I don't know why, but this year I am really excited about Valentine's Day. Every store I go in to has decorations and themed clothes and tons of cards...and of course I am loving Valentine fabric! For some reason I am totally sucked in to looking at all of the sparkle-y pink and red decorations. I have no idea why I am so drawn to all the glitter and lace.
Maybe it's because for the first time in 7 years, I'm not planning on staying up until 2am for several days in a row assembling bouquets. See, I used to be a floral designer (well, I still am. I just don't work in a shop) and I have worked at a flower shop for 6 of the last 7 Valentine's Days.
When Corey and I got married, I told him that Valentine's Day is not about romance. It's about crawling in to at 3am bed for a few hours of sleep before rushing back to the shop at 7am to load the delivery vans. It's about taking a long, hot bath by myself to try to relax some of the aching muscles once the holiday is finally over (and trying not to fall asleep in said bath...which happened one year, good thing Corey was there to save me!). It's about working like crazy to bring romance to other people and just hoping that at midnight you can still count to 12.
This year might be different. We might do something on Valentine's day. I say "might be different" because I could still be called upon by the shop I used to work at to help out for the big day. But at this point I am free, and I am loving everything pink, red, and glittery. I am even sewing Valentine dresses and bow ties for my Esty shop.
For now, I am getting lost in Valentine's Day projects all over the craftyblog world. Here are some favorites:
I wish I had a kid in school so we could make dozens of Valentine's for classmates and teachers! How fun!