There was a story in the moon...

2011 Orchard House Wall Calendar

For the love of old books, I love my copy of the Journals of Louisa May Alcott.

2011 Orchard House Wall Calendar

One of the prints inside this amazing book is a print of Orchard House dated 1838.  I created a calendar design in fabric for 2011 with this inspiration.

2011 Orchard House Wall Calendar

I took the image and hid her in the hot air balloon,

2011 Orchard House Wall Calendar

and of course I put one in the moon.

The words read:

2011 Orchard House Wall Calendar

There was a story in the moon, and the forest waited patiently for the play to begin.

2011 Orchard House Wall Calendar

The trees were created using Vintage objects and digitally painted, they dance along the border at the bottom of the fabric.  If you click on the image below you will see what it looks like in fabric.  I created a centered image and printed a fat quarter in linen-canvas for my wall hanging.

This fabric design has a melody of coordinates in my calendar collection.

I created this one below so that the seamstresses extraordinaire can make matching tea towels.

Perhaps this one below might make a cute apron.

I am a pillow addict, so this one below centered might make a lovely pillow.

This fabric is available for sale in my Spoonflower Gallery.

The song for this post is Moonlight.
Snap said...

Your post reminded me of my Mother. She bought a linen calendar every year and then used them as kitchen towels. I love your story in the moon......


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KAREN DEAREST! I just got home and have some dishes to wash! BUT, I am going to study your instructions and give her a go! I also have another image that I want to send you to get your opinion......Anita

Vee said...

How perfectly dreamy...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

If you aren't the most talented person, Karen, I'm not sure who is! Amazing work! Loved this, and loved the words, too.


Sheila :-)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

It is so vey beautiful. I wish you a happy week...hugs...m..

Beverly said...

Ah, to dream of loving homes, trees to embrace us and moons to gaze upon.

This is beautiful, dear Karen. Thank you for always sharing.

Suz said...

This is just incredible. I adore it!

Elyse said...

hello you multi-media artist and thoughtful sweetie! i received the most beautiful birthday card today! thank you so much!!! it is exquisite and layered and so karen!

thank you again!!!


Kathleen Grace said...

My mother always had linen kitchen towels. It's a beautiful design Karen, and I love the story behind it:>)