Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: jjh Creations Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (US)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~


About the Designer...
My name is Jean Hallum and I live near Kansas City, MO.  I offer a variety of products in my etsy shop, such as flour sack towels, paper free towels, boutique baby gift items, etc.  When I was 7 years old, my grandmother taught me to construct garments.  I had to use a needle and thread as she didn't allow me to use her sewing machine.  At age 12, I began designing and constructing clothing for myself.  I always made doll clothes for my daughter as well as home decor for myself.  I still spend quite a bit of time designing and constructing "over the top" Halloween costumes for my family.  Since I spent the past 25+ years working in the corporate world, the time I have been able to spent creating has been limited, however I no longer work and spend most of my time "creating" or traveling the world to photograph wildlife!

Review...
I'm sure many of you have changed the way we do things to go a little more "green" or eco-friendly. Using reusable snack bags, reusable grocery bags, cloth diapers, or recycling might be some of the things that you have implemented. One area that I haven't ventured into yet is paper free towels. jjh Creations makes beautiful ones that will cause you to change to paper free towels too.
Paper Free Towels from jjh Creations are 11.5" x 11.5", and are made using a single layer of Birdseye cotton. The edges are serged using bright, fun colors like the variegated red, white, and blue I received. How festive and patriotic! How fun would it be to have a set in every color for holidays, events, and for having company over? These reusable towels are made very professionally, and the serging is absolutely impeccable. I personally don't know how intricate the serging process is, but I would imagine that getting that edge perfect every time is not easy. Each one I received was PERFECT! The birdseye cotton is very lightweight, sturdy, and washes well too.
Paper Free Towels have many uses. You can clean with them, use them as cloth napkins at mealtime, or even use them just like you would a diposable paper towel. I like to use these to place my washed produce on. The Paper Free Towels are absorbent and easily soak up extra moisture, while still providing a barrier between the fruit and counter top. Just add a little water and these are also the perfect duster cloths since the birdseye cotton is slightly textured to pick up dust easier. 

I really want to get more of these in the future. Jean has so many beautiful colors to choose from, and she sells Paper Free Towels in bundles of 6 for $7, or 12 for $12. Paper Free Towels will save you money and time spent on impromptu trips to the store for paper towels, all while going a little more eco-friendly along the way.

Be sure to check out some of Jean's other items like her Kitchen Towels and her embroidered Flour Sack Towels!



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One winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to jjh Creations!



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40 comments:

Ellen said...

I love the Whimsical Yellow Birdie on Premium Flour Sack Towel!

tlcrum06 said...

Wow! This item must be popular: Whimsical Yellow Birdie on Premium Flour Sack Towel! So cute!!

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orangefukurou said...

I love the Trendy Owls on Premium Flour Sack Towel

Joy N. said...

Paper Free Reusable Towels - set of 12 Multicolor
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17sirens said...

I like the peacock snack towel.
-Aly

Anonymous said...

paper free reusable towels in mint green

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hedgerhousehold said...

I love the Vintage Chicken Design on Premium Flour Sack towel. These would be perfect in my kitchen
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Becky said...

my favorite item is this Whimsical Floral Design Flour Sack Towel http://www.etsy.com/listing/67736518/whimsical-floral-design-on-premium-flour

Ola said...

I love the Whimsical Floral Design on Premium Flower Sack Towel.... very cute.

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

~Ola Jaggers
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Brittney said...

I like the trendy owls on a premium flour sack towel

svberge said...

I really like the Premium Flour Sack Towels with Bluework Dutch Design (especially being that I'm of Dutch descent).

Sarah Hull said...

My favorite item is the Paper Free Reusable Towels - set of 6 rich mocha

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Alli said...

I really love the trendy owls flour sack towel.

Alisha L. said...

I love the Paper Free Reusable Towels - set of 6 in the Red White and Blue

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mvegan said...

I love the whimsical peacock and owls!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love all the reusable towels...but one I thought was really cute is Premium Flour Sack Towel with Bluework Dutch Design.

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Marija said...

I love the Premium Flour Sack Towel with Bluework Dutch Design!

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Angie said...

I would love to win some Mocha Paper Free towels. Our mastiff drools ALOT and we go through so many hand towels in a day. we have one waiting in every room, or we fly through paper towels. I always hate to wash the thick hand towels so frequently since I don't want to waste water. this is the perfect solution!

Mandy said...

LOVE the guitar burp cloth!!! :) Pick me!!

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said...

I can ALWAYS use more paper free towels!!

Mrs. Martinet said...

I like the non-paper towels with the purple trim. I've been meaning to try them for a while now.
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Kerrific said...

I like the whimsical floral design flour sack towels

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i love the whimsical flowers flour towel. i'd get a couple of those for sure!
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polly said...

i like the reuseable towels in purple
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Amy P said...

Love the paper free towels!

Cerrisse said...

The towels are so fun but I for sure love the Whimsical Yellow Birdie on Premium Flour Sack Towel.

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Alison T. said...

My favorite item is the Whimsical Flowers on Premium Flour Sack Towel. so pretty and functional.

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

love the paper free towels cuz Ive been weening my family off of paper products and these are good looking and affordable!
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Sherry said...

I like the Paper Free Reusable Towels - set of 12 RED WHITE & BLUE.

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Karen K said...

I like the Whimsical Yellow Birdie on Premium Flour sack towel.

Anonymous said...

Parrot flour sack towels

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Viva said...

I love the Whimsical Yellow Birdie on Premium Flour Sack Towel.

Leanne said...

I like the paper free towels with hot pink trim.

Steph Enright said...

My favorite item is the Whimsical Peacock Design on Premium Flour Sack Towel.
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cyndi said...

I lik all the Vintage Chicken Design on Premium Flour Sack Towels!reminds me of my g-moms whos kitchen as full of chicken stuff!

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Erica said...

I love this! The flowers are awesome!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67848155/whimsical-flowers-on-premium-flour-sack

krafterskorner said...

These are my favorite.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72891231/paper-free-reusable-towels-set-of-6-ice

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Jacqueline said...

love the retro bike design jmmccarr@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I'd like to try the yellow paper free towels.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo

Mel said...

Paper Free Reusable Towels - set of 12 Multicolor
meltheplux at gmail dot com