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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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:
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
Camper van road trip around Cornwall
November 22, 2021
Hello! We're away in Cornwall in the camper van again! I have put together a playlist if you like the van life videos! This time we go to Treen, Botallack mine, Godrevy beach, Godolphin house and gardens; Truro, where the organist was having a practice while I looked around the cathedral; Little Fistral bay in Newquay, and Port Isaac. Keep an eye open for Poldark and Doc Martin filming locations! 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
Glastonbury Fairy Fayre; NaNoWriMo advice, pros & cons. Breaking the blank page in writing & art.
November 5, 2021
Hi! This week it was the Glastonbury Avalon Fairy Fayre, which was lovely to look around. I tidy up my desk (AGAIN!) putting away art supplies and sorting notebooks. I package up an Etsy order of a black cloak I made, and had a go at watercolour painting a Cornish landscape. Then it's a long chat all about National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo - what's good about it, but also what isn't; and how to break the blank page - advice to help you get started with writing and art. And belated Happy Halloween! 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
Art for self care. The joy of watercolour painting.
October 29, 2021
Hi! This week I potter in the garden, cook up last week's fruit harvest and swap my interior decor for autumn and Halloween. I have a little chat about how I've been struggling to keep up with the weekly YouTube schedule due to tech problems too boring to go into the details of, and having the week away recently. So I took last week off for a bit of self care and used the extra time I had for some fun making semi abstract watercolour landscapes. I hope you have a lovely week. :) 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
Halloween costumes, art journalling, and autumn harvest from the garden.
October 19, 2021
It's feeling like autumn now, so here are some Halloween costume ideas if you're thinking about buying a sustainable Halloween costume this year. https://threadsofafairytale.com/collections/all/ I also pick our apples and rhubarb, and record the moment by taking photos for Instagram! I pack up a couple of Threads of a Fairytale orders, and try a different style of art journalling. 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
Visiting London Part 2 Art galleries, museums & shopping!
October 12, 2021
Hi! In part two of our trip to London, we visit the antiques market at Covent Garden, walk by Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square and wonder round the National Gallery. We also go to the British Museum, the Tate Britain art gallery and go window shopping in the Carnaby Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street areas, while popping in to look at the Christmas shop in Liberty! We watched Mousetrap by Agatha Christie and loved it! Also, in between we take a break from London and visit the beautiful Scotney Castle with my Mum. :) 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
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