We had some work done

James and I are both very excited to have some new tattoos on our bodies.

I LOVE it. I'm so happy to show my love for sewing and to constantly be inspired by it.

Done right after my arm: Sobrevivir. I know the picture isn't a good one.
Just a friendly reminder to myself that I can get through anything, no matter how big or small.

Both were done by my friend, Billy Bumps, at A+ Tattoo in Chicago, IL. He also did my chest and my legs if you've seen those pictures.

James new tattoos are on the side of his hands.
Both are super meaningful to him. I think it's funny that we both got 'survive' on us. The funny thing is that he's wanted it for a long time and I've wanted my version since high school.

Other than that, I'm finally out of my funk. I think. I sewed 4 leather pouches yesterday and a bigger standing pouch with a leather base. I really love the new look I'm going for. I have big plans for the Bird Trouble shop that I'll let you in on in a few days after I do some more sewing and editing of pictures. A little hint: a HUGE sale.

But for now, I have to cook my pork tenderloin and rice. I'm hunting for recipes online to cook the pork but I'm not sure how I'm going to do it. Tonight is James' works little late holiday party. He works at a 5am bar. That being said, I'm going to be a very tired Alexz tomorrow. :)


  1. I love your new piece! Gorgeous. I'm a vegetarian but I can cook a mean pork tenderloin. My favorite way is in a slow cooker with about 1-2 inches of water. You can also bake it in a glass dish with an inch of water (So it doesn't dry out). I know this is late hahaha. Hope dinner turned out!

  2. They are beautiful! Clear and colourful, well, your sewing machine is colourful!! :)

  3. Love the sewing machine, I don't think I've seen many tatoo versions of those! Glad your funk has dissipated!

  4. I'm in love with your sewing machine! <3
    I've been wanting one on my chest - just lazy about it lol ;)
    Very very pretty!

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  6. Woops, I was all "head tattoos, bla bla bla" and then re-looked at your picture and realized it's more on your neck.

    Nevermind! haha

  7. I LOVE your new tattoos. I hope that I am one day able to get tattoos on my body. Yours are so beautiful!