Monday, March 14, 2011

Ahmelie Hooded Towel Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review a wonderful hooded towel from Ahmelie!



About Ahmelie:
"Ahmelie: (ah-mah-lee) Industrious One
True to my name's meaning, my hands have always enjoyed being busy. I la-la-love sewing. I've been doing it as long as I can remember and I have a fabric stash to prove it! I love bright colors and vintage prints, I hate throwing away something that might still have useful life and lately I'm obsessed with using my old magazines--watch for my inspired pieces, giving new life to old items. I'm impatient, sassy and goal driven. I love a good movie and I grew up in a family that likes to quote them regularly. "Eat up and I'll tell ya". If you have a movie quote to share, contact me here or leave a post on facebook. I'd love to hear it!

DIY LOVE: I love trying new projects and getting my hands dirty doing it. There is a saying, "give a girl a fish, feed her for a day. Teach a girl to fish, feed her for a lifetime". I would love it if you left my shop inspired to do something with your hands. If you don't know how or what, I invite you to visit my blog for ideas. You have to start somewhere and even in failures you learn something and you might just have a few laughs along the way, believe me, I know. I'd love to see what you are working on. If you want to share or post some pics you can do that here. Pick up your knitting needles or make a homemade soup from scratch, spark the handmade bug in your kids by involving them. And whatever you do, have fun doing it yourself."

Some of our favorite items from Ahmelie are:


Amy Butler Designer Lime Green Burp Cloth Set (3


Amy Butler Morning Glory Eco Friendly Snack Sack Bag


Polka Dot Leaves Handbag Clutch


A few more examples of the gorgeous hooded towels handmade by Ahmelie:


About the Hooded Towels:
"Wrap your little one up in this cozy organic hooded towel. Made from Amy Butler designer washcloth and towel, it's super absorbent for use at home, at the pool or at the beach. You'll never get your towel switched around with someone elses again! This hooded towel works well for babies and will grow with your child. There is plenty of room to grow past the toddler years. Constructed out of a standard size towel. Approximately 31" x 56". Great gift! Look for coordinating accessories in my other store sections! Handmade with love."

What we thought: I asked 4 year old A what she liked about her new hooded towel from Ahmelie and she said..."I love it!" I asked what she loved about it and she said..."Its cozy and warm and a cool design!" Honestly, I wish this towel was big enough for me and it almost is! It is the biggest, softest, coziest hooded towel I've ever seen. It has worked very well at every bath time for both kiddos and we can't wait to try it out poolside this summer! It is definitely the favorite towel in our house...I've actually caught the kiddos using it several times outside of bath time:) They are smitten for sure! Ahmelie's talent extends way beyond these amazing hooded towels though. She is brilliant at make gorgeous pieces of functional art...burp cloths, purses, reusable bags, coasters, blankets and much more. Every creation is beautiful. Ahmelie's eye for style and her impeccable craftsmanship are quite impressive. Her goods would make wonderful unique and unforgettable gifts. ABCD Diaries gives Ahmelie an A+!

Buy It: Find these gorgeous handmade creations at the Ahmelie website or in the Ahmelie Etsy store! Use the code ABCD10 and get 10% off at either the etsy shop or ahmelie.com.

Win It: Ahmelie has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a hooded towel! To enter, follow our blog via GFC and comment below.

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Giveaway ends Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:) No PO Boxes.

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a hooded towel for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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