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August 31, 2012 / mrsdeboots

The old man..and the D

Decision that is.

A while back, I posted about my planned Hemingway piece.  I asked people to vote, and realised I had the perfect frame in my possession already, so no need to cruise eBay.

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Woot! 

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So the photo that won in the voting pool was the last one.  This was lucky, as the frame is the correct size for a rectangular frame.

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Sadly for me, I loved the life cover one, but it wouldn’t have worked for the intended frame. 

So planning begins.  I do not, as I mentioned in this post, use a computer program to plot my buttons. 

This does make me feel superior.  And I don’t care if its easier to do it that way. 

It’s cheating.

I very much respected Dusty from the next great artist on Bravo.  Still do.  But I admit, I was miffed and dissapointed to see that he used a computer to make his collages.  Still think he should have won though.  Moving on.

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I divide my pictures using that sewing square thingy.  Why? Easier than a ruler.  I’m lazy in that regard.

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With Frida, above, I plotted my grid with stick pins, which while easy, proved to be stupid.  The pins not only fall out, they injure you.  So I decided to baste stitch.

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Not very pretty.  At all.  Crooked yes.  But it’s for reference. It doesn’t have to be exact. 

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And perfect fit!  Yay!!

(2 weeks later)

Decide I hate fabric.  Too shiny.  Tacky.  Not respectful to my most favorite author.  He needs something manly but elegant.

I have, what I believe to be the perfect fabric at home.  Found it at a thrift store. 

Andddd I didn’t take a picture of it. 

Oops.

Will post it later, with an update, hopefully, indicating that the grid has been sewed in.

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  1. lizeccentric7 / Sep 3 2012 9:46 am

    Cannot wait for the final product. How in the world do you think of these crafty ideas. If I could do these crafts would save me so much money – please add to this post the final product.
    Crafty and thrifty – two things I love!

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