Archives for: January 2017

The Persian - printed fabric

by brae  

Continuing the saga of the Persian rug.  I've used tracing paper and transfer pen drawings in the past to make stitching patterns.  Considering the intricacy of the Persian pattern, I didn't think I would be able to map all of the fine details without… more »

The Persian - colors and trials

by brae  

There are nine colors listed on the original Persian chart, but I have added a few additional colors to bring my total to thirteen. I have a piece of 40 count silk gauze to test out the knots.  I'll be coming up through the fabric, making the knot, and… more »

Baskets o' Echeveria

by brae  

Nancy Enge has been up to crafting lately and doing a fine job of it.  :]  She's been making succulent and basket kits for her etsy shop.  I ordered up a basket kit and the EC01 Echeveria kit with hand-colored leaves. You can tell a good designer from… more »

Haunted Heritage photo book

by brae  

I've listed a new item in my etsy shop.  It's a full sized 8" x 8" hardcover book featuring photographs of the Haunted Heritage built and photographed by me. It has 20 pages of full color photographs showing the exterior and each interior room as well… more »

Watson Mill - sails, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the windmill sails.  I've done some research on windmills and a fair bit of virtual sightseeing, but I am by no means an expert.  I am also not planning a precise model, though there are some remarkable works out there.  The first one… more »

The Persian - introduction

by brae  

Quite awhile back, I saw a vintage needlepoint rug on eBay from an estate sale.  It was miniature, though done on a lower count of 18 or 22 and therefore a large rug for 1:12 scale.  I loved the pattern but knew nothing about it.  There was some… more »

Tribal Foxes Rug - 99.5 hours

by brae  

Continuing work on the Tribal Foxes Rug.  I'm now at 99.5 hours.  Hitting the final stretch, though there's still a lot to be done.  :] I am stitching full cross stitch with single thread over 32 count Jobelan. more »

Laughter is the best medicine

by brae  

This past week, I was waylaid by the plague that's been going around, and it was a doozy!  :\  I've been either on the couch under a blanket or asleep in my bed for days, but I am finally feeling human again.  Jasper has helped by being his amusing… more »