I am soooo lucky to get to be able to make things with my hands while staying at home everyday with my amazing daughters. And then if that was not blessed enough I get to take these things that I make and sell them here in downtown Leipers Fork.
And tomorrow when I make the drive southwest out to and in to the country I get to be accompanied by my good friend Heather Spriggs Thompson and my girls! The weather is going to be another awe-inspiring sunny and low 80 degree day for like the second week in a row! I feel like the bad weather in our lives gets so much attention and I wonder sometimes if we realize how many gorgeous days we do consistently have.
So I wanted to share my newest creations with you. I love salvaging and re using materials in my artwork and crafts. And here with these new paper books I am taking my experimental prints that did not quite make it into finished pieces and using them for book covers. I have completed four new blank paper books with over 30 pages of stonehenge paper for you to draw in, make lists in, write poetry in…whatever your mind desires! So with out further introduction here are some photographs of my latest creations:
And I have also made two new batches of Fiber Flower Pom Poms in striking Red and pristine White!
My hands are warming up and they are busy again! These beautiful fabric flower ornaments will soon be available for the upcoming holidays on my Etsy shop: eve’s eden www.evepeachart.etsy.com and elsewhere!
These flowers are made in the same way you would make a Mexican Paper Tissue Flower craft except with a little more time and attention given to detail, like the fraying of the edges to give even more texture to this precious fiber flower.
These ornaments can be strung together to create fun whimsical garlands for your fireplace or hung outdoors perhaps at a wedding…oh or maybe held in the hands of a little flower girl!!
You could also hang these lil guys in windows, on doors and on your holiday trees!
You can even tie back your hair with them! Use them as photo props…there are lots of possiblities!
The best part to me is that I salvaged vintage fabric to create these lovely flowers. Fabric that would have been discarded and thrown into our landfills.
One of my very best friends is organizing a lovely chartered quilt tour through southern Tennessee. On March 17th, 2011 this tour starts off in the city of Manchester and travels throughout the counties of Coffee, Bedford, Moore, Lincoln, and Giles. The all day tour makes stops at several historic places, quaint shops and interesting museums that feature Quilt Blocks.
As a contemporary crafter and fiber artist I have a deep fondness and respect for traditional techniques and history in textiles. I am daydreaming of attending this tour on a lovely St. Patrick’s day, but with a nursing newborn I am not sure if it is in the stars for me.
If you would like to find out more information about attending yourself click on the link below and then click again on the same link to read more and get a detailed itinerary of the tour.