I am usually a chipper sort of soul. In fact, fellow blogger a safe mooring once described me as ‘sunshine on toast’… but oh January, well, let’s say it’s not my favourite month.
It’s just so January.
So at the start of this year, I was dreading taking down the Christmas tree, sparkly lights, huge paper snow globes and waited until the last day/hour/minute/second to do it.
But once the decorations were down, I decided it was time for a bit of Happy New Cheer.
(‘Home is wherever I’m with you‘ seemed map-appropriate and we signed our wedding register to that song too. I might have been singing this daily since I put the banner up!)
But being me, I just had to customise the banner kit a bit… with gold spray paint, natch.
Above is my ‘spray station’ – a large Zara box that stops me turning the floor gold!
My favourite craft thing in the world right now. Yes, it’s even better than washi tape!
Of course, when I said I’d taken down the Christmas decorations I may have somewhat slightly exaggerated…
I took some things down. The tree went, the snowflakes too, but the deer with fairy lights wrapped round his antlers? Yes, very much still here…
And the big paper honeycomb balls? Yup, still there. They’re winter themed rather Christmas themed right?
And eh… yes, I may have kept the teeny terrariums too. They may be staying until it’s Spring!
Which might be on the way pretty soon considering daffodils are back in season. Love daffies but does anyone else think it’s a bit early for them to be out? A bit like all the Creme Eggs!
So with Spring perhaps on its way, I did make some concessions to it being a new year… by breaking out my ’embossing label maker’ the other half got me as a random Tuesday present last year.
(I thought ‘Happy All Year’ was a better sentiment than ‘Happy New Year’).
This little baby is totally clicktastic… though, I’m not going to make a hand model any time soon. That pinky patch on my thumb? A hand meets curling tong incident.
And it comes in neon colours (the tape that is, not my burned thumb!). A total essential in gloomy January. It also came with black tape but, you know, trying to be cheery here.
So 2013… everything is going to be AWESOME. February to December, I’m looking at you here.
And by then I might have properly taken down my Christmas decorations. Maybe.
Happy All Year everyone. May all your months be more cheery than January! xxx