Hen party series ~ Dressing up the bride

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been running a series of articles on hen parties – and today is actually the hen party of one of my fab fairy-friends! Obviously, I’ve made her a bridal tutu for her big night out, which I’m sharing with you below and I’m also discussing the tradition of dressing up the […]

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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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Fashion Trendspotting – Sundae girl for spring

I was reading this month’s Cosmo and really enjoyed their Spring fashion pages including a story called “Sundae Girl” – ice cream colours and soft, flowing fabrics. It included some gorgeous looks for Spring and clothing that can be worn well into summer too. Here I’ve snapped some of my favourite looks from this shoot and […]

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Burlesque dance class – update

As I mentioned last week, I was off to try out a taster session of a Burlesque dance class at the weekend, and I promised to let you know how I got on… Well, it certainly didn’t disappoint! I dragged one of my girlfriends along with me for support and I’m pleased to say we had […]

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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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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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Faeries and Enchantment Magazine – Part 2

Following on from part one of my blog post – here is the actual article written by Sharon Williams that appeared FAE magazine, along with images of the photoshoot of the fairy garden party which took place in the Ventnor Botanical Gardens: Judging by the photos, it certainly looks like they all had a lovely time on […]

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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 – 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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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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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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Tuesday Shoesday – Burlesque sparkle

Over the weekend I watched Burlesque for the first time on DVD and I absolutely loved it – and what caught my eye the most? of course, the shoes! The gorgeous Christina Aguilera is woo’d by a fella who sent her a pair Louboutins after she admired them on a party-goer the night before. Pretty smooth, […]

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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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Carrie on Tutu-ing

 Over the coming weeks I will be looking at celebrities who love their tutus as much as I do and where better to start that with possibly THE most famous tutu of all – Carrie’s tutu from the title sequence of Sex and The City. The show launched in 1998 and the outrageous whimsical fashions […]

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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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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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My favourite charity: The Fairyland Trust!

The Fairyland Trust is a charity that I am very fond of. It is based in East Anglia (where I grew up ) and I have actually made a few life choices based on this organisation: 6 years ago I saw a local news report on the Fairyland Trust and a fairy event they were organising for […]

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Faeries & Enchantment Magazine

Fae Magazine Issue 14

I have recently meet a lovely fairy who writes for Faeries and Enchantment FAE Magazine and hopefully I will be getting the chance to have some of my fairy tutus featured in a photoshoot for a summer edition of the magazine! I am so excited about this! Things like this don’t usually happen to fairies […]

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