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Friday, May 14, 2010

:: Birthday BASH :: Giveaway #20


Seriously.  When this lovely woman contacted me wanting to do a giveaway on MY blog, I about fell out of my chair.  Though, it's not a polkadot chair.  ;)  Umm, have you SEEN her blog??!?!  Yeah.  I was so honored that she wanted to be included!  So let's meet the lovely Melissa of Polkadot Chair shall we?  But first!  TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAY TOO!!!  :)  How fabulous!


My name is Melissa Mortenson, I have always loved sewing and crafts. About a year ago a decided to start a blog as a "memory keeper" of all the things I liked to make (especially since I gave most of them away).  That blog is called the Polkadot Chair, after the comfy chair I have in my craft room.   It started out small and has grown over the past year. It is now the best job I've ever had! 

In January I started a little company called fourteen may (that's my birthday). I sell sewing patterns and kits through my etsy shop, may & mae, that I run with my friend Traci of Amazing Mae. 

I design patterns based on things that I need. I needed a good bag to carry with me on vacation thus the June Bag was born, I needed a large sturdy bag for all my church stuff, hence the Sunday Bag. and my 14 yr old daughter wanted to give her friend a purse as a birthday present so she drew me a little sketch and I ended up with the March Bag.

I'd love for you to visit my shop www.mayandmae.etsy.com or stop over to my blog an say "Hi"


Someone pinch me!  "owe"!  Ok. This is really happening.

June Bag...




March Bag...


Sunday Bag...



Melissa is giving away 3 patterns, the March Bag, June Bag & Sunday Bag. She is also giving away 4 fat quarters.  There will be 3 winners.  1 winner will get the June bag AND the fat quarters.  The other 2 winners will get the patterns only.  But, since I have hooked you up with some fabric stores during these giveaways, you know where you can find some fabric to make them.  :)







Here is how to enter ....

Go visit Melissa's Shop.  Come back here and tell me what you loved.


Extra Entries:

- Go visit Melissa's Blog.  Follow her and wish her a Happy Birthday!
Follow Melissa on Twitter.  Come back here and let me know you did.
- Do this for me: What is your favorite cake?

Good luck!!!


145 comments:

Jarka said...

I love everything in that Etsy shop :)
how hard to choose...
but right now I would wear Soldered Glass Charm Pendant, Vintage Playing Card and Keep Calm and Carry On Red if I had it :)

Dianne said...

I love the Keep calm charms! so fun!

Dianne said...

I went to Melissa's blog and gave her some comment love there ;)

Dianne said...

I am now a follower on twitter.

Dianne said...

and...my favorite cake by far is vanilla. Plain Ole Vanilla.

Rachel said...

I simply love the soldered initial charm. Even though EVERYTHING at her shop is fabulous.

Fun give-away!

Rachel said...

I'm heading over to Melissa's blog now...and wishing a happy birthday.

Lori said...

I love her bag patterns. The love pouch is quite cute as well.

I purchased the March pattern not too long ago and really enjoyed sewing it!

Kathy said...

The Sunday bag is my favorite!

Lori said...

Carrot Cake is my fave!

Kathy said...

I wished Melissa a Happy Birthday!

Kathy said...

And now I follow her on Twitter!

shelly said...

I went to Melissa's blog and left her some birthday love. I've been a follower for awhile - she's great!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I left her some birthday love!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Love the patterns, and the initial pendants are really cute, too!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Love the march bag pattern!! So cool!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

And I'm kinda partial to chocolate cheesecake - does that count? ;)

Lori said...

I followed Melissa's blog. Not sure why I haven't before, but am glad I did now!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I love any cake really! But red velvet is my all time fave!

Crystal said...

Confetti cake is my favorite! Happy birthday to you both!

Leanna said...

Love the June Bag, but the necklaces are super cute too!

Leanna said...

My favorite cake was my wedding cake...ugh, so darn good. But otherwise, a super chocolate cake with fudge icing! yum!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Now following Melissa on twitter!


p.s. Love her tutorials on her blog

RisaJ said...

I love the June Bag Pattern! I've been looking for a fabric shoulder bag for a long time. This is going to be a great project.

A Happy Birthday wish to everyone!

Favorite cake: Strawberry -- my daddy's strawberry cake is the most awesome thing ever!!

Krissa said...

So many cute things...I love those bag patterns...and i love the glass soldered charm necklaces...super super cute!

Krissa said...

Favorite cake....ICE CREAM cake!!!!

Amy said...

Oh mercy...I just left this super long comment under the beautiful pillow post...oops...I love Melissa's tree skirt with the trim!!!! Just gorgeous. Love, love the June bag!!! I'll be back here often...love your stuff! Thanks for your fab designs...I keep checking for them! Have a wonderful weekend!

Richele said...

oh decisions decisions - sunday or june, june or sunday ... sunday!

Richele said...

definitely chocolate ice cream cake.

Julie said...

I love her bags! But I do love her Soldered Glass Charm Pendant, Crown and Vintage Bird!

lime said...

Love the June Bag and the Eiffel tower pendant. Great stuff!

Julie said...

I follow Melissa on Twitter! =) Great giveways chica!

Allison said...

I think I like the March bag pattern the best :) I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I'm sad to say that it has been sitting idle for the past few months...perhaps this pattern would be my inspiration to get it going again!!

Sara said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the keep calm pendants...and the March bag... I see one of those in my future! ;) Thanks for introducing me to this great etsy shop!

Tanya said...

The Keep Calm pendant is sweet!

Sara said...

and I loooove that turquoise/yellow flower fabric she used on the March bag...does anyone know who makes it? And Happy Birthday Shey!

she dreams big! said...

Oh the bags! Any of the bags! And also the 'keep calm' pendants! I know I'm going to be spending alot of time (and money) on her site!

Happy Birthday to you both!

Sara said...

favorite cake-plain 'ole white cake with white frosting....like a traditional wedding sheet cake. I can't get enough of it!

Katie B. said...

Oh, goodness. That March bag is fantastic! I must have that pattern. Thanks for introducing me to Melissa's shop.

Katie B. said...

My favorite cake = Boston cream pie. Mmm. Cake.

Megan said...

I love the "Soldered Glass Charm Pendant, Birdcage and Key"! It's so cute!

deserae said...

I love the june bag!

deserae said...

I am following her and wished her a happy birthday!

deserae said...

following her on twitter

Megan said...

I am following Melissa's blog and wished her a happy birthday!

deserae said...

I love German Chocolate cake!!!

Megan said...

My favorite cake is my homemade red velvet cake with cream cheese icing! I make it every year for my husband's birthday (since it's his favorite too)!

Dresden said...

I love her necklace that says "keep calm and carry on" such an inspiring message for these days.

Corrie said...

I'm all about new patterns! I love the March bag.

littleesmama at gmail

Joy said...

Happy Birthday Shey! i'm now a Melissa follower...and wished her a HB as well.

Corrie said...

I follow Melissa & wished her a happy birthday.

littleesmama at gmail

Joy said...

my favorite would be the June bag.

Corrie said...

I follow Melissa on Twitter.

littleesmama at gmail

Joy said...

hands down DQ ice cream cake!

Corrie said...

Warm chocolate cake w/vanilla ice cream!!!! Mmmmmmmmm

littleesmama at gmail

she dreams big! said...

My favorite cake would be a heavy chocolate cake! Oh, with chocolate frosting and maybe chocolate filling! Did I say chocolate?

she dreams big! said...

I'm a new follower of Melissa's and I left her a comment! One of many I'm sure!

Callie said...

I love the June Bag. I can feel a project coming on !

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I love the Sunday bag! So cute!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I already follow Mellisa!

Kristi said...

I already follow Melissa

Kristi said...

I love the sunday purse!!

Kristi said...

I LOVE strawberry shortcake!!!

tong said...

I love the March bag pattern, very pretty!

tong said...

My favourite cake is chocolate banana with chocolate icing, but I'm starting a cake baking class at a pastry chef school on Monday, so this favourite might change very soon.

Ashley said...

I love the photo necklace. Everything is so cute!

Ashley said...

My favorite cake is red velvet with my mom's special icing. Yum!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Wow! Another fabulous shop! LOVE the Custom Photo Soldered Pendant Charm 1 inch Square Two Photos With Sterling Silver Ball Chain Necklace!!

Heidi said...

I can't sew at all, but I love that June bag so much I might be willing to try!

Heidi said...

And does cheesecake count? With raspberry topping? 'Cause that's my favorite cake.

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my goodness i REALLY want to win this giveaway!! i am a fabricaholic and am collecting patterns now so i can make new things!! i love her
The June Bag, a purse pattern and tutorial as well as her Keep Calm and Carry On necklaces!!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandy a la Mode said...

I follow Melissa's blog (Sandra Chang) and I wished her a Happy Bday!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

I follow her on twitter (sandyalamode)!

Sandy a la Mode said...

red velvet cake is my fave, especially w/ a great big dollop of cream cheese frosting, yum!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

my favorite birthday cake is FUNFETTI :) happy birthday to you!

The Chubby Dove said...

the necklace with the glass initial.

The Chubby Dove said...

lemon with lemon icing

Carrie Haughey said...

I love the purses!!! so cute!

Carrie Haughey said...

my favorite cake is Yellow box mix cake with THICK chocolate frosting, yum!!!!

Jessica said...

I love the Keep Calm and Carry on pendants. Think I might need one . . .

The Laumans said...

LOVE the june bag! Adorable!

The Laumans said...

Favorite cake....strawberry cake with real strawberries in the batter. Yum-o!

Jessica said...

I follow Melissa on Twitter (@narniamum). Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica said...

I follow Melissa's blog and left some comment love/ Thanks.

Jessica said...

Pineapple Upside Down! Or Angel Food Cake with berries, yum.

Miss Anne said...

let's start with CAKE first!

RED.VELVET.CUPCAKES= ♥

Miss Anne said...

I am a follower of yours AND hers! :) what a sweet blog she has!

:)

Miss Anne said...

And if i could pick my favorite from her site (besides the bags?)
...

Soldered Glass Charm Pendant, Keep Calm and Vintage Bathing Beauty

for sure!

Freda said...

I love the stripey tree skirt.

Freda said...

Shey, I'm a funfetti kinda girl myself.

Sarah Bock said...

I love the March Bag. Its my favorite!

Sarah Bock said...

and I'm a follower of both blogs and left a comment on hers!

Sarah Bock said...

and my favorite cake? Smith Island Cake, its a Maryland thing with 7 thin layers of cake with chocolate icing in between each one. So so good!

Megan said...

I am a follower!

Megan said...

I love the keep calm and carry on pendants, I need that reminder hanging from my neck! haha!

Megan said...

My favorite cake is chocolate with cream cheese icing!

cindyj said...

Ohh...these giveaways are sooo much fun Shey! thanks for that! Ok, checked out her shop, never saw it before and it is awesome cool! LOVE the soldered glass(love the keep calm and carry on so much)pendant with the pearls... that I will need and also the bag pdf's...um love them all!:) But the sunday big is so pretty! thanks again! oh, leaving blog love and following on twitter for additional chances!

Megan said...

I follow Melissas blog!

elisa said...

Oh... another super giveaway. I loved her Soldered Glass Charm Pendant with Circus Poster and Keep Calm and Carry On. It's wonderful.

everyday inspirations said...

Her Etsy shop is CUTE! Loving the double sided soldered pendants - unique and versatile :)

catherine s.

everyday inspirations said...

I also follower her on Twitter!

catherine s.

everyday inspirations said...

My favorite cake is CAKE - any. Seriously it would have to be cake from O&H Bakery in our hometown here. Look them up and try some cake - you won't ask why after that...yum!

catherine s.

Mindy said...

I love the March bag :)

Mindy said...

I follow her on Twitter now
@mdmerenghi

Mindy said...

I follow her blog now and left her comment love

Mindy said...

My favorite cake is white buttermilk, yum!

Jessica said...

How awesome are the patterns and so CHEAP!!!

Jessica said...

My favorite cake is white cake with raspberry filling. Mmmmmmmm

SisterlyLove said...

Oooh! WOW! Oh, the patterns are my favorite. Especially the March Bag!! Oh wow. the necklaces are so sweet too. :)

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

SisterlyLove said...

Favorite cake? Anything with FROSTING!!! But now that I've had to go dairy, gluten and egg free....I make a mean pineapple upside down cake that makes my tongue loll out of my face and onto the ground. Not bragging or anything...ha! ;) Happy Birthday and Many Moooooore!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Katherine said...

I love the stripey tree skirt pattern and all of the bag patterns!

Katherine said...

I wished Melissa a happy birthday!

Kristen said...

Love the June bag! I love long straps!

Following her and i left a comment!

Caci said...

I LOVE her June bag pattern! I am always looking for new bags...some people say I am a bagacholic!

Didee said...

Black Forest cake hands down!! xo

Didee said...

Following her blog now!! xo

Didee said...

Following on twitter too!! xo

kelliemorgan said...

I love the March bag. Thanks so much!
kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

kelliemorgan said...

Following on blog!
kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

kelliemorgan said...

Following on Twitter!
kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

kelliemorgan said...

Best cake. . . chocolate really dense cake from a Wilton pan. Buttercream frosting that has been left out to harden up a bit. Amazing. Happy Birthday! Hope you get your favorite cake!
kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

nsmerkt said...

The black Keep Calm glass pendant and the March pattern are my faves.
Cannot believe how many giveways you have had!

carmel said...

i love all bag patterns- ofcorse
but i love the "The March Bag" the most!
thanks!

carmel said...

she has a very cool, happy and fun blog
i defenatly became a follower
happy birthday to her son
the lego party looks like a super great idea
thanks!

carmel said...

favorite cake is a cheese cake
thanks!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I make a lot of bags and The June Bag, a purse pattern is my favorite in her shop and amazing!! I love it!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite cake is poppy seed cake!

kraftykash said...

The June Bag is adorable! I love how it is a pdf pattern that she just emails you. Taht is super handy!

kraftykash said...

Im following Melissa via twitter and even sent her a tweet :)

Megg said...

Everyone should have a JUNE BAG! It looks awesome! Happy b-day!

Chacoy said...

i love the sldered glass initial pendent;}

Chacoy said...

follow melissa's blog & wished her a happy birthday too!

Chacoy said...

follow melissa via twitter
@ma21cuteboy;}

Chacoy said...

shey, i am going to be honest, i love anything ending in cake!
chocolate, vanilla, confetti, neopolitan, carrot, and especially those new ones that they come up with;p mmmm!

Sarah S said...

those bags are awesome!! I love the keep calm necklace too.

Sarah S said...

twitter follower! (pinkfrogpress)

justtherightangle said...

I love that March bag! So many fun fabric possibilities!
-Arielle

Nicole said...

What a generous giveaway!!! Oh my word all of those bags are so fresh and fun. I am loving her bags!!!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

I already follow Melissa's blog - and I wished her a happy birthday too!!

suzannebake@gmail.com

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Triple Chocolate Cake!!!!!

suzannebake@gmail.com

Candi & Ezra said...

I am in love with the June bag!

Ry and Ally said...

Love the sunday and june bags!!

Ry and Ally said...

Following Polka dot chair and wished her a happy b-day!

Ry and Ally said...

Following Melissa on twitter!

Ry and Ally said...

Gotta love ice cream cake!!