Clover Blossom Farm Layer Cake
Lynne Hagmeier from Kansas Troubles frequently looks outside her window for inspiration from the colors of nature, the different types of flowers and leaves and the birds that flock to her feeders. As she’s traveling, she jots down the names of towns and road signs as possibilites, for example, Vine Creek and Maple Hill are small towns in Kansas. The fabric prints sometimes inspire the theme and a name comes naturally, but she was rapidly approaching the deadline for this collection with no real direction in mind. She took a break and walked around the house to see if the print on one of her advertising tins or wooden boxes would trigger creativity. That’s when She saw the Clover Blossom Cottage Cheese crock on the kitchen counter and stopped in her tracks. Clover Blossom Farm would be the perfect name!
The moral of the story is: Find inspiration in the little things, look around you with fresh eyes, and never, ever pass up an antique with a great name for a fabric collection.