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Check it out – Cassiefairy’s fluffy tutu stall at the Fairy Fair!

I wanted to share these pics of my fairy stall with my lovely fairy followers. This was my stall for the Fairy Fair at Holt Hall in Norfolk, a fundraising event for the conservation charity the Fairyland Trust. I am so grateful to my wonderful husband Fairy Andy for putting the whole thing together for me – including cutting out 10 wooden mannequins to display my tutus on! (Trademark! lol)


I had loads of fun setting up my stall and fluffing up all my tutus, but the excitement really kicked in when I sold my first tutu of the festival to one of the first little girls to arrive – and she looked absolutely smashing and put a massive smile on my face, which stayed there all weekend!




Loads of love to Andy Fairy and Fairy Meg who helped me day and night without complaint and in return for only a couple of handmade sausage rolls and brownies bought from the other Fairyland stall holders including!

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Cassiefairy visited the Fairy Fair… and had a magical time!

I have just returned from the 10th Annual Fairy Fair hosted by the Fairyland Trust and I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a festival more! The sun shone through the fresh breezy wind, and the flowers and trees seemed to bloom before my very eyes. I am sure that the fairy dust sprinkled over the gorgeous site at Holt Hall must have affected me – I can’t help but see the entire weekend as being washed with a hazy rosy glow and enchanting fun!

Just seeing so many children running around the grounds with their fairy wings fluttering and with the freedom to expore the wildlife safely brought a smile to my face, and that’s before noticing all the wonderful eco-activities, crazy entertainment, jazzy music and magical storytelling that was going on everywhere I looked!

 Luckily my Cassiefairy tutu stall was fairly central on the site, so I got to see the Maypole dancing and I particularly enjoyed the storytellers enchanting their young audience with stories beneath the old oak tree – I was laughing along with the children all day!

I met lots of fantastic fairies, scary pirates, naughty pixies and many, many parents! It was wonderful to meet new fairy friends and to spread a little Cassiefairy love! I was also running a prize draw to win a Cassiefairy Fairy Gift Box – including a custom-made Tutu, matching fairy wings, magic wand and bottle of fairy dust. The competition winner will be drawn soon, so watch out for an email from!

On the main lawn at Holt Hall, the Ugly Bug Band played tuba, banjo, drums and saxophone on STILTS and entertained the parents with renditions of the Beatles and Queen classics and got the kids up dancing to country versions of Lady Gaga, Take That and following the bugs’ dance moves to Blame it on the Boogie. 


The walk-about entertainment was first-class too – floating giant angels posed for photographs with youngsters, stilt-walking ballet fairies danced around “on-point” and crazy shopping-trolley riding grannies raced up the main drive before rapping along to Ice Ice Baby that blared out of their boomboxes! This was officially one of the most hilarious things I have seen in years and by the look of the audience, the rest of the parents were equally delighted with this unconventional entertainment:



This was just a selection of my favourite images from my time at the Fair – hopefully these will sum up just how magical the entire weekend was for me and I hope that everyone who visited the Fairyland Trust Fairy Fair enjoyed their day out as much as I did! For more photos of the Fair please visit my Cassiefairy facebook page

Other related blog posts:

Fairyland… Here I come!

We’re all going on a Fairy hunt

My favourite charity: The Fairyland Trust

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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 Norfolk and Suffolk! Check out her website and fun photography blog here:

Image from Rock The Frock photoshoot by Katherine Ashdown

I’m very excited to see some more of her fantastic pictures, and her too if she can make it to the fair one day! x

The Fairyland Trust’s annual fundraising Fairy Fair is on over the bank holiday weekend – for more information and to buy tickets visit

download the Fairy Fair 2011 poster

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What a busy bee (or fairy) I am…

Check it out! Despite my reluctance to work non-stop for the past 10 days, I am pleased to say that I am finally getting close to being ready for the Fairy Fair = Tutus aplenty:

Not looking forward to the prospect of continuing to work non-stop for the next 10 days, but this ‘work’ is the fun part – going to the fair and seeing all the little fairies running around enjoying themselves!

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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. Its a very striking look and is exactly what I would choose to wear if I was attending a costume designers event!

This tutu dress has influenced my own designs for a sparkly white tutu that I will be taking to the Fairy Fair at the end of the month:


We’re all going on a fairy hunt!

I am excited to be able to officially confirm my appearance at the Fairy Fair this year! The Fairy conservation event is hosted by the Fairyland Trust at Holt Hall in Norfolk on the bank holiday weekend at the end of May 2011.

It’s ideal for families with lots of fun educational activities and workshops for the little ones and a beer tent and bands for the parents! = New acts, nature and magical workshops, crafts, refreshments, games, music, walkabout entertainment, woodland trails, Trolls, Fairy Queen, Pirates and more.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s 10th Anniversary fundraising Fairy Fair (29th and 30th May). Entry is by ticket only in advance and spaces are very limited – bookable online at


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