the store. Below, you will see photos of how the room is set up.

The two pictures above are the same display wall taken from different angles. Everykid Towels by 3 Marthas and Hoodie Towels by Maison Chic make an eye catching display on the left and burps, and gift sets by 3 Marthas as easy to see on the right.

Diaper Bags by Vive Le Fete, plush bunnies by Maison Chic, and blankets by Colorado Clothing are grouped together for a pink and blue display. On the bottom shelf, pack backs by Oak Patch Gifts and plush animals by Melissa & Doug hang out together.

Burps by Little Giraffe & Bearington Baby, crib sheets by Swaddle Design are easy to see.

Lovie's are just hanging around waiting to be purchased.

The White Tiger by Melissa & Doug keeps watch over the room.

This is the security blankets section.

I just couldn't resist taking a pic of some of the hooded towels.

 The burps by 3 Marthas look adorable grouped by boy and girl designs!

I couldn't get a decent picture of the left side of the room but there are shelves with blankets, day gowns, burp sets, and everything else. It is so nice to be able to see all of the inventory at once!

There is a work table in front of the windows and this is the view I have while I work. I love it!

Shower Gifts

The Polka Dot Store

Several weeks ago one of our fabulous customers ordered a set of burps, bibs, and hooded towels by 3 Marthas and Swaddle Designs. I have no idea if this was for a baby shower gift or not but I thought about what a great gift they would make and wanted to share the picture with you. Each item was personalized with a name. We sent this cute set in a clear bag tied with raffia. Included in the set were:

  • Pink Jolly Giraffe Bibs by 3 Marthas
  • Pink Jolly Gifaffe Burp by 3 Marthas
  • Pink Little Lamb Burp and Everykid Towel by 3 Marthas
  • Giraffe Burp by 3 Marthas
  • Pink Puppy Burp and Everykid Towel by 3 Marthas
  • Pastel Pink Dot Burpie Set by Swaddle Designs

Wow, what a great selection of products! I'm always amazed at what our customers put together for the perfect gift.

Really Cute Gift Basket Using Blue Monkey Everykid Towel

The Polka Dot Store

Happy Weekend Everyone!

It is pouring down rain here in south Georgia today!  I hope you are having better weather than we are.  This week a customer sent a picture of an adorable gift basket she made to use as a center piece at a baby shower.  I think she had such a good idea and did an excellent job! The picture is below:

She used a personalized Blue Monkey Everykid Towel by 3 Marthas in the center of the basket.  I love the name letters she tied to the front of the basket.  So Cute!

New Products from 3 Marthas

The Polka Dot Store

Emily and I have been busy taking and editing photos to upload to the website.  Here are some pics of the cute new products we have:

We fell in love with the new owl character towels when we saw them at market.  3 Marthas does a great job of keeping their line of products fresh and exciting!  I am getting them up on the website as soon as possible.  So much to do and so little time.........

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