Customization of this Gun Tote’n Mamas concealed carry saddlebag is my latest project. On the back side, I created a sugar skull appliqué, sewn to the pocket. On the front flap, I sewed a custom skulls, flames, and rose appliqué. For the awesome Shelly Vaillancourt, whom you should totally get tattooed by.
On January 26, 2012, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska, hosted its 3rd annual Object:Runway fashion show. In collaboration with model Joelle Brown, I made this piece for the show, titled Elizabeth Might’ve Wanted to Rock — basically a punk rock take on the Virgin Queen. It is made of vintage buckskin, dyed black. The top is disassembled and reassembled pieces, with the pattern pieces cut out of that and sewn, snapped, and laced together. The skirt features a hand-cutout pattern modeled after a 16th-Century fabric a woman would have worn in her skirt. The red satin drawers are actually based on a Civil War pattern, but you don’t know the diff!
Available for sale in my Etsy store for a pittance compared to what went into it over the course of 2012. Seriously, do not try to talk me down if you are seriously interested in sporting this.
This custom men’s front-pocket wallet is made with soft, flexible black chaps leather and features a painted dragonfly embellishment, based loosely on a photo of a dragonfly I took in my yard last summer. It is designed to hold a few credit cards and some folded cash. The interior leather is slightly stretchy so that it grips the cards tightly. If your back-pocket wallet bugs you every time you sit down, consider a sleek front-pocket wallet, which forces you to carry only the essentials.
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Last weekend I finished this one-of-a-kind readymade Gothic pillow, which I created from a recycled Countess Halloween costume dress and choker (front) and a recycled black leather overcoat (back). You can find it in the pillows section.
I am donating a leather skull pillow to the Rage City Rollergirls’ Black Eye & Tie Gala Celebration and Rollergirl Auction. Anchorage, support your local nonprofit roller derby league! Practice and travel is expensive. Voted First for Best Adventure/Extreme Sport and Second for Best Local Sports Team in the Anchorage PRESS’s 2010 picks. ragecityrollergirls.org