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Not quite, but it is almost Valentine's Day. With that in mind, I set about making our latest window decorations.

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

I based the design of these paper flowers on Dogwood blossoms, and hearts. But they admittedly also look like shamrocks!

I based the design of these paper flowers on Dogwood blossoms, and hearts. But they admittedly also look like shamrocks!

Paint, cut, fold, score, shape, and REPEAT
Paint, cut, fold, score, shape, and REPEAT

The original plan was for the flowers to fall in a gradient from dark pink to white, so I painted sheets of card stock with mixed acrylic paint to get the colors just so. At the moment, the gradient is not very apparent since the flowers don't face the same direction hanging from vertical strings, but I have plans for a fix. I ironed the papers so they would lie flat in the laser cutter (my secret weapon), and then came the process of hand forming each flower from a flat shape.

I was kind of craving a hand-work heavy, repetitive task like this - so over the course of several evenings and some time at Velouria, about 700 flowers came to be. Not all are in the window - I have plans for a stage 2 version of the window with the remaining flowers for after Valentine's Day. 

The "Many Hands Make Light Work" award goes to Amanda & Jared for their folding and painting assistance! 

700 flowers in the making.

700 flowers in the making.

Our window at dusk.

Our window at dusk.

We hope to see you at the shop before our January Sale ends on the 31st!