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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Hurricane Ophelia orange sky
Why ego is the thief of joy
April 16, 2019
Do you remember the day when Hurricae Ophelia hit the October before last and the sky turned orange and the sun turned red? Well I’m writing this on that day (though no doubt I’ll edit it and make it a bit more coherent in a few days time! (edit: a year and a half later!)). It was the most bizarre kind of day – the clouds were a dark steely grey, yet there was not a drop of rain. The sun was red and the sky was pink like sunset, yet it was noon, and the wind brought down any leaves or branches that were dead or dying. It was no wonder many people had thoughts of the apocalypse occurring. As I reached the top of the hill on our dog walk, I had a bit of an epiphany……
Styling a black smock dress
A plain black smock dress
April 12, 2019
This time last year Chris and I had our first campervan trip of the season to Cornwall, and it turned out to be a lot warmer than we expected! I feel that at the moment we’re in that hit or miss time – completely unpredictable – often looking warm and sunny, but then you find there’s a freezing cold wind, which stops at 2pm and then it becomes quite hot! Anyway, the black dress I’m styling for this blog post is ideal for now – as long as you have a cardigan handy!…
A spring look-book - lace-up dress, velvet jacket, ditsy floral smock dress, hippie boho fashion
April 12, 2019
A little look-book for spring. Please click SHOW MORE for links to the blog posts with all the info about each outfit: Black lace-up dress: https://bit.ly/2G2IlCI Dusky pink velvet jacket: https://bit.ly/2Uabj8R Green ditsy floral smock dress: https://bit.ly/2Ist1Cs Please subscribe for more videos :) 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
Tidying up & Organising my Sewing Room and Fabric
April 2, 2019
A massive tidy up, sort-out and organising of my sewing room and all the fabric in it! *CLICK SHOW MORE* The links I mentioned: Organising my crafting stash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fEwIKF-Bi8&t=2s Desk tour and tidy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPbQ8JSEV3U Fabric haul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVvU9JVnYh8&t=8s Fabric stash tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hty_Ee8Em6k&list=PL6TW74gx8f2gSzvUyvKaOWHUz_mINxnww&index=7 Tidying up the sewing room 3 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unlvH01h1og&list=PL6TW74gx8f2iZOxdMvJOWgQxwWTg7-pH1&index=8&t=0s Sewing room tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCJJgMNPa4&list=PL6TW74gx8f2iyjpdRlEiIu8R9i5Ono0wG&index=17&t=0s Please subscribe for more videos :) 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 roller blind with a kit & recycling velvet curtains
March 22, 2019
I recycled a large velvet curtain to make a roller blind for our kitchen - I hope it's helpful if you're thinking of doing the same :) Please subscribe for more videos :) 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
A Photography trip to Dorset! *Vlog* + some sewing & gardening
March 15, 2019
A vlog of when the weather was nice! I upcycled a tunic to make a fairy frock coat; we visited Shaftesbury and Hovis Hill; Portland Bill and Lyme Regis. A mini review of Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker and some speed gardening! Please subscribe for more videos :) 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
Massive beautiful fabric haul
March 12, 2019
A big box full of beautiful embellished Indian fabrics ready for me to turn into new clothes! Please subscribe for more videos :) 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
Why don't I make my own clothes?
March 8, 2019
Just some ramblings answering some of your questions about why I don't make my own clothes or do my own alterations. Please subscribe for more videos :) 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