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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:49 pm

Everything is so perfect and beautifully stitched! I love the leaf and bird, as well as the little elephant. :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:26 pm

poppy wrote:Everything is so perfect and beautifully stitched! I love the leaf and bird, as well as the little elephant. :D

I agree completely!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:59 am

They are all pretty & the tag elephant is so small & cute. I remember you saying you liked doing miniature designs. Thanks for sharing :applesauce: :applesauce:

Have you every embellished clothing at all? I was watching an Andre Rieu programme on TV the other day & thought of you as the pianist in his Johann Strauss Orchestra wore a pretty yellow ball gown with an exquisite design on the bodice front & back. Made me wonder if you had delved into that side of embroidery, beading etc.

Good luck with the show. I am sure you will have a great time with your classes :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:03 am

The only thing I've ever done in the way of decorating clothing was disguising a small hole in a favourite top by turning it into the centre of a flower - the Andre Rieu costumes are definitely beyond me!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:41 am

Love it and the flower is just the right touch. :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:12 am

Finished the last of the Elephant variations - I call these the Bookend Elephants, and will try and finish them as a bookmark, but a friend suggested they'd also look rather sweet on bed linen for a child's bedroom, which I hadn't thought of.
The threads are Cariie's Creations stranded cotton.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:52 pm

Oh they are so cute and I love the idea of putting them a child's bed linen. A great idea. Well Done Mabel
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Lulu22 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:00 am

I think both are very good ideas, they are really sweet elephants I love the designs on them :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:09 pm

Really lovely elephants Mabel. Just right for children's' bed linen. Another great idea of yours :applesauce: :applesauce: :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm

I really like these elephants. :applesauce:
kingfisher68(2) wrote:Really lovely elephants Mabel. Just right for children's' bed linen. Another great idea of yours :applesauce: :applesauce: :D


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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:25 pm

Yay, I have "finished" something - I mean actually made it into something :-) !

Here's the Bookend Elephants made into a bookmark:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:56 pm

Ooohh they are cute Mabel. Original & eye catching :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Starlet83 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:15 pm

I love the little elephant - thanks for sharing this Mabel!
 
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:45 pm

They are so cute and pretty Mabel. Well Done :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks all :-) here is the bookmark "in action"!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by tiffstitch » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:05 pm

Love the elephants and the cute flowers too!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:27 pm

tiffstitch wrote:Love the elephants and the cute flowers too!

I agree completely!!!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by richardandtracy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:14 pm

Nice bookmark.
But a bookmark with one of those [David Shepherd?] images on it would be absolutely stupendous.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:27 pm

Richard, the artist is a Dutch painter and illustrator called Rien Poortvliet, and these images come from his book about Noah's Ark. Abroad he was best known for his books about Gnomes (Kabouters in Dutch). I have almost all of his books and love them to bits.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:50 pm

Some years ago (a bit of research tells me it was 2008/2009 - yikes!) we had a number of ATC exchanges here on the Forum; I took part in about five, and for one of them I designed two cats with a paw print border:

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More recently, as they were based on an original line drawing, I thought they might work as a freestyle design as well. And here they are:

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