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Custom Work and New Design

A friend of mine asked me to make custom designed tea towels for her kitchen. My only instructions were, “any design you like. vintage inspired…. maybe tattoo inspired.”

I will admit I was a little nervous with this request. I have never had someone ask for custom work so I had a lot to figure out. Primarily following my design instincts and running with it with confidence and of course figuring out what the design should be. She told me that she wanted black tea towels and that I should use “artists discretion” for the other colors. I made a list of possible images to paint, mostly kitchen oriented such as an old malt machine, or milk bottles etc. Nothing really felt right and I was not sure how to make them look tattoo inspired. I love tattoos so I wanted to make sure I included it well in the image choice and execution.

Then I decided that I should focus on the tattoo design instead of kitchen design. What are typical American style vintage tattoos? Top of my list barn swallows, nautical stars, banners, hearts, anchors, and pinups. I opted for two barn swallows with a nautical star in the middle, and I hope that she likes them too! I also decided to add the design to my etsy shop, click on the image below to purchase.

If you would like custom designs done, please visit my etsy store or send an email to peaksboutique@gmail.com.

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Erica

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Debut of Peak Signature Series

Finally the long awaited Peak Signature Series is available.  So far I have only added the first set of signature placemats and napkins in navy blue.  Other products and colors will be added over the next few weeks for your viewing pleasure.  Let me know what you think.

Peak Signature Series-Navy Oxford Placemats and Napkins

Peak Signature Series-Navy Oxford Placemats and Napkins

Placemats (19×14)
Front Fabric is a lovely navy blue oxford (70% cotton 30% polyester). Back fabric is navy blue twill (100% cotton).

Napkins (18×18)
Navy blue oxford (70% cotton 30% polyester)

All fabric has been pre-washed, machine sewn with white thread. The oxford fabric is light and soft, while the twill gives the placemats a nice weight so they lay nice and flat.

Each placemat and napkin has a hand painted simple navy blue Peak signature design. Due to each piece being hand painted designs may vary slightly from one another.

Machine wash cold with like colors, placemats lay flat to dry, napkins may be dried on regular heat.

~Peak

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