How to make your party memorable

We all love to party and have fun with our friends and family, but sometimes events can be bit of a chore. We eat the same foods, do the same things for entertainment and see the same faces. Eventually, it’ll just get boring and we’ll probably stop going to as many parties as we used to […]

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The Funny Bones family – our Halloween costumes

In my opinion it’s never too early to be talking about Christmas, bonfire night or Halloween, so when my brother asked me if I could sort out a costume for my niece and nephew for their first ever trick-or-treating session at the end of the month, I set to work. I found the best possible […]

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Back to school and more dressing up!

Now that the little ones are all back to school and the new term in is full swing (with mock exams going on this week – good luck teens!) I’ve been adding the official term dates to the calendar and have spotted another important date for your diaries – World Book Day on March 6 2014.  I […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Scary shoes

With Halloween only a couple of days away I’ve been getting carried away while looking for costume accessories and the result is this Tuesday Shoeday blog post about spooky shoes. Now these aren’t really the kind of shoes you’d want to wear all year round (or maybe they are, who am I to tell you otherwise?) […]

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DIY scary skeleton Halloween costume

It’s Halloween this week and as usual I don’t have any budget for a costume for all those parties I’ll be going to. But I’m not worried about that because I personally think that Halloween is about making-do and creating some crazy costume yourself that no one else will be wearing – the tattier the better in some […]

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Hen party series ~ the t-shirt you’ll wear again & again

Welcome back to my hen party series! Over the summer, blogger Claire from Lacey in Places  blog has been sharing her top tips for planning a hen party (read her first article here), including a downloadable budget spreadsheet and invitation templates (read this planning article here) to make it super-easy to keep track of the hens, […]

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Hen party series ~ Some more costume ideas for the hens

Welcome back to my hen party series! Over the summer, blogger Claire from Lacey in Places  blog has been sharing her top tips for planning a hen party (read her first article here), including a downloadable budget spreadsheet and invitation templates (read this planning article here) to make it super-easy to keep track of the hens, […]

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Party ideas ~ Photo Wall

Another feature of our anniversary party was the photo wall. We had a doorway that we needed to cover to stop guests going into the room, so we decided that we would cover it with a sheet of fabric and use it as a backdrop for a photo-booth style photo-wall. So I stitched a wide hem […]

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One of my absolute favourite things to make

Yes, I’ve been making tutus this week, as usual – but I was extra-excited when a custom order arrived for a fabulous rainbow ballet tutu because this really is one of my favourite tutus! I love using the bright colours and also enjoy the challenge of getting 2 full rainbows (front and back) to match up while […]

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V-Festival is tuning up as we speak! Festival fashion for fairies

The famous V-Festival is starting today and thousands of festival-goers have packed their best festival fashion looks for the weekend – which is forecast to be hot and sunny – great news for the audience, who can finally leave their wellies at home! But of course, fashionistas still need to be prepared with a few […]

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It’s festival season ~ Next up: Latitude Festival in Suffolk

Its less than two weeks to go until this year’s Latitude Festival, which is technically my ‘local’ festival, being held just up-the-road at Henham Park, near Southwold in Suffolk. I’ve been a Latitude festival fan since I first went in 2008 and it’s grown considerably over the years – probably due to its family-friendly-ness and its always being […]

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Little Children LOVE Fancy Dress!

                  I love seeing little kids in fancy dress and I love how these outfits have incorporated tutus – my favourite thing! There’s some great fancy dress ideas here: the easter bunny, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (how cute!) and a rock n roll 50s chick! I especially love how mini Audrey Hepburn […]

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Happy Easter Everyone!

It’s Easter weekend and for many of us that means time off, days out, munching on chocolate eggs, and in my case eating what is basically a second Christmas dinner! I’m also pleased to say that the special discounts we’re offering to celebrate our website relaunch will be available this weekend – TODAY and EASTER […]

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The wedding season is upon us – and you know what that means – HEN NIGHTS!!

Next month I’m going to my first wedding of 2012 and this sparks the beginning of the wedding season – traditionally from Easter, all throughout the summer, into autumn and over Christmas. Ok, when isn’t it wedding season?! Still, it’s got me thinking about one of the important traditions of modern weddings; the hen party! […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Pinup Couture

I am delighted to report that my special birthday shoes have finally arrived and I am head-over-heels (excuse the pun) about them! Here’s the exciting moment that I unwrapped them for the first time:     This has unleashed a whole new obsession for me: Pin-Up Couture. What a fabulous range by fancy dress favourite […]

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Getting ready for Mardi Gras!

Fantastic news to kick off the year: I have been asked again to create a Mardi Gras costume for one of my best customers. This year the theme is Easter/Spring so she chose a pink & white colour scheme and asked me to make a very frilly ballet tutu with lots of frothy layers. Of […]

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Famous Tutus – Even men love a tutu!

Its been yeeeeaaars since I last saw Ace Ventura Pet Detective and when I spotted it being re-run on a freeview channel I couldn’t believe my eyes – Jim Carey in a tutu?! I don’t remember that scene at all! But it is true and here’s the pictures to prove it:      And that’s […]

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University Freshers – some advice from a graduate!

If you’re packing for university this week here’s my words of wisdom (!) of moving away to uni – I reckon you’ll think “oh I wish I’d brought that with me” on more than one occasion but its true that space is tight in Halls – You usually only get a TINY wardrobe (smaller than […]

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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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Fancy festivals in 2011

Looking back photos of music festivals that my friends and I attended in the past couple of years, there has definitely been a noticable increase in the quantity of festival-goers who see fancy dress as a key part of their festival wardrobe. This year we are in fact choosing which festivals to attend based on […]

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Festival on the Sunshine Coast

    As the summer festival season approaches I’d like to share an article with you that I read last year. Kate Sampson of She magazine writes about her experience of festivals in the June 2010 issue, in particular Latitude festival in Suffolk, which I have attended a number of times; “Around us were children […]

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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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