Weekend Wishes : Wedding anniversary and a WINNER!

Thank you to everyone that joined in with our Giveaway!

We have a WINNER!

Giveaway WINNER!

Let us know which scarf you would prefer
(lime Dragonfly/multi butterflies)
and an address,
and we will get it in the post to you ASAP!

We have had our 3 Year anniversary this week, and I was halfway through making
a special weekend wishes edition…. Drama, Drama…
We spent an emotional anniversary with one of our kitties at the vets…
We will celebrate at a better time, however…
How do YOU like to celebrate special occasions?

A card?
A meal?
We’d love to know!

Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch!


Weekend Wishes : The Horse Lovers Edition


Welcome to a rather special edition of Weekend Wishes.
Last year , Badminton Horse Trials were cancelled due to bad weather ūüė¶
Read about last year’s weekend wishes : The pony club edition ¬†here
Badminton weekend is a local tradition.
Horse lovers and Country folk unite to celebrate all that is good in horse land.

We go for the shopping *shhhhhhhhhh!*
and to support our Lovely Royal Neighbour, Zara Phillips.
The competition is split into three key events. Dressage, Cross Country and Show jumping.

Source: t1.gstatic.com via Samantha on Pinterest

                                                                               Here is a beautiful shot of the Water jump !


We have been getting all excited with everything horselike in the Shop this weekend,
here are our lovely scarves!

Now its time for some Pinterest Love!

Look at this adorable dress for little ones.

Source: etsy.com via Krista on Pinterest




A horse feature wall like this would be amazing!




Baby Pony artwork by Local artist Casey Rogers at Casey’s Place

Source: etsy.com via Jennifer on Pinterest






Teeny tiny horse necklace

Source: etsy.com via Glenda on Pinterest





Love this printed dress design.

Source: etsy.com via Monique on Pinterest






What cool Pony themed parties!




Horse themed cupcakes!





Very cool vintage Décor

Source: ralfefarfarsparadis.blogspot.com via Miska on Pinterest




These shoes are divine

















Amazing tutorial on these hobbyhorses



Horse art

Source: trendhunter.com via Peg on Pinterest

These are such a cute idea for a new Mr and Mrs

Surely sometimes all you need is a cuddle?

Have a wonderful weekend!
We are off to paint in the sunshine!
What are you up to?
Love S and Jx

Weekend Wishes : The Table Runner Edition


Greetings from a mizzly Minchinhampton this evening!
How are you?

A little while ago, Jen created a very special commissioned table runner for her BFF.
the brief was “Blue,pink, ditzy flowers”
Luckily, the right combination of fabrics were found, some heat
resistant wadding purchased, and we were well on the way!



This then instigated a PINTEREST flurry of inspiration…

Which is your favourite style?

We LOVE this chevron table runner, simple, clean, beautiful!




What an a amazing table runner using old books.




A great little tutorial for a DIY skinny runner here



A cleverly created doily table runner

Source: squidoo.com via Jacie on Pinterest

A cute little wooden runner

Using up ribbons and trimmings in a very cool way.

Cheap and cheerful brown paper ‚Äďwinner!

Hope you are well? How do you dress up your table?
Have a great week, Handmade dreams are made in minch
SandJ xx

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….


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 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 ūüôā

Weekend Wishes :The snowflake Edition

Hello there intrepid blog readers ūüôā
Welcome to our wintry corner of the Cotswolds.
We know plenty of you have been out enjoying the snow with littlies.
We’ve been searching for some great ideas to share with you…
But first, here is a glimpse of Minchinhampton life under the flakes!

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Making the most of a cosy afternoon browsing POLYVORE
Here is what we would wrap up in over this chilly weekend!

Check out these amazing Ginger Snowflake Cookies.
A steady hand would be useful for this precise icing.
Each one is individual- we like this!

Look at the pretty colours!
These could be seriously addictive, don’t you think?

Source: facebook.com via Jessie on Pinterest

If you’ve got tiny tots we bet you can’t wait to try this one out!
food coloured water in bottles and go out painting!

This one has already been quite popular with our friends on facebook already
Fill balloons with coloured water (food colouring)
Leave them in the snow overnight
Then in the morning…..Giant marbles!
This would be fun for all of the family!

If being inside is more your thing,

how about making a Paper Snowflake curtain?

Pretty aaaaaaaand topical!

Source: flickr.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest

Could resist this one Button Snowflake!

Source: shanty-2-chic.com via Elaine on Pinterest

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Source: keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk via First Night Design on Pinterest

What have you all been up to on these precious snow days?
Meet you up on the common tomorrow!
Handmade Dreams are madeinminch!S+Jx

Weekend Wishes : Advent Ideas

…. And so it seems December is almost upon us.
This time of year is so full of excitement, christmas magic and cheer,
we thought it might be festive to share the pins we have
spotted on Pinterest that are inspiring us for Advent.

This is a firm favourite.
Would this not  be a lovely Tradition to start?
A different Nativity/winter/Christmas story
each evening before advent bedtimes.

Envelopes make a clean, neat and tidy focal point.
It makes a great visual display for the *OCD* in us!

Little Buckets of fun!

Advent challenges/activities…
this could be a good one to focus on the experience of
Christmas rather than spending lots of extra pennies.
Activities could include, Choose and buy your tree for example.

Love the matchboxes too.

Christmas cheer calendar.
Might be be good to involve tots in the making here!

Adore this idea.
A lovely reason to remember and reminisce about
why each ornament is special in the run up to Christmas.
(This might take a little organizing ahead of time though!
Attic adventures)

(follow the link to free printable activity cards)

Advent colouring sheets.

Enjoy your advent preparations.
What Traditions do you and your family have?
Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch
S+J x

Weekend Wishes : The Wreath Edition

We’ve been busy bees here at Made in Minch HQ.
What with the blustery arrival of Autumn,
We made the most of a sunny day,
and took some photos up on the common of our latest make.
A woolen wreath, with buttons, and a removable leaf brooch.

Its been interesting seeing how just
subtle colour choices can make a huge difference.

Making the most of the precious sunbeams.

Here is a little more PINTEREST inspiration to cheer you up!
Which is your favourite?

Gourds and Mini Pumpkin Wreath – very seasonal

Make your own Magazine Flower wreath, colourful, unique and saves those pennies!

Source: pinner.in via Marya on Pinterest


A beautiful Tutorial… sigh.


Autumnal hair wreath.

Source: michaels.com via Brenda on Pinterest


Rosette Wreath



A beautiful table decoration.


Share the wreath love with the tweetie birds!

From our favourite A beautiful Mess.

Every kitchen should have one of these ūüôā

What do you do to dress up your door at this time of year?

What are your seasonal colours?

Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch