I was slightly worried that the terry cloth would not be absorbent enough, I am not sure why, maybe because the cloth is lighter than my usual towel. I was wrong, it works wonders and in fact the owl fabric does not get soaked at all.
The wash cloth is the perfect size for him and is proving very soft - he really likes bath time as you can see, he even found his thumb in the process (managed to lose it since).
The hooded towel is also the right size for him - not sure for how long, as he likes to be swaddled in it after the bath. The hood does not stay on but is the right size as well - I mentioned when I first made the towel that I may change the size, I would not in the end.
All in all, thumbs up for both projects and some than would recommend - for your baby or as presents. Baby MiH approves!