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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Making fairy outfits with hand-dyed & naturally dyed silk and cotton
June 1, 2020
A sewing video today - making fairy outfits; skirts and cami tops for women from hand-dyed naturally dyed silk and cotton. Boho fashion! For my Etsy shop go here: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale For the dyeing video go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiWICIRQKA&t=19s Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends. :) Please consider supporting me by making your fairytale clothing purchases here: etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! (Links about me and my blog:) Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden twitter.com/HelenHobden www.facebook.com/whenIgrowupblog Links about my clothing business: Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Rain's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rainiepie Jude's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/starstone11
The Daisy Chain
May 23, 2020
A sweet little short story. (I imagine it set somewhere between Larkrise and Cranford - let me know in the comments if you know what I mean!) And a time lapse of drawing daisies at the same time. Click SHOW MORE for details of the drawing materials I used. (Affiliate links) Cartridge paper sketchbook:https://amzn.to/3cWyw8V Water soluble sketching pencils: https://amzn.to/2XmaSvY Tinted charcoal pencils: https://amzn.to/2XkOnY8 Jane Davenport paint-over pens: https://amzn.to/3gibawk Derwent water brush: https://amzn.to/2XlhniE Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends. :) Please consider supporting me by making your fairytale clothing purchases here: etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! (Links about me and my blog:) Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden twitter.com/HelenHobden www.facebook.com/whenIgrowupblog Links about my clothing business: Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Rain's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rainiepie Jude's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/starstone11
Behind the scenes of photo-shoots for Threads of a Fairytale and Instagram. Plus lots of gardening!
May 18, 2020
In this vlog I've got lots of photography behind the scenes - setting up Instagram still lives; a fashion photo shoot for women's fairy dresses, and product photography for Threads of a Fairytale. In-between all that I do lots of work in the garden and have a little health chat! Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends. :) Please consider supporting me by making your fairytale clothing purchases here: etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! (Links about me and my blog:) Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden twitter.com/HelenHobden www.facebook.com/whenIgrowupblog Links about my clothing business: Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Rain's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rainiepie Jude's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/starstone11
Fountain pen unboxing! Platinum Century 3776 'Nice' First impressions review. (Fine nib)
May 12, 2020
I was given the Platinum Century 3776 fountain pen in the version 'Nice' for my birthday! Here's my unboxing and a first impressions review of the pen. And I talk about how I why I made that choice of pen. I also use Pilot iroshizuku ink. (Affiliate) Links: The same pen, but with a medium nib: https://amzn.to/2AnFJ3l Blue ink: https://amzn.to/3cpxeTq Magenta ink: https://amzn.to/3fMaxeu Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends. :) Please consider supporting me by making your fairytale clothing purchases here: etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! (Links about me and my blog:) Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden twitter.com/HelenHobden www.facebook.com/whenIgrowupblog Links about my clothing business: Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Rain's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rainiepie Jude's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/starstone11
Camper van conversion update - putting in the skylight, fan; solar panel & roof rack. Fiat Ducato
May 9, 2020
Update about our Citroen Relay minibus van conversion to a camper! This time we put in the skylight, the fan, we made a roof rack and put on the solar panel. All the things for the roof! BTW it's a medium wheel base van; and it's exactly the same as a Fiat Ducato or peugeot boxer or ram promaster. Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends. :) Please consider supporting me by making your fairytale clothing purchases here: etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! (Links about me and my blog:) Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden twitter.com/HelenHobden www.facebook.com/whenIgrowupblog Links about my clothing business: Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Rain's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rainiepie Jude's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/starstone11
Making a steampunk wedding dress (available made to order) Sewing a wedding gown
May 6, 2020
I have a new sewing video for you today! This is my best dress yet (even if I do say so myself!) - a steampunk wedding dress. Here is the link to the made to order listing: https://etsy.me/3baP0IP Please subscribe for more videos and share with your friends. :) Please consider supporting me by making your fairytale clothing purchases here: etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! (Links about me and my blog:) Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden twitter.com/HelenHobden www.facebook.com/whenIgrowupblog Links about my clothing business: Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/threadsofafairytale Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Rain's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rainiepie Jude's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/starstone11