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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!…
Studio vlog sorting out my craft stash for my sewing room. + Relaxing watercolour painting
September 5, 2021
I decided to bring all my craft supplies back into my sewing room, so I'm doing a lot of sorting out and organising this week, finding places to keep all my paper stash, glittery things, stamps and whatnot, and moving fabric around to make room for it all! In the midst of all that, I needed a little relaxing time, so I painted a calm watercolour landscape to try out my new paintbrushes and metallic paints. 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 - updating the shop + an oil pastel fairy drawing & 25 yrs married.
August 28, 2021
In the aftermath of the New Forest Fairy Festival, I'm looking ahead at keeping the Threads of a Fairytale website updated, and adding new fairytale clothing listings to the Etsy shop. I also use Pentel oil pastels to start a fairy drawing; and then the video ends with a walk down memory lane as this will be going out on our silver wedding anniversary! 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….
New Forest Fairy Festival 2021
August 23, 2021
It's the big event of the year for Threads of a Fairytale - the New Forest Fairy Festival! Go here www.ThreadsOfAFairytale.com if you went but didn't see my stall, or if you want to get your fairy outfit ready for next year! Everything is handmade by me, and one-of-a-kind. :) 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
Making a fairy outfit & a fairytale photo shoot in a castle.
August 12, 2021
Hi! In today's video I make a cream fairy outfit with two tops to choose from, and take them, along with 12 other outfits to Nunney for a fairytale photo shoot with my youngest daughter, Jude. We get some lovely photos in the woods, and at Nunney castle. I also carry on preparing for the New Forest Fairy Festival, and finish off the week with a trip to see family. 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
Camper van road trip in Wales. Visiting the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley. Van life.
August 9, 2021
Why go on holiday in a camper van? Hopefully this video will show you why we choose to go away exploring and traveling in our van. We see some stunning scenery in Wales, in the Brecon Beacons area, and then we come back to nearer the English border and go to Ross-on-Wye and Goodrich castle. 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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