Monday, October 23, 2017

Enter If U Dare Blog Hop

A big thanks to Marian from Seams To Be Sew for bringing us another fun hop!

Here's the list of today's participants:

Monday Oct 23
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (you are here!)

For this hop I came up with two small projects. 

This first is a WoolFelt ornament. I started with the idea of making a skull ornament. As I was drawing the skull, it occurred to me that if I turned it upside down, the same shape could be used as a ghost. So, I decided to make a double-sided ornament, with a skull on one side and a ghost on the other. It's very simple to make and uses only two colors of felt and two colors of embroidery floss.

And here's the free pattern for anyone who wants to make it!

The second project I made is a Jack O'Lantern Mug Rug.

It combines paper piecing and applique. The pumpkin and stem are paper pieced, and then the face, leaves and vine are appliqued on top.

If you'd like to make it, here's a link to the instructions and patterns. The instruction are not very detailed. I'm assuming you already know how to paper piece, applique, quilt and bind.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. I will reply to everyone, with the exception of No-Reply Bloggers of course. (You must leave a comment if you wish to enter the giveaways.)

Be sure to enter today's giveaways:
$75.00 Gift Certificate (this giveaway runs the entire course of the hop).

Fat Quarter Bundle
Cost To Ship 7.19 USA / Canada/Europe rates will be given
when address for winner is known.
All US Winners bundles are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. No Exceptions.

Blog Giveaway Guidelines
  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
  • You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
  • All winners will be announced on October 25, 2017.
  • You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned, loses the ability to win automatically.
  • Winners are expected to pay shipping costs for the product they won.
  • You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
  • In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...
  • Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
  • No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  • You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
  • The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

And finally, here's the complete list of participants for the entire hop:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

More Fabric in my Spoonflower Shop

I've made three more additions to my shop on

Blue and Brown Plaid:

Red and Brown Plaid:

Green and Brown Plaid:

All my designs are available as gift wrap as well.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Free WoolFelt Project!

National Nonwovens was nice enough to send me samples of their latest WoolFelt color line "Throwbacks and Beginnings." So of course, I came up with a project using the felt!

I'm calling the pattern "Posy Sewing Accessories," and it includes instructions to make a needle/pin case and a small scissors case. I used four of the six colors from the new line for the projects.
Click on the link below for the FREE pattern and enjoy making this quick and easy hand-sewn project!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Two more Spoonflower fabrics...

I've made two more additions to my shop on

Blue and Green Fish:

Orange and Red Fish:

All my designs are available as gift wrap as well.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

More Fabric on Spoonflower

I've made three more additions to my shop on

Another gingham:

Dots that match the other fabrics:

And another tea towel design:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I'm Now on Spoonflower!

I've been taking a break from designing patterns, and have been working on designing fabric. I now have a shop on and have several fabric designs available for purchase.

There are four ginghams:

Two florals:

And two tea towel designs:

And there will be more to come!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Fresh Snow Blog Hop

A Fresh Snow Blog Hop

A big thanks to Marian from Seams To Be Sew for bringing us another fun hop...even while dealing with a big move!

Here's the list of today's participants:

When I saw the directive for this use a fabric other than cotton in our project...I knew it was right up my alley. I work primarily with National Nonwovens WoolFelt when creating my designs. For those of you not familiar with wool felt, here's a link to check out. If you want to know how wool felt differs from felted wool, here's a bit of information about that. And here's the link to Commonwealth Felt, the retailer for National Nonwovens WoolFelt.

Now, on to my project. I took the theme of the hop "A Fresh Snow" quite literally, and designed this wool felt mug rug/candle mat. I'm calling it "Snowball Mug Rug."

It measures 9" x 9", is quick to sew up, and just uses two colors of wool felt and two colors of embroidery floss. You can find the FREE pattern here.

Here it is in action under a pitcher with some greenery, pine cones, and a fun Warren Kimble Snowman Platter:
I hope you enjoy making it!

I have one other project to share with you. My eldest niece Julianna (Anna) recently graduated college, got a job, and moved out on her own. And, she adopted an adorable dog named Elaine.

Right before Christmas, she asked me to make personalized wool felt stockings for both her and Elaine. Since I didn't have enough time to design something original, I purchased a fun pattern and then made a few changes to it. I used fewer stars than the pattern, and added cuffs, and their names. My niece was very happy with the results, and I hope Elaine is too! 

Here's a picture of both stockings.

Thanks for coming by. Be sure to leave a comment and enter today's giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
And here's the list of the participants for the entire hop, in case you missed visiting anyone:
Jan 20

Jan 23

Jan 24

Jan 25