I figure you guys didn't fall for my poor-pitiful-me post! Christina says I'm not to blog about her anymore if I don't show some of my previous collage work to prove I'm not as hopeless as I pretend.
I have two things to show, both projects were completely and unabashedly copied from this book because I don't actually have any drawing talent (or original ideas!)
The first fabric collage I ever did was this vest:
Front with lining fish applique showing.
Close-up of front right side. That's a moray eel coming out of his cave.
Close-up of front left side. HaHa. I made the turtle's limbs from zebra print fabric!
Feeling brave, I made this wall hanging of the four elements (water, air, earth, and fire) as a gift for Christina. She is a bit of an Earth Mother herself, so this seemed to be a perfect gift for her. She was kind enough to send me a photo of it to share.
Designed to hang with a corner up and rotated to view the other faces.
So there you have it. The only two fabric collages I have made (to date.) But, just in case you think I haven't been working on something, I refashioned one of my favorite tshirts! I have been following the Wardrobe Refashion blog for sometime, but am not ready to join up myself. No harm in pretending, though! So, I took a favorite shirt that I bought ages ago on vacation. Unfortunately, the largest size the shirt came in was a child's extra-large, and I am, ahem, larger than that. But I wore it *as is* for a while, until *the girls* were threatening to bust out of the shirt! Here is the before:
I just know this camera adds about 40 pounds! No sniggering!!
Since I had to photograph myself in the mirror, the words are backwards. This is a David & Goliath shirt with a little girl vacuuming and the words "Housework is evil. It must be stopped!" You see why I can't part with it! It's so me!
I cut the bottom and sleeves off of a red long sleeve tshirt I got at the Goodwill, just for this purpose and added them to the existing edges. I also got a men's tee that was the closest match to the blue of my shirt, and added about an inch to each side seam, to give the *girls* some more breathing room. This is the final result:
Even though I still will be arrested by the fashion police for wearing this, I'm quite pleased with the refashion! I'm not sure any of my clothes are safe from my scissors now.