What are you most proud of? I have made two versions - one fused and one stitched. The fused gingerbread men turn out firmer and I have hand finished and machine finished them - I like the look of both finishes. The stitched version turned out with a frayed edge and looks rustic and country - which I like. I just can't decide which string of men I like best so I have both strung up in my workroom wall. One pattern creates a Gingerbread Cup mug rug, a Gingerbread Men mug rug and now Gingerbread bunting - all for $1.99 - good value is something I am very proud of. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make one of both methods of gingerbread men (detailed in the free pattern from my shop) and decide which you like the best. But if you can't decide then make both. I did and I still can't decide which I like best. The fused gingerbread make an excellent little project to do on-the-move. I have been seen stitching gingerbread men in the park, in the dentist's waiting room, at my local coffee shop and on the bus to work!!