Faetastic!

It’s finally (almost) here! Faerieworlds, a huge gathering of those fascinated by everything fae. Faerieworlds goes from July 30th until August 1 and is located in Eugene, OR.

This year Faerie World Con will feature the music of Faun, Woodland, Brother, Telesma, Wendy Rule, Tricky Pixie, David Helfand, Adam Hurst, Taarka, Stellamara, Delhi 2 Dublin and Gypsy Nomads. I had only heard of a couple of these before looking more into Faerieworld, but after hearing their music I’m definitely a fan of them all now (need to stretch my music budget a little more this month maybe, because I definitely want more of their music). They have pulled together a group of musicians that is bound to give the feel of a fae court in full blown party mode. I love the mix of styles that Delhi 2 Dublin and Telesma use and Tricky Pixie is just awesome.

Music of course isn’t going to be the only thing there, but this post is already going to be quit long once we get through the gift guide and following special extra’s below. Unfortunately our travel budget this year has been rather tight (well for the past couple years nearly everyone’s has been pretty slim come to think of it), so we’re not going to be able to attend this year’s Faerieworld. This is something we definitely want to do in the future, whether it be as a vendor or just as really happy wing wearing spectators. So in the mean time enjoy today’s faetastic gift guide.

So, on to the surprise I was talking about. Your going to need some wings for Faerieworld right? From today until Aug. 1st in honor of this event we are offering a 10% discount on all wings for our readers. Just include the coupon code FAERYTIME in the notes to seller at check out. This coupon is good for custom orders as well, but the order must be officially placed by August 1st. For more on our coupon policy please check our shop policies page.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

meredithdillman, SuzannesPotteryFarm, Syrendell, PhnomeGNOME, tzaddishop, EnlightenedPlatypus, cosmicsky, jessejanes, mulberrymudd, DaliDecals, Etheralcreation, theitsybitsyspider, FractalWings, DarklyngStudios, Thyme2dream, blueyeduckstudios, JewelryByJLy, fairiesnest, FrigidCouture, kennosborne, ghostgirl11, REALBUTERFLYGIFTS, TrashAndTrinkets, and thecrowsnest

Why’s the Bride Blushing?

Something borrowed, something blue. Something old, something new. Don’t know what this does do, do you?

Okay crappy poetry aside, who’s day is it really but the bride’s. Now we might be taking this a little to the extreme these days. Have you seen that bridezilla show? And now there’s a new one where the bride’s compete against each other. Either that or it goes to the other extreme where everyone seems to forget it’s the bride’s day. Mother’s and mother-in-laws-to-be somehow end up trying to take the whole thing over. Of course shows like those play on the extremes. Personally I’d like to see a bride tell the monster-in-law to back off with out being bitchier than the Bride of Frankenstein, but that’s just me.

One of the big deals of a wedding is the dress. Every bride wants to be stunning in her own way. And it tends to cost a fortune to do so. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of work that goes into making the dresses, veils and jewelry. But if you are in the finacial position that going all out on your dress might start this new stage of life a little too far in the hole then check out this awesome tutorial ThreadBangers did a while back.

Yeah, you heard that right, $10. They also have a great tutorial on how to make a body form. If you use the bride-to-be as the model for the body form you have a perfect replica to make a dress on. If she’s into sewing as well let her keep the body form as a wedding gift (or part of it) to make her own clothes from then on.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

weddingheaven, yourfairytalewedding, thepeppermintpretty, PetereneDesign, elegantwedding, RomanticThreads, BohemianGoddess, MissRobin, threadhead, saletic, norkaren, PhenomenaJewelry, idoweddingveils, emilywootton, dreamsbythesea, bethanylorelle, thehoneycomb, AzureTreaure, petitgift4u, GlistenDesigns, hairbowwonderworld, idotakeu, SurroundingsOnline, and mtcoffinz

You can find more of Thread Bangers at www.threadbanger.com.