As some of you may know, I teach swim lessons. A few of the little tadpoles I teach are Mia's friends who happen to have birthdays this month. What better gift in the summer than a hoodie towl? Normally I line the fabric with ribbon, but as I started, I realized I didn't have enough (how annoying!) so I improvised and actually like the way it looks without the ribbon too. I DID have enough to line the hoodie with ribbon :) Mia's birthday party is next weekend and my original thought for party favors was to make each of her guests a hoodie towel using the mermaid fabric by Michael Miller, but as the time gets closer I'm finding I don't have enough time, and shouldn't make myself crazy over it-SO I've decided to make them as birthday gifts instead. Since Mia's birthday is coming up she'll get one as a gift too. As for party favors, I found some cute mermaid themed things on Etsy. I will be doing a birthday post with all the party details later :) This is my first year throwing her a birthday party all by myself so I'm really excited. Usually we're home visiting my mom in the summer during her birthday, so the party is mostly family and my friends. This year Mia told me exactly who she wants to come to her party and told me she wants it to be a mermaid party, so I'm getting really excited for next weekend!
*My friend Amber from Strawberry Owl Designs gave me her pattern for the hood on my towel :) * I love how big and roomy the hood is!