My Little Bicycle

I’ve just been given a new bike! Well, I say new, but what I mean is, new to me –  it’s actually a very old bicycle that’s been passed through the family, from my husband’s aunt, to my mother-in-law and now to me. It’s such a tiny little bike, but I think it’s so cute and definitely […]

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I made this all by myself – Chicken Teacosy for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (18th March to be exact) and I thought I would share with you a little sewing project that I’ve done, and hope it might inspire you to make something for your own mum too! This chicken tea-cosy was made from brown print fabric, gingham and a pillowcase for the. lining. I […]

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My lovely sewing machine is in need of some TLC – can you help?

I love my old Seamstress Sew-Tric sewing machine; it’s the prettiest sewing machine I’ve ever seen, it has beautiful ornate panels and it looks like an ancient hand-powered machine but it is in fact electric-powered – all the style but none of the effort! It’s dreamy and I knew I needed it in my life when I first saw […]

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Christmas eve & the big day – What are your traditions?

Over the years, families develop their own Christmas traditions and this year I’ll be upholding our family tradition of new pyjamas on Christmas eve and my own personal tradition of eating a Cadbury’s Crunchie whilst opening my Christmas stocking! When I was young Santa used to visit us on Christmas eve (on his sleigh/trailer) in our village […]

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Rocking around the Christmas tree…

I wanted to share with you my lovely little Christmas Tree. This is the first year I’ve ever had a ‘theme’ for my Christmas decorations – usually it’s dripping with baubles and tinsel of all colours – but this year, due to the need for a smaller tree in my little flat and therefore not […]

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Andy Greenacre’s new exhibition: “I remember when…”

Andy Greenacre’s new exhibition begins tomorrow at Ipswich Art School gallery. The exhibition is a collection of photographic work based on distorted images of memory and will be shown in the first floor workshop space “The Common Room” this weekend from Friday 9th – Saturday 10th December from 10am – 4pm both days. Additionally, the […]

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My 2010 Christmas Tree

I don’t think I can beat last year’s Christmas tree decorations but I wanted to share this photo of my tree with you to show off just how pretty it was with a rainbow spiral of baubles & garlands!   

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My Favourite Photos – “Wonder”

This photo of the House in the Clouds in Thorpeness sums up this week’s WordPress photo challenge theme of “wonder”. The house was designed for Mrs Malcolm Mason, a close friend of the village owner’s. He later called her his “lady of the stairs and starlight”. She was a writer of children’s books, which probably explains the […]

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My Favourite Photos – Sunset in Suffolk

I love this photo of a beautiful Suffolk sunset, which was taken in Stonham Aspal in 2005 by Andy Greenacre. I especially love the silhouette created. This is my contribution to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – this week’s theme is Sunset.

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Cassiefairy article published in Creative Crafting Magazine

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked by Creative Crafting Magazine to contribute an article on online promotion techniques following the masterclass I hosted on Creative Connections in honour of the network’s 2 birthday celebrations. I’m extremely excited to be able to bring you a sneak peek at the article and the full magazine will […]

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I made this all by myself – Nautical outdoor floor cushion!

This sewing project was outside my normal day-to-day-stitching-of-tutus activities, so I was happy to have the chance to turn my hand to something different. My sister wanted an outdoor floor cushion making to coordinate with her nautical-themed VW campervan interior so she brought her oilcloth fabric & cushion pad round to my ‘workshop’ and we […]

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Review: Tim Minchin’s Comedy Prom at Snape Maltings

On Tuesday 30th August I was fortunate enough to see comedy rock star Tim Minchin‘s performance at Snape Maltings Concert Hall as part of their August prom celebrations. I say ‘fortunate’ for two reasons; firstly because the performance was amazing and will go down in history at Snape; and secondly because, as is the case with the […]

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I loved our Creative Crafting chat – maybe we could do it again?

I am pleased to report that my chat session on the Creative Connections network on Tuesday 19th Aug went swimmingly! Loads of crafty individuals gathered together on the network and in their chatroom to join the birthday celebrations of Creative Connections – the social network linked to Creative Crafting magazine. Here’s the link to the […]

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One of my favourite photos – A fairy woodland

I love this photo by Claire Lacey – I’d simply love to go for a sunny evening stroll down that path! It looks like a great location for a fairy photoshoot – and you can just imagine real fairies peeking out from around the trunks of the trees and skipping down this tree-lined track. Beautiful […]

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Famous Tutus – Paris Hilton

One of the famous people that you would just expect to see wearing a tutu, Paris Hilton rarely disappoints in the fairy-fancy-dress department! I’ve searched for photographic evidence and really its not been that hard to find – here’s just a few of my favourite photos of the big P in her tutus:      […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Pitter Patter of Posh Paws

As Victoria Beckham has recently given birth to her long-awaited daughter Harper Seven (we won’t even mention the name) I thought it would be fun to investigate the world of glamorous childrens’ shoes! Especially as news reports have indicated that Posh’s little baby will be sporting tiny knitted Louboutins complete with red sole, it seems […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Its all about the “shoez”…

Due to my recent return from the Volkswagen enthusiast’s fetival Dubs at the Hall, today’s Tuesday Shoesday should naturally focus on the “shoes” of all the VW vehicles I saw this weekend – that’s right girls – the wheelz, da rimz, de slammin’ alloyz – that my husband and brother went on about all weekend!! […]

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Pieday Friday Recipe – Coffee & walnut cupcakes!

I had fun making some treats for my family last night and wanted to share my achievement with you all.          Mum had been hinting about wanting a coffee and walnut cake for a while, but she couldn’t buy a whole one to eat by herself and I’d previously made a batch for […]

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Fairies have to camp somewhere…

Today I visited Alive and V-Dubbin Volkswagen festival at the Mid-Suffolk Showground and after browsing the gorgeous shops, munching on some yummy fish & chips and watching a few awesome unsigned bands, I visited the Show & Shine event and could not believe my luck when I spotted a true fairymobile – a VW campervan […]

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Family lifestyle photographer at the Fairy Fair…

I’ve just found out that one of my professional acquaintances ;o) is going to be exhibiting at the Fairy Fair this weekend too! The talented (not to mention lovely) photographer Katherine Ashdown is having a stall at the Fairyland Trust’s fundraiser to bring her family, lifestyle and wedding photography to all the fairy fans in […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Posh heels

As Victoria Beckham once again comes under fire for wearing high heels during her pregnancy (pretty much the same story that ran during each of her previous pregnancies…) I’ve turned my attention to her gorgeous designer shoe collection and specifically the shoes that she wore to the Royal Wedding.     Victoria finally lived up […]

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More inspiring words on self-employment

One of my lovely wedding blogging friends recently spoke about the challenges and rewards of being self-employed (although it seems that the challenges often appear to outway the rewards at times!) You can sometimes feel like you’re the only one out there working from sunrise til sunset, but in reality there’s a world of brave entrepreneurs […]

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Ballerina Fashion at the Costume Designers Gala

One of my lovely fairy friends pointed me in the direction of this image of model Miranda Kerr at the Costume Designers MET Gala event last week: The 28-year-old Victoria’s secret model channeled her inner ballerina as she wore a stunning white strapless tulle and lace Marchesa gown and Nicholas Kirkwood ivory lacy platform heels. […]

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Latitude festival on the Sunshine Coast

I would really like to recommend this festival to all music, comedy and literature lovers and I have had the best times of my life at Latitude festival over the past few years! This years line up is excellent, featuring the likes of Paolo Nutini, Suede, The National, Paloma Faith and KT Tunstall in the […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Regal Lace

I know everyone was holding their breath to see THE wedding dress of the year on Friday 29th April  – I was certainly very excited when I caught that first glimpse of Kate Middleton getting into the car to whisk her off to marry her Prince! However, there was something else that I was eager to see – […]

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That’s what Bank Holidays are for:

I spent a lovely sunny bank-holiday monday morning at a carboot sale, where I purchased a men’s blue t-shirt for 30p – I had a craft project in mind and needed some fabric before I could carry on with my plan to make a patriotic noticeboard. A few bits of ribbon and a lot of […]

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I heart summer festivals – its all about the Fairy Fair!

I am so excited to be involved with the Fairyland Trust’s fairy fair this year. This year’s fundraising Fairy Fair (29th and 30th May) looks set to be the biggest and best ever. Set in the beautiful grounds of Holt Hall, Norfolk, this magical family day out is not to be missed. First the very […]

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