Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Parade of Elephants {plus a giveaway}

The giveaway is now closed.  The winner was #144 Scrapatches.  Thank you everyone who commented!!!!

Thanks for visiting today!  There are lots of wonderful stops on today’s schedule for the April Showers Blog Hop and it is raining mug rugs!  I have a parade of elephants to share.

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I made four mug rugs—one for each daughter plus me.  The fabrics are all sorts of scraps I had handy and charms from a low volume swap.  The pattern is from the Patchsmith on Craftsy and is very affordable at only $1.99.  She has lots of patterns to choose from (I may have gotten more than one…).  The backing is a cute cherry print so they can be reversible.

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Don’t forget to check out all the other great mug rugs on the hop today!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th

Hayley @ Mrs. Pickles

Karen @ Sew Much 2 Luv

Mélanie @ Les passions de Cliodana

Cindy @ Quilt Doodle Doodles

Jamie @ Busy Bee Quilts

Judy @ That Other Blog

Regena @ The Distracted Domestic

Amy @ Domesticity and other Ponderous Things

Denise @ My Whittle Adventures

Heather @ a Reformed Heath'n

Marica @ ~Englating~

Much thanks to Erin at Sew At Home Mummy for helping organize and cheer on all the participants, and a big thanks to Madame Samm for all her hard work!!! 

Now for a fun giveaway!  Leave me a comment to be entered to win two mini charm packs of the Boo Crew by Sweetwater from Quilt Taffy.  What would you make?  I’ll be using mine to make a tabletopper for Halloween this year.  Do you think that’ll be enough time or will I be working on it at midnight on October 30th?!?

International entries welcome.  Followers can have a second entry—just let me know you follow!  Have a wonderful day!

217 comments:

  1. Those charms would make cute trick or treat bags for my niece and nephew. I think you can get your Halloween topper done before October. You made those cute elephant mug rugs on time, didn't you?

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  2. I would make a table topper also.Your mug rugs are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I make really fun trick or treat bags - this charm pack would be perfect!

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  4. I make seasonal pillow covers, so I would make one of those (or two, if I could squeak two out of the mini charm packs)! :)

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  5. I can't decide! Table topper, placemats, mug rugs, patchwork baskets (for collecting scrap materials), lap rug! Too many choices!! lol.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  6. I'm a follower of yours! :) Love your work!

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  7. Você vai fazer no tempo certo...O que é certo?...
    Muito lindos os seus tapetes,amo elefantes,tenho alguns.Minha avó dizia que manter elfantes com a bunda para a porta da rua era felicidade na certa,eu sou feliz.Obrigada por abrir internacional,sou brasileira.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  8. These are SO cute, Jamie Lee!

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  9. Love you Mug Rugs - so crisp and professionally finished! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the mini charms - love them!!

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  10. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  11. I love your elephants! I don't know what I'd make, but I'd love to have a go at some mug rugs or the like.

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  12. Cute mug rugs...lucky daughters! Thanks for a chance to win the fun charms...oh my...let's see...I have a pattern for a cute charm bag I've been wanting to try...I could make that for some 'adult' trick or treatin'!
    Lynn ~ The Thimblemouse

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  13. Spring time elephants to help bring in the season. Cute design and you put it together very nicely! You and your daughters will enjoy using them together.I would use the charms to make my first mug rug.

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  14. Those are the cutest mug rugs I have seen. Now I'm going to go over and get the pattern. I would use them for Halloween mug rugs since I haven't made one yet.

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  15. I love your elephant mug rugs, plus the fact that they are reversable is wonderful. I would probably make mug rugs from the mini's if I am lucky enough to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. Those mug rugs are adorable! And if you are anything like me you will be working on your Halloween project right up until the midnight! :)

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  17. A Halloween table topper sounds like the perfect use for those charm squares. Your elephants are darling.

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  18. Very cute elephants and how sweet a family gathering.

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  19. Great-looking mug rugs. The charms will be perfect for a little wallhanging.

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  20. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  21. I love the elephants - I will certainly be checking out that pattern! Thanks for sharing

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  22. Wow, your mug rugs are so cute!!!
    I love them.
    Thank you for giving the chance to win !
    Greatings from Germany !
    Andrea

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  23. Love your parade of elephant mug rugs! Halloween is my favorite holiday and those charms would make a cute table runner. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Oh, I'd use those charms to make a cute Halloween table runner for a friend!

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  25. And I am a follower (currently not a leader, though).

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  26. I love your elephant mug rugs - they are fantastic!

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  27. Loving the elephants and hearts!! And if it were me it would be midnight on the 30th to get that Halloween topper done --hehehe!!!

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  28. Yay I am a follower :) This has been a great stop on the blog hop!!

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  29. Love your elephants! Great collection of mug rugs thanks for sharing.

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  30. I love you mug rugs, they are so sweet!

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  31. You mug rugs are so lovely, they are cute and fun! Thanks also for the chance to win... I may make some cushion covers to be out in October!

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  32. I am a very happy follower!

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  33. Oh.... wjat a nice elefant.
    (Just laughing) Great job
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  34. I love your elefants very much.

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  35. I love your elephant mug rugs!
    Why not use your mini charms to make trick or treat bags??
    Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Your elephant mug rugs are gorgeous. The cherries on the back make them very versatile.

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  37. :) Elephants! Yes! In our family for several generations there has always been someone who fell head over heels for elephants! And thank you so very much...you have 'solved the mystery' of what their birthday gift will be this year...elephant mug rugs! :) Your elephants are adorable! Beulah

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  38. I like the cherries on the back of the mug rugs!
    If I win they definitely would go into a quilt.

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  39. Jamie, your mug rugs are adorable and I like that you made them in sets. I would make a cute tote bag for Halloween if I win.

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  40. I am crushing all over those elephants!! I am a Roll Tide fan and these would be awesome for my table... but then again, my baby daughter would steal them! ha!

    My granddaughter is coming this summer so if I won, I would let her make a Halloween flag to hang outside during the holiday. She made one 2 years ago when she was 7.. her very first quilt.. I think she needs another one for this year. :)

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  41. Oh I just love the elephants they are adorable....and I am sure your daughters appreciate them. If I were to win it would be a tabletopper and believe me I am a procrastinator so I would be working on it the last minute also..I am a new follower because I like your blog and I would use the back of the mug rug as not to ruin the front, very good idea

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  42. Love your elephants - so cute. I think I'd make a tote bag for Halloween if I win. Thanks for the chance.

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  43. love all the variations - so cute!!

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  44. Those are just too adorable, great job!

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  45. Oh they are lovely! I got a wonderful card on our 25th anniversary from my DH with to elephants and so love it. Your mug rugs just reminded me of it!

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  46. I am looking forward to read more as a new follower.

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  47. What a wonderful project. They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  48. Love your project!!!! Just too cute...I would make either a runner or wall hanging with this fabric. thank you.

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! I love those elephants. Adorable. Also, you totally have time to get the table runner done by Halloween, it is just no fun until the night before. This is why we wait! ;)

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  50. Don't you just love all the cute mug rug patterns by Craftsmith?! I've got my eye on several of them. Your elephants turned out SO cute! My youngest daughter loves elephants and she would love what you've done. And how nice to have one for each of you.

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  51. Lovin the rugs. So cute. Thnx for the chance to win!

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  52. Love the elephants! Halloween is my favorite! I would love to make a mini quilt or maybe a wall hanging! Some handmade love added into my extensive Halloween collection! lol Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I am a follower :)
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Those elephants caught my eye!!.
    I`d love to make wallet or scarf. Thanks for the chance!

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  55. LOVE your mug rugs. I'm new to paper piecing (and not sure I like it yet) but then I see super cute items like your elephants and I want to keep trying it.

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  56. omg, the elephants are just way adorable - have to check the pattern - thank you!.

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  57. I love that you made them reversible with fun fabrics on the back.

    I started a halloween row quilt and perhaps should I be lucky enough to win your drawing would incorporate the charm pack there. THX for the opportunity!

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  58. A table topper sounds divine! I think I'd make a mini quilt - I am addicted to them recently. :D

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  59. Your mug rugs with elephants are so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  60. Elephants are so cool! Your mug rugs are so much fun! Love your cups too!

    Thank you for the Giveaway. They are very sweet charm packs!

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  61. Hiya Jamie! Your elephants are so cute, can't decide which I like best!!

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  62. I saw those elephants and I MIGHT have bought that pattern, too, along with a couple other ones. Yours turned out so cute...guess I'll have to make one of those someday. I like that Halloween fabric and waiting until Oct. 30th to start your runner would be something I would do. LOL

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  63. How wonderful! I love the elephants!!!

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  64. I'm a follower! I'd love to win the charm packs. Don't know what I'd make, but I would love it!

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  66. Those are all darling. I am a fan of elephants anyway so these really appeal to me. I think some sweet Halloween mug rugs would be perfect for those squares.

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  67. Hello Jaimie....you did great....you will see why when you go over there...
    what a delightful showing...love your other side too

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  68. Awesome. I love the elephants and the back is so very pretty, too. Great job. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.. I think I would use the charms in a tote bag.

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  69. Cute elephants. Good job!

    I love those little charms. I would make Halloween bags, for my grandchildren with them. I am a follower

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  70. I think I would make a granny square table topper.

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  71. Darling, darling elephant parade! I love your fabric choices! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Love, love the elephant parade! Also like the flip side of them! great job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  73. I'm a new follower! I would like to make a miniature wall hanging with those charms!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  74. I think the charm packs would make a a great seasonal table runner, maybe twister style.

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  75. Love those elephants.. not sure what I'd use the charm packs for.. maybe placemats for my son..

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  76. adorable! and I love your mugs too

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  77. Love the elephants and mug rugs. Would love to win the fabric and hoping you aren't like me, I would still be making the Halloween item on Halloween day! :(

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  78. luv those mug rugs-adorable-thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I think you'll be working on it on November 1st :) Love your elephants and that you made one for all the girls. Is there a story that connects them to spring?

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  80. i am already a follower-luv this blog-so friendly and easy going-pleasant place to visit!

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  81. What a cute set of mug rugs, so very pretty.

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  82. Your elephants are so darling! I've never worked with mini-charms, but I'd probably pair them with some solid squares to make a lap quilt. Someday I'll have one for each holiday ...

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  83. How fun are your elephants! fabulous. Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing your great work.

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  84. You elephants are so cute! I'm sure your daughters love them! Beautiful work!

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  85. I love your parades of elephants, I like the reversible idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Your elephants mug rugs are adorable! Thanks!

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  87. Love your mug rugs. Too bad you're giving some away because they would make a nice set. I would make placemats or perhaps a door hanging for Halloween. thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. I love the elephants, tell your daughteers that they are lucky, and to treasure your work, as when they are old they will look at the things you made for them and remember all the good things that happened.

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  89. Your mug rugs are adorable. I would make a table runner. Thank you for sharing.

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  90. these are very cute - I love that you did them all a bit differently! I'd love a chance to win the mini charms and would make something fun!

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  91. Adorable elephants... so darn cute!

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  92. Love the elephant mug rug. And thanks for a chance to win the charms.

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  93. OMG. These are my favorites ones on this hop!!! I <3 elephants! How cool to have a matching set for you & your girls :) Excellent job!

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  94. Your mug rugs are adorable - elephants! So cute.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. HELLO! SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    I'D MAKE A TABLE TOPPER TOO!
    THANKS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  96. HAPPY TO FOLLOW - BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  97. These are sooo cute! Will have to visit craftsy to find these. If I won I would make a runner or Mug Rug!!! Thanks so much!!!

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  98. Halloween placemats would be wonderful! Thanks for hosting. pbstrand@msn.com

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  99. Love to do a table topper. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. really cute elephant mug rugs. I have a girl friend who loves elephants. Thanks for the link. I like to decorate with Halloween things you can add me into your drawing. I'm sure you will have your table topper done way before Oct. Looking forward to seeing it.

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  101. Your elephants are adorable! I would make a table topper too - love them!

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  102. Congrats on being Madame Samm's creative pick of the day! Really cute mug rugs, your daughters are surely lucky to have such a talented mother!

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  103. I would make a little eye spy quilt for my new granddaughter.

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  104. Your mug rugs are so inspiring...congrats on being featured on Sewwequilt!

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  105. I just love a parade! Congratulations for making most creative!

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  106. Your mug rugs are so cool. Love 'em!

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  107. Jaime-Those elephant mug rugs are so cute. The hearts remind me of Valentine's Day and the cherries on the back are fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity to win some cute fabric.

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  108. Lucky girls! Sew Sweet...Loving the elephant and the fabric was a wonderful choice. Brings me back to my childhood. Thanks for sharing with us.....Judith, Texas

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  109. Love your elephant parade. Very cute. Those charm would make a sweet table matt.

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  110. Jamie, I love, love, love your elephants! So wonderful.

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  111. I so love the elephants, they are just beyond cute!!!!! Thanks for the chance

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  112. lovely mugrugs, thanks for sharing!
    liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  113. The elephant parade is sew cute! Love the heart details. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  114. I am a happy follower. The mini-charms would make adorable mug rugs for Halloween. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  115. i follow and would love to work with those packs

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  116. Hi, Your mug rugs are so cute, love elephants on fabric. Maybe I could make some mug rugs with the mini charms. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  117. Those elephants are adorable! I'm sure your daughters will enjoy them! We have a granddaughter named Eleanor and call her
    Ellie-phant!
    And if you're like me, you'll probably be making the table runner on October 30th! haha!

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  118. What adorable mug rugs! The elephants are just perfect!!!

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  119. I am a follower! I would love to work on mug rugs for Halloween....I might even get them done if I start now!

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  120. I would make a wall hanging or a table topper...love makeing those for all the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

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  121. I love elephants and your mug rugs are fantastic. Lucky daughters!

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  122. Elephants fabric, how cute is that! Lucky daughters and mom!!

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  123. I have been collecting elephants since my youth (many moons ago). I absolutely love elephants. They are the most fascinating animal. Your mug rugs really speak to me. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on most creative.

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  124. These Elephants are the cutest EVER and I have to go look for that pattern. I would love to win the charms, then we can race to see if we can finish before Halloween. I really need a Halloween quilt so I know I'll get it done.

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  125. Gorgeous . Love the elephants. Very creative and colorful. I would definitely love to make a halloween project from those. Either a throw or a table topper. Thanks for the chance to entr your giveaway.

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  126. I am offically your newest follower via Bloglovin.

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  127. I'm another dedicated elephant collector. The mug rug pattern is very cute, might have to add that pattern to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win the charms, I'll probably make a table topper I think. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  128. Awe...so cute. I love the elephants! Very creative! I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. Cute charm packs.

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  129. My gosh, the mug rugs are so darn cute! And I love the charm packs. Halloween is my favorite time of year. I think I would make some cute buckets to hold halloween candy!

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  130. Those mug rugs are wonderful! I just love the elephants -- what a great idea!

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  131. I think that elephants are very popular these days - love your mug rugs!!!

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  132. Adorable! I think I would use those mini charms to make some fun placemats. :-)

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  133. The elephants are so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us. Love hose cute little charms. I would make a wall hanging for Halloween.

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  134. Your elephant mug rugs are adorable. Who wouldn't smile when seeing them. Great use of colors and reversible to boot!

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  135. love your elephant mug rug so creative! will be fun having coffee with those beautiful rug. thank's for the chance to win. Halloween... maybe i'll have to finish my halloween quilt soon!!! great idea a table topper with those print

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  136. love the elephants ... must make one for my daughter, she love them so! love the chance to win your charm pax! two should be enough for a table topper; if not, add a few extra charms cut from scraps or solids and add a border or borders.

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  137. I am so glad you shared the cute Elephant pattern. It is very cute. Your daughters are going to love theirs!

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  138. I love your elephant mug rugs and think all the hearts a lovely touch. A table topper would be a marvelous idea for your charm pack; if you're like me, you might still be working on it on the 31st!! I need to make a welcome door hanger for Halloween and would use it for that.

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  139. I love the elephants! Thank you.

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  140. I am a follower through blogspot.

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  141. How cute ~ the elephants. Totally unexpected. The charm pack would be used for little gift bags for my grands filled with Halloween treats. Thanks for the chance.
    itskarenk at yahoo dot com

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  142. Very cute mug rugs! I like that they are reversible. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  143. Love your mug rugs. Maybe a twister wall hanging might be cute.

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  144. Your elephants are darling! Thanks for a great giveaway

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  145. Delightful! I'm sure your daughters are very appreciative to receive a gift like this. It's an heirloom!

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  146. Oh your elephant mug rugs are so fun! I love they are reversable too! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!

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  147. I'm following! Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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  148. Love the elephants, so cute. I know I would be working on it at the last minute. Nothing like a short deadline for motivation!

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  149. The elephants are really cute. Would make you smile even at breakfast!

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  150. Love the elephant patterns, made lovely mug rugs too. Halloween fabric? I would have no trouble finding a project to make with the fabric, maybe a table topper or wall hanging?.

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  151. I absolutely love the boo crew fabrics! I think a table runner is a great idea for them!

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  152. First of all I want to say that your mug rugs are spectacular, I love them! I have to go visit the etsy shop! Second I would like to participate in your giveaway, what I would do with that fabric would be a basket and a table topper!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  153. Hi, this is my second entry. I'm following you via GFC!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  154. HI! FOR A 2ND ENTRY!
    HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!
    YOUR MUG RUGS ARE SO NEAT!
    THANKS

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  155. Such adorable elephants! Love the use of the low volume prints.

    Love charm packs for their versitility. I think I would make a wonderful door hanging/decoration (hopefully before midnight on Halloween!)

    quartermilequilts@gmail.com

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  156. I collect elephants, so love your mug rug. My youngest has an Oct birthday, so would probably make a table runner for her table. She loves to decorate for Halloween.

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  157. My daughter loves elephants, so she would love these adorable mug rugs. Cute, cute, cute. You did a lovely job making them.

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  158. I love those elephants..... if I won the fabric, I would make a mug rug (I must be the only person on the planet who doesn't have a mug rug!!) xx

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