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.


Fashion Fridays : Mr. Sun, please don’t go away

headerHello there its Shani’s Fashion Friday this week!
As the mizzle has left us well alone for a while,
Summer’s coming (think positive now!)
and we love to wear the maxi dresses from Stafford Cottage.
They can be worn with sandals and a little cardi to make a lovely, fresh and summery outfit.


The new Adini “Alicia” maxi in fresh zingy lime and soft teale on a grey and white base
is a simple lightly a-line shape that’s 100% cotton, so great for warm weather.
Team it with a cardi. jacket or long flowing scarf in lime, teale, grey or white.
How about loosely belting it with a narrow belt?


Bangles are always a good thing for the summer,
the jingle jangle whisks you away to warm and sunny climes.
Stack them up in co-ordinating colours to give some impact bangles

These amazing bags are not only light on the pennies (£15) the come in a wide range of colours.
The thing that we love is that the light paisley lining makes finding your keys a breeze!


Add colour and vibrancy to any outfit with chunky colourful beads,

Or alternatively go glam and glitzy with a sparkly item or two.necklace

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These rings are special not only because my husband asked me to marry me with one of them,
but because they were designed and made by my family.
My wedding ring (the one that looks like a diamond laurel wreath)
is a family design worn by all the women on my mother’s side of the family.
I’m touched to say that the next generation want to carry on the tradition.


ALICIA Maxi Dress :: Adini at Stafford Cottage £39

Lime/yellow cardi :: Gringo at Stafford Cottage from £19

Bangles :: Accessorize

Acrylic Necklace :: at Stafford Cottage

Rings ::

Clutch/ shoulder Bag ::  at Stafford Cottage£15

Sandals ::from a selection at Buskins in Nailsworth

Location :: Stafford Cottage Ladies Boutique, Minchinhampton

Styled by :: Shani
Photography by :: Jen

We have been listening to “Mr Sun” by Kina Grannis and it seems
more than appropriate!

The springtime brings out
The brightest green in things
And tiny sprouts push the soil from their way
Mr. Sun, please don’t go away

What are you upto this weekend?
Is the sun shining with you?
Wishing a happy Bank Holiday Weekend to our UK readers!
Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch