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A drawing for November

Native American

Meet “Ginger Flower”. An illustration strongly influenced by floriography.

Original will be for sale in January. Prints will be available on my Etsy soon!

In the mean time here is where you can meet me and where to shop local!

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Join the fun in Reading PA for this affair.

Then hope on over next week for GRUMP

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Here are the stages of this lady coming together. As usuall I used a mechanical pencil with .5 and .7 lead. on Bristol. You can follow them on Instagram @april_alayne

Prints will be available on Etsy along with my others

I did this piece for the Voodoo Tattoo Expo in New Orleans Louisiana. I had a great time and even came home with some new ink myself. She is still healing but Micah,  who has been tattooing for over 20 years did and amazing job. I have named my new lace moth Eloise

nola1And had an amazing road trip up the coast and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, here is a little gallery of some of those pretty things!

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Up next I will be headed to the nova area to do GRUMP a fantastic holiday show put on by Artisphere! Shop local this season!

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Mermaid

Sorry everyone I have been slacking! Very busy busy bee with all sorts of shows coming up! Follow me here if you would like to know where I will be next to say hello! I know I would love to see you!

Here she is!  My little mermaid. Mermaid8 X 10 prints are available here  on Etsy. And the Original is still available for $700. Serious inquiries only please.
She was created on 14 X 17″ recycled Bristol using graphite. .05 and ,0 7 for all those who ask.

For those who want her as a tattoo, I am honored!  And I would love to see her on skin. I humbly request you purchase the right to tattoo her before you get it inked. Any good tattoo artist will request the same. Simply buy the print or make a $25 donation.  Also for extra points if you post your new April Alayne ink to my wall I will simply adore you.

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Also here is a little fish I enjoyed doing!

fishA little video of a work in progress can be seen here. I enjoyed this little guy very much!

Talk to you soon and have a wonderful day!

 

Kitten Beard

Kitten Beard

He doesn’t need explaining.

Here are some process and close up shots.

Prints Available on ETSY 
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Vintage finds for February. In all sizes!

Hey everyone! I went shopping for you again. It has been over 2 years and running  TOH and I am still excited to be bringing you vintage finds.I have been getting more and more emails asking to find not just plus size clothing but vintage clothing in every size so I will be doing just that. Naturally I will cater more towards plus size clothing since it is such a hard task but slowly I will introduce smaller sizes as well. I couldn’t model for you this time for 2 reasons. First off  because of surgery a coupe weeks ago that left me weak so I wasn’t feeling up to the challenge and second off I bring you smaller sizes this voluptuous body cant squeeze into (even though i want to badly!) The dress form is a wonderful addition to the shop. I would love to get your feed back on what you prefer though.

But for now here is what I have found just in time for Valentines Day!

XL 12-16US

XL 12-16US $60

XL 12-16 US

XL 12-16 US $35

XL XXL plus size stretch14-18US

XL XXL plus size stretch
14-18US $50

XL XXL stretch 12-16US

XL XXL stretch 12-16US $50

Some adorable scarves to accessorize with all $20

Red and white polka dots roses are pink! horse and buggy

I found some wonderful sets, skirts and tops. These are perfect for mix and match.

Size 16 US$79 for set

Size 16 US
$79 for set

Size 18/22 US $25

Size 18/22 US
$25

Size 16/18$100

Size 16/18
$100

Size 18/22 US $25

Size 18/22 US
$25

Size 18/24$35

Size 18/24
$35

Size 16 US$79 for set

Size 16 US
$79 for set

Size 16/22 $25

Size 16/22
$25

Matching Jacket for blue polka dot dress

Matching Jacket for blue polka dot dress

Size 14 US $75

Size 14 US $80

Size 14/16 $25

Size 14/16 $25

And naturally… all the dresses!

Size 14/16$65

Size 14/16
$65

Size 12/14 $60

Size 12/14
$60

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Size 16/18 US  $60

Size 16/18 US
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Size 16/18 US $60

Size 16/18 US
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size 14/ 16$60

size 14/ 16
$60

Size 22/24 US$65

Size 22/24 US
$65

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Size 18/20$65

Size 18/20
$65

Size 14/16 US $50

Size 14/16 US
$50

Size 20/22 US  $60

Size 20/22 US
$60

Size 14/ 16 US $60

Size 14/ 16 US
$60

Size 16/18 US$50

Size 16/18 US
$50

Size 12/16 US$60

Size 12/16 US
$60

Size 14/ 16$60

Size 14/ 16
$60

Size 16 US$60

Size 16 US
$60

Size 14/16 US$65

Size 14/16 US
$65

And my personal favorite find of the bunch

Size 11 Jr. size 6/8$120

Size 11 Jr. size 6/8
$120

If you are interested in any of these items before I put them up for sale on TOH please feel free to write me with VINTAGE as the subject. I would love to hear from you.  I have measured everything and they are ready to rock!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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Curvy Vintage – Winter into spring

So I went shopping again and here are the vintage finds I found for you lovely folk. Beware of the ghost legs and horrible photo editing. Again I am not a photographer or “model” by any means but the dresses are there and clear for your viewing pleasure.

These firt few little numbers would be perfect for your holiday parties and fancy occasions

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Here are more everyday vintage that can be dressed up or dressed down
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And here are some winter into springs that are more casual

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All of these finds will be or are already are available on Thread Over Heels. If a sassy number is screaming your name and you want to claim it for your very own before I make it available feel free to send me a message!

Have a very happy holiday everyone and a glorious new year!

Happy Halloween from “Sandy”

 

 

This is one of my girls who has gotten bitten. Originally she was going to be titled “Bittten” But I think “Sandy” if fitting. Living on the east coast I am fortunate enough that Sandy (the storm… not the Zombie) didn’t hit me too hard. To all my neighbors who got in her path my thoughts and well wishes go out to you and your families.

This illustration was just something quick and silly, but drawing zombies sure are fun.. I think I have been hanging out with Steve Becker and the FUBAR boys too much.

If you’re interested in a print of  “Sandy” please contact me (this includes tattoo designs) she will not be available in my store. If I get enough requests I will do a special limited release of her.

Have a very wild and wicked Halloween everyone!

Begonia. The wild Child

Let me introduce to you Bengonia

Begonia is a wild child of the night! Like the others she is a part of my collection that is sprinkled with symbolism through images and floriography.

I think she is my favorite thus far.

She will be available for purchase soon on my ETSY store. Limited printing. Thinking you want her permanently on your body as a sweet tatt? Convo me.

And here is a sneak preview of a Halloween creation about to be finished!

Like me for updates with my art projects.

Also there is still time to win free prints by sharing my page on FB. What are you waiting for?

Happy Birthday Always April!

Yesterday was my 1st Etsy shops 4th Birthday!
To celebrate I am having a giveaway.

Go to my FACEBOOK

Like and share to have a chance to win! That easy! 

Why should you enter? Because who doesn’t like free things? Start an instant collection! And even if my illustrations aren’t up your particular ally the HOLIDAYS are coming up and whats better then something a little original.  Over $60 worth of original art prints signed and dated

Those are some of the images you get to chose from.

Please feel free to join the contest! Leave a comment here there everywhere so I can get your name on the list.

I will be picking the winner by the end of the month.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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