I just remembered that I have some video footage of the day we did the photo shoot I talked about in my recent blog post. So I’ve put together a little mini video of us photographing sheer maxi dresses, and I’ve posted it on Instagram.
People thought I was mad!
Find out why in my new blog post telling a story of how we took the photographs for two sheer maxi dresses…
Are you one of the six percent of future brides who got engaged on Valentine’s Day? That’s about 15,000 couples in the UK alone! If you would like a fairytale wedding dress, take a look at my custom and made-to-order dresses page to see what I could make for you. Or see the Special Occasions section for some ready-to-wear wedding dress ideas.
Hi! Hope you’re doing as well as you possibly can be! Have you watched Bridgerton during this lockdown? I’ve written a blog post chatting about what I think of the Bridgerton costumes, and have some ideas for you from Threads of a Fairytale if you like the style.
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.
If you would like to see behind the scenes in my studio of me making a red bohemian smock dress, please follow the link to take you to my YouTube channel as I made a video as I went along. This dress turned out to be more challenging to sew than I expected!
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!
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!
Is the New Forest Fairy Festival on this year? – you may be wondering. Yes it is! But it isn’t this weekend as was previously planned; it has been postponed to the 26th and 27th of September 2020. As usual it is in Burley Park, Burley, New Forest, Hampshire.
The other main thing you need to know is that you must pre-book your tickets. To keep in line with government rules, the number of people needs to be controlled and details taken for track and trace, so there are no ticket sales at the door. You also need to pre-book your workshops, which is a good idea to guarantee space for you anyway.
I’ve been taking my Threads of a Fairytale stall to the festival since its very first one, so I’m so pleased Holly, the organiser has been able to make it happen and now, after everything being up in the air about it for a while, I’m starting to get excited again! Please follow the link to purchase tickets for the New Forest Fairy Festival.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already noticed anyway, but never mind, I can’t not announce the new Threads of a Fairytale website on the news section can I?! So here it is! My husband, Chris and I have spent many months working on the updated redesign of the website, and I’m so proud of it. The most important change is that I now have a shop section here, rather than needing to send you over to Etsy to make your fairytale clothing purchases. This is so exciting!
And just to let you know, I’ve been through the new shop, making loads of reductions to celebrate! So now is the perfect time to get browsing and grab yourself a fairy bargain. Have fun!