I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

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Journal & sketchbook flick-through & art journalling for 2022 + our Christmas!
January 11, 2022
To join in the January creative prompts, please go here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/60585591 In this video I do a flick-through of my 2021 journal and sketchbooks and do a creative review of the year with all the clothes I made. I also share my first art journal page of 2022 with my word of the year in pyrography. And although it was ages ago now, here are the clips of our family Christmas! Happy New Year! Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Notebooks & journals to get organised for 2022!
December 21, 2021
It's time for me to start thinking about 2022; how I'm going to use notebooks and a bullet journal to help me stay organised and to plan ahead, and also how I'll use the Llewellyn's Witches' date book for content and social media planning for my creative business. I show how I'll be writing my goals and objectives, and what I'll be tracking, so hopefully it might help if you're aiming to be more organised this year! Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Getting ready for Christmas & visiting Lacock & Whitehall Garden Centre.
December 21, 2021
Hi! How are you? This week the girls and I had a day out in Lacock looking around the great hall and the cloisters of the abbey, and around the beautiful medieval village. We kept our eye out for Harry Potter locations of course! Then we did a little Christmas shopping at Whitehall Garden Centre and saw their amazing displays. After that it was Christmas wrapping, and mending the china flower pot I dropped in the National Trust cafe at Lacock! I also ask for a Christmas present from you - I would love it if you could take the time to share the link of my YouTube channel on Facebook and tell your friends why you've enjoyed watching my videos this year. That would be amazing; thank you! Season's greetings, and have a wonderful Christmas! Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Worbarrow bay
Poetry for ease of lockdown
May 18, 2021
Dance of the Butterflies A semi-circle bay of liquid turquoise as still as a deep secret and barely a sound as the languid waves touched the pebbled beach. It was so much warmer than expected; unneeded layers draped over our arms. Merlin panting; concerning us for lack of fresh water until we found a Jurassic filtered stream. All of us excited for his first trip to the sea All of us excited for our first day to be free. I’d only thought yesterday I was yet to see a butterfly, but as we walked the stony track to the car we saw a pair of them, unidentifiable by their urgency. Enchanted by each others’ spirit they were trapped in their frenzied jive of spring. Unable to leave each other, or to leave the dance Unable to be completely released; unable to take the chance.   Whispers of the Stones Imagining recollections of the lives of here The way they felt; the joy, the fear The mundane, their day to day The colours of spring, the winter grey The salty breezes absorbed in their bones Their secrets and memories whispered by the stones   I’ve started an art journal! And these are the words I wrote to go with the mixed media art I came up with. It was all inspired by the first time we were allowed to leave the house for actual fun! We went to Tyneham Village – an abandoned place where everyone was evacuated for the Second World War, and weren’t allowed back. A short walk from there is Worbarrow Bay; and with the sun shining, the sea really did look turquoise. If you’d like to see our day out, I have started back on YouTube again, and it’s in this week’s video:
Decorating the Christmas tree & creating a fairytale winter wonderland!
December 12, 2021
Hello! This video is all about decorating our old farmhouse for Christmas! We decorate the tree and I do a full Christmas decoration tour! I love the magical feeling that all the pretty fairy lights and sparkling decorations give, so I have quite a maximalist Christmas. There are baubles and lights everywhere, so all the messy, not-so-pretty bits of the house that I usually hide in the vlogs are on display here! Please forgive the unfinished bits - the holes in the ceiling; the unplastered bits; the dirty bits; the bits still with Loki's dog slobber etc! And if you're decorating your home, I hope you have lots of fun too! Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Handmade Christmas cards, visiting Christmas craft fairs & a little bathroom renovation catch-up!
December 3, 2021
Hi! This week I visit Pilton craft fair and buy some handmade goodies. This leads me to fill you in on our bathroom renovation from a couple of years ago! Then I visit Glastonbury Frost Fayre, which was lovely, despite the windy weather. I always think the atmosphere is like a mini Glastonbury Festival, so I love going. And then I make this year's Christmas cards! They are quite simple, shabby chic vintage style cards made with collage papers and a few fancy elements! Thank you for joining me. :) Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Winter is coming! Art journalling our trip to Cornwall & a Bernefie puppy update.
November 26, 2021
Hello! This week I continue with my art journal / sketchbook / scrapbook with drawings from our trip to Cornwall. I also review The Antiquarian Sticker Book as I've been using that. We lit the Rayburn for the first time this winter! So we had to give it a chimney sweep and a thorough clean. The colours of autumn are looking beautiful in Somerset, and after a walk with Merlin, I thought I'd chat about how he's doing now that we've had him for over a year! Merlin is half Bernese Mountain Dog and half Newfoundland - sometimes called a Bernefie or a Bernewfie! Thank you for subscribing for more videos and sharing with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
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