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I Made One of Y’all a Little Something…

Merry Christmas to my bloggers!

Post a comment for your chance to receive this little “merry“.
It’s a BIG {21″ x 34″} kitchen towel.
Made with soft & absorbent birdseye cotton.
You have to promise to use it… it’s meant to be used.
I had a very successful “sweatshop” weekend.
I’ll show you more later!

I’ll draw a name Tuesday at 11:30 am CST.

Merry, Merry!

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  • cmcilwain6493@charter.net
    December 14, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I love this. It is so cute. I love all of your ideas. You are so creative!!!!!!

  • John
    December 14, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Very nice blog.
    Beautiful and very unique pictures.

    Please visit:

    Keep blogging.
    Happy holidays.

  • Emilie Smith
    December 14, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    So cute and cheerful! Pick me! : )

  • Whitney and Dan
    December 14, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    That is so cute and would look great in my kitchen!

  • Kim
    December 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    It’s beautiful. I love the fabric! You are such an inspiration to get me in the crafty mode and sewing and smocking again! I made lots of bows for my nieces with your bow tutorial!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  • Jen
    December 14, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I love it–fun, funky, and festive 🙂 I’d LOVE to own it 🙂

  • gk
    December 14, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    SO cute! Love it 🙂 – Kellsey

  • Joel and Lee-Anne
    December 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Darby – could you be anymore talented??? I am always so inspired by your abilities and talents and creativity!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading your blog!!!!
    Merry Christmas from Joel, Lee-Anne, Nate and Naomi!!!

  • experiencing his grace
    December 14, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    So festive (and useful)! You are super talented in so many ways! I love reading your blog!!

  • Julie Wolfe
    December 14, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Darby, this is super-cute! You’ve been busy. I haven’t even touched my sewing machine since having Aubrey! Anyways, red would look great in my kitchen!

  • Caroline
    December 14, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I would love to have a Darby original!! 🙂

  • Erin
    December 14, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    So fun! I love it!

  • Tara McClendon
    December 14, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Me, me…pick me! We’ll call us even if I win!

  • Rachel
    December 14, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    SO cute! I have been looking at that fabric in my favorite fabric store in Birmingham for weeks and still have yet to buy any. Greta idea to make a kitchen towel!

  • Anonymous
    December 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I absolutely love it!! It’s so fun, and would look great in my red kitchen!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  • The Southern Lady
    December 14, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Wow! Functional, lovely, and very Christmas-y. I can’t wait to see what else you created this weekend. Have a lovely Sunday evening with your family.

  • meredith
    December 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Aw Darbs! So cute and I would totally use it. Y’all have a Merry Christmas!!

  • Courtney
    December 14, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Oh it’s so so cute! I want to win and I also want to know if your day has more hours in it than mine. You are like Wonder Woman and I don’t even have children keeping me occupied!

  • Beth G.
    December 14, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Oh, Oh… Add my name in the hat 🙂 Very cute!!

    Merry Christmas and I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas!

  • Beth Ann
    December 14, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Very cute! I’d use it for sure 🙂

  • Marla
    December 14, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Well well well, let me just leave my reader and come comment for this one! Very cute!

  • Micah, Danielle, Sophie, and Angus
    December 14, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    oh so cute! I hope I win. I can’t wait to see all your other Christmas creations.

  • Holderby Family Blog
    December 14, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    The Lord has blessed you in many ways. I love reading what you’re up to.
    Merry Christmas!!

  • the brown's
    December 14, 2008 at 7:37 pm


    my kitchen would LOVE it!!

  • The Dyer Family
    December 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    i always read your blog on google reader, so i never see your layout. i love the picture of little one on the bed, and the font to go with is divine. happy holidays!!

  • Hannah W.
    December 14, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    My sister in law Rebekah Wright showed me your blog, and I love reading all the recipes and craft ideas! You’re so talented!

  • The White House
    December 14, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I love it… please choose me!

    December 14, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    VERY cute towel!

  • erin
    December 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    i’m having my second sewing class on tuesday. you inspire me!

  • Molly Flynn
    December 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Very cute! You are so creative and such an inspiration!!

  • Dianne
    December 14, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    That towel has my name all over it!!! I just know it! LOL You are super talented and it would be a real treat to own something you made.

  • Amber Smith
    December 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    What a darling fabric and trim, I just love it and really enjoy reading your blog posts!!

    Merry Christmas & pick moi!

  • becky
    December 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    me! me! me!!! i am not ashamed to say I WANT IT!!! i hope i have good craft luck.

    i also secretly wish you were my own personal sweat shop. ok…i’ll go with neighbor.

    thanks for the eye candy!

  • Natalie Roe
    December 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    How pretty! I always love me some hand-made THINGS 🙂

  • Ashley
    December 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I wish I was this creative!! I would love to see that in my kitchen……too cute!!! Hope you and your family has a wonderful Christmas. Oh, did I mention that I would love for you to pick me!!!!!

  • Lauren
    December 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    The towel is ADORABLE! I plan on doing some serious holiday baking so I promise to put it to good use except it may be too cute to get dirty!

    Merry Christmas!

  • mamahenn
    December 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Darby- I am always reading your blog and love it and all the amazing things you do. You are very gifted. I have never left a comment, but I must on this post- I LOVE THAT TOWEL! Thanks for all your hard work that goes into your blog, you entertain thousands! Merry Christmas! Melanie

  • Tara
    December 14, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    You are so talented Darby. I love it!

  • Maggie and David
    December 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Adorable, as always! Pick me! 🙂 Merry Christmas.

  • Lucy
    December 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    so cute. well one thing is for sure. if I don’t win it, I am going to make it!! Thanks for always inspiring!!

  • Tegan
    December 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I want in!!!!!

  • lauramatthews
    December 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Buttermilk pie was GREAT! Love your creativity and transparency in your posts…keep ’em coming. It is amazing to me how much you do for your family – I have 1 toddler and barely have time to shower!!!

  • The Rays
    December 14, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    ooohhh…. me, me!!

  • Bluebird Hill
    December 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    This is so cute! I am constantly encouraged to try new things!

  • Carly
    December 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Another fabulous Darby creation! You amaze me!

  • Household6
    December 14, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Pick me, pick me!


  • The Langfords
    December 14, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Cute towel!! I found your blog off a friends site. I have done some Christmas Crafting of my own. Check out my lasted post. Merry Christmas!!

  • Jennisa
    December 14, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Darby, that is so dang cute! I seriously have to have you make us some stuff! 🙂 I can trade with a bloggie makeover!!! anytime, my dear…anytime! 🙂

  • Paloma
    December 14, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    It’s so cute, Darby! You are so talented. 🙂

  • E
    December 14, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Beautiful! I love it (and your blog)!

  • L.A.
    December 14, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Can I use it as a bath towel 🙂 Miss you!

  • kt
    December 14, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    wow! that's a lot of comments, but I still love it & want it! thanks for the fun opportunity! 🙂

  • The Bowmans
    December 14, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I don’t even know you but I wish I did! I love your towel and everything else on your site. Hope you don’t mind a stalker 🙂

  • Emalee
    December 14, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Pick me!! It’s so cute.
    Merry Christmas 🙂

  • Wright Family
    December 14, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    so, so cute!

  • Ford Family
    December 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    If blog stalkers are welcome, please pick me! 🙂 Merry! Merry!!

  • margaret
    December 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    we have the ugliest kitchen ever – complete with red countertops! the towel would add some much needed beauty. 😉

    {luckily we’re renovating in march – thank goodness!}

    i hope you and your family have a very merry christmas!

  • Anonymous
    December 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    so cute! i want it!!! love, gravatt

  • The Allen Clan
    December 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    i need a happy! xoxo

  • The LaBouffs
    December 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Funny how when you’re giving something away people come out of the woodwork and leave comments!! Nonetheless, this kitchen towel is super cute!

  • Megan
    December 14, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I love it! You are so creative!!!!

  • Lydia
    December 14, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    You are so incredibly talented! Do you ever sleep?!:-)
    Thanks for the chance at a super giveaway!


  • Eleanor Oser
    December 14, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Ohhh I LOVE it!! I don’t have any Christmas towels! Shireen was my Bible Study leader a few years ago and I have enjoyed your blog and your sisters so much! I am also an identical twin! Love all of your creativity!!

  • Ruth
    December 14, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    That is too cute! It so matches the ribbon that I got for the ribbon wreath–which I promise I’ll get to soon! In the mean time I made a tutu for one of my nieces–so fun!

  • chilly
    December 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Do you take bribes?

    Do I get the sympathy vote for trying to win something to put under the tree for my wife? Did I mention she is 9 months pregnant?

  • Alison
    December 14, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Love it!

  • thewheelerfamily
    December 14, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! I love the fabric and I am wondering why I never thought to do such a crafty thing!

  • Laura
    December 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I’m in!

  • A.E. McC.
    December 14, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Oh my, it is adorable. I am so jealous of your sewing skills. Can I come live with you for a few weeks to learn how you do it, ha ha? I would love that little goodie in my kitchen.

  • The Pavliches
    December 14, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Sounds just the right size for my oversized life…cleaning counters, wiping four kids messy faces and baby food off the woodfloor under the highchair, squeezing everytime I wash my hands while baking in the kitchen, playing peek-a-boo, lining a breadbasket, prompting my two-year old to say the words “polkey dots” the way I love to hear them, thinking of Darby everytime i see it…love ya—L p.s. and no worries, it WOULD get dirty as you intend, and rarely washed. 😉

  • Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen
    December 15, 2008 at 3:12 am

    i love it…and how thoughtful of you to be giving stuff away at this time of the year, when we know you are so busy working on your gifts for others!!

  • the sweet life with olives
    December 15, 2008 at 3:36 am

    ok, this is getting ridiculous! how in the world do you find the time, patience and inspiration for doing all you do??!! your latest creation is adorable, like all the other things you post that you make, from pies, to bows, to clothes to kitchen renovations… happiest holidays darby, you are a supernatural!

  • The Lane Family
    December 15, 2008 at 5:16 am

    I want that dish towel! Pick me! It is so precious. You were made for this sewing thing, D! All the work you do is wonderful.

  • Jennifer
    December 15, 2008 at 5:31 am

    That is the cutest ever! Love the retro look to it! Keep sewing~

  • Frugal Coupon Mom
    December 15, 2008 at 5:45 am

    hey girl. thanks for the opportunity. ashley.nuzzo@yahoo.com

  • Jennifer
    December 15, 2008 at 5:46 am

    76 comments already — people are coming out of the woodwork for this one!!! How fun!!

    I just came to the computer to get your zip code — my cards are going in the mail this morning. It’s such a good feeling to get them done and in the mail — December 15th was my goal and I just made it!

    I hope I win! 🙂

  • maureen o.
    December 15, 2008 at 6:12 am

    love it!!

  • The Martin's
    December 15, 2008 at 6:45 am

    So cute, as usual! I don’t know how you do it all, Darby! You are amazing.

  • Ellis
    December 15, 2008 at 6:46 am

    That is so cute! I love the polka dot fabric.

    You have been an inspiration for me to take my sewing maching to be repaired so I can start sewing again. 🙂 Happy Monday!

  • aedozier
    December 15, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Absolutely precious! I think you should send it to John with the Bali World comment…weird! I am trying to get inspired to sew some while I am off for two weeks. I may have to borrow this precious idea! Merry Christmas!

  • The Sims Family
    December 15, 2008 at 6:55 am

    LOVE IT! I love all that you do – if only I had a tiny bit of creativeness!


  • Mandi
    December 15, 2008 at 7:07 am

    I want it!! It’s adorable!

  • Allyson
    December 15, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Pick me!! Pick me!! You are so popular! (I’m comment number 84!)

  • Becky Brodbeck
    December 15, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Hey I think the 86th comment is the lucky one!!:-) Love you! BTW, Loved your Christmas card.

  • Kellie Patton
    December 15, 2008 at 7:30 am

    86 comments???? WOW! You sure do have some friends Darby! You’ve seen the pictures of my house – you know how much I LOVE RED!!!! You continually amaze me – you know I don’t even own a sewing machine – pick me!!!!

  • Rita
    December 15, 2008 at 7:35 am

    i don’t know what my chances are, but i need a new dish towel and this is way better and cuter than anything i could buy in a store! you have a great blog by the way

  • Fittsy
    December 15, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Love the towel and your site. Thanks for sharing all of your handiwork with us!

  • Jessica
    December 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Pick Me!!! I love your blog! It’s what I start my day with! I love that towel and it would look GREAATTT in my kitchen! I can’t wait to see what other goodies you have come up with! BTW I LOVED your apple butter recipe – it was delicious!
    Happy Holidays!

  • Michelle Sproul
    December 15, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Darby – your towel would look perfect hanging on my oven door! Beautiful 🙂 Michelle Sproul

  • mom2three
    December 15, 2008 at 7:47 am

    It’s such a cute towel! I’d love to win. You are really sweet for doing something for others at the most wonderful and busy time of the year! I can barely finish the kids teacher gifts 🙂 Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  • Lodmell House
    December 15, 2008 at 8:01 am

    This is too cute! You give me so inspiration, that with three kids it really is possible. So, will you be posting how to make this? With so many comments already, I know my chances are pretty slim.

  • Beth
    December 15, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Well I’m throwing my name in the hat, too! Hope you don’t mind another stranger posting a comment. I enjoy your reading blog!

    Merry Christmas!

  • nurserachel
    December 15, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I love the towel, how cute!! I hope I win! Merry Christmas Darby!

  • Truth intersects life
    December 15, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Hand it over girlfriend!

  • erika
    December 15, 2008 at 8:36 am

    I am family? Does that mean I’m not allowed to enter the contest?

  • HES
    December 15, 2008 at 8:38 am

    So pretty! I love that kind of pique so much!

    Merry Christmas to you and family.

  • notes from em
    December 15, 2008 at 8:46 am

    pick me! pick me! pick me!

  • Stewart
    December 15, 2008 at 8:51 am

    How precious Darby! You continue to amaze me with your talents! Seeing that makes me want to leave work and go home and sew for the rest of the day! Merry Christmas!

  • Jen
    December 15, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Please add me to the drawing! I would love it!

  • Anonymous
    December 15, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I have been reading your blog for several mos., connected through my daughter, who is also a mom of 3. We have tried all your recipes, loved the chicken soup. You are truly an inspiration to all those whose lives you touch. You have amazing talent and such a precious family. Happy holidays to you and your family.
    Jane from Mississippi, also a mom of 3!

  • emily
    December 15, 2008 at 9:51 am

    That is adorable and would look great in my kitchen!

  • Melissa Wagner
    December 15, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I’m family, but I want a chance to win!!! I promise to use it! So cute!!

  • Lindsey
    December 15, 2008 at 10:26 am

    105 comments??? seriously! it will take you a day to put all the names in a hat! i’m sure since i won the tshirt, i won’t win this, but i thought i’d give it a try. still working on the cape…

  • Teale
    December 15, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Darby, that is too cute. Um, yeah… I want it. 🙂

    You get WAY more done with 3 kiddos than I do with 1… I need your superpowers!

  • Brandy
    December 15, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Love it! It would lokk great in my kitchen!

  • The Honea Bees
    December 15, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I would love it and would use it every day (except when I needed to wash it)! I would probably use it all year too because it would be my favorite!
    Pick me!!!

  • Team O
    December 15, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Oh Darby…..I idol you…..3 kids and you still have time to make pretty things……pick me – pick me!!

  • anna and geoffrey
    December 15, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Holy comments! So cute~ You should teach some classes. . . we could drive to your abode and bring fun toys to the kiddos to play with whie you’re teaching us non-crafty folks 😉

  • brynalexandra
    December 15, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Oh I just LOVE that towel! I’d stick it on my fridge handle and use it everyday 🙂

  • Amanda Thrasher
    December 15, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I’m sure you’ve been asked this before, but how do you manage to have 2 more hours to every one the rest of us have? Love love love all your latest Christmas posts. I can smell the mulling spices, buttermilk pies, and coffee just looking at all your pix. I’ll never be as handy as you but I’m a BIG FAN of homemade gifts. if you get a chance, e-mail me your address. i want to send you a Christmas card. you walked me through my kids shirts I made for picture.
    Merry merry,

  • Brooke
    December 15, 2008 at 11:53 am

    You are so amazing! I have asked for a sewing machine for Christmas and I must say that your blog and amazing talent are the reason. Merry Christmas!

  • Heather H
    December 15, 2008 at 11:55 am

    wow! can you believe all the comments? love the kitchen towel!!!!

  • DollBaby
    December 15, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I love that. So cute for Christmas.
    I wish that I knew how to sew.

  • elizabeth
    December 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    you are awesome. i want it!! please, please??

  • Susie
    December 15, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Ohh, pick me! Hope your family is having a great holiday season!

  • Courtny Cloud
    December 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I love your blog. I hope you don’t get freaked out. I found your blog through my sister who found your blog through one of her friends. Anyway – I laughed all the time reading your blog and I’m continually amazed at all that you can do! Merry Christmas and War Eagle!

    – Courtney in Auburn, AL

  • Susie
    December 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Hope I win!!!


  • C
    December 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Love it Darby! Sooooo cute! Been following you blog every day for quite sometime, and I love seeing the things you make.

  • LeslieW.
    December 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    LOVE that polka dot! Sign me up!

  • duchess
    December 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I'm a little late but throw my name in the hat please – that is too cute & I want it.

  • Linkis Family Love
    December 15, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Okay Darby, now you KNOW that cutie towel would come in very useful while I am tackling this applebutter/canning endeavor, here! (smile) Kelli <><<

  • akb228
    December 15, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! Nice work.


  • Mrs. Breezy
    December 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I like it I like it!!! If I don’t win, can you teach me how to make one anyways :-)?

    This would love excellent in my kitchen in Germany next Christmas.

  • Kelly
    December 15, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I love the festive dots! They actually remind me of the old color blind tests that had all the dots. hee hee. love it and will have a million reasons to use it this holiday 🙂

  • Abby Maddox
    December 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Are there REALLY 127 comments right now?! I mean crap…

  • andi
    December 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    howdy. left the items with Annie. Thanks. Call if you have any questions. holding my breath on the towel! Aren’t you cute Betty Crocker? Buttermilk pies and the like. 😉

  • Mandy
    December 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    So cute! Can I buy it???:) Love, Mandy

  • Team Hindy
    December 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Don’t add me to the list, I just wanted to say YOU are such a creative and giving person! Thanks for making me smile in seeing your wonderful Christmas spirit. I hope you and your family have a very exciting Christmas that is full of God’s blessings!

  • msw0302
    December 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    would be a perfect addition to my cottage living inspired new kitchen! beautiful work!

  • The Cain's
    December 15, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    So cute and merry!! Love your ideas and craftiness!

  • Jessica
    December 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    pick me, pick me!! I so want to win this!

    p.s. Lots of comments and delurkers today, you are quite the popular girl 😉

  • Joyce
    December 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I love the colors in this towel- very bubbly!
    I enjoy reading your post about your family and your projects.

  • Melissa
    December 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Oh, that is just too cute! I love the fabric! I have little boys so I don’t get to do much wiht polka dots! I hope I’m the lucky winner!

  • jen hinz
    December 15, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    This could not be any cuter! Would love to own this!

  • Lisa
    December 15, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Love it! So cute, and I would definitely use it! Merry Christmas to you all!

  • Jennifer C.
    December 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I love it! Keeping my fingers crossed! I’m currently making the Chocolate Eclair Dessert to take to work tomorrow! Looking forward to tasting it!

  • Anonymous
    December 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I sure wish I taught one of your childen, I never get any adorable, creative, beautifully wrapped gifts like those in the next posting! You are so talented! Your and your’s sisters blogs are daily reads!
    ~Dina from Atlanta

  • Anonymous
    December 15, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    You are one amazing gal! I check in with your blog daily and enjoy your entries more than any other blog!

  • stefanie shultz
    December 15, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I totally look forward to reading your blog daily! My husband thinks I’m a little crazy, not to mention a stalker!(He sits beside me a reads too, occasionally) I’m down here in Jacksonville, Florida, and that dishtowel would be too darn cute in my kitchen! Keep the wonderful blogs a comin’!

  • Ashley
    December 15, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Darby – 142 comments – MY SOUL!!! You have the readers, huh? Anyway, I’ll throw my name in this hat =0 You are TOO sweet and kind to do this!

  • The Harris Family
    December 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    mmmm, game on baby! 🙂

  • Lynn
    December 15, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    This would be SO CUTE in my kitchen… actually, it is so cute anyway! 😉 I LOVE your blog – always creative and inspiring! : )

  • Meghan K.
    December 15, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Oh, this is so beautiful! I love it!! Please add my name to the drawing – and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  • Natalie McGough
    December 15, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    What a cute dish towel! I wish I had your skill.

    Hope y’all have a Merry Christmas!!

  • odomfamilyfun
    December 15, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    You are too good at everything! I love it 🙂

  • Elizgonz
    December 15, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    What a darling towel! Would look great in my kitchen.

    We’re coming out of the woodwork, aren’t we?

  • Jennie-Marie
    December 15, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Holy cow, 152 comments! Can we have a craft retreat… I love the girls teacher gifts too.

  • Amanda, Trey, and Fiona
    December 15, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    So CUTE! You are extremely talented! I found your blog off of Urban Grace and have been “stalking” it ever since!!!

    Happy Holidays!

  • Alison
    December 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Found your blog through a friends. Look forward to your posts for new ideas and general humor. You remind me daily that its the little things in life that count! Happy Holidays!

  • Shelly
    December 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Count me in, Darby. You never cease to amaze me. I keep reading your blog just hoping some creative initiative rubs off on me!

  • Shan
    December 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I love the towel and I promise to use it!!!!

  • Ashley
    December 15, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Love reading about your daily life-and my kitchen could use your dish towel right now!

  • Anonymous
    December 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I would love a Darby creation – beautiful!!

    Maura Gomez (mkolarcik@yahoo.com)

  • Laura
    December 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Just precious, Darby! We find out what we’re having in January. Your “hair-cutting” chair idea has me thinking of giving AP a bob. I’ll let you know if I’m brave enough to do it!

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    December 15, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Wow….people come out of the woodwork when there’s a giveaway! haha! What a cute dishtowel…seeing as I have no Christmas dishtowels and that one I am loving (and could be used year-round), it would be used often. I’m loving the chocolate pretzel rods – can’t believe how cheap they were too! I might have to try it for some last minute gifts 🙂

  • becky
    December 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    note to self: if i want all of my stalkers to come out…do a give away!!

    this is so funny, D!! i love it. of course, i think i’d still only have about 15 because i’m not near as crafty as you.

    did flattery work?? 🙂

  • Amy
    December 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I’m a stalker, but I love these dishtowels! (and Raiger) Fingers crossed…AMY:)

  • Laura Beth
    December 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    SOOOO Cute! Love it!

  • deb duck
    December 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    You are amazing!!! Love your blog, love the towel! I’m planning to make a star garland like yours, maybe by next Christmas though!

  • Caroline Hester
    December 15, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Does it freak you out that this many people read your blog?! The towel is ADORABLE!

  • Meg
    December 16, 2008 at 3:40 am

    I’m a blog stalker too, love reading each day and seeing what you’re up to next! I don’t even have a kitchen right now but I love the towel too! http://www.latecheckin.blogspot.com

    😉 Meg

  • brooke
    December 16, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Gosh- so many comments! Love the dishtowel… and love the ideas for the teachers!

  • Sarah
    December 16, 2008 at 6:21 am

    You are so creative – I love following your blog (even though I don’t know you) – you have a beautiful family.

    Many Christmas Blessings,

  • Kelly Kennedy
    December 16, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Love it! And it matches the apron that I just whipped up! Merry Christmas!

  • Kristy
    December 16, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I can’t believe how many comments you got on this post! WOW! I’m entering myself now. 🙂

  • Kristy
    December 16, 2008 at 7:07 am

    I cannot believe how many comments you have on this post! WOW! I’m in!

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Love the dishtowel and the teachers gifts. You have the best ideas – and they always turn out beautifully! Merry Christmas.

    Mary Margaret Johnson (jjohnson@vcu.org)

  • Elsa
    December 16, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Your an awesome Mom & wife! I live in Blakely, Ga., and actually see you alot in your hometown while shopping. Didn't want to FREAK you out by stopping you and saying that I love your blog…kindof stalkerish (is that a word?)
    Anyhoo, love the dishtowel!

  • kdurec
    December 16, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I love reading your blog, it inspires me to try to be creative in my down time as a stay at home mom. 🙂 I hope all is well!

  • Ivy
    December 16, 2008 at 8:05 am

    So cute. I hope I win!

  • The McRee's
    December 16, 2008 at 8:07 am

    I found you from Jennie Marie and Tara McClendon. I love your blog! – it’s one of my favs to blogstalk : )

  • Kelly
    December 16, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Out of most people you shouldn’t have any time to do all these creative projects and yet you do. You walk away with a smile and enjoy the whole process. That is amazing to me. Makes me think that no matter what I can always make time.

  • Kim Watkins
    December 16, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Yay! Pick me!

  • Melody
    December 16, 2008 at 8:29 am

    I got in in just enough time…I think! Thank you for the giveaway…I love reading your blog.

  • Allison
    December 16, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I’m de-lurking! Your blog is such a great lift-me-up during the day. How you get so much done and make it look so effortless while tending to three little ones is amazing. You sure are a model mommy to women like me who don’t yet have children.

    Merry Christmas,
    Allison from NJ

  • Ginny
    December 16, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Darby, I think you sleep with one foot on the sewing pedal(i’m sure that is not the correct terminology)! Merry Christmas!

  • karen
    December 16, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Soo cute! This is my first time to leave a comment, but it's not the first time I've checked in on you guys. 🙂 I'm a friend of The Fenwicks & have just LOVED reading your blog & seeing all the cute pictures. What a beautiful family you have & how blessed you guys have been! Have I scored enough points yet for the cute towel? 🙂 I spent last Saturday with my three girls baking sugar cookies & decorating them—I need that towel to help me clean up the big mess we made! Plus–I love polka dots! 🙂 I hope you have a very Merry Christmas & the most blessed New Year! Love, The Henages Karen,Jason, Hannah, Ella, Kate & Baby Girl #4 (3/09)

  • Lindsay
    December 16, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Love it! I found your blog a few months ago and love to ready it. You are so inspiring. Please add my name to the hat. I sure hope I win.

  • Patti
    December 16, 2008 at 10:35 am

    You are so creative!!! I love all of your ideas. Fun blog to read. Kids teachers are going to be thrilled they’re not getting hand sanitizer and candles!