Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I’m proud of myself!

I needed something, so I made it!

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I’ve been using fingertip towels in my bathroom and they are the perfect size.

But all I had were holiday towels and this lavender towel in the size I needed.

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When I went to the department store to get some more new fingertips, I found out they were $14.99. They cost more than a regular hand towel.

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Then I remembered I had some pieces of a white towel that I had cut up to make a beach bag and I made fingertip towels.

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I have a little ledge next to my sink and that’s really all I need there.

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I had the trim from other projects so I made 2 and have enough terry to make one more.

I’m in business now and happy with the money I saved.

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That’s thrifty living and only took me all afternoon to accomplish! lol

Doesn’t it make you feel proud when you save money?

49 comments:

ann said...

In deed it does. Not only are theses towels expensive, but they are not always of very good quality. Thrifty living is good living.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

They look great! Love the trim.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Diane, Your fingertips towels are very lovely and the color you added was just perfect in every way. You should be very proud of your stitching afternoon. Hugs Judy

koralee said...

Now that was very smart of you...they are darling. I do love your Valentine header...so darling. Happy Tuesday to you. xo

Montanagirl said...

Well, look at you! Those are really nice - nicer than most that you could find in a store, and you saved money -I'm all for that. I'm quite thrifty, and creative when it comes to budgeting.

Cranberry Morning said...

And good for you!! That was a crazy price, wasn't it!

Debby Ray said...

Hey...I am all about repurposing just about ANYTHING and using things I already have. Your little towels are just adorable...good job!

Diane said...

Good for you! The price of new linens, etc is ridic!!

Japolina said...

I'm always amazed how much those finger towels are. Yours look great!

Vee said...

Good tip, Diane! I have been rehemming my "ratty" towels to make do and that makes me feel good as well. Your fingertip towels look great!

Catherine Holman said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

TexWisGirl said...

they look very classy!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good for you! Yes I find little fingertip towels to be so expensive! Yours are cute and perfect for your bathroom! Yay for you! Hugs!!

Linda

Poppy said...

Very savvy of you, Diane, and they're so pretty!!

Poppy

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

being that i am still perfecting my washing skills - how will you wash them without the ribbon color bleeding? cold water? hand washing? ( :

they are too cute. you could so change up the ribbon for other folks decor. gifts? house warming? birthday or Christmas?? what fun!! simple & very festive.

lilraggedyangie said...

Fabulous money saver indeed...hope you are enjoying your week...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

Stacey said...

Good job! They are so cute.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hello there Lavander dreamer.
I think, its not only the money, but the achievement of making them yourself.
I always have little hand towels near at my sink. I like this idea.
val

Acorn to Oak said...

They look great! I love projects like that...with things you already have! They're fun and the money you save is a great feeling.

Jeanne said...

Excellent idea!! Why didn't I think of that!

Susan said...

Great job and so creative! XOXO

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is a very cute and thrifty idea!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Well done, they turned out great.

kathyinozarks said...

yes it does!-you did good-hugs Kathy

Christine said...

Well done! Now you can treat yourself to something else with the money you saved!

LBP said...

Yay! They look great and you were able to save money!

Blessings

Linda

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great idea Diane. Towels are SO expensive aren't they? Your's are sweet with the ribbon trim. Once could also us lace or other embellishments.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a great project Diane! The guest towels turned out so classy. I agree that they're so expensive now. They used to be very reasonable... well ok it's been a while. But I sure won't be buying any soon. Thanks to you I'll try making my own.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Sola Scriptura said...

Fantastic! These would be a wonderful gift to give a friend. Thanks for the idea :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, I love it when I buy something that I really like and it's on sale at the same time. Your towels are very nice. I didn't know you could sew. My mom used to sew and she made all my clothes growing up.

Have a lovely day.

~Sheri

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love saving money! These are really cute, Diane. Great job!

Joyce Olson said...

Diane,
Great idea and these turned out super cute!
xx-
Jemma

Susie said...

Don't you love when you can make it yourself, and for a whole lot less. You did a great job too. xoxo,Susie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your towels turned out great! Using fabric from your stash is always better than spending $30:@)

Kathy said...

That's a great idea! And easy too.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Not only are you creative but your post title is a hoot ! Yes you should be proud / you go girl! :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

always proud when I am being creative and when I save money. It's a win win

Jill said...

Great idea!! Good for you! Wht a ridiculous price for a little towel!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Very cute, clever and crafty!!!! I love it.

cynthia lee designs said...

Great job...they look awesome!!
hugs,
Cindy

Stephanie said...

You are so clever and thrifty, my friend! I love your towels and the strip of ribbon is the perfect touch :) Hugs to you!

Helen Philipps said...

Well done, Diane! You made something lovely, and useful, and saved some money too! The fingertip towels look very cute and neat.
Helen xx

September Violets said...

I love little projects like this! The towels look great with the added ribbon. It's a good feeling to save a bit of money and thumb your nose at ridiculous marked-up prices! Wendy x

Jen Jorgensen said...

I am proud of you too!
Putting 'love' into something custom makes it that much more wonderful.
I can't imagine paying $14 for a little towel, but that's how it is around here too. That's why I make so much stuff myself.
They are pretty towels. You could make a whole, custom, set when towels come on sale...
Good Job~!
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Donna said...

Great job!

Sam I Am...... said...

Good for you! It does make you feel good and I'm trying to do that more and more.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It does make me proud but I have to do it in ways that aren't crafty. You are so clever and the towels are perfect. Creative idea and the talent to follow through!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

They turned out so pretty and I love the trim!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Diane your fingertip towels are fabulous. I am going to try this too. Love how yours look in your beachy theme. Thanks for sharing this great tip!!
Hugs