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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Why you should try gratitude journalling
February 14, 2022
Have you heard of the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon? Or perhaps you’ve heard it called ‘Frequency bias’? Have you ever looked around for your new car; chosen a make and model you’re interested in, and then all of a sudden you see it everywhere? It’s the car in front of you in the traffic jam, and then you walk past two more as you walk across the car park to the Tescos entrance. It seems like the universe knows you want that car, and decides to show it to you ALL the time…
frozen lake
A slow January
January 31, 2022
I just made it to the New Year, and then I got very ill indeed. It was nothing more serious than a fluey cold, but oh my god, I don’t remember the last time I felt that ill! I had hot flushes and chills (they were multiplying) and couldn’t breath lying down, so three nights of trying to sleep upright in the settee downstairs left me extra tired too. Anyway, the upshot is, even if I’d wanted to run into 2022 full steam ahead, I simply couldn’t. I was kind-of forced into a slow January…
Mini art supplies haul ~ Visiting Haynes Motor Museum ~ Landscape drawing with Derwent XL graphite
September 27, 2022
I have a little art supplies haul - unboxing Derwent XL Graphite Blocks; Mungyo Nostalgia pastel watercolour paint pan set, and a Liquitex metallic acrylic paint set. We visit Haynes Motor Museum for Jude's birthday! And I try out and review the Derwent XL water soluble graphite blocks by drawing a landscape of Fistral, Newquay, Cornwall. I also ask what sort of videos you'd like to see from me? Do you like general vlogs? Vlogs with creative content within them, or videos that are only of a creative project? Thanks for your input. :) As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden If you would like to contribute to my harddrive fund, it would be gratefully appreciated. :) https://paypal.me/Oshun Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
Making a custom dress ~ Sewing a pink fairy gown ~ Buying a tailor's dummy mannequin
September 20, 2022
A new studio vlog - a sewing video of making a custom order of a pink fairy ball gown for a wedding guest dress. I chat about the process of buying a made-to-order handmade dress; and offer advice if you're thinking of buying a mannequin / tailor's dummy for your sewing. I review the Lady Valet adjustable tailor's mannequin, and I also unbox some art paper. If you're interested in ordering a custom, made to measure dress for me to make for you for a special occasion, please look here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/collections/all/custom-and-made-to-order/ As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden If you would like to contribute to my harddrive fund, it would be gratefully appreciated. :) https://paypal.me/Oshun Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
Life and loss ~ A personal update.
September 13, 2022
It is the end of summer. Here's a catch-up video with some of the things that have been going on in my life. As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) In this video I talk about my wonderful Aunt who recently passed away and will be tremendously missed by our family and her friends and community. The rain comes after a long dry summer; I harvest fruit from our garden; celebrate our cat's eighteenth birthday, and show you our village fair and my art, craft and photography entries. Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
A-level Art project sketch book flip through ~ Odilon Redon ~ Garage find!
September 6, 2022
I found my A-level Art project in the garage! Here's a sketchbook flip-through of my study of artist Odilon Redon. I chat about art education, and what if I'd started to take art more seriously back then? I have a photo of a big portrait painting inspired by Klimpt, and I had my modern art piece to show you because more recently I painted on the back of it! It was interesting having a look through the sketch book at the skill level I had back then; but also all of the memories it brought back! As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
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