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Featured Seller: rubadubbuddies

Nov 15, 2010

by rubadubbuddies

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My husband calls me sweetheart and my kids call me mama. To everyone else I’m Janel. I was copy editing college textbooks up until two years ago when my fifth pregnancy made me unusually sick. I decided not to pick up copy editing again and found myself looking for another way to fulfill myself that would complement my role as a mother. I had made simple hooded towels modeled after a baby gift I received for my first son, but certainly hadn’t thought of trying to sell them. A year ago my sister-in-law encouraged me to try a craft fair, but I was hesitant. I had been to craft fairs and seen hooded towels; if I was going to do it, my towels would have to be unique.

I  stood in the store among all the different colors of towels with my then 11-year-old daughter taking notes. We filled the cart with what would become a dinosaur, ladybug, dog, monkey, frog, duck, pig, and flower. I went home and started sketching patterns. I sewed. And sewed. And sewed. RubaDub Buddies was born.

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Apart from creating things, what do you do?

It seems everything I do involves creating — whether it’s my hooded towels or a home with some semblance of order. Breakfast is followed by showers and shoe-finding adventures, sprinkled with occasional power struggles, somehow by 7:35 clothes are on, hair is done, teeth are brushed, lunches are made, backpacks are loaded, and we have family prayer to send them out the door for the bus. I’m out the door right behind the kids to go walk an hour with the ladies — four friends who teach me how to be a better woman, wife, and mother.

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What first made you want to become an artist?

I’ve never really considered myself an artist. But I guess if an artist is someone who makes something to express their creativity in a unique way and bring joy to others, I’m an artist. I receive such satisfaction when I create.FS_rub_4.jpg I just imagine the smiles and happiness shared when my creations are given as a token of love. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to bless and enrich the lives of others.

Please describe your creative process.

When an idea comes to add another Buddy to the family, nearly everything else goes. I’ve caught myself scheming while standing in the grocery store line, making dinner, or listening to my first-grader read. How to make the caterpillar’s stripes? Where to place the ladybug’s spots? How to make the shark’s dorsal fin stand up? After I’ve schemed in my mind, I begin sketching on paper and cutting out the parts. I don’t have a set time of day that I sew, I mostly squeeze it in wherever it will fit. And with sewing comes unpicking, although it’s especially challenging with the terry cloth! But it’s worth it when I figure out the perfect placement for ears or crowns after sewing, unpicking, sewing, and unpicking again. Sometimes the creative process can be a bit overwhelming. But I’ve learned that one of the challenges of embracing this creative streak is keeping a balance between it and my ultimate responsibility of cultivating a happy home. You’d never guess by looking at the final product that it was created amidst phone calls, mothering, or in the corner of a small three-bedroom home.

FS_rub_3.jpgWhat handmade possession do you most cherish?

Certainly not an easy question. I guess I’d have to say the plaster molds of my newborns’ hands. They’re lined up in their birth order, each in its own glass dome on top of my television armoire. I clearly remember the unique experience of making each one. Some took several attempts and others came out perfectly on the first try. They signify what a miracle life is — such a creation to be cherished.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Keep your shop fresh. Add listings frequently to keep your items at the top of potential customers’ searches. And utilize your tags. Don’t be afraid to be specific as well as general. Also, get involved in the Etsy community. Create treasuries. Participate in the Forums. Get to know your fellow Etsians. We can learn a lot from each other.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

The Forums are incredible. You can get lost in all that is there! It really shows that Etsy tries to help its vendors help each other. A new feature I would love to see is the ability to enter a coupon code at checkout.

How do you promote your work?

I have a blog and a Facebook page. Much of my exposure comes from reviews and giveaways with “mommy bloggers.” I send a towel of the blogger’s choice, which in turn she reviews. Then one of her readers enters to win a free Buddy of choice. I have a list of interested bloggers and when things get slow, I contact the next in line in order to boost my business. And it works. I also contacted a local magazine about doing a feature, which happily agreed to run pictures and an interview. I was ecstatic with how it turned out.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I hope to still be making Buddies, but in a sewing room with shelves of colored towels just waiting to become a critter for a child to love!

Featured Seller Archive

Shark Hooded Towel
Shark Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Girl Blue Owl Hooded Towel
Girl Blue Owl Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
Cat Hooded Towel
Cat Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
Caterpillar Hooded Towel
Caterpillar Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
Boy Cow Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
Pink Dinosaur Hooded Towel
Pink Dinosaur Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Princess Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Princess Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Girl Panda Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Girl Panda Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Girl Aqua Owl Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Girl Aqua Owl Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
Shark Hooded Towel
Shark Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Green Dinosaur Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Green Dinosaur Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
Green Dinosaur Hooded Towel
Green Dinosaur Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Panda Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Panda Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
Girl Aqua Owl Hooded Towel
Girl Aqua Owl Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Bumble Bee Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Bumble Bee Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Dog Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Dog Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Frog Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Frog Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Duck Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Duck Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Penguin Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Penguin Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Pink Ladybug Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Pink Ladybug Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Shark Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Shark Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Princess Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Princess Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Owl Hooded Towel
Owl Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
Blue Dinosaur Hooded Towel
Blue Dinosaur Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Ladybug Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Ladybug Hooded Towel
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$46.00 USD
Princess Hooded Towel
Princess Hooded Towel
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$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Caterpillar Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Caterpillar Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Blue Dinosaur Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Blue Dinosaur Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Girl Monkey Hooded Towel
Girl Monkey Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Pink Owl Hooded Towel
Pink Owl Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Pink Flower Hooded Towel
Pink Flower Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Cat Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Cat Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Monkey Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Monkey Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Pink Flower Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Pink Flower Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Panda Hooded Towel
Panda Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Shark Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Shark Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Cow Hooded Towel
Cow Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Dog Hooded Towel
Dog Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Girl Dog Hooded Towel
Girl Dog Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Girl Monkey Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Girl Monkey Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Alien Hooded Towel
Alien Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Penguin Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Penguin Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Girl Dog Hooded Towel
Girl Dog Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Girl Dog Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Girl Dog Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Caterpillar Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Caterpillar Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Red Ladybug Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Red Ladybug Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Frog Hooded Towel
Frog Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Cow Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Cow Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Boy Cow Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Boy Cow Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Pink Ladybug Hooded Towel
Pink Ladybug Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Pink Owl Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Pink Owl Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Owl Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Owl Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Blue Owl Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Blue Owl Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Girl Blue Owl Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Girl Blue Owl Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Blue Owl Hooded Towel
Blue Owl Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Red Ladybug Hooded Towel
Red Ladybug Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Pink Dinosaur Hooded Towel
PERSONALIZED Pink Dinosaur Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$46.00 USD
Penguin Hooded Towel
Penguin Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Duck Hooded Towel
Duck Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD
Monkey Hooded Towel
Monkey Hooded Towel
RubADubBuddies
$39.00 USD

337 comments

  • IckleBoo

    IckleBoo said 6 years ago

    Adorable. :)

  • papergirlstudios

    papergirlstudios said 6 years ago

    Your items and your models are adorable! Best wishes!

  • henatayeb

    henatayeb said 6 years ago

    such a cute product.. when my son is done using the towels he already has.. i'm coming to buy some new ones here.. love them. Congratulations Janel on being a featured seller and wishing you the best of luck for the future.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Such a wonderful story, and cute items. I too have my children's hands...but traced and cut out of wood. Truly a prized possession. Wonderful feature, congrats.

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your success, your towel styles really stand apart from others on the market. Just love the clownfish!

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. Your hooded towels are definitely unique and soooooo cute!

  • ravenhaired

    ravenhaired said 6 years ago

    So cute! Congrats on finding such a great niche for yourself!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    I wish these were for adults! A shark would be awesome and particularly funny to wrap yourself up in after a morning of surfing. Ah well...kids get all the cute stuff. Congrats on your feature, you have a wonderful shop.

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 6 years ago

    What a cute shop!!!

  • FaithTeArt

    FaithTeArt said 6 years ago

    Too cute! The models are adorable too! I just love these featured seller interviews. Makes me happy to read other people's stories about their businesses and I learn so much too. Keep it up, Etsy!

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 6 years ago

    So Cute. Nice work. Congratulation :)

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    So cute! Great story! Congrats

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Adorable! These are so great. Continued success to you!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 6 years ago

    Great advice -- and love your shop - the dinosaur hooded towel is adorable!! And the pink flower - oh my gosh! And your pictures are perfect!!! Thanks for sharing and I wish you continued fabulous success. :)

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Your hooded towels are so adorable! Congrats!

  • smilingbluedog

    smilingbluedog said 6 years ago

    Nice story, adorable towels, great photos! So sweet!

  • CaseysCreativeCorner

    CaseysCreativeCorner said 6 years ago

    Loving your shop--congrats!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    heheh. adorable.

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 6 years ago

    eeeeehehehe... that little baby in the flower towel is so stoked! love it :)

  • FabricGalore

    FabricGalore said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your success!!! Love the ladybug and flower towels...too cute!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Great interview! Your work is beautiful!!!!!!

  • HelpUCraft

    HelpUCraft said 6 years ago

    I love your hooded towels. They are so cute and clever. Will definitely keep in mind for gifts :) Loved your interview too, can also admit to planning future projects in my head while juggling the kids :)

  • littlelilybamboo

    littlelilybamboo said 6 years ago

    wow, gorgeous towels! As a fellow hooded towel creator, I can relate to so many things in your interview. LOVE them!

  • ksodesign

    ksodesign said 6 years ago

    These are absolutely adorable. Now I want one in a grown-up size for myself!!!!

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish said 6 years ago

    Love your hooded towels, congratulations on the feature!

  • TheDoorStop

    TheDoorStop said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I, too find the biggest challenge to be balancing my shop with my family. Congratulations on your success as well as your featured interview! ~Jenny

  • Iovelycrochet

    Iovelycrochet said 6 years ago

    So cute! Great story! Congrats

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    You sound like super-mom! I know the feeling I am a mother of 2 and an Etsy shop owner...I have to multi-task like crazy! Congrats on your success!

  • SudsNSuch

    SudsNSuch said 6 years ago

    Your towels are SO cute! Congrats on the feature!

  • JiruMess

    JiruMess said 6 years ago

    These are great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lahara

    Lahara said 6 years ago

    So adorable - I will def be buying from you soon... I will keep my fingers crossed that you'll make a husky/wolf one by the time I need it! x

  • OliveandFern

    OliveandFern said 6 years ago

    very cute...congrats

  • breations

    breations said 6 years ago

    Such a great story. And what a cute shop!

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 6 years ago

    lol the photos are just too adorable! Congratulations on becoming a Featured Seller!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    So cute!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    So sweet! Congratulations!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    CUTE!!!

  • TinyToesCrochet

    TinyToesCrochet said 6 years ago

    I love the idea of sending my kids off to school with prayer. Thank you for that! Your buddies are awesome!

  • recombobulated

    recombobulated said 6 years ago

    Great story! Good luck to you always!

  • babybuttontops

    babybuttontops said 6 years ago

    I love the products and the models - everything is so cute and creative!!

  • VitaNostra

    VitaNostra said 6 years ago

    So adorable! Congratulations!

  • PhiaNicCreations

    PhiaNicCreations said 6 years ago

    Your towels are so cute! I love the flower one the most. Congrats on you success.

  • ivoryAndOrange

    ivoryAndOrange said 6 years ago

    So cute! congratulations!!!!!!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 6 years ago

    So sweet! Congratulations!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 6 years ago

    So sweet! Congratulations!

  • NorthwestBridal

    NorthwestBridal said 6 years ago

    Very cute stuff! Congratulations!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 6 years ago

    Adorable! Keep creating and have fun!

  • Babybonbons

    Babybonbons said 6 years ago

    I love the flower! Adorable and congratulations of your feature! Rosanna Hope

  • rubadubbuddies

    rubadubbuddies said 6 years ago

    So fun to read all of your comments. Thank you for your kind words!

  • HazelHoney

    HazelHoney said 6 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • cazhoffy

    cazhoffy said 6 years ago

    Your work is fantastic!! I love them, i wish i had seen them when my little bo was a bit smaller!!!

  • ohsewstylish

    ohsewstylish said 6 years ago

    Oh, how cute! And what a neat story. Congrats on the feature! :)

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 6 years ago

    So. Darn. Cute. Eeek! I love them!

  • greytlife

    greytlife said 6 years ago

    I just bought THREE! These are the bomb! :) Congrats on being Featured Seller!

  • jencarres

    jencarres said 6 years ago

    LOVE your towels!! Absolutely adorable!!!!

  • bHempy

    bHempy said 6 years ago

    SOO CUTE! GREAT WORK!

  • patchesnthings

    patchesnthings said 6 years ago

    These are the cutest things!!!!

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 6 years ago

    Squeeeze that ladybug baby!! Congrats!!!

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 6 years ago

    Love them! So my question is: when are you going to make adult size versions?? : ) Congratulations and continued happy success!

  • Moonbeam008

    Moonbeam008 said 6 years ago

    Simply adorable!!!!

  • aTempestinaTeapot

    aTempestinaTeapot said 6 years ago

    What an adorable idea! Your hooded towels certainly are unique, and look so snugly and soft! Congratulations on FS!!

  • SarahLamont

    SarahLamont said 6 years ago

    so adorable! what a cute shop, congrats.

  • divinalocura

    divinalocura said 6 years ago

    this is so awesome!!! you seems a super mom!! congrats on your wonderful shop!! Cheers! maril

  • Yoursewsweet

    Yoursewsweet said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on doing such a good job!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

    congratulations! These are too cute!

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 6 years ago

    OMG~ so cute!!!!!!!!! Cynthia www.plumeandpetals.blogspot.com

  • arezoo4

    arezoo4 said 6 years ago

    veryyyyyyyyyyyyy cute! Good luck:)

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 6 years ago

    OMG~~~ Sooo adorable! =) Cynthia, www.plumeandpetals.blogspot.com

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    so cute!!

  • Patriacontemporary

    Patriacontemporary said 6 years ago

    So sweet!!! Congrants!

  • tweal

    tweal said 6 years ago

    Fantastic, inspiring interview, and such adorable towels. Congrats on the success!

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful idea! These are adorable, congrats on your success!

  • lbvcards

    lbvcards said 6 years ago

    Such amazing creations! Very cute.

  • DesignerKnits

    DesignerKnits said 6 years ago

    those are sooo cute.

  • casualcards

    casualcards said 6 years ago

    These are so adorable. What a great story :)

  • ComfortandGreen

    ComfortandGreen said 6 years ago

    Adorable!

  • HomemakerMovement

    HomemakerMovement said 6 years ago

    Awesome and inspirational story for all the moms out there! Thanks for sharing - your work is beautiful - congratulations!

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 6 years ago

    How adorable, I love your creations and enjoyed reading your interview. Wish you much success!!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Very SWEET!

  • LivsLullaby

    LivsLullaby said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! I think my little girl needs one ASAP :)

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Great looking products, the way you package them and their cute faces really come to life! good luck!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your life as a mother and an artist. You have given me a chuckle as we start our morning and all that entails :) Your towels are sooooo cute and your photos are great. I love the one with you on the phone, says it all really:) Congratulations!!

  • sunbasilgarden

    sunbasilgarden said 6 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading your interview! Love that picture too of mothering and creating all at once. Congratulations on your featured seller.

  • AmorandStitch

    AmorandStitch said 6 years ago

    Lovely towels, great interview! Well done!

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious said 6 years ago

    Somewhere beyond cute these adorable towels are living!!!!! Kudos to your beautiful workmanship and creativity.

  • longrunners

    longrunners said 6 years ago

    So cute and much less expensive than Pottery Barn Kids!! Can't wait to place my order!!

  • zencuddles

    zencuddles said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous towels! Love the way they are packaged too! Super.

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 6 years ago

    what sweet creations, seems I remember a frog towel when I was a wee girl. Congrats on the interview!!

  • longrunners

    longrunners said 6 years ago

    They are so cute and less expensive than Pottery Barn Kids. I can't wait to place my order!!

  • TrimsNmore

    TrimsNmore said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, what a unique idea. You seem to really enjoy what you are doing, which is so refreshing! Great job.

  • ThisWordsForYou

    ThisWordsForYou said 6 years ago

    I will be buying one in a few months. I can't wait to give one to my nephew!

  • mylittleaura

    mylittleaura said 6 years ago

    Love them!!! Great interview!

  • MommasAPrincessToo

    MommasAPrincessToo said 6 years ago

    So Inspiring. Love the Shark Towel! Cute!

  • crumblescookies

    crumblescookies said 6 years ago

    Oh my Goodness are these the cutest tings I have ever seen! Great Interview!

  • OPosies

    OPosies said 6 years ago

    Go SAHM!!! What a truly adorable idea. You should be oh so proud of yourself. Congradulations!!!

  • CindyTurnerDesigns

    CindyTurnerDesigns said 6 years ago

    Clever and adorable!!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 6 years ago

    You, your shop, your products all have such a fresh, appealing look!! I am an animation/cartoon fanatic (do you make them for adults?) I love these!! Best wishes for continued success! and congrats on being featured seller!!

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 6 years ago

    love it- congrats!

  • buttonandthimble

    buttonandthimble said 6 years ago

    How precious! I loved this article and it came at a perfect time. So many of my friends are expecting. This will make an excellent baby shower gift! Definitely coming to your shop! :)

  • apt2bbakingco

    apt2bbakingco said 6 years ago

    so cute! i am definitely getting one for my niece due next february!

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 6 years ago

    So fantastic...congrats!!!

  • mietteshop

    mietteshop said 6 years ago

    Soooo adorable!! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • KozyKangaroo

    KozyKangaroo said 6 years ago

    I want to buy them all!!!! :) They are just so cute! I will have to stock up I guess for when I have my little one!

  • QBabyBoutique

    QBabyBoutique said 6 years ago

    great work...love the towels!! so cute!

  • LilyLu2

    LilyLu2 said 6 years ago

    So cute and cozy!!

  • BoKaBags

    BoKaBags said 6 years ago

    So adorable! What a great way to make bath time fun! :)

  • ancienesthetique

    ancienesthetique said 6 years ago

    as a new mum who's trying hard to juggle two etsy shops, other work, lots of baby time and also keeping sane, whilst not feeling guilty about doing work instead of playing! I've found your interview really inspiring and your towels are just lovely....thank you.

  • 2SweetBeginnings

    2SweetBeginnings said 6 years ago

    So cute! Your article was great and has inspired me. I need to get off the computer and hit the sewing room and start creating! Thanks for the motivation. Good luck to you.

  • ancienesthetique

    ancienesthetique said 6 years ago

    gorgeous and inspiring interview, thank you

  • Kniftyhooksneedles

    Kniftyhooksneedles said 6 years ago

    They are adorable, great job. Congradulations on your beautiful towels.

  • SwankyStitch

    SwankyStitch said 6 years ago

    These are so cute! :) I'm glad that you find time to go walk with your friends. Everybody needs that special time.

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    So cute- these are perfect unique items to bring to baby showers - marking!

  • LippincottSoapCo

    LippincottSoapCo said 6 years ago

    So cute and creative! Love the article!

  • misstailorhandbags

    misstailorhandbags said 6 years ago

    Your work is very inspirational! I think that all of us on Etsy can relate with trying to squeeze in time for our creations with our busy lives! Thanks for sharing!

  • iheartmisslemon

    iheartmisslemon said 6 years ago

    well done!

  • ClassySass

    ClassySass said 6 years ago

    These are perfect! Great story! Congratulations on your success!

  • SquishyBee

    SquishyBee said 6 years ago

    Fanatsic work-Congrats!! Love learning about other etsyians!!

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 6 years ago

    So much fun! peace, Devine Collectible

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 6 years ago

    These are so cute - the best kids stuff comes from moms!

  • CheriChic

    CheriChic said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! :-) Awesome creations and what cuties you have in your photos!!

  • jennypickle

    jennypickle said 6 years ago

    What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your story, Janel...I think we all need reminding sometimes that there is a necessary balance between our craft/work and our families...and somewhere in there carving out a little "friend" time makes us all better mommies! Oh, and my son wants to know if you could make a tiger towel!

  • tinygiraffeshop

    tinygiraffeshop said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Love those towels.

  • TwistedDesigns

    TwistedDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your towels are absolutely adorable! And you don't look like you could possible have five kids!!!

  • carly5878

    carly5878 said 6 years ago

    I would love to see matching washcloths. Perhaps even a wash mitt. Of course a new path of learning and challenges! These items are adorable

  • OrangeElephant

    OrangeElephant said 6 years ago

    So cute!I have so much respect for a mommy with 5 kids who still finds time to make such wonderful creations!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 6 years ago

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!

  • fionadesigns

    fionadesigns said 6 years ago

    too cute!

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 6 years ago

    Your models are just as cute as your items! Congratulations!!

  • goldcrestbags

    goldcrestbags said 6 years ago

    The towels are adorable and so are the children.

  • AncientWords

    AncientWords said 6 years ago

    Your towels are beautiful! Sounds like you have a wonderful, busy life!

  • littlechook

    littlechook said 6 years ago

    lovely designs and so nice to see a seller making children's things being featured for a change.

  • Crysto

    Crysto said 6 years ago

    these are perfectly adorable!!! I'm in love.

  • FabVintage

    FabVintage said 6 years ago

    Your towels are Amazing! I love your story!

  • songbirdandtwig

    songbirdandtwig said 6 years ago

    these are so adorable! I love all your styles and your photography (and subjects) are beautiful!

  • RimmaJewelry

    RimmaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Just love all of them! So cute. Wishing you tons of success on a large scale market!

  • sparklygreenspeck

    sparklygreenspeck said 6 years ago

    This is my favorite gift to give with baby soap for a baby shower, it goes over so well and the towels last for ever!!!

  • betsygrace

    betsygrace said 6 years ago

    ahh!! so adorable! not only a cute shop and product, but you are a great writer! Wish I could express my story as well as you. ♥ Christina's friend, Missy

  • mrbeancakes

    mrbeancakes said 6 years ago

    LOVED reading this invterview! I can relate with the seller, being a mom of three myself. And the towels are too cute! Already have plans to order the ladybug one as a gift for a friend! Thanks Etsy for featuring this shop!

  • happytobecreating

    happytobecreating said 6 years ago

    I love your Buddies! and I loved this interview.

  • happytobecreating

    happytobecreating said 6 years ago

    I love your Buddies and your interview

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    Sooo cute!!! Loved your interview, just goes to show you what moms can do!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  • msquaredj

    msquaredj said 6 years ago

    SUPER CUTE!!! <3

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Oh my god. My heart is melting with all that baby cuteness! Congrats momma!

  • FawnsFelicities

    FawnsFelicities said 6 years ago

    What a fun idea! Great interview too - thanks for the tips to fellow Etsy artists.

  • nattirootz

    nattirootz said 6 years ago

    OMG....too cute!

  • silverfrogdesign

    silverfrogdesign said 6 years ago

    very nice stuff. congratulations and thanks for sharing your story.

  • FunWithNeedles

    FunWithNeedles said 6 years ago

    awwww that was such an adorable interview! i love the dinosaur buddy!

  • CreativeButterflyXOX

    CreativeButterflyXOX said 6 years ago

    Your towels are so cute, congrats!!

  • smallx2

    smallx2 said 6 years ago

    sooooooo cute! I love it!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    Very cute, continued success!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    simply adorable!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    the cutest thing I've seen in a long while :)

  • paperandwhimsy

    paperandwhimsy said 6 years ago

    SO cute!! Yay for successful & happy stay-at-home moms!! :)

  • MyLovebugz

    MyLovebugz said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous towels...and BEAUTIFUL models!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 6 years ago

    SO, SO CUTE! I Want one for my little baby <3

  • JamminJellyBeans

    JamminJellyBeans said 6 years ago

    they are soooo CUTE!!

  • UtopiaUF

    UtopiaUF said 6 years ago

    Very cute!!!

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 6 years ago

    How could any child not love bath time with one of those towels waiting at the end! So precious! Congrats!

  • TienneRei

    TienneRei said 6 years ago

    I've got to get some of these for my twins!!! They are adorable. Just what I've been looking for.

  • Diannasdiapercakes

    Diannasdiapercakes said 6 years ago

    Oh Goodness, they are so adorable - the hooded towels too! Makes me want to be a kid again, I never had a towel like that...

  • WakeIslandSeaJewels

    WakeIslandSeaJewels said 6 years ago

    amazing :)

  • Sommersbreezeantique

    Sommersbreezeantique said 6 years ago

    Sweet as a bugs ear!

  • Sommersbreezeantique

    Sommersbreezeantique said 6 years ago

    Sweet as a bugs ear!

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 6 years ago

    Oh such a wonderful life affirming and joyous shop and family!

  • crissymohr

    crissymohr said 6 years ago

    SOOO CUTE!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    OMG, what cute photos of kids! Lovely shop! :)

  • bodycake

    bodycake said 6 years ago

    What an absolute adorable shop!

  • frenchlanguage

    frenchlanguage said 6 years ago

    Your shop makes me wanna have kids just so I can dress them up in your cute towel hoodies! Bravo!

  • 1ForYou

    1ForYou said 6 years ago

    OMG, these are so cute!

  • buttoneyedteddybear

    buttoneyedteddybear said 6 years ago

    You must be very proud! Nice job!!

  • photosteve

    photosteve said 6 years ago

    Creative!

  • CosmoBeets

    CosmoBeets said 6 years ago

    YOU GO MAMA!!!!! SO AWESOME AND TRUE!

  • stephaniemonroe

    stephaniemonroe said 6 years ago

    Oh how cuuuuuute! I wish my daughter was still little enough to wear one. Congratulations on your success.

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love your shop! Great work!!!

  • thesleepingdog

    thesleepingdog said 6 years ago

    you can see the quality even in the photo's - adorable!

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations said 6 years ago

    oh just adorable ideas !! How you do it with 5 kids, is beyond me :) Fantastic photographs too :) Good luck to you !

  • mydogandi

    mydogandi said 6 years ago

    so cute! i wish I knew a baby I could buy one for....

  • tantancharms

    tantancharms said 6 years ago

    So cute! I can't believe you have done all you have done with 5 kids! I have only one and it's not easy!! Way to go!!

  • fieldtrip

    fieldtrip said 6 years ago

    these towels are so sweet - such a fun gift idea! congrats on the feature :)

  • ToggerBaubles

    ToggerBaubles said 6 years ago

    Love them!!! Great Story....Congrats!!!

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Cute!

  • leapinglily

    leapinglily said 6 years ago

    These "buddies" are adorable... Congratulations... love your marketing ideas...

  • shannonvall

    shannonvall said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love how your "story" came out! Lots of luck your way for a busy holiday season. :)

  • kisforkitty

    kisforkitty said 6 years ago

    Such darling towel creatures! They look very expensive/well made. You must be super organized. You`ve got your momentum going!

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 6 years ago

    bath time is now fun time, looks like the small ones love their creature like towels. very creative, soft cuddly adorable

  • liddlesweetpea

    liddlesweetpea said 6 years ago

    So cute!! Can't believe you do that with 5 children!! Congrats!

  • EvienLizzie

    EvienLizzie said 6 years ago

    So adorable! Your quote "I’ve learned that one of the challenges of embracing this creative streak is keeping a balance between it and my ultimate responsibility of cultivating a happy home." REALLY resonated with me! Congrats to you and happy sewing!

  • Pinkmind

    Pinkmind said 6 years ago

    Nice job!You are so cool!Keep going.

  • CozyCollection

    CozyCollection said 6 years ago

    Absolutely adorable! I love them!

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your business success! I just don't know how you find the time to do so many things! I only have one child and find my self staying up wwaayy to late at night to get things done! My son had a duckie hooded towel when he was a baby, so your cute designs brought back good memories for me! :)

  • BibBon

    BibBon said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!! I work with towels too and I am very impressed with your designs. I can tell that you put a lot of work into them. And I know how much mess cutting towels can be! Good for you you very clever and darling creative crafter!!!

  • AndreaFuentesDesigns

    AndreaFuentesDesigns said 6 years ago

    such fun and cute designs!

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 6 years ago

    you are an artist! Thanks for the inspiration :}

  • horizonshine

    horizonshine said 6 years ago

    wow! they are so adorable!

  • tjstrotters

    tjstrotters said 6 years ago

    Great job on your cute hooded towels! I love what you said about your ultimate responsibility of cultivating a happy home...how true...and what a joy!

  • puregerlz

    puregerlz said 6 years ago

    u make such a great unique gift ♥ it a bunch u go!

  • sweetmellyjane

    sweetmellyjane said 6 years ago

    So inspired by your article! And what darling towels!

  • mabelise

    mabelise said 6 years ago

    this interview is so inspiring. i'm also a mom trying to run an etsy shop on the side. your towels are great, they are so fun and cute. congratulations!

  • imykonos

    imykonos said 6 years ago

    well done !!

  • dazzlejag

    dazzlejag said 6 years ago

    HEY EVERYBODY...THIS IS MY COUSIN! Isn't she A-MAZ-ING??! I'm am so wowed with all the comments! Nelly, you are truly in tune with what Heavenly Father has going for you. Keep it up and keep on inspiring! You truly are an amazing woman. So glad we're blood!

  • wsmdesigns

    wsmdesigns said 6 years ago

    The store is so adorable. Love the duck and clownfish :D

  • DarkChocolateNTulips

    DarkChocolateNTulips said 6 years ago

    very cute!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Great work, adorable...great pictures and cute models. Best of luck to you..blessings1

  • soulreflections

    soulreflections said 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh, too cute!! My boys are all grown now but seeing your shop brings back the sound of the giggles especially during bath time :=)

  • pipapiep

    pipapiep said 6 years ago

    So great!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Lovely work, so sweet its great to hear your story and your photos are really sweet!

  • Baisimu

    Baisimu said 6 years ago

    Unbelievably cute!! I would definitely get them if i had a kid myself!

  • battysbath

    battysbath said 6 years ago

    Wonderful feature! The buddies are so cute!! Keep up the great work :)

  • SchickieMickie

    SchickieMickie said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Your towels are simply toooooo cute and adorable!!!!! Love them all! They'd make super presents this season!

  • Sharonk1420

    Sharonk1420 said 6 years ago

    So sweet and full of fun. It shows how much you enjoy making these. I wish you lots of sales during the holiday season.

  • andies2007

    andies2007 said 6 years ago

    love, love, love them all!!!

  • lalalandArt

    lalalandArt said 6 years ago

    Simply amazing!It is clear how much love there is in these beautiful works!

  • TimelessTrinkets

    TimelessTrinkets said 6 years ago

    So cute! I love the towels. I have a few plain ones that I received for a shower gift 7 years ago. They are the favorites of the children and are still being used. I too have 5 children and it is a struggle to balance that creative streak with being a Mom. Will be praying for you during this busy season! Congratulations on being a featured seller.

  • LailaLu

    LailaLu said 6 years ago

    Wonderful!!! Congratulations on being featured! You certainly deserve it! Good luck this holiday season!

  • WatermelonWishes

    WatermelonWishes said 6 years ago

    We have a large family too with four children at home and striking a balance is key. It is refreshing to read about other mothers who are doing it all and doing it well! Three cheers for you!

  • keniki01

    keniki01 said 6 years ago

    super cute!!

  • rockysprings1984

    rockysprings1984 said 6 years ago

    I really appreciate your perspective and thank you for making my morning a little better.

  • DevilishlyDomestic

    DevilishlyDomestic said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • marcomagro

    marcomagro said 6 years ago

    nice work! big mummy!

  • monsterinthecloset

    monsterinthecloset said 6 years ago

    such cute towels!! congrats!!

  • graphicspaces

    graphicspaces said 6 years ago

    So CUTE!! Love them all and wish you continued success!!

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare said 6 years ago

    super cute!!!! :))))

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 6 years ago

    These are so cute I just wish I had a baby in my family to buy one for!

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 6 years ago

    your work is fabulous, sweet and full of love! I really like it!

  • FlaxandSpindle

    FlaxandSpindle said 6 years ago

    I love the photos!!

  • JojosBootique

    JojosBootique said 6 years ago

    Great job - Go Southeast Idaho!

  • diaxeirosjg

    diaxeirosjg said 6 years ago

    very cute and wish you good luck

  • lucky0girl0racer

    lucky0girl0racer said 6 years ago

    Way too freakin cute! Congrats!

  • kmjeffus

    kmjeffus said 6 years ago

    absolutely precious!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 6 years ago

    I love your towels!!! They are absolutely adorable!!!

  • CraftsByBabz

    CraftsByBabz said 6 years ago

    I love the ladybug!! Congrats!!

  • Krystalxv8

    Krystalxv8 said 6 years ago

    Very cute!!! Inspiring story.....

  • theapawthecary

    theapawthecary said 6 years ago

    absolutely love your towels!!!

  • maddiepattie

    maddiepattie said 6 years ago

    Adorable.. Keep you the great work!!

  • thecrochetloft

    thecrochetloft said 6 years ago

    those are the most cutest and clever craft and not to mention unique on here!!!! love love love love

  • NapMatsByConnie

    NapMatsByConnie said 6 years ago

    Very Cute!! great work!!!

  • sockmonkeysbyrosanna

    sockmonkeysbyrosanna said 6 years ago

    Congrats. Love your shop. Good Luck!!!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 6 years ago

    Such a cute shop! Wish I'd had some of your creations when my kiddos were babies!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 6 years ago

    What a clever Mom! Great shop and really cute ideas!

  • JennifersJewels

    JennifersJewels said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! I can tell you deserve every last bit of success! :)

  • WSDreams

    WSDreams said 6 years ago

    WHAT an inspiring story! I can relate to a lot of it! Fantastic interview and awesome BUDDIES! :) I love them!!! :)

  • chainofpurls

    chainofpurls said 6 years ago

    Inspiration to us SAHMs. Love your towels. Wishing you continued good luck!

  • TheCakeStandBoutique

    TheCakeStandBoutique said 6 years ago

    congrats! so adorable!

  • PKJewelryDesigns

    PKJewelryDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your towels are too cute! Very creative.... Good luck to you!

  • Lilywinkel

    Lilywinkel said 6 years ago

    The candid photos of you in your home with your children were precious to me! What a lovely example of the Proverbs 31 woman: taking care of your little ones, running a successful business, seeking to bless others. Thanks for this God-honoring testimony!

  • Dongedyframe

    Dongedyframe said 6 years ago

    Amazing ! I think that my kids will get their new towels soon..

  • AnniesShabbyAttic

    AnniesShabbyAttic said 6 years ago

    You look so happy and your children are so cute....You are one smart cookie to have created a successful business with something so unique and desirable..... You are an ispiration to us all! Jil

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 6 years ago

    Great article... Love the cutey kiddos in the photos.

  • giddyupandgrow

    giddyupandgrow said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! What a great interview and fun story. I wish you all the best in your business and mommyhood adventures! Cheers

  • lilrose

    lilrose said 6 years ago

    Sooo cute!!!!

  • handprintlady

    handprintlady said 6 years ago

    Love it! Love how you mentioned family prayer before school! These are seriously good quality. Plus, you could sell the pattern or pattern rights to a manufacturer when you are sick of sewing and want to move on to the next big thing!

  • tweetjoy

    tweetjoy said 6 years ago

    So Cute and soooo creative! I love them! I wish you the best with your awesome creativity. You wil do gteat!

  • kittybblove

    kittybblove said 6 years ago

    So cute- congrats on the interview... and I Love the hooded towels too! I can't imagine having more than 1 child and trying to run a business- kudos to you mama!

  • HoneyBScrapbooks

    HoneyBScrapbooks said 6 years ago

    Great interview!! A mother of 5 who keeps a household running smoothly, takes a healthy walk with her friends and finds time to create the cutest hoodie towels is an amazing woman in my opinion. :-) As a newby to ETSY, you gave me some great ideas for promoting my shop; and confirmed a few things I am doing will work. Best of luck with your work!!

  • ilovebabydollbows

    ilovebabydollbows said 6 years ago

    These are adorable!

  • pattyclova

    pattyclova said 6 years ago

    I love them! I love them! I LOVE them! you're my go-to when we decide to have babies!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Aaah what a wonderful shop plus congrats on being featured seller well deserved I might add. :) Wish you only success in the days-years ahead.

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz said 6 years ago

    So cute. Love the flowers and the shark. Keep up the beautiful work....

  • SMIRNOFFdesignSTUDIO

    SMIRNOFFdesignSTUDIO said 6 years ago

    ADORABLE PIECES. LOVE IT :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle said 6 years ago

    Cuteness!

  • ApollosonAcres

    ApollosonAcres said 6 years ago

    So cute & creative! Congratulations on your featured seller story!

  • AJewelsQuest

    AJewelsQuest said 6 years ago

    Absolutely adorable! Congrats and best wishes!

  • ajclips

    ajclips said 6 years ago

    These are so cute!!!

  • EmmanysStar

    EmmanysStar said 6 years ago

    This is soooo cute ....Congrats ... i love all your towels

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    SUPER cute! I want one! Do you make them for adults ;)

  • JKistlerStudios

    JKistlerStudios said 6 years ago

    Great to read about other moms who balance their work with a family. And my boys would love these towels even though they're getting a bit past that age! :-)

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 6 years ago

    Great shop! Amazing items! Inspiring story! More blessings to come.

  • Meremommy

    Meremommy said 6 years ago

    Your creations are adorable...Your positive attitude is contagious..Wishing you Continued Success!!

  • PiecesOfOlde

    PiecesOfOlde said 6 years ago

    You Go Mama!! I've got 6...ages 26 down to 4...married 32 years! And have been a 'stay-at-home' Mom for most of it. Been creating on the side for a long time! Keep up the good work! My hats off to you!

  • MasiDesigns

    MasiDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Your towels are so cute, best of luck with your creating!

  • jacc2007

    jacc2007 said 6 years ago

    So cute!!!

  • novafirth

    novafirth said 6 years ago

    Absolutely adorable! Can't wait to purchase some for my little boy and darling niece. I wish you continued success! Congrats!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 6 years ago

    I can't get over how cool these towels are...i don't even have babies and i want one. :0) congrats and a great feature!

  • craftytagz

    craftytagz said 6 years ago

    I'm in love your with towels!! Too cute! Great interview. Much luck to you.

  • KookooKids

    KookooKids said 6 years ago

    something to aspire too... congratulations! such fun things you make!

  • KookooKids

    KookooKids said 6 years ago

    love to see fun things made with towels! congratulations!

  • ScentfulNeeds

    ScentfulNeeds said 6 years ago

    Absolutey adorable! Good luck with your shop!

  • BeadedWindsocks

    BeadedWindsocks said 6 years ago

    Definitely more unique and more personable. And with the personalization, is it possible to use a last name to make them heirlooms? Keep up the creativity, it all looks great!!!

  • BeadedWindsocks

    BeadedWindsocks said 6 years ago

    Definitely more unique and more personable. And with the personalization, is it possible to use a last name to make them heirlooms? Keep up the creativity, it all looks great!!!

  • smilelifestyle

    smilelifestyle said 6 years ago

    I love these!. i'm gonna have to pick one up for my son for christmas. And the "Nemo" for my niece. More success to you!

  • Mimisdresshop

    Mimisdresshop said 6 years ago

    Congratulations- you have an adorable shop and your interview was aspiring. Wishing you continuing success.

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 said 6 years ago

    Oh....my...I wish my babies were not in their late 20's I would have bought these in a heart beat. Ahhhh maybe I will be a grandma someday and I will keep this in mine. Great article...Congrads!!!

  • sparkeez8z1d

    sparkeez8z1d said 6 years ago

    Absolutely perfect towels. I loved reading the interview too. It sounds like the story of my life...

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 6 years ago

    What a fabulously adorable idea! I want a penguin one...or a fox......for myself:) I don't think you can be too old for a rudabuddies towel;)

  • pinkposeysbowtique

    pinkposeysbowtique said 6 years ago

    So cute! I am having a charity bowtique this December and these would be sooo cute!

  • mayrarenedollmaker

    mayrarenedollmaker said 6 years ago

    Your work is fantastic!! I love them!!!

  • deLoop

    deLoop said 6 years ago

    Five children and so much creativity!!! Yay for you ... I know children are an inspiration :)

  • amandajphotos

    amandajphotos said 6 years ago

    Congrats, Janel, on being featured and on writing a very uplifting article (and I think you know what I'm talking about ;D ). I love the picture of you on the phone, sorting/sewing, and listening to one of your kids! Classic. And I also loved the part about "creating" in the grocery store line--don't we ALL do that!? Best of luck in the future!

  • sallyamthor

    sallyamthor said 6 years ago

    I am always so blessed to hear about people who do things like this in order to be so present at home. That is my dream and my prayer. Thanks for the inspiration! <3

  • MomOf7Monkeys

    MomOf7Monkeys said 6 years ago

    As the mom of a large family i totally understand the challenge and the need and the joy to create. I'm so happy for you being a featured seller, what an inspiration you are to moms like me. Amen for the morning prayers!

  • smallfly

    smallfly said 6 years ago

    This is a huge encouragement for a fellow mom balancing work with babies. It's good to know it can be done!

  • twirlaway

    twirlaway said 6 years ago

    SO sweet! I love your towels and your story is inspiring to me, another stay at home mom trying to make time for family and my shop!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Very cute and creative! Nice to hear from another busy Etsy mom! ;)

  • Kapsattic

    Kapsattic said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured!!! What a great story. Absolutely love the towels. I'm a character and cartoon person and I just love how you've created each one. You've inspired me to go back to creating my dolls again, which I haven't been able to do in a long time. Wishing you much luck with your growing business. I will definately keep you in mind for an adorable childs gift when I need one.

  • BellaPuzzlesToo

    BellaPuzzlesToo said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story Janel. Your words and photos exude JOY. I love that you are doing all of this with five kids!

  • girldust

    girldust said 6 years ago

    The photos that accompany this interview are full of JOY.

  • divatreats1

    divatreats1 said 6 years ago

    Super cute!

  • auntjjsattic

    auntjjsattic said 6 years ago

    I love these little Buddies!!! I want one too! do they come in adult sizes?? :O) Great job on your shop and interview. Your pictures are so fun and the Buddies look so snuggly and unique! May the Lord continue to bless you and your beautiful family. Jeri Jo

  • angellam

    angellam said 6 years ago

    Your items are amazingly cute! How would I join the list of blogs to give away and review one of these???

  • shouldershirts

    shouldershirts said 6 years ago

    Love your towels!! It's wonderful to hear how you have combined your business with your family life. That is what life is all about. Keep up the good work.

  • babymomo

    babymomo said 6 years ago

    What a great story!! Your products are so creative (and adorable pics!!), congrats!

  • FeltFoodFeast

    FeltFoodFeast said 6 years ago

    You are truly bless with a wonderful gift! Each towel brings a smile to myself, and daughters.:) You can see the love that you put in each one of them. The 'Buddies" are absolutely adorable...Love it! Rosa

  • todidesign

    todidesign said 6 years ago

    amazing interview! she is great talent, i like all towels!

  • PatchForest

    PatchForest said 6 years ago

    wonderful! So cute ^_____^

  • BijouxChouchou

    BijouxChouchou said 6 years ago

    Absolutely adorable!

  • MyLittleValise

    MyLittleValise said 6 years ago

    Oh wow, so cute, all of them, congrats on being featured, you certainly deserved it!!

  • red2white

    red2white said 6 years ago

    "But I’ve learned that one of the challenges of embracing this creative streak is keeping a balance between it and my ultimate responsibility of cultivating a happy home" - I am so thankful you wrote this, something I can relate to very much! thank you and best wishes!

  • FreshlySkweezed

    FreshlySkweezed said 6 years ago

    Such a clever product! Congratulations!

  • pouch

    pouch said 6 years ago

    this seller has 5 children?!! wow - that is inspiring for all the working mums out there...

  • Gynx

    Gynx said 6 years ago

    So cute!

  • lilyanewyork

    lilyanewyork said 6 years ago

    you are amazing. as a woman and an artist. congrats on the wonderful interview.

  • Bigbonehandmade

    Bigbonehandmade said 6 years ago

    Cute! Love your works very much !

  • littlebug821

    littlebug821 said 6 years ago

    What a great item! These are such cute gifts! :)

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 6 years ago

    Really really cute and prtactical items.. both kids and adults would love these.. I!!!!!

  • mytaylormade

    mytaylormade said 6 years ago

    Sounds like you know what is most important in life!! Your towels are addorable!!!

  • TheMonkeyCannon

    TheMonkeyCannon said 6 years ago

    So adorable ! These are great gifts and so affordable !

  • freshpeach

    freshpeach said 6 years ago

    lovvvvvvvvvve it, i'll order one real soon, TY

  • amandakollar

    amandakollar said 6 years ago

    they are so STINKIN' CUTE :] I LOVE THEM!!!!

  • josiebutter

    josiebutter said 6 years ago

    Makes me wish my kids were babies again! Grandkids!

  • LatheratiSoap

    LatheratiSoap said 6 years ago

    So cute! Unique and creative...best of luck to you!

  • GraceArtandDesigns

    GraceArtandDesigns said 6 years ago

    Very unique! Great for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing your story and congratulations in finding your new career :)

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 6 years ago

    Soooo cute, I love your choice of colors, how fun to create with soft cuddly fabrics. Thank you for sharing a look into your world!

  • HollybyGollie

    HollybyGollie said 6 years ago

    Love This! How wonderful, congratulations! And you have five Children?! Kudos to you, you are an inspiration. I know a few adults that would wear these. :)

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 6 years ago

    Too funny.... I just hearted that store yesterday and here is the article the next day! Congratualtions and continued success. : )

  • littlelilybamboo

    littlelilybamboo said 6 years ago

    Wow, you are selling tons! I hope you are doing well in this rush...you sure deserve it, your work is gorgeous!! Great job :D

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking said 6 years ago

    Awesome!!! Keep it up. I love your items, I wish you the best for the upcoming hoildays....I don't think you'll need the Luck....Your work is great. Love the Lady Bug Hooded Towel.

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 6 years ago

    Awww these are so cute! I have three little cousins who would LOVE these! The Flower Hooded Towel makes me smile. :)

  • rubadubbuddies

    rubadubbuddies said 6 years ago

    Thank you for helping my short stint as Featured Seller be a success -- much more than I even imagined! All of your kind words humble me and enlarge my desire to continue, press forward. I can't thank you all enough. Really.

  • maliky

    maliky said 6 years ago

    I would like to know if you sell your patterns for your towels? They are really cute.

  • SavoyFaire

    SavoyFaire said 6 years ago

    Adorable! I remember one with ears I had as a child and loved it! So glad you brought these back for more generations!

  • stitchesbyfry

    stitchesbyfry said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your success! Great article and wonderful product idea!

  • MJ2Creations

    MJ2Creations said 6 years ago

    Too cute, great idea!!

  • heartsandbows494

    heartsandbows494 said 6 years ago

    Tooooooooo Adorable!!! :)

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 6 years ago

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • kokainekoni

    kokainekoni said 5 years ago

    These hooded towels are so gorgeous!! Cute bubbas :)

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