Flowers for the home and granny squares for the wall

Flowers for the home and granny squares for the wall by Crafting Fingers

It’s one week into January already! And what a wonderful start to 2013 it has been. :) On top of starting my learn a craft a month project, I’ve been following Apartment Therapy’s fantastic ‘January Cure’. It’s is a month-long start to organising your home for the New Year. (Although the tips are fantastic for whenever!) So far it’s been a wonderful week of loving my home!

This weekend one of the assignments was to get flowers. (And to mop. But that’s not as fun to talk about.) I swept Alex off to Tesco and when we were there I got the flowers, as ordered. Cos I totally never like flowers otherwise, or anything! Gosh!

With £4 of flowers I made five arrangements for the home, using some makeshift vases: 

Flowers for January Cure week one by Crafting Fingers

Aren’t they cute?

I love reusing bottles and jars like this! I did cover up the label on the shortest bouquet with a polka dot ribbon later. I usually wrap some yarn around the bottle necks to spruce up the bare glass, but today I wanted a crisp, reflective look!

In other adventures, crocheting has been so much fun I wish I had started sooner. Better late than never, I suppose. Part of the fun has been learning how to read crochet patterns. It’s so lovely to look at a picture, instead of just rows and rows of text. Beats knitting in that sense by far!

The granny square pattern especially is so lovely I’m working on a bit of wall art based on it. Here’s a peak:

Granny square wall print design by Crafting Fingers

The design is in its early stages yet, but doesn’t the symmetry of the granny square appeal to the eye? Even when I didn’t understand what I was looking at I loved it. Understanding it makes it even more fantastic!

It’s getting late, and I need my crafting sleep. I’ll be dreaming of granny squares! ;) Are you doing January cure? What do you think? I’m loving it!

Keep in touch ~
Anna xo