Friday, 25 September 2009

Falling into Change

Well feel my last blog was a little bit down as I was still feeling the pain of the V Festival but never a fairy to keep her wings down for long I'm now back fluttering forward into autumn.

Things have been hectic as ever here at Fairy Finesse, we recently attended the Essex Country Show which is held at Barleylands Farm, Billericay, only about half an hour from here. This made it possible to travel up each day and come home which is always an easier option than camping.

I didn't have any great hopes for this event as I wasn't sure how much people spend at this type of family day out, so I was very pleased to find sales far outreached my expectations. I did a steady trade in tutus and fairy bits and pieces.

I am in the process of launching a new branch to my fairy tree, in the guise of 'Dotsy Daisy', a completely handmade boutique selling a range of totally scrumptious girly goodies. A few things inspired from my fairy creations including some new tutus but in the totally softest tulle ever, but a large part of the boutique will be fabulous and funky hair accessories. More to come on that later....

I also have a new job starting new week as a Community Arts Officer for Disability Essex. I'm very excited about getting started on this project.

Fairy Finesse will of course keep going, maybe with a few less parties for the time being but I will still be selling my fairy wares whenever and whereever possible.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

V Festival 2009

What a waste of time, money and energy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Not a good one this year, we were in an appalling trading position and hardly saw anyone all festival. It was hard to believe that just further down hill were thousands upon thousands of people.What more can I say, we did however manage to snap a couple of good photos.

Womad 2009

Sorry I'm so behind with this blog, no excuse really apart from the long school holidays, busy being a mum rather than a fairy!

This was our first year at Womad and we arrived on site a day later than we should of which had caused me a great deal of stress. However after a 5am start we arrived to sunny skies and a lovely pitch in the campsite area. I was slightly surprised at this as it hadn't been what I had expected, but it turned out to be a good space with plenty of people passing by all weekend.

The kids zone was massive and full of fun things to keep my little ones busy with Gina once again on hand to keep them happy. Saff was once again my reluctant fairy helper (how can you not want to be a fairy?) We did a steady trade in tutus and fairy goodies and enjoyed the good weather on Saturday. I managed to flatten my car battery running my cool box, so was unable to shut the electric windows meaning a spent too much time trying to cover it with a tarpaulin. In the end Dan had to come to the rescue with a battery charger, it wouldn't be a festival if something didn't go wrong.

Unfortunately by Sunday lunchtime the weather took a turn for the worst, with rain, rain and more rain! There was a fabulous parade round the festival site and it was a shame the rain had come but it didn't seem to dampen anyones spirits. Dan and the little ones went home Sunday evening leaving Saff and me to pack up ready for home Monday morning.

I really enjoyed this festival but it was incredibably tiring with long trading days and music blasting out right next to us all night long. It took me about a week to recover afterwards rather than the usual day or two.