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One of my favourite photos – A fairy woodland

I love this photo by Claire Lacey – I’d simply love to go for a sunny evening stroll down that path!

It looks like a great location for a fairy photoshoot – and you can just imagine real fairies peeking out from around the trunks of the trees and skipping down this tree-lined track.

Beautiful lighting, deep earthy tones and a feeling of warmth – what’s not to like?!


Faeries & Enchantment Magazine – part 1

Earlier this year I was approached by features writer for Faeries & Enchantment Magazine, Sharon Williams, who was looking for contributors for a feature she was developing. She had found the Cassiefairy page on Facebook and got chatting to me, and I was absolutely delighted when she asked if I would be willing to supply some of my handmade fairy tutus for their Garden Fairies feature!

“Of course”, I said, and whipped out my sewing machine there and then to start making tutus especially for the photoshoot. Sharon had given me an idea of the colours she would like the fairies to be wearing, and we tried to co-ordinate the tutus with the fairy wings by Silly Little Pixie that were also being photographed.

Here’s a selection of the tutus that were used on the photoshoot:





The photoshoot took place in the Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight and the fairies had a tea party before skipping around the grounds!

I’ll share images of the finished article from the Summer edition of the magazine (which you can buy through FAE website) in part 2 of this blog post – coming soon!


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


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 children – this made me want to join the organisation, to become an event manager and influenced my decision to move to Lancashire to study Event Management. A bit of a radical decision-making process, I know!


The Fairyland Trust is a conservation charity, encouraging conservation through discovering nature’s magic; “The Fairyland Trust aims to engage children, families and others in conservation, by appreciating the magic of nature. It uses myths, legends, folklore and magical traditions to introduce ecology and natural history. It works to encourage the exploration and discovery of wildlife and natural places and things through enjoyment and by stimulating the imagination.”


Shh! Sneeky Peek: I am excited to say that I may be getting the chance to participate in the fairy fair this year! More details will be announced soon!  x


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