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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styling winter white
How to dress more creatively (part 4) Styling winter white
January 28, 2020
I wasn’t sure whether to put this outfit into my ‘How to dress more creatively’ series, because even I wouldn’t recommend bare thighs in the minus temperatures! However apparently there’s a saying in America that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day (early September) and I want to dispel this myth! We had fun with the photos and I wanted to show you the gorgeous dress – the outfit could always work indoors!…
Making a fairytale mermaid wedding dress *Threads of a Fairytale* A sustainable luxury ball gown.
August 27, 2020
Sewing a beautiful blue mermaid wedding dress. Purchase this dress here: https://etsy.me/2EyVyGt or a similar dress made to order: https://etsy.me/2QqIkOR I hope you enjoy watching how I made this fairytale bohemian ball gown, wedding or special occasion dress. If you'd like to learn in more detail how to make a dress like this, please go here to be the first to hear about my courses: https://threadsofafairytale.com/courses/ 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 brand your creative business + exciting news!
August 25, 2020
In this vlog we celebrate Chris's birthday; I have some Threads of a Fairytale news; there's a small costume haul; my sister's family pop by; and we talk about how to brand a creative business - tips from Picture your brand with Jane Mucklow photography. Here are the links I mention: https://www.pictureyourbrand.co.uk/ https://janemucklowphotography.co.uk/ My new Threads of a Fairytale website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ The new Forest Fairy Festival: https://newforestfairyfestival.com/ Affiliate links for Fiona Humberstone's branding books: https://amzn.to/3jepQxq https://amzn.to/3leSkZz 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 trip to Cornwall! - How was it? Testing out our new van; sleeping in it for the 1st time
August 18, 2020
We take our new camper van for its first trip away! We explore Cornwall - Trelissick, Lanhydrock, Godrevy, Perranporth, Padstow, Bodmin moor, Polperro & Lansallos, and Parke in Devon. It was a test trip to check everything on the van conversion so far was working. 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
new year's eve party dress
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….
Camper van conversion - worktop, cupboards & preparing for our 1st trip away! Van build update.
August 11, 2020
In this week's camper conversion video we get everything ready for our first trip away. The main task was to finish the worktop, so we filled the cracks and knots in the wood with resin and did loads of sanding and put in the sink and tap. We also finished all the cupboards, and added blinds and bedding. This is on our Citroen Relay medium wheel base minibus van. 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 - building the kitchen and seating area and somewhere to put the loo!
August 4, 2020
Another update of our Citroen Relay medium wheel base camper van conversion. This time we build the seating, dining area and kitchen; find wood for the table and work surface, and make storage with drawers. 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
Bullet journalling for creative businesses, 6 month review, quarterly update & changes ahead.
July 29, 2020
In today's vlog I show how I've changed my bullet journal layouts and how I do my quarterly review for my business, Threads of a Fairytale and for planning this channel. Plus I go for a walk and chat about staying focussed and why we should be more open about our health. - I mention hypothyroidism, Vitamin B12 deficiency, ADHD and Auditory processing disorder. 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
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