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Topic: Hemingway chibi / Midnight in Paris cross stitch  (Read 1933 times)
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« on: March 28, 2012 05:52:24 AM »

...he could also double as Sean Connery.

Anyway, my boyfriend has been wanting me to make him something for his workplace, and when he loved the movie Midnight in Paris so much, I decided to stitch this quote (which he really loved from the movie)



(he doesn't have weird stains on his shirt, that's glare from the glass)

I drew the letters on gridded paper, and started out drawing Hemingway with the aid of the pic of these lovely chibis, but he turned out far too short so I lengthened him a bit. Cheesy I ended up not making him quite like my drawing either, but he turned out pretty good looking! In spite of running out of my mystery gray thread for the shirt, and having to finish off with a different gray dmc thread, which isn't really the same color at all. Roll Eyes

Now he's glaring out from his new home


(I don't know how the boyfriend intends to solve it once he gets his screens, but he says the mini wall partition can be moved, so maybe he'll figure something out Wink )

It's not Hemingway from the movies, because I wanted something more iconic, so I went with the famous turtleneck picture instead. And the final chibi is so nondescript, it could just as well be Sean Connery if you need to stitch one of those instead. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012 09:17:38 AM »

Thats super cute!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012 10:15:56 AM »

Cute!  Are the spiral bits painted?  Stitched?
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012 11:45:01 AM »

It is great!
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012 12:30:43 AM »

Thank you! Smiley The swirls fabric is DMC printed, from the Impressions line. It adds a nice extra dimension to it, I think I'm going to have to buy more, of some of their other prints Cheesy ('cause I'm bad at effect-painting fabrics. I always end up thinking it's slightly off, and never use it)
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012 05:40:43 AM »

Cool.  I'll have to check out the Impressions line!  Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012 04:11:21 PM »

Really cute.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012 02:39:51 PM »

Love this! I didn't know DMC made aida cloth like that. I'll have to look for it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012 08:55:04 AM »

What a great gift! Nice stitching.
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012 01:22:37 PM »

I love it! And this is a bit random but your post totally reminded me that I always intended to see Midnight in Paris but never got around to it so we watched it tonight and it was great! Adrien Brody as Dali had me in stitches Cheesy
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