Jen’s One Little Word : Do

Hello a chilly check in here from our corner of the Cotswolds!
Do you ever find it difficult to get motivated to be creative in your daily life?
Do you wish to have meaning and purpose to your thoughts and your day?

Well I enrolled on a really fun One little word course in January by Ali Edwards.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how
motivating and inspiring one word has been for my 2013 so far.

My word is “DO” and here are my intentions for each month….

01january intentions orange

You get as much or as little from the course as you wish.
The (recommended) materials are American but
I have adapted to using a British A4 Ring Binder with plastic wallets.
This suits me perfectly, lots of pages can come straight out of the printer!

Our February Prompt has come straight from my teenage/art college years.
A good old fashioned cut and paste college.
I was pretty instinctive about this. Colours, patters, shapes….


This was my “real world” page.


When perusing my classmates pages, I was intrigued to see so many PINTEREST
Boards being used. I hadn’t even considered using mine! So here is my pinterest inspired board….

DO: [Do more] January : PINterest vision board
I was so inspired by the February vision board, and found through collecting images for it I could group them into my intentions for the year! So with that in mind, I am hoping to do a vision board for each month too! all images can be found on my pinterest acccount

Hope you have enjoyed learning more about my little word.
If you had one word to focus on for the year, what would it be?
Handmade dreams are Made in Minch
Jen 🙂


Weekend Wishes: The Lemon Edition

Hello Made in Minch readers!
How is your week going?
At M-I-M HQ, we have been a little
under the weather this week.
Consequently Pinterest became a great source of lemon
based home remedy concoctions…
Do you have a “go to” home remedy?
Lemons are the theme for this weeks Weekend wishes


Here are a few yellow felt flowers which will be a hairclip/brooch clip.
I made this today, it feels strangely productive!

Polyvore is so addictive!
This would be how I am planning to style my Joules dress.
Everything about this dress is very me!

Source: via Christy on Pinterest

This is a rather adorable yellow coat.
I have one similar in grey.
A yellow one would be more cheerful!

Well, I am just a tiny bit obsessed with all things macaroons…
How cool are these lemon shaped ones?

A refreshing cucumber and Lemon Water drink…
Infused loveliness!

Source: via Anne on Pinterest

Just because we are already married,
Doesn’t mean you can admire weddings!
Wow,what a beautiful colour scheme/theme here!

Source: via Rhonda on Pinterest

A teeny tiny lemon meringue ring 🙂

Love these lemon accents in this room.
Sparingly used, it can be spectacularly effective!

Source: via Julia on Pinterest

A pretty way to use up some lemons at home,
May try this this week

Source: via Karrah on Pinterest

Just because it made *me* laugh!
Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch
Enjoy your week! Jen

S+J x

Weekend Wishes : The cupcake liner edition.

Hello there , a little overdue….
Are you back into the swing of things for this year?
We’ve been baking, making, stamping, sewing…. you name it!

Here is our crafty offering for this evening.

cupcakelinercard(The spotty pink liner was cut in half and used for colour and texture
Then other paper scraps were used, alongside the Papermania Mix and match cupcakes stamp.)

We got all inspired with interesting things to do with paper cupcake cases,
Pinterest offered some great ideas!

Amazing gift wrap ideas!

Cute Jar toppers.

Bug protectors!

Liner flowers

Liner decorations

Paper Rosette

Cupcake liner Garland

Amazing Cupcake liner storage

Source: via Niki on Pinterest

cupcake liner Fairy light DIY

Source: via Amanda on Pinterest

An amazing cardboard cupcake

Finally, a thought to leave you with for this week…

Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch