Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LadyBug Hooded Towel

Oh goodness, this is so cute and I'm so happy I made it for my O-town friend's baby shower :) I think these hooded towels, along with my umbilical cord hats, are going to be my new go-to item for baby showers. I sure seem to be getting invited to a lot of baby showers this year/know a TON of people who are having babies. It's crazy... but exciting! Babies are so cute!

Anyways, back to this hooded towel. It was one of my Project 14 projects that I wanted to do this year. I'm happy to check another one off the list.  Overall, it was pretty easy to make.  I followed the directions from Crazy Little Projects.  I picked up my towels from Walmart during the back to school sales.  My only issue came with the applique stitch around the eyes and spots.  My sewing machine was NOT happy doing that.  It made some bad noises and was getting stuck.  At one point, my sewing machine got so angry at me, I thought I had broken it.  And at that point I got upset and walked away from the project for a few days.  However, I did a little reading in my instructional book and gave it another go, this time using a different type of thread.  I'm not sure if the renewed patience helped, or the new thread, or if the stars aligned that day or what, but the second time I sat down to finish it, it was a breeze.  So just to be on the safe side, I highly recommend using a high quality thread, like Gutterman, to do the applique sewing to hold down the eyes and spots.

My giant CareBear had to model for me as I don't have any babies or toddlers close by :)

Overall, the directions were easy to follow and this was a fun (and fairly quick) project to make. I can't wait to make more! My husband got jealous of my CareBear modeling - so you might find him modeling my next one (or maybe I'll make him one as a gag gift for his 30th birthday this year!)

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  1. Came by from Pinterest Power party--very cute towel! I pinned it.

  2. I love hooded towels, so do my kids. This one is incredibly cute!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! I love homemade gifts. I will definitely have to add this to my to-do list! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. great work, your webiste is cute - I made something similar too but in different color great way to live in budget :)

  6. So, so cute! Baby is going to love it. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  7. Awwww... that is so cute!! Love it. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!


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