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« on: October 01, 2013 02:31:17 PM »


HOST:  ...and here is the moment we have all been waiting for.  Our runner up for 1939's Miss Tattoo Contest goes to... Lydia!  
(Host crowns Lydia with a red robe as she expresses disappointment at another humiliation)

HOST:  As our 2nd place winner, a song has been written especially for her.  Hit it boys...

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia?
Lydia the Tattooed Lady
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so
Lydia, oh Lydia that encyclo-pedia
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo!

*Little does Lydia know that during the next 74 years, her song will be performed by many and most recently featured as a ring tone in the final episode of Breaking Bad!


Lydia was inspired by Mimi Kirchners work, and started her life as a pillowcase from Dirty Linen's "Suburban Toile" line.  After removing all seams, the pillowcase was soaked in a mild coffee/tea solution to give it a fleshy color.  Lydia's face and hands are stitched with love (eventho she has not yet experienced it) and consideration was given toward each tattoo before her body parts were cut out.

Lydia's tattoos represent her life story and include:

Foliage on her legs to hide stubble


Birds on her chest express freedom


A removable top (which requires a 10 cent charge for viewing) teases her audience with power lines and lets them know show she is no longer a small town girl



Thanks for viewing! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013 03:12:46 PM »

I heart her! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013 04:28:27 PM »

That is awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013 07:40:04 PM »

How cute. I "rocked" you. She is very interesting, and I can tell that a lot of thought went into this project. I love your choice of fabric, and how you incorporated it into her tats. Clothing optional.... Grin

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013 11:30:12 PM »

She's lovely.  I adore her tattoos and the expression on her face.  After all the hours under the needle she only got second place.  I'd have given her first.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013 11:17:16 AM »

She is beautiful! Good luck in the challenge Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013 12:20:13 PM »

clever use of that lovely pillowcase!  also, such a fun piece with a nice backstory!

Lydia is a winner indeed!
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013 04:40:27 AM »

I love Lydia and her story!
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013 07:21:02 PM »

Lydia wants to thank everyone for their support and kind words!

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013 04:33:19 PM »

I predict you will win this month! I love her, and am slightly jealous of your skills!!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013 05:07:12 PM »

Nice Song  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013 05:21:20 AM »

Lydia is surely a winner. What a beauty!
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2013 01:22:10 PM »

She's awesome!  Great job on her, the toile worked great for her tattoos.  I just heard that song as a ring tone on the series finale of Breaking Bad.   Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2013 03:24:21 PM »

Lydia is wonderful and so is the story that accompanies her Smiley. Beautiful craftsmanship!
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2013 04:20:37 PM »

Wow!  The pattern reimagined as tattoos is fabulous!
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2013 07:21:53 PM »

She is really cute. I remember the song from an episode of The Muppet Show, Lydia was a pig and danced around popping her belly while a guy sang the song.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2013 06:23:47 AM »

Great placement on the tattoos! Lydia is surely the queen of the circus.
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2013 07:27:44 AM »

Thanks for entering!

Voting is now available for this challenge! Smiley  Visit the challenge thread and you'll see the voting poll at the top of the screen! Smiley

Feel free to encourage your friends and family to visit Craftster, and even vote for you, but please remember, only one vote per person.  You must be logged in to vote.

Good luck!! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2013 07:27:58 AM »

I love her! I love the thought you put into this. She deserves to win prizes!  Smiley Also, you get bonus points from me for working 'Breaking Bad' into your post. I became somewhat obsessed with that show last month.  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2013 02:39:39 PM »

i love this what a fantastic little doll, she''d look great sat on my bookcase guarding my art books Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013 12:34:21 PM »

Today is the last day to vote!  Good luck, and thanks again for entering!! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2013 08:02:03 AM »

<3 her. A beautiful and creative idea. That pillowcase was perfect for "tattoos" great job!
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