Happy New Year!

Hi folks! I just thought I’d quickly pop by to say Happy New Year, and I hope you had the best Christmas and festive season possible. At this crappy time in lockdown and so many people negatively affected by the pandemic, I hope you don’t mind if I just continue on and pretend it’s not happening. It isn’t that I don’t have empathy; it’s more that I want this to be a place of escapism. Living in a fairytale world is partly about keeping the magic and the positivity alive, so that’s what I’m going to try and do. I’m going to try and cheer you up with dreaming of the beautiful places we can visit when this is all over, and the fun we’re going to have dressing up for the smallest of occasions. Let’s shine bright for each other 🙂

Blessings to all.

Helen

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Why the New Forest Fairy Festival was cancelled

I’m always intrigued about behind the scenes of anything I don’t know about. It’s so easy to think we know what’s going on, or to makeNew Forest Fairy Festival assumptions over what we’re not being told; or just guess at what it’s like to do something we don’t do ourselves. We can go about our life and meet people along the way, and I always want to know what is really going on with what they do…

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The 2020 New Forest Fairy Festival is cancelled

I’m absolutely devastated to tell you that the 2020 New Forest Fairy festival has been cancelled. Exhibitors have just been informed, and I expect the organisers are busy letting all the ticket holders know today. This is such a blow for everyone, and I’m so upset about it. I’m so sorry if you thought you were coming – it would have been a great weekend – even the weather forecast was good!

The New Forest Fairy festival is the biggest thing for Threads of a Fairytale every year, and I’ve been preparing for it for weeks. After half the festival was cancelled last year due to a storm, this will come as a big dent in everyone’s income for the second year in a row. If your income hasn’t been affected by the Coronavirus, and you usually make a purchase at the New Forest Fairy Festival; please seek out those exhibitors and see if you can buy from them online – it would mean an awful lot.

(I’m also a bit angry at the powers that be who made this decision. The organisers of the festival have worked hard to make this event as safe as is possibly could be and complying with all the social distancing rules and government regulations. All the stallholders have had strict instructions about what our responsibilities were; and I’ve been fighting with our printer for two days to get it to print out all the safety signs I needed!)

Oh well. *Big sigh* Roll on 2021. And the sun had better shine!

What to wear to the New Forest Fairy Festival

New Forest Fairy Festival clothes stallAre you going to the New Forest Fairy Festival this year? If you haven’t been before and aren’t sure about what to wear, then this is the guide for you! If you’re a regular at Burley Park and already have an idea what it’s all about, then I have some outfit inspiration for you…

 

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New Forest Fairy Festival 2020 update

After this week’s announcements from Boris, you may be wondering if the New Forest Fairy Festival will be going ahead in 2020…

The good news is that it is! As long as he doesn’t change his mind about anything in the next two weeks, then yes, the fairy festival is on! Holly, the organiser of the New Forest Fairy Festival has made a video explaining all the measures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.

And if you’re wondering where she bought that pretty mermaid dress, it was made by Threads of a Fairytale – in other words, yours truly!

Holly and her team have been working with all the relevent authorities to make sure the festival, as a licensed outdoor event, is covid-19 secure. Please buy your tickets online now as they won’t be available on the gate, and with smaller numbers allowed this year, I’m worried they will sell out very soon. Also note that the workshops will need to be booked beforehand as well, but there will be plenty to see and do otherwise.

Please do come and say Hello at my fairytale clothing stall, I’ll be about in the middle on the right as you go in the entrance at Burley Park!

Making a pink floral fairy dress

Many of you ask how I make my fairytale clothing, and I do my best to explain! It’s difficult because there’s a different process for every dress. Due to working with reclaimed fabrics, there are always patterns, embellishments and types of fabric that I use to its best advantage to make each garment unique and beautiful.

Pink fairy wedding dress

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