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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A story about visiting East Rock Park, New Haven, CT; + a new year’s eve party dress
December 27, 2019
It was Saturday afternoon in October and the weather had turned unexpectedly warm. Local families had decided to make the most of it, the car-parking areas at East Rock Park were crowded. The little picnic area below the look-out point had people playing frisbee and surprisingly, British football. Couples and groups took in turns to take their photos by the wall where the landscape fell sharply down to a wide vista of New Haven….
Making a red bohemian wedding dress
January 29, 2020
See the made-to-order Etsy listing here: https://etsy.me/2t79K43 A video of how I made a red wedding gown or boho special occasion dress. Find out about courses here: https://bit.ly/2OaIh8T 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
Choosing a word of the year, 2020
January 21, 2020
The blog post about how to choose your word of the year is here: https://whenigrowupblog.com/2020/01/21/word-of-the-year-2020/ with more about how and why I chose mine, and how it helped previous years. 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
December vlog - Glastonbury Somerset carnival, Bath Christmas market, and a family Christmas
January 14, 2020
A catch-up; some clips of the magnificent Glastonbury carnival, meeting up with Claire Inspiros - subscribe here: https://bit.ly/2NsX5j4 -Bath Christmas market, and a wonderful family Christmas! 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
how to dress more creatively
How to dress more creatively (Part 1) A quirky hem
November 25, 2019
I don’t consider myself a fountain of knowledge or an expert in any field, however, people occasionally come to me for fashion advice, in real life as well as online. And they say things along the lines of wanting to know how to dress a bit more adventurously. I’ve even had a request from a couple of people in a marketing facebook group I’m in, to write a mini ebook on the subject! I may well do that, but for now, I thought I’d start a series where I point out some of the details I like in garments that are just a bit different from your usual standard clothing…
Hunting for ruins in the Catskills, New York
January 7, 2020
Back at Halloween, we went exploring the Catskills mountains in New York state, looking for ruined buildings! Please click READ MORE ! 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
2019 Bullet journal flick-through & 2020 planning & organising
January 2, 2020
Happy new year! Here's a look at last year's bullet journals and what I've changed for 2020. Bullet journalling for blogging and business and getting sorted and organised. 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
Merry Christmas; Season's Greetings, and thank you!
December 24, 2019
Just a little video to say Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and thank you! Have a wonderful time of the year! 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