Sharing some beautiful new additions to the gallery. It’s always an honour when people incorporate Woodland Wild products into their creative endeavours. These two photoshoots were sent to me recently from two very lovely friends and customers.
The festive period is fast approaching and so are the last posting dates if you want items to arrive in time for Christmas. These are recommended dates from Royal Mail. In my experience postage times can vary quite a lot from their official times, particularly during the Christmas rush, so I’d recommend getting your order in as soon as possible.
Wednesday 18 December: 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Friday 20 December: 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Wednesday 4 December: Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 5 December: Australia
Friday 6 December: Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 9 December: Cyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 10 December: Canada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 13 December: USA
Saturday 14 December: Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)
The Woodland Wild etsy shop will remain open throughout Christmas and New Year but I won’t be posting orders between Saturday 21st December and Thursday 2nd January.
I found the time to finish off some personal knitting that I started back in March. March! I can’t complain, I’ve been doing fun stuff like making things for sale, but it is nice to take something off the needles that is just for me. While I love colour I usually stick with shades of green and brown, with the odd bit of burnt orange if I’m feeling adventurous, but I’m coming around to Red in a big way. This deep berry red is particularly nice! (Of course I’ve always been a bit obsessed with red polkadotty things too…)
This tunic is a rather lovely berry red with orange of brown stripes. I’ve been wearing it pretty much non-stop sine I finished it – I’ve not even had a chance to block it yet. But I thought I’d better get some photos quickly while the sun is still shining and the cat hasn’t snagged the tunic (too much).
My hat isn’t new, but it is possibly my most favourite thing I’ve ever made. I live in it over winter. It’s the Robin Hood designed by Grace Akhrem, and it is marvellous!
Imagine a blend of mediaeval songs and dance tunes with new-world psychedelia, rock and dance… songs in Occitan, Old English and Latin with a combination of ancient and modern instruments, that will first uplift you, then get you down onto the dance floor…
Serpentyne are a splendid Mediaeval-inspired band founded in 2010 by Maggie Beth Sand and Mark Powell. The band perform at mediaeval, folk and fantasy festivals about the UK and Europe, and they are always a pleasure to see live. ‘Stella Splendens‘ was their first studio album and I’m eagerly awaiting the next ‘The Serpent’s Kill’, released soon.
Serpentyne perform at Warrington Viking Market, September 2013
It is such an honour that Maggie has incorporated Elflocks into her stage outfits. Wearing both Dryad Elflocks and some custom made autumnal ‘locks, Maggie looks fantastical as she enchants the audience (and I have some serious gown-envy, look at those frocks!).
Serpentyne at the Waterside Festival in Milton Keynes, June 2012
Issue 25 celebrates 7 years of FAE magazine! Our cover features Rosalie Craig, star of ‘The Light Princess’ a musical by Tori Amos. We look at the art of Gary A. Lippincott as featured in the ‘Victorian Fairy Tarot’, by Lunaea Weatherstone, and the amazingly detailed sculptures of Clare Gladding of Fairytasia. Please give a warm faery welcome to our new columnists, exclusive to FAE! Gary & Ruth Colcombe from the ‘Celtic Myth Pod Show’, and the lovely Natty Lotus Flowers our Faerie Yoga expert. There is faery fashion galore from, Angela Enos Jarman and her Fancy Fairy Wings, Senjo Clothing, Organic Armor, Water Faerie Fashion, and part 2 of Hannah Titania’s Steamfae journey.
Felicity Fyr Le Fay looks at natural magic in the second part of her ‘Faery Spellbook 101′. Sparkle the Fairy shares her tales from her recent visit to Australia! Bryony Whistlecraft takes us back to the ‘Ancient Isles’, and Ceri Norman talks about ‘Avalon, Apples and Faeries’ and gives us an insight into Jack Frost with stunning exclusive imagery from the Enchanted Elements Team & Ethiriel Photography. Doreen Virtue helps us to ‘Let Go’ with her ‘Magical Messages from the Faeries’ column, and Solaris shares the cosmic faery forecast for the months ahead. So dive into this exciting edition and celebrate the seventh year of FAE!
We’re home again from what I think was the best Avalon Faery weekend yet – so many splendid people, great events and wonderful things to buy! Maxine Fone and Elizabeth-Jane Baldry’s performance of Goblin Market was the highlight for me, although seeing the original child Mordred armour from the film Excalibur on Terry English’s stall was rather special too. I’ve posted a few photos on my Instagram for the curious!
I’ve now reopened the shop but there are a few things out of stock, like Sprite Elflocks. I’m making more and will announce when they’ve been re-listed (should be around 2 weeks). But I have listed the Acorn Keyrings – there are limited quantities of each colour so do grab one while you can. They make excellent little stocking stuffers for Christmas…
The stall is all packed and ready to go – I hope to see many of you at the wonderful Samhain Faery Fayre and Ball!
Please note, I’ve closed the etsy shop until I get back next week but I’ll try to answer emails while away.
Show your affinity for the forest with a delightful acorn keyring. They come in three different colours and are attached to an antique bronze key chain. The acorns will début at the Samhain Avalon Faery Fayre, and any left will go on the shop afterwards.
The shop will be closed while I’m on the road, from next Wednesday (October 23rd) to Monday 28th. There is still time if you order now to get Elflocks to you for Halloween (UK and EU)!
Over the summer I took a trip to London to meet with Canadian photographer Stéphane Lord for a photoshoot in Epping Forest. It was the first time in 9 years we’d worked together, and I was very much looking forward to getting my faery garb on and running about the forest. Unfortunately we were met with epic rain and not-as-expected location (Epping Forest is less trees and more grassland apparently!). Despite all of that, I’m really happy with the images we got. Stéphane has managed to make it look like the border of Faerie, and the dark grey skies are wonderfully moody.
You can see more of Stéphane’s work on his site Dark Fairies.
(And the eagle eyed amongst you might spot a very much younger, altogether gothier me in some of the photos!)