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

Weekend Wishes : Easter Edition

Wow, we’ve had an exciting Easter Weekend over here!
Eggs galore, with a few gloriously watery sunbeams…
Shani had blown these amazing eggs and painted
them (Blog post to follow)

(Basket given by a wonderful sister, Eggs painted by Shani and Bunnies by Lovely Grandparents)

(Basket given by a wonderful sister, Eggs painted by Shani and Bunnies by Lovely Grandparents)

We had a lovely time… friends, family, chocolate….
As for Decorating….At our home it has not been
too over the top, just some sweet little decorations
in our fireplace.

Decorations at home

Decorations at home

We spent a *lovely* day today wandering through
Malvern’s Flea Market.
It was my very first time at one of these things.
My BBF Vikki of Lemoncurd Photography
had encouraged me to go for it!
I was a little intimidated, but after a little while
I picked up some AMAZING
These beads were too enticing to resist.
(Post to follow as to what these become!)

My Easter Flea Market Treaures

My Easter Flea Market Treaures

The other thing that stole my heart was this adorable quilt.
It reminded me of one of my favourite bloggers,
Mrs Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave.
Read about her thrifted quilts here and here.
Find her gorgeously handmade wedding quilt here.

The colours, combinations of patterns and the lovely seller
made this quilt come home with me.
I’m a great admirer of a prettily put together quilt.

This darling quilt had me at hello.

This darling quilt had me at hello.

I’ve tried to make a few quilts in my time.
I so love them!
Here is my effort from a while back…
Its been dearly loved by another BFF ūüôā

What have you been up to this Easter Bank Holiday weekend?
Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch
Jen +Shani xoxo

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 ‚Äúgo to‚ÄĚ 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: theberry.com 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: kisswedding.com 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: folksy.com via Rhonda on Pinterest

A teeny tiny lemon meringue ring ūüôā

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

Source: curbly.com via Julia on Pinterest

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

Source: society6.com 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: joybx.com via Niki on Pinterest

cupcake liner Fairy light DIY

Source: tumblr.com via Amanda on Pinterest

An amazing cardboard cupcake

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

Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch

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