One Year on…

Hello readers, Jen here….Goodness me, time flies…

Almost a whole year has passed since our last post.
Seb is now a whole year old…a real little man.

I have moved down the hill to Rodborough, our first beautiful little home.
A red bricked slice of heaven.
I am now a Working Mama and Seb has discovered a love of art.
I am keeping as creative as time allows…
With a little card making and (sporadic) jewellery making –
I alsoam taking part in One little Word 2015 and GetMessyArtjournal workshops…
wow, a busy bee!

Whats new with you?

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Shani has been a busy bee, setting up Hampton Cakes

Her beautiful artisan cakes are just fabulous.
She made this amazing Bunny Cake for our little man’s Blessing day.

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Exploring the Cotswolds : Gloucester

Hello there!
How is your week going?
We had an unexpectedly lovely walk around our county town Gloucester this week. Some times Gloucester loses out to it’s more glamourous neighbour Cheltenham but It was a real treat to wander the streets at 7pm in the balmy spring evening air. Such a wo
nderfully welcome break from the Siberian blast we have recently been on the receiving end of!
The Mr and myself pottered along to The Cathedral, which was waiting for us, silently majestic in the heart of a bustling city.
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This enormous doorway really put into perspective how tiny we are, and how clever our predecessors have been in creating such a special building.
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Some canny eyed readers may recognise some parts of the Cathedral from the Harry Potter films.You can take a virtual tour here. The Cloisters are a worth a post on another day to themselves. It is so easy to forget how awe inspiring this building must have seemed to the Pilgrims who had traveled to visit from faraway lands, and how imposing it must have been on the skyline.

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The city is full of history and amazing backdrops, check out this chevron style door!
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My favourite part was this mosaic in the middle of the pavement.

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I will definitely try to explore this pretty city on my door step.
These are picked from my Instagram, and have made up much of my One little Word project this week.
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Have you found any cool local spots to you recently?

Dreams are Made in Minch!
Jx

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….

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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….

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This was my “real world” page.

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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….

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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 http://pinterest.com/jenmadeinminch/

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 🙂