Fairytale photo shoot!

Yesterday my daughter, Rain and I drove to a beautiful stately home and garden to take photos of some of my latest handmade fairytale clothing. Here’s a little sneak peak!

silk fairy clothing

We were a little rushed as they locked the car park gate at 5pm, but we wanted to have the softer light of late afternoon. So we had eleven outfits altogether to fit into a very short amount of time! I’ve had a quick look and I’m really happy with the results.

And over the next few weeks I’ll be adding the items to the Threads of a Fairytale shop so look out for all the new whimsical and romantic clothing coming your way!

Merry Midsummer Solstice!

At this time of year you’re much more likely to spot a fairy, so here are three tips to help you see one:

1. Take a stroll in nature – especially by trees or wild flowers if you can.

2. Pay attention to what you don’t normally notice.

3. Dress yourself like a fairy so they’ll think you’re one of them and openly show themselves!

Ps. If you need any help with number 3, just take a look for fairy clothing in the Threads of a Fairytale shop!

I’ve launched a Patreon Page

After much dithering, I’ve decided to start a Patreon page. If you haven’t heard of Patreon before, it’s a place where you can go to support your favourite creatives. I’m starting with two options – for £3 a month you can have access to my Patreon feed with behind-the-scenes photos and news of what’s going on for the business, and more personal happenings, along with sewing and other craft and writing tips. You also get to watch my YouTube videos a day early. For £5 a month you get all that, plus two pieces of exclusive content – at least one will be a sewing process video, and the other will most likely be a video as well, but maybe art related, or perhaps a short story. You’ll also get a 10% off code for the Threads of a Fairytale shop, and my Etsy gift shop, by Helen Hobden.

If that sounds like something you might be interested in, please head on over to my Patreon page. Thank you!

I’m back on YouTube!

Hi! Just letting you know that after a five month break, I’m now back in the swing of things and posting videos on YouTube again! They’re in a slightly different format to before – from now on, instead of stand-alone videos, these are all going to be weekly vlogs. They’re mostly based in my home-studio, so if you’d like to catch sneak peaks of what is to come in the Threads of a Fairytale shop, you can see snippets of me making the clothing, or photographing it ready for the shop. So if you’re interested in the behind-the-scenes of this little business, or just want a little nosey at my messy house, please go on over to my YouTube channel!

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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