Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Angel and Demon "conscience" tattoo

Tattoos 3 and 4 done by the wonderful Zoe at Deja Vu's Tattoos I think I have the bug now.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Project Delia

One of my current projects is my surreal dresser. Over the course of a few months I collected several random parts including 2 pairs of mannequin legs and 2 bedside tables. All of which were found by the roadside.

I've always been a huge fan of Salvidor Dali and surrealist art. So I played around with the pieces to see what could be made of them.

My upcycled pool bag

I have always been interested in green issues and over the past few years I have become an avid dumpster diver and try to the best of my ability to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill by finding new ways to use things. When my inflatable pool got punctured after just one summer it seemed a shame to throw it away. I had an old bag that was falling apart so I salvaged the zipper and strap and created a new bag from the parts. I lined it with my favourite shirt that ripped last weekend and I'm really happy with the result.

The original pool was 3m in diameter so I still have lots of plastic for future projects. I haven't been sewing for long, so I would like to improve the quality of my stitching, then maybe sell these as a side business.