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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:56 am

Lexi is a she, and she *would* have been on top of the box if it hadn't been for a black & white neighbouring cat sitting in a tree in our garden :-). Having spotted the invader, Lexi decided to very bravely stare at him from behind the glass.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:42 pm

The box is perfect for your design. I love that green!
Squirrel wrote: Lovely to 'see' Lexi again, she is very elegant too.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Lulu22 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:41 am

I think you found the perfect place for your Elegant Cats they look wonderful on the jewellery box :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:24 pm

Remember the Christmas Wreath? It was originally designed on counted fabric, with the foundation stitches counted and the rest not - hoping that this would make it easier for people who came from counted techniques like cross stitch. But it would of course work equally well on non-counted fabric, if I drew a transfer pattern.

Well, I did (and it took a lot longer than I thought!), and then printed it at two sizes, one roughly the same size as the counted original, and one at 2/3 the size. I worked the larger one in perle #3 and #5 like the original, and the smaller in perle #5 and #8. I also had to use petite beads rather than standard seed beads, and instead of the 3mm ribbon I made a cord from perle #5 (which turned out too thick, and the bow too big - room for improvement!)

Anyway, here they are: the outer diameter of the foundation circle of the larger is 4.5cm, the smaller is 3cm.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:01 pm

Perfect! :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:12 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Very pretty!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:31 pm

:whoop: :whoop: Fabulous and gorgeous. :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by tiffstitch » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:23 am

Those are gorgeous! :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:35 am

They are perfect, Mabel! I love them.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 am

These are lovely Mabel. I especially like the larger one but having a choice of sizes for this design is great idea. Another of your wonderful ideas. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:19 pm

Having great fun with designing a goldwork parasol and umbrella pair :-) - but until it materialises, I'm doing a bit more appliqué. Here is a coffee/tea mug in progress; this is the size I originally designed it at, but I will also do a smaller one, as this one would need an outsized card to mount it in, and that makes it less useful for a workshop.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Podolyanka » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:24 pm

When I think I have seen the best and most interesting of your designs, you post another one. I love this cup. And cant wait to se the parasol and umbrella. Happy designing!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by nannyrainbow » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:17 am

Bright and cheerful, lovely idea

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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:54 am

Pretty mug! The smaller mug will be great as a card, as it will suit any occasion. :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:54 am

Podolyanka wrote:When I think I have seen the best and most interesting of your designs, you post another one. I love this cup. And cant wait to se the parasol and umbrella. Happy designing!


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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Right, here's the first mug finished - this is the larger version. The next one will be a little smaller, not much, just to make it fit into a card. This one is about 7.5cm square.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Nicola Main » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Oh this is stunning Mabel! And I love the little flower embellishments xxx
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:31 pm

Oh! Will you look at that! What a super mug design!


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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 am

Very cute, Mabel. Is that herringbone stitch in the mug handle? (Might be chevron, but I don't think so.) Clever of you to track the herringbone inside almost perfectly with the variegated colour thread of the outside of the handle.)
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