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 patchwork cushion covers by upcycling fabric samples; camper van life preparations!
June 10, 2021
We're starting to get the camper van ready for our summer travels, so I upcycled upholstery fabric samples to make the cushion covers, using a vintage sewing machine. We also had a lovely day out with my parents visiting Lytes Cary Manor National Trust property. Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
How to stop procrastinating & get over the fear of starting a creative project.
June 6, 2021
Making a fairy tutu skirt; attempting to make a top; chatting about getting over the fear of starting a creative project & stopping procrastinating; a day-trip to Mottisfont National Trust house and gardens and at last being able to enjoy the Great British summer! Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Vintage & antique fabric haul + Derwent artist coloured pencil comparison & review
May 30, 2021
I have some gorgeous vintage and antique fabrics to show you; a quick review and comparison between Derwent artist, coloursoft & procolour coloured pencils; a countryside walk; I finish (well, almost) painting the living room, and I start sewing a tutu skirt. Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
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….
Organising my studio & sorting my fabric stash.
May 21, 2021
Organising, sorting and tidying my fabric stash in my sewing room. There's a segment about velvet curtains that probably goes on far too long! And a lovely family day out to The Vyne National Trust property. Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Studio vlog, making a silk maxi skirt, starting an art journal, work/life balance & desk tour.
May 14, 2021
This week I'm in the studio sewing a silk maxi skirt; starting an art journal and making a mixed media picture + new stuff on my desk! Join my Patreon for exclusive content!: https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden To see the words that I wrote for the art inspired by visiting Tyneham village and Worbarrow bay in Dorset, take a look at my blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/2021/05/18/poetry-for-ease-of-lockdown/ Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
Old farmhouse renovations - decorating the living room & making a patchwork skirt. * vlog *
May 7, 2021
Change of plans! Mini living room renovation - painting, new furniture etc. Making a patchwork skirt by upcycling scrap fabrics and a pair of trousers - sustainable clothing for Threads of a Fairytale. Subscribe for more videos and share with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and receive behind the scenes content and extra videos at www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Take a look for your fairytale clothing purchases here: www.threadsofafairytale.com and your handmade gifts here: etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: www.whenIgrowupblog.com e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com instagram.com/HelenHobden
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