Here you will find some of Mabel's finishing ideas as well as fellow-stitchers' projects.
Click on the thumbnails for a bigger version of the image. Click on the name of a design in the caption to go to that design's page.
So when you've stitched one of Mabel's designs, how do you finish it? Some of the designs come with finishing instructions, like the Guildhouse Needlebook and the Faith Hope & Love bookmark – and here are some pictures to give you a few ideas for other designs too.
|Trina's Sheep mounted in a bangle||Scotland the Brave mounted in a satin box||Trees of Life framed as a pair|
|Orpheus mounted in a thread box||The Little Wildflower Garden stitched on a felt purse||The Whoo Me? owls mounted in cards||Forever Frosty mounted in a hoop||Elegant Cats mounted in a jewellery box|
|Resurrection mounted in a
|Resurrection mounted in a
|The smaller Frozen Flower framed||No Place Like Home freebie mounted in a card||Shisha Clover mounted in a satin box|
|Frosty Pine ornament||Bittersweet mounted in a miniature frame||Remember the Day finished with felt and padding||Remember the Day made into a card||Remember the Day bonus design made into a bookmark|
|Holly Wreath freebie stitched on a napkin||Quatrefoil freebies mounted in cards||Delft on 28ct fabric in a coaster||Daffodil from Spring Flowers (I) mounted in a card||Oh Stitchmas Tree in two versions, mounted in cards|
|Freestyle Robin mounted in a satin box||Spring Romance on a canvas bag||Wedgwood mounted in a trivet||Douglas pen holder||Douglas pen holder|
|One of the
Gingham Gems framed
|Lviv Bible cover – front||Lviv Bible cover – back||Berrington Hall (I) framed||Berrington Hall (II) framed|
|The smaller Flodgarry framed||Two baptism bookmarks (see FoF)||Church at Dusk framed||Mini peacock in credit card holder||Mini peacock in a pendant|
|Stitching Bug on a cotton bag||Round the Year (Spring) card||Round the Year coasters||Clover (I) in small wooden jewellery box||Clover (I) in small wooden jewellery box|
|Art of the Needle project purses||Elegant Cat bookmark||Initial "I" door hanger||Three of Diamonds notebook||Veronica mounted in a satin box|
|Matchbook set bookmark||Motif from dove's eye Mini Kit on invitations||Kaleidoscope coasters||Round the Clock patches on goody bags||Round the World cards|
|Delft patch on a cotton bag||Delft patch on a cotton bag||Guildhouse needlebook (front)||Guildhouse needlebook (back)|
in a lap tray
|Assisi bookmark on vinylweave||Shisha Circle mounted in a satin box||Faith Hope & Love bookmark||Needle matchbooks
(based on Make it Do)
|Flora mounted in a trivet||Shades biscornu||Shades biscornu||Snippets notebook, keyring and name plate||Moving House Turtle card|
Have you stitched one of Mabel's fancies? Then why not show it off here! We'd love to see your work, whether in progress, finished, or framed. a picture, and let us know whether you would like your name mentioned; and if you've made changes, or used special materials, we'd be very interested to know the details.
It's inspiring to know that several of the pieces below were people's first ever go at Hardanger, Shisha or goldwork – great work everyone!
|Wendy S's No Place Like Home||Trina H's Whoo Me? made into an ornament||Carole P's Elegant Cats||Holly L's Hardanger coaster||Maureen C finished her Stitchmas Trees as ornaments|
|Sue S's 60 from 1-2-3||Jenny Ho's Little Wildflower Garden||Elisabet VP's Home Sweet Home||Louise H's Blackthorn worked in poppy colours||Wendy S's Home Sweet Home|
|Holly L's Hardanger coaster kit||Natasha B's goldwork Flowers & Bee||Barbara E's Shisha Flower||Barbara E's Shisha variation on a quilt||Jenny H's Little Wildflower Garden|
|Susie J's Home Sweet Home||Helen O's coaster||Jenny H's Christmas Wreath ornament||Louise H's Autumn Wreath cushion||Kate B's Lviv|
|Wendy S's Windmills||Agata J's bookmark with Hot Air Balloons||Agata J's bookmark with Hot Air Balloons||Louise H's BonBon cushion||Nicola H's Hardanger patch on a canvas bag|
|Nicola H's felt bookmark||Linda A's Mini Kit||Louise H's Luck of the Irish cushion||cristaltipps'
Berrington Hall (II)
|Mags C's Floral Lace – Rose|
|Amanda K's Kaleidoscope||Gill B's Shisha flower||Heidi R's Mini Kit||cristaltipps' enlarged
|Heidi R's bookmark|
|Jo S's Frozen Flower||Louise H's Home Sweet Home needle book||Michelle B's Starlight||cristaltipps' BonBon
|Jo S's Coral Cross||Katie B's Mini Kit||Nicola H's Hardanger patch||Niki J's Resurrection||Adrienne S's Clover|
|Jo S's Schwarzwälder Kirsch||Jo S's Autumn Wreath||Karen L's Tulips||Amanda K's North||Bernie B's Delft|
|Louise H's Housework
|Jo S's variation on Round Dozen||Karen S's Delft||Niki J's bookmark||Leslie L's Guildhouse needlebook|
|Nadine R's Anchor||Julie Y's Whoo Me? mounted in a card||Louise H's Kaleidoscope||Faith A's variation on Stash-a-holic||Heather G's Delft|
|Nadine R's Candle||Jo S's Mini Kit||Donna F's cross stitch version of Stash-a-holic||Linda A's Guildhouse Needlebooks and lace pincushion||Linda A's Guildhouse Needlebooks and lace pincushion|
|Helen O's Little Wildflower Garden||Carole P's Around the World coasters||Barbara E's Shisha Tile||Marlous C's Hardanger needle book||Anya L's goldwork Flowers & Bee|