Its border looks lighter in the photographs than it does in real life. It almost looks white in the pictures, but it was worked with DMC 739 (very light tan), which to me looks like a pale, peachy gold. I am very glad I did the borders around the medallions. They definitely give the border more punch.
Still one more rug to go (the one under the orange chair), but I am taking a break from cross-stitch for a couple of weeks!
I have been playing around with a some more design ideas, including two more purses.
Can you tell this is supposed to have a caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly in it?
Also, those of you who follow Samantha (BluePrintMinis on Instagram) may have seen the San Francisco-themed gift basket I made for her.
Since half scale is really my preferred scale, I wondered if I could create a half-scale version. I did run into a few snags--for starters, I can't find half-scale mugs anymore. They definitely used to make them, but I've looked just about everywhere and can no longer find them. ☹ I also can't find white wine bottles, so the half-scale basket ended up with two reds, which I guess is OK. I may see if the guy who makes the 1:12 bottles I use would consider making half scale. The final snags were that I didn't have a jar small enough for the olives, and the candy bars weren't easy to see when shrunk to half scale. I ended up substituting chocolate sauce for the candy bars and mustard for the olives. I also substituted copyright-free versions of the all of the pictures. Google allows you to search by usage rights, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many good pictures of San Francisco are available free for commercial re-use. All in all, I'm pleased with how it turned out. 😊
I had already set up a maid's room when I built the Fairfield, so she lost no time making herself at home in her new digs.
She then went to work immediately, serving tea in the sitting room . . .
and cooking what I'm sure will be a delicious meal!
Many thanks to Carrie's fabulous Victorian employment agency!
Enjoy the weekend, everyone! Hope you get a lot of time to do minis (or whatever your passion is). Thanks for stopping by! I really do appreciate all the comments I get.