Friday, November 30, 2007

Lydia




Hello All

Here is the work I did on Flora's block. Lydia the Tattooed Lady. I incorporated my tattoos into my work. First I sewed on the applique of the Chinese dragon. My 7 dragons are Celtic but I couldn't find any like that.I just did not have enough umph to thread paint a dragon.
Then I added a silkie of Tinkerbell that I printed out. This is the exact tattoo I have on my leg.
I also did the butterfly border because I have one of those too. Then I put on the "Jesus Loves me AND my Tattoos" I have T shirt that says that. Some people at my old church used to give me a hard time and dirty looks when they saw my tats. So I wore the shirt and they had to at least be quiet about them
BTW I am having a hard time resisting the urge to get another one ( or 5) It is a very addictive thing to do. I am thinking of putting Cinderella's Castle behind my Tinkerbell, then I can add stars and fireworks around it to represent Grandkids when I get them. I also would like a mermaid but I don't know where to put it. I don't want any on my arms, ( Don't want to look too freaky) And I am too cheap to put one on my back. If I pay that much money for something I want to be able to see it

And now a really boring picture of the bunch of ties I bought at the thrift store for 50 cents each. I don't know what I will do with them yet, but I felt the compulsion to buy them.

Well off to try another pair of overalls. The last pair I made was so huge I could be 12 months pregnant and they would still be too big. ARRGGHHH


Later
Lauri

8 comments:

gocrazywithme said...

Twelve months pregnant? What species are you anyway? HEHEHEHE
It was good to see you today, even if the town of Fruita is now experiencing a dearth of used ties.

Susan said...

That block is a scream! I never thought of you as the Tattooed Lady, either. =)

Those ties will make great blocks. Gail is using someone's ties in log cabin blocks for their son. Big Horn Mountains blog on the ring.

It looks like, from the above comment, that you had a little help finding ties today!

Jane said...

Lauri, I so had to laugh when I read that you were thing about putting a castle behind your Tinkerbell. I know what you mean, but it sounded dirty, ROTFLMBO... I always love seeing what you do with these swap blocks. You sre one of ther most creative CQ'ers I know! Can't wait to see what you do with the ties.

Charlene said...

Creative work, there, Lauri.

Yep, they are addictive, and need to be where YOU can enjoy them. Could your mermaid go on your thigh/hip area?

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I LOVE that block! That is one of the coolest I have ever seen! It rocks!

Lauri said...

Charlene
The tat could go on my thigh or hip if I let anyone but the hubby see them. Heck I haven't seen them well in years! Wouldn't want to gross out the Tattoo artist.
Maybe if I lose about 50lbs. Want to help me with that? I know you've done a good job at that
Later
LAuri

Lauri said...

Charlene
The tat could go on my thigh or hip if I let anyone but the hubby see them. Heck I haven't seen them well in years! Wouldn't want to gross out the Tattoo artist.
Maybe if I lose about 50lbs. Want to help me with that? I know you've done a good job at that
Later
LAuri

Momma Bear said...

I love what you've done whit "Lydia" its perfct!
the ties look like fun.
when my grandfather-in-law died I took all his old ties & made pillows out of them for the Aunties. just make sure you have a backing to them & you pin em good befor you sew so they don't "swim"

Flora