Friday, July 18, 2008

400th Post: I couldn't wait

Here it is. I couldn't wait. I made M's during her nap in about 30 minutes. I LOVE how it turned out. I'm going to give these to my family members for Christmas. I also think I will sell them at a craft festival where I share a booth with my very talented friend, Aubrey.

What do you think?

It's a white towel with a fun "m" appliqued on it!

You, my dear internets, can also be the proud owner of a cool towel just like this! Well, actually, not just like this. Here are your choices:

This is a luscious chocolate brown bath towel (30 in. x 58 in.) with a beautiful sky-ish, robin's egg blue border. The opposite side is the blue with a brown border. The coordinating fabric is brown with fun, trendy paisleys.

This is an oversized, decadent chocolate brown bath towel (easily a beach towel, 36 in. x 60 in.). You have two choices for coordinating fabric.

Choice 1: pink fabric with a fun, busy paisley pattern.

Choice 2: SO fun brown fabric with pink polka dots.

Here is how you can win a fun prize!

Leave a comment with your contact information (e-mail, please). Tell me your favorite summer time activity. Then tell me your choice for towel (blue, pink paisley, brown polka dots) and the initial that you want on the towel. I'll draw (and contact) a winner Saturday evening before I go to bed. I'll make your towel Sunday and ship it to you Monday. IF you refer a friend to this blog and she/he leaves a comment telling me that you referred them, I'll put your name in the drawing twice.

Isn't this FUN?? Don't you LOVE the towel?


Megan G. said...

Ooh! Enter me first! I like the first towel with the chocolate and paisley theme! It would be an awesome addition to my bathroom since that is the color theme I have going on in there due to my drab, neutral apartment colored walls. I want a "G" on it!

Okay, favorite summertime activity... hanging out with my good friend Natalie! Ha!

Seriously, I have loved taking this summer to become a kid again with my toddler. We've had a blast going to the pool, playground, fingerpainting, playing in the sand and anything having to do with water, splashing in rain puddles...


Elizabeth said...

My Favorite Activity!

1. With My Kids - swimming and going out for ice cream and cuddling and reading books!

2. Getting a Sitter and spending some mornings BY MYSELF! I might need to reverse these orders . . .hmm. . . NAA!

Christina said...

Wow, this is too cool! What a great idea, Natalie - I think you could totally market it! I love the chocolate and paisely option. Not sure yet if I'd want to make it for Nadia, or keep it all for I'll have to get back to you on which initial to use. Cuz I'm totally planning to win! :o)

Congrats on 400!

Favorite summer activity: the splash park, or the free summer movies, or the sprinkler here at home, or library story time....there's just so much fun stuff!

Maggie said...

This is SO CUTE! I can't believe how creative you are...if I didn't like you so much I would have to hate you!

I love the chocolate and paisley theme, but they are all so cute it's hard to pick.

My favorite summer activity is watching fireworks on the 4th of July. I LOVE's a pity they only show up once a year!

Stacy said...

Great job on the's so cute! I think all the different patterns would look nice, too. I think those could do well at a craft fair, too. :)

I'm hitting 1,000 next might want to check in over there, too. ;)

Andi said...

Oh Nat! I so love this...and they WILL do very well at the Jazz Festival in October! You and the daughter will have the busiest tent there!
Having just seen the towels in person, I just can not believe how precious they are...M's is so sweet, but I seriously LOVE the chocolate know I am all about paisleys too, so that is the one I like best.
My favorite summertime activity is always, always the BEACH- just sitting, listening the the waves crash, the gulls cry, and the children laugh...I adore digging my toes into the cool wet sand, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face, and people watching. Once in awhile, I enjoy riding with the waves and feeling the refreshing water cool me off when it gets too hot...but most of all, I LOVE the ebb and flow of the endless waves- listening to them, I am almost hypnotized...(and when I can not get the beach, my parents' pool works just fine!)
What fun, what fun...congrats on 400! Thanks for the chance to win something fun ;)

Nona said...

I love it!! I think I would like the blue and brown with the paisley!!I'm sure I'll win and there will be no qustioning the family relationship! Summertime- my favorite activity is sleeping in and then the beach!!

Allyson said...

Okay! I hope I'm not too late for the contest! :)

I like Choice 2 best, although both are adorable. You are so crafty!

As for my favorite summertime activity - sitting on the beach at the end of the day (around 5pm) with friends and/or family, right at the water's edge - just enough to wet my toes, and of course, having a glass of wine along with terrific conversation.

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Way to go 400!! I have really enjoyed reading your blog over the past year. :)

Arizaphale said...

Favourite summer activity is Christmas Shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE these hard to choose....but if everyone else is going for chocolate and paisley I will go for the larger towel with the pink paisley. Oh boy oh boy, I really hope I win, even though it is probably not my turn this time!. I'm off to post the link and try ad get a second name in the draw :-D

Matt & Kadie Laughlin said...

Oh you are so talented! How cute is tha towel??
My favorite summer activity is walking on the beach with my kids after dinner--so calm and tranquil! (and that's about the only time we get that around here with two boys!)
And I love the blue paisley with an L on it! Oh, I hope I win!!

Rachel said...

Natalie, the towel is so cute!!!! My fav summer activity is going to the beach! I love the water and I love getting to eat great seafood.

I would want the chocolate with pink paisley. Norris84atgmaildotcom.

You are so creative! Congrats on 400 posts!!!

Golightly said...

Oh my favorite activity of the summer is riding the bike down to the beach and hanging out - that and going to church on the beach [tomorrow morning]. Am I too late to enter? It's been a busy week! I love the blue paisley, but I love the larger towel for the beach of coarse! And heck, how about something for me for a R out of pink paisley!

Susie and Joe said...

love the cute towel nat!!! hard to choose a favorite! i guess i'd go with the brown and paisley with the letter "M". such a toss up between polka dots and paisleys!

my favorite summertime activity would be sitting on the beach reading a good book, and drinking a cold, fruity drink!!!

can't believe you have had 400 posts! you put me to shame!

Anonymous said...

How did I not know you had a blog?! I'm so out of touch! Cute towel/great gift idea! Can you teach me? Hope you can squeeze a visit with me in your last two weeks of freedom...L. Turner

ktjrdn said...

arizaphale sent me here. Enter her again!
Boring, but my favorite is swimming.

I'd choose the pink paisley.

Kyla said...

That's so cute!! Congrats on 400!