Eve's Eden: Artist Eve Peach an online journal to share art and contemporary crafts

1. September 2011

Fiber Flowers

Filed under: Etsy shop,fiber,handmade,home — Eve Peach @ 16:13

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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.

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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.

17. February 2011

Southern Tennessee Quilt Trail Tour

Filed under: artists,fiber,handmade,textiles — Eve Peach @ 18:05

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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.

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7. February 2011

Back At It

Filed under: handmade,vintage — Eve Peach @ 22:55

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Yawn….Stretch.

Oh! Hello All!

I am back after a long winter’s nap. Well…not really. Part of me wishes that was the case, but I took an extra long break from posting on my blog because I was wrapping up my second grandest creation of my time. I finished incubating my second daughter and delivered her in late December.

So now as I make room for her in our home I am clearing out clutter,  donating maternity clothes and re-assessing my wardrobe.  Which has left me with old clothes that NO one wants to wear.  And I can’t ever bring myself to throw any type of textile away in the trash.  So I am feeling the creative itch again and have come up with a little project.

Baby Elephant Stuffies made from a vintage elephant print tank top.

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Oh it feels good to make something with my hands again!

As soon as the sun comes out and I can take some good images of these cuties they will be available here on my etsy shop Eve’s Eden.

16. September 2010

Laurel Leaf Gallery

Filed under: artists,artwork,Galleries,handmade,paintings,prints — Eve Peach @ 02:26

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Yesterday I made another trip out to Historic Leipers Fork to Laurel Leaf Gallery to drop off some of my newly created baby and toddler silk-screened tees. 

I recently mentioned this gallery in my last post, but since I took my camera along to document my wares I decided to talk more at length about my participation and love for this new home for my artwork and hand made items.

This eclectic gallery is full of art, handmades, jewelry, stained glass, journals, fiber art, and gifts galore.  It is the type of boutique/gallery that one can spend a lot of time perusing through all that the gallery has to offer.  It is a multi-sensory experience to look, see and feel all the items that range in color and texture from leather bound journals, smooth stained glass to felt covered soap!

As I mentioned I also have an array of my handmades and artwork including silkscreen tees, handmade vintage style aprons, handmade journals, lotus flower books, nature prints, nature print card sets, handbags, a set of silkscreen place-mats, and some handcrafted rose topiary ornaments.  I am proud and honored to be one of Laurel Leaf Gallery’s main artists.

The gallery is owned and operated by Bethany Reiser.  She is an accomplished stain glass artist and fine jewelry maker.  I literally want to own every piece of jewelry she makes.  She uses beautiful semi-precious gemstones to create exquisite hand crafted necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry.  Bethany’s jewelry has a sophisticated natural look that I am very much attracted to and I almost exclusively only purchase (or desire to purchase!) this type of jewelry for my own personal fashion aesthetic.

Bethany also creates beautiful stained glass window art as well as functional stained glass lamps.  Her work can be found at her gallery as well as in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Gift Shop and “Shimai” at the Loveless Cafe Shops both located in Nashville, Tn.

I think it is well worth the trip to charming Leipers Fork.  And when visiting Laurel Leaf you will also find a lovely surprise.  The gallery has recently become two stories of creative loveliness.  Upstairs in what Bethany calls the Tree House you will find more of a Fine Art Gallery filled with quality oil and acrylic paintings from a handful of talented local middle Tennessee artists.  

Laurel Leaf Gallery is located at 4208 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leipers Fork, Tn. 

Hours  are Wednesday through Saturday from 10-5:00pm.

And Sundays from 1-5:00pm.

Here are a few snapshots I took of my work at the gallery yesterday. I hope you enjoy this quick sneak peek window shopping experience.

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