flannel flowers (for Maude)

‘Out the back’ of my family’s farm is a beautiful patch of scrub. As a child I loved seeing the wildflowers come out in the spring – eggs and bacon and the tiny rare spider lily. Here I fell in love with the soft and delicate flannel flower, which was – and still is – my favourite flower.

When I had finished this design it reminded me of a scene from my favourite movie, Harold and Maude. Harold tells Maude that the flower he would most like to be is a tiny white daisy, ‘because they are all the same’. Of course they are not, and Maude, wise old eccentric that she is, shows him that, like the flowers in this design, they are all quite as different as people are from one another.

flannel flowers for maude

flannel flowers for Maude

flannel flowers (margaret)

flannel flowers (margaret)

flannel flowers - blue

flannel flowers – blue

flannel flowers (cream)

flannel flowers (cream)

product examples from this collection

Clutch purse: flannel flowers (blue)
Zip pouch: flannel flowers (blue)
gadgetSwag: flannel flowers (cream/for Maude)