Busy-at-Home seriously has some of the best sponsors on the web for Blogmania 2010. I love every one of them and get more excited each time I get to write one of these reviews!
Poppin’ Dots Boutique is a woman, just like you and me, who took a talent and turned it into a way to make extra income. She adds income to her budget and creates fabulous items for nieces, nephews (and you and me!) I’m so glad she does! You’re going to love everything in her cute baby/toddler/child boutique, but before I detail her shop, I have to show you the adorable pillowcase dress we are reviewing. One of you will be lucky enough to win one during our Blogmania “Christmas at Home: A Celebration!” event, Sept. 15 & 16.
The beautiful model is my granddaughter! I have to tell you that as soon as we put the dress on her, she started twirling like a princess. She started out shy about the pictures, but she was in that dress to STAY. -lol- She refused to take it off. I wanted to get her to move, maybe jump, and after a little coaxing, she finally did. Too bad Grandma isn’t good enough with the camera to capture it well. I wanted to show that she is comfortable in the dress and moved easily to play and romp.
I love everything about this sweet dress, the simplicity of adjusting the gathers to the fit that is right for your toddler, the vibrant color and sturdy fabric and the smile it brought to my granddaughter’s face. Two small things I would probably do would be to make two or three tack stitches in the center of the casing once the ribbon is threaded through, to prevent it from being pulled out each time the child dresses or undresses and to zigzag or finish the ribbon ends to prevent fraying. (Update: In a note from Brittany, I learned that those two minor items have already been addressed. Every pillowcase dress coming out of her shop now, includes the tack stitches and heat sealing on the ribbon ends. That makes these precious dresses absolutely perfect!) The construction on this little dress is over-the-top. There was not a raw seam anywhere to be found. Every seam and facing had been doubled under and hemmed to prevent fraying. The stitching was strong and durable and, of course, the results are spectacular.
You can purchase one of these little dresses directly from Poppin’ Dots Boutique for only $9. You’ll definitely want to spend some time looking around the shop, because Brittany has dozens of cute items for your favorite little people — pillowcase dresses, boo boo bags, necktie onesies and more! She is gearing up for fall and Christmas, so be watching the shop to see new items she will introduce.
Brittany has generously made a pillowcase dress of the winner’s choice available for our Blogmania 2010 giveaway. Be sure to visit us here at Busy-at-Home on Sept 15 & 16 to enter the drawings and also, make sure you take advantage of every opportunity to stack up your bonus entries. Remember that each time you enter the “Christmas at Home: A Celebration” giveaway, you are entering to win EVERY giveaway prize we will draw for on Sept 16. If you manage to submit 30 bonus entries, you’ll be entered in every drawing, for every prize, 30 times!
- Here’s a Bonus Entry to get things going, today. Click over to Poppin’ Dots Boutique. Pick out your favorite item and then go to the Poppin’ Dots Facebook Wall and “like” them. Copy and paste this message on her wall:
I’m here from Busy-at-Home. I love <—–insert your favorite item here—–> from your boutique! I can’t wait for Blogmania!
- BONUS ENTRIES HAVE NOW EXPIRED. Don’t miss the main event! Enter now at our main Blogmania entry page!
I received a pillowcase dress in order to complete this review. The views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and no payment was received to write the review.