Day 66: I wanted to make a large flower to go in my large vase, and the first material that came to mind was wire. I pulled out a bunch of wire I had been holding onto, including a fat copper wire that I have no recollection of where it came from. I had also saved a couple of those spiral bound notebook wires, one of which had a white plastic coating on it. I also came accross some scraps of screen, that I decided to use for the petals. Cutting the petals out of the screen was tricky, it was hard to get all the sharp ends off, so this is a dangerous flower, perhaps a secret weapon against unwanted intruders. I used the smaller notebook wires to wrap the petals onto the larger wire, and then I found myself wanting to add color, so I wove in scraps of silvery and green material. I had hoped to fill in the petals more, add some shades of blue, but this is as far as I got.
Day 68: I try not to mess around too much doing things other than work when I'm at the store, but it's good to keep my self happy and take a little break here and there. So while making miniature magazine bags that we use for the small items (the bags are quite fun to make too), I made a magazine flower. Now, one of the things that I absolutely love about working at the store (and there are a lot of things to love), is that it is a sweet little community of shops where I know many of the shop owners and their employees by name, and love seeing them every time I work and getting to know them. I always enjoy a quick chat with the girls at the coffee shop accross from the shop and often don't make coffee at home, just so I will go in there on my way to work. I gave this flower to one of the coffee shop girls named Shalis, cause she's the one who is always there when I work, and I think she is one of the nicest people in the world. It's fun to make something for someone just cause you like them so much.