And, in case you missed it on our home page... Here is a link to a .pdf that explains more of our process - with pictures! A bit of insight into how I run my creative business.
The Blue Peony strives to bring art into the kitchen and into everyday lives by creating fabulous aprons and accessories that bring color and pattern into every unexpected spot. We are inspired by our love of travel, colorful dreams, and the unique people you meet everyday.
I created our organic line based on the belief that we need to be more responsible for the health and happiness of ourselves, our family, our society and our planet. We strive to make high-quality, organic and natural fiber products accessible to everyone. We believe that taking small steps in your life can lead to exponential returns.
What's in a name...
The Blue Peony was chosen for the name of the shop because I have fond memories of sewing with my mother and looking out the windows at all of the fabulous peonies. Blue is said to inspire creativity - which is what we're all about!
My mother gave me my first sewing machine, a vintage singer, when I was 12 years old and I was hooked. Today I am a quirky, stylish, and some-what eclectic thirty-something with a wonderful husband, a 2 year old son with the chubbiest cheeks you’ve ever seen and two crazy dogs. I love Fleetwood Mac, taking a tea break at 3 everyday, finding amateur art to hang on my walls and collecting vintage mismatched plates from thrift stores. I started The Blue Peony just over 5 years ago and I have been sewing and creating my dream every day since.
You can find us every Saturday at the Sarasota Farmer's Market or everyday here at thebluepeony.com!