Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Guilfest 2009

Well with a happy heart and a flutter in my wings I set off with Saff for Guilfest once more. This was my favourite festival last year so I was happy to be on my way. We arrived on site in plenty of time and after a quick lunch of cold pizza we were allocated our pitch.

Several hours later our stall was up and stock was out so we headed off into Guildford in search of food. Having located a Sainsburys we attempted to park in the multi-storey, and promptly got stuck. I had forgotten that I had my roof box on my car, all very embarrissing as we had to get out and take it off the roof and put it in the car in order to get back out!!! For followers of my blog you'll be aware this isn't the first daft incident that has occured with my roof box. I think I was so relieved to have left the trailer at the festival site (as I can't reverse with it) that I didn't even think of the box. Well now you know I'm a bit of daft fairy sometimes.

Friday dawned bright and dry and we did a steady trade in tutus. Dan, Jess and the kids arrived Friday evening and so did the rain. Luckily the site never got too muddy although the kids managed to find the few bits that were!

Saturday we cheated and dashed off to my mums for breakfast and showers and returned refreshed to turn everyone into fairies. Once again the tutus being the most popular item. The day was spent dodging the rain, putting the stock out the front of the stall and then just as quickly bringing it back in again. Sunday weather was much the same, warm but showery. Overall we had fun and are now back once again making more tutus for Womad our next festival.

Monday, 6 July 2009

The Fling

Saturday was spent at The Fling, a mini festival for adults held in the park in Chelmsford. Fairy Finesse were running willow wing making workshops and I was allocated a lovely teepee which I was able to decorate and turn into our fairy grotto.

Unfortunately my friend who was meant to be helping me had to pull out at last minute so I was a lonesome fairy who ended up being rushed off her feet (or should that be wings!!).

The workshops proved very popular and I had to limit numbers purely due to the space available inside the teepee. The wings made were all excellent and each pair totally unique which was lovely to see.

I am now a busy fairy once more making fairy finesse tutus for Guilfest this coming weekend.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

3 Foot People Festival

Well this one wasn't a fairy event just something I was asked to help with. This was the Enchanted Forest workshop I have been working on for the last few weeks.

Overall I think the workshop went well and seemed fairly popular. The trees resembled trees so that was a good start and they looked really nice once the children started decorating the recycled items to put on them. We also made butterflies with the children out of coffee filters and pipe cleaners. I worked yesterday at the event but spent today there with my youngest just enjoying the main different activities available.

We made a fairy crown with the Fairyland Trust, we made necklaces and bracelets, a wonderful fish out of willow and of course butterflies. The sun shone and the park looked wonderful with all the different coloured tents and flags.

I am now busy preparing for the weekends event, The Fling. This is a mini festival for over 18's held at the same venue as the 3 Foot People event. This time I will be representing Fairy Finesse with a willow fairy wing workshop. I currently have my willow soaking in the kids paddling pool!