January is not normally one of my favourite months. It is long and cold and feels like an anticlimax after Christmas. But this year I am feeling inspired by January. We have had some beautiful sunny almost spring like days- I have even hung the washing on the line this week! And I have been feeling reinvigorated by my crafting. This January I am looking forward. Looking forward to Spring, looking forward to getting fit (yes once again it’s my news years resolution to lose weight!), looking forward to a holiday abroad in the summer, and looking forward to lots more Re-made by Sam work.
I have joined jazzercise (eek!) and even better been to two classes this week. I have made a start at eating more healthily, and last night I began teaching a new beginners’ crochet class which I really enjoyed- I hope my students did too!
On one of my recent jaunts through Instagram I discovered a lovely monthly link up called #stylingtheseasons. Led by Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots bloggers have been invited to share a monthly picture of a space in their house that they have styled to represent what the month means to them. I love this idea- I already get pleasure from creating pretty corners in my home but I especially like the idea of theming it around the month. If you get the chance to look at some of the spaces that the other bloggers have created please do, they are so inspirational. There’s a wonderful Pinterest board that’s full of ideas.
So the picture above is my first contribution. I like to display things on top of my madeover 1940s display cabinet. I have been investing in some beautiful shades of yarn this month ready to make spring flower brooches, bunting and pot holders. And I think that yarn is so pretty that it deserves to be displayed around the house in baskets and bowls. This vintage glass bowl contains a gorgeous selection of colours of aran cotton yarn that is waiting to be made into potholders and flower bunting. The planter is a vintage serving dish that I have filled with cyclamen and narcissus bought from our local market.
My January shelf makes me smile, it has promises of good things to come- lovely things waiting to be made and sunny flowers waiting to bloom. I hope it makes you smile too!