Michelle May is the owner and designer at The Raspberry Rabbits located in North Carolina. We had a wonderful chat in her booth. I was initially drawn to her pumpkin pattern. As I looked around Michelle started telling me the stories behind each of her works, for example, the pumpkin pattern was named "Peter's Pumpkin" from the nursery rhyme. I did end up buying this pattern along with her adorable book called Fabled Fusions. The Peppermint Tea pattern was inspired by Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party and Wish Upon A Star was inspired by Michelle's love of the Wonderful World of Disney show that she used to watch as a child.
As you all know I like working with upholstery because it adds texture to a piece of work. I told Michelle that I was going to try to make Peter's Pumpkin out of my upholstery stash:
In the above picture, the upholstery with a mustard color background had a raised wool design that I cut out and then used for the vine and the decorative pieces at the bottom.