Thursday, August 23, 2007

Towel-O-Rama

This has been a busy week for Tiki Hut Towels.

Two towels were mailed off to the mainland. A Ladybug towel for Deanne's daughter. And a Ducky towel for Suzanne.

And I sold 5 towels to a little children's boutique in Hale'iwa!

I approached the shop in July with my towels and she kept a shark to see if it would sell. She didn't seem to love them as much as I did, and suggested that I add something to make them say "Hawaii." She called a couple weeks ago to tell me that my blue shark towel sold quickly, and she wanted me to make a "girl" shark to go with it, maybe with some flowers.

I found a good pink towel, played around with some flowered fabric, and came up with this:


Note the appliqued flower on the fin:

What do you think?

I took it to school to ask a couple mom's if it had enough "Hawaii" and it was a hit at school, too. I am working on a couple of orders, now, from them...

I delivered a stack of blue and pink shark towels to The Growing Keiki, and now I'll wait and see if they want more.

Next up is a trade with Liam's Mom. She is making me a couple of coolio t-shirts, and I am sending her a Shark for her son's birthday!

19 comments:

Deanne said...

I love the pink shark! I was wondering how you would make it more 'Hawaii'...you did good, and the appliqué is a nice touch! Hmmmm....Issy may need one for next year (don't want her to feel left out!).

You must be a brave woman....did you go into the shop cold turkey and talk to the lady about selling your towels?? I could never see myself doing that in a million years! Way to go!

Elizabeth-W said...

I think it's just enough 'hawaii'. Supercute!

Tori :) said...

The pink shark is adorable!!
I'm so not crafty. What can I trade you for a blue shark towel? Does cash work??

Terina said...

you should sell them on etsy!! you would make a ton!

Donna Boucher said...

You did a fantastic job of making it more Hawaiian!!!
You have very good taste :o)
It's adorable!!!

Carrot Jello said...

Those are sooo darling!

Mary said...

That's awesome Wendy! Tiki Hut Towel Business is booming!

I love the pink shark, very cute. Maybe I need to order one for Lindsey so Rand can finally have a chance to use his blue shark you sent him when he was born (she loves the shark!)

Steph said...

Your towels are so very cute Wendy. I love the pink one too!

You do great work, I'm not surprised the store wants a lot of them!!


Steph (Mary's roommate)

Sketchy said...

So cute! I am amazed that any store would think these wouldn't sell -- you are so vindicated!

txmommy said...

very cool!!

utmommy said...

Soo cute. My kids would love one of those.

Suzanne said...

The pink shark is so cute! I got the burp cloths done and I'm mailing them today! My boys just love their ducky towel!!! :D

Amanda said...

Too cute! I wish I had some cool talents to 'trade' with.

Today we had a baby shower for Jin W. at my house. I so wish that I knew how to sew and make her a cute towel. :(

nikko said...

Wendy, those are "sew" cute! ROFL! I agree, you should put them on Etsy.

JoyceMcB said...

Wendy, I think your pink towel is so cute. You are so talented. I think the appliqued flower could become your Hawaiian logo - even on the blue shark. Mom

No Cool Story said...

What do you think?
Just that this is the cutest shark I've ever seen.

Jenn said...

I love this! I'm seeing one in pink with purple ribbon on the edge and one in purple with pink ribbon on the edge....my girls would love these for Christmas! Okay, how much do you charge?

I need to develop some talents so I can have something to trade!

wendy said...

Jenn, that would be really cute - the purple with the pink! I charge $25 including shipping. Let me know...

Jenn said...

Hey Wendy, could I get you to email me? It's whitetrashmama@gmail.com