Wednesday, April 23, 2014

If you're on Facebook...

Create & Decorate is featuring my current project on their Facebook page!

Monday, April 14, 2014

What is My Superpower?

Before I answer that question, I'd like to thank Madame Samm and Pauline for cheering us on in another fun blog hop! I'm excited it involves embroidery, since the very first craft I embraced (many years ago) was cross stitch. Since then, I have periodically completed embroidered projects and even developed a few original designs of my own.

Now back to the question at hand...what is my superpower? I think all creative people feel compelled, on some level, to create. What they create doesn't really matter, but the need to create is ever-present. I personally feel lousy if I'm not working on creating something. Is that a sickness? A compulsion?'s a SUPERPOWER!

So my superpower is, quite obviously, CREATIVITY!

For my project, I designed a simple stitchery that I'm calling "Creativity in Bloom."

I stitched it up using DMC six-strand floss (three strands at a time), and three simple stitches: back stitch, fly stitch, and french knots. At the end of this post you'll find a link to the pattern (for the stitchery only) and a list of the colors and stitches that I used. This is my giveaway to you all!

After completing the embroidery, I turned it into a wall hanging. I used green cotton fabric, and some very simple straight line quilting and binding.
Thanks for leaving a comment (I will reply, unless you are a no-reply blogger and don't leave me an email address), and please visit all the other creative super heroes on today's list:

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (me)

And here's the link to the stitchery pattern:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Latest Published Project!

Check out my latest project on page 68 of the May/June issue of Create & Decorate Magazine: Two Spring-themed, WoolFelt candle mats!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I haven't been blogging...

...but I've been working! I've got quite a few projects going on right now, none of which I can show at this time.

I'm finishing up an embroidered piece for an upcoming blog-hop (my posting date is 4/14), as well as developing several projects for Create & Decorate Magazine for 2015. Actually, I'll be making something for every issue in 2015, how exciting is that?!

This year, I'll be in four issues, starting with the May/June edition which will be coming out very soon.