Unique Halloween costume ideas

Halloween costumes in America can be about anything you like – it doesn’t have to be ghostly, witchy or zombie-y! And this trend is naturally starting toblack dress and cloak come over to the UK as well. So if you’re looking for a sustainable handmade costume, please take a look at the Threads of a Fairytale shop as there’ll be loads of outfits to choose from. However, if you prefer to go down the traditional route and are looking for something with a scary edge, then I’ve picked out a few ideas for you….

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How I make the fairytale clothing

I began my YouTube channel about five years ago with the purpose of sharing everything behind-the-scenes of running my small handmade clothing business, Threads of a Fairytale. Over the years I have shared everything from how I make the clothing, to how I organise my sewing studio, to our trips out for the photoshoots for the shop and Instagram. And along with that I’ve shared my personal life too….

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We have a roadmap out of lockdown. What are you wearing?

So we’re into March now, and at last there are signs of this third lockdown being over in the coming months, but I have a feeling working from home will still be the norm for many people for the first half of 2021 at least. Are you still enjoying wearing pyjamas all day? Or lounge pants and a nice-ish top suitable for zoom? I don’t want you to miss this opportunity…

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Behind the scenes: Photographing sheer maxi dresses in snow and ice!

see through maxi dressI’ve been prancing around and feeling silly for photographs for Threads of a Fairytale for several years now, but this particular photoshoot sticks in my mind. I wonder if you’ve ever been to New England in winter? Or does where you live always mean it snows every year and the lakes freeze over enough to play games of ice hockey? I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to Connecticut and New York state a couple of times in January and February and managed to squeeze a couple of the goddess dresses in my suitcase to photograph whilst there…

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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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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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