A week ago my MIL sent me a link to an etsy store (The Spunky Diva) that had really cool Stay-Put hand towels for the kitchen. After thoroughly examining all of her pictures, I decided to attempt making one myself!
Heart A Plenty font from 8 Claws and a Paw.
Before sharing pictures I searched through the Spunky Diva blog to see if she had posted a tutorial to direct you to. I also sent her a quick email to let her know I was going to be blogging about her fantastic towels, and she replied so quickly! Turns out she was inspired by the Topsy Towel tutorial on Embroidery Library. (Edited 1/21/13 to add: AND I just discovered that years ago someone else digitized the L-shaped buttonhole and posted it as a freebie on SewForum! I have not used that design, but check it out.)
Go check out her blog, lots of fun stuff! My favorite post is a tutorial for kitchen curtains I found back in September. Now, I've make valances before, but what I loved was the FABRIC! I've been searching for the perfect fabric to make curtains for my kitchen (we have now lived here 2.5 years, it's about time...) and I think this is it. I am proud to say I have finally ordered it and I'm anxious for it to arrive. So thank you, Kimberlee, for inspiring new decor in my kitchen, in two different ways!! :) I'll post pictures once I make a curtain AND matching Stay-Put towels!