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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:15 am

Serinde wrote:Clever of you to track the herringbone inside almost perfectly with the variegated colour thread of the outside of the handle.

Not clever, I'm afraid - pure luck :-). And yes, it is herringbone. Ideally I would do the herringbone first, then stem stitch the outlines, which is what I'll write in the instructions.

I did put in another little addition - this was very much part of the original design but I then left it off because for a card it wasn't practical. But as this one is too big for a card anyway, and will just be kept in my stitched model folder, I thought I'd add it to see if the idea worked. Here it is with steam coming off the hot liquid of choice inside, courtesy of some organza ribbon:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by nannyrainbow » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 pm

Brilliant idea for steam :applesauce: attractive design :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Podolyanka » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:24 pm

I am also impressed by the steam. A really beautiful mug, Mabel. Very well done. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:55 pm

Tee tee! Like the "steam". :P
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:20 pm

Serinde wrote:Tee tee! Like the "steam". :P

me too!! And I love the mug!!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by fccs » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:35 pm

Great mug! You are so crafty and creative!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by richardandtracy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:03 pm

The real problem is that the inside of the mug isn't all black and crusty with tea residue.
Otherwise, perfect.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:24 pm

richardandtracy wrote:The real problem is that the inside of the mug isn't all black and crusty with tea residue.

True, I idealised :-)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mummy_of_Tia » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:45 pm

This is so cute, I love pink
 
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:22 pm

I love it, the steam just finishes it off beautifully!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:23 pm

Fabulous extra touch Mabel just makes it more real. :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:54 pm

Because of some basic miscalculations on my part it now turns out that the large mug does in fact fit my largest aperture cards, and that the smaller mug is still too big for the smaller aperture card. Oh well. Here is the smaller one, minus steam as I couldn't fit that in the card (I will, one of these days, do one with the steam curling out of the aperture on to the card - watch this space), in three pics: just finished, side by side with the larger one, and in a card:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by nannyrainbow » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:16 pm

how lovely they look :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:51 pm

I like that green mug! I'm going to take that one into the Stash&Grab for coffee! :whoop:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:04 pm

wendywombat wrote:I like that green mug! I'm going to take that one into the Stash&Grab for coffee! :whoop:

I'll join you. Those mugs are wonderful!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:49 pm

These were completed a few weeks ago but I've not been around much :-(

It's the same old Wildflower Garden :-) but I used it to try out two different fabrics, medium cotton canvas and cotton duck. There will be a FoF about the comparison some time in the future.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by fccs » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:06 pm

I love those, especially the one on blue. Your work is absolutely gorgeous.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:28 pm

Always lovely to see the flower garden Mabel.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Nicola Main » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:14 am

Gorgeous Mabel the flowers are beautiful and the bees set them off nicely :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by nannyrainbow » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:06 am

really gorgeous, esp the one on blue fabric. Very nicely worked, you have a really wonderful gift being able to do this variety stitches so neatly - must take a lot of practice but so worth it, all your hard work certainly pays off :applesauce: :applesauce:
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