Sunday, December 14, 2008

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!

184 comments:

cmcilwain6493@charter.net said...

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

John said...

Very nice blog.
Beautiful and very unique pictures.

Please visit:
http://bali-worldresorts.blogspot.com

Keep blogging.
Happy holidays.

Emilie Smith said...

So cute and cheerful! Pick me! : )

Whitney and Dan said...

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

Whitney and Dan said...

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

Kim said...
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Kim said...

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 said...

I love it--fun, funky, and festive :-) I'd LOVE to own it :-)

gk said...

SO cute! Love it :) - Kellsey

Joel and Lee-Anne said...

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 said...

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

Julie Wolfe said...

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 said...

I would love to have a Darby original!! :)

Erin said...

So fun! I love it!

Tara McClendon said...

Me, me...pick me! We'll call us even if I win!

Rachel said...

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 said...

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

Merry Christmas!!
Amanda

The Southern Lady said...

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 said...

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

Courtney said...

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. said...

Oh, Oh... Add my name in the hat :) Very cute!!

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

Beth Ann said...

Very cute! I'd use it for sure :)

Marla said...

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

Micah, Danielle, Sophie, and Angus said...

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

Holderby Family Blog said...

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

the brown's said...

precious...

my kitchen would LOVE it!!

The Dyer Family said...

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. said...

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 said...

I love it... please choose me!

MEGAN said...

VERY cute towel!

erin said...

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

Molly Flynn said...

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

Dianne said...

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 said...

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

Merry Christmas & pick moi!

becky said...

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 said...

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

Ashley said...

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 said...

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 said...

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 said...

You are so talented Darby. I love it!

Maggie and David said...

Adorable, as always! Pick me! :) Merry Christmas.

Lucy said...

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

Tegan said...

I want in!!!!!

lauramatthews said...

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 said...

ooohhh.... me, me!!

Bluebird Hill said...

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

Carly said...

Another fabulous Darby creation! You amaze me!

Household6 said...

Pick me, pick me!

Heather

The Langfords said...

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 said...

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 said...

It's so cute, Darby! You are so talented. :)

E said...

Beautiful! I love it (and your blog)!

L.A. said...

Can I use it as a bath towel :-) Miss you!

kt said...

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

The Bowmans said...

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 said...

Pick me!! It's so cute.
Merry Christmas :)

Wright Family said...

so, so cute!
rebekah

Ford Family said...

If blog stalkers are welcome, please pick me! :) Merry! Merry!!

margaret said...

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 said...

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

The Allen Clan said...

i need a happy! xoxo

The LaBouffs said...

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 said...

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

Lydia said...

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

jacobjameswright.blogspot.com

Eleanor Oser said...

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 said...

Darby,
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!
Ruth

chilly said...

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 said...

Love it!

thewheelerfamily said...

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

Laura said...

I'm in!

A.E. McC. said...

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 said...

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 said...

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!!
carrie

the sweet life with olives said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

Frugal Coupon Mom said...

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

Jennifer said...

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. said...

love it!!

The Martin's said...

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

Ellis said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY!

Mandi said...

I want it!! It's adorable!

Allyson said...

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

Becky Brodbeck said...

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

Kellie Patton said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

Jessica said...

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 said...

Darby - your towel would look perfect hanging on my oven door! Beautiful :-) Michelle Sproul

mom2three said...

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!
Christine

Lodmell House said...

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 said...

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!

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nurserachel said...

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

Truth intersects life said...

Hand it over girlfriend!

erika said...

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

HES said...

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

Merry Christmas to you and family.
Hallie

notes from em said...

pick me! pick me! pick me!

Stewart said...

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 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 said...

That is adorable and would look great in my kitchen!

Melissa Wagner said...

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

Lindsey said...

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 said...

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 said...

Love it! It would lokk great in my kitchen!

The Honea Bees said...

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 said...

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

anna and geoffrey said...

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 said...

Oh I just LOVE that towel! I'd stick it on my fridge handle and use it everyday :)

Amanda Thrasher said...

Darby,
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,
Amanda

Brooke said...

Darby,
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 said...

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

DollBaby said...

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

elizabeth said...

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

Susie said...

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

Courtny Cloud said...

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 said...

Hope I win!!!

www.theweewimberlys.blogspot.com

C said...

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

LeslieW. said...

LOVE that polka dot! Sign me up!

duchess said...

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

Linkis Family Love said...

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 said...

You never cease to amaze me! Nice work.

~Alison

Mrs. Breezy said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

andi said...

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 said...

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

Team Hindy said...

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 said...

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

The Cain's said...

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

Jessica said...

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 said...

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

Melissa said...

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 said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Jennifer C. said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

stefanie shultz said...
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stefanie shultz said...

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 said...

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 said...

mmmm, game on baby! :-)

Lynn said...

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

Meghan K. said...

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 said...

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

Hope y'all have a Merry Christmas!!

odomfamilyfun said...

You are too good at everything! I love it :)

Elizgonz said...

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

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

Jennie-Marie said...

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

Amanda, Trey, and Fiona said...

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

Happy Holidays!

Alison said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

Ashley said...

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

Anonymous said...

I would love a Darby creation - beautiful!!

Maura Gomez (mkolarcik@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

I would love a Darby creation - beautiful!!

Maura Gomez (mkolarcik@yahoo.com)

Laura said...

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 said...

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 said...

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 said...

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

Laura Beth said...

SOOOO Cute! Love it!

deb duck said...

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 said...

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

Meg said...

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! www.latecheckin.blogspot.com

;) Meg

brooke said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Many Christmas Blessings,
Sarah

Kelly Kennedy said...

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

Kristy said...

I can't believe how many comments you got on this post! WOW! I'm entering myself now. :)

Kristy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 said...

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 said...

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 said...

So cute. I hope I win!

The McRee's said...

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

Kelly said...

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 said...

Yay! Pick me!

Melody said...

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

Allison said...

Hi:
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 said...

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

karen said...

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 said...

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.
Lindsay

Patti said...

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!