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The Carboot Fairy

I'm Jenny, 25 year old Creative Creature and Japanese fashion enthusiast. I'm also slightly obsessed with carboot fairs and finding thrifty alternative fashion jems. Through this blog I'll be documenting my kawaii fashion finds and hunting experiences, as well as the odd diary entry
Aug 9 '14

Graveley Fruit Farm Car Boot sale Haul in Hitchin (August!)
I know, it’s the same carboot sale as last time, but this one is so good and close by! Today was perfect for it, lovely sunny day, many families on stalls up for a chat. Super pleased with this fairy kei focused haul. I actually bought many more items than this, but they are gifts so I won’t post them in just in case!
Pink M&S polka dot top - £1 (…like a glove)
Pastel rainbow ‘A Wear’ jumper - 50p (super snug)
Mimi Canimal toy - £2 (I try to resist buying more plushies and toys but this one squeed at me! When you shove Mimi in her can she makes adorably annoying squeals…for about half an hour….
polkadot YESYESjeans shorts - Mum bought these as a surprise, but unfortunately they are VERY short! The size is right but I think it is the deliberate style. I might try them with tights
Neon pink tutu - £1 (mini style but fits the waist well, will wear with shorts or leggings)
Accesories: star bracelet - 50p
80’s candy necklace & bracelet - 20p
Lego earings & ring - £1 (There was a box full of these! I chatted to the couple who make their own jewellery and clothing. I asked if they had a website and they have a few bits and pieces on Ebay)
blue & pink button earings & ring - £1
rainbow badge - 20p
kitten hairclip - 20p
You may have noticed that when it comes to accesories at carboot sales I go a little nuts…this is because it’s usually the only time I ever buy jewellery for myself! I go a little OTT!
I very nearly bought…
Polly Pockets I used to have
Powerpuff girls board game I used to have!
A box full of pastel jewellery, but a nasty lady grabbed it and yelled “how much for the whole box?!”…looking at me o_o
Graveley Fruit Farm
On the B197, High Street, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Tel: 07952 735672
Every Saturday from April to October
Sellers from 8am
Buyers £3 from 8am, £1 after 10am, 50p after 11am (people were packing up quite late today, I’m guessing due to the lovely sunshine!)

Graveley Fruit Farm Car Boot sale Haul in Hitchin (August!)

I know, it’s the same carboot sale as last time, but this one is so good and close by! Today was perfect for it, lovely sunny day, many families on stalls up for a chat. Super pleased with this fairy kei focused haul. I actually bought many more items than this, but they are gifts so I won’t post them in just in case!

Pink M&S polka dot top - £1 (…like a glove)

Pastel rainbow ‘A Wear’ jumper - 50p (super snug)

Mimi Canimal toy - £2 (I try to resist buying more plushies and toys but this one squeed at me! When you shove Mimi in her can she makes adorably annoying squeals…for about half an hour….

polkadot YESYESjeans shorts - Mum bought these as a surprise, but unfortunately they are VERY short! The size is right but I think it is the deliberate style. I might try them with tights

Neon pink tutu - £1 (mini style but fits the waist well, will wear with shorts or leggings)

Accesories: star bracelet - 50p

80’s candy necklace & bracelet - 20p

Lego earings & ring - £1 (There was a box full of these! I chatted to the couple who make their own jewellery and clothing. I asked if they had a website and they have a few bits and pieces on Ebay)

blue & pink button earings & ring - £1

rainbow badge - 20p

kitten hairclip - 20p

You may have noticed that when it comes to accesories at carboot sales I go a little nuts…this is because it’s usually the only time I ever buy jewellery for myself! I go a little OTT!

I very nearly bought…

  • Polly Pockets I used to have
  • Powerpuff girls board game I used to have!
  • A box full of pastel jewellery, but a nasty lady grabbed it and yelled “how much for the whole box?!”…looking at me o_o

Graveley Fruit Farm

On the B197, High Street, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07952 735672

Every Saturday from April to October

Sellers from 8am

Buyers £3 from 8am, £1 after 10am, 50p after 11am (people were packing up quite late today, I’m guessing due to the lovely sunshine!)

Jul 26 '14
Graveley Fruit Farm Car Boot sale Haul in Hitchin
It’s been a while, not sure if I’ll be posting as often but if I go to a carboot sale I have to show off my finds! I focus on finding JUST fairy kei, kawaii and sweet lolita inspired fashion now as I’m obsessed with pastels! So I’m afraid no more mori or nautical bits, I’m sick of red!
Peach H&M bow top - 20p (a little tight but with the right skirt it’ll look cute!)
Pastel Bead necklaces - 50p for 3
Mint skinny Jeans - £1.50 (I think originally from Sainsburys)
Pastel heart bracelet - 50p (my favourite find as the hearts are stuffed with fluffy foam pieces!)
Blue gingham Papaya shorts - £1
Cream new look collar top - 50p
I very nearly bought…
Dragonball Z tattoo kit
Lilo and Stitch pink top
80s pastel bomber jacket…but it was MASSIVE
Graveley Fruit Farm
On the B197, High Street, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Tel: 07952 735672
Every Saturday from April to October
Sellers from 8am
Buyers £3 from 8am, £1 after 10am, 50p after 11am (we went around 12 and people were packing up! Had to zip round!)

Graveley Fruit Farm Car Boot sale Haul in Hitchin

It’s been a while, not sure if I’ll be posting as often but if I go to a carboot sale I have to show off my finds! I focus on finding JUST fairy kei, kawaii and sweet lolita inspired fashion now as I’m obsessed with pastels! So I’m afraid no more mori or nautical bits, I’m sick of red!

Peach H&M bow top - 20p (a little tight but with the right skirt it’ll look cute!)

Pastel Bead necklaces - 50p for 3

Mint skinny Jeans - £1.50 (I think originally from Sainsburys)

Pastel heart bracelet - 50p (my favourite find as the hearts are stuffed with fluffy foam pieces!)

Blue gingham Papaya shorts - £1

Cream new look collar top - 50p

I very nearly bought…

  • Dragonball Z tattoo kit
  • Lilo and Stitch pink top
  • 80s pastel bomber jacket…but it was MASSIVE

Graveley Fruit Farm

On the B197, High Street, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07952 735672

Every Saturday from April to October

Sellers from 8am

Buyers £3 from 8am, £1 after 10am, 50p after 11am (we went around 12 and people were packing up! Had to zip round!)

Mar 27 '14
Prissy Pink (by Jenny Wren)One of my outfits while attending a digital media course. Smart but pink! Skirt reduced to £7 :D

Prissy Pink (by Jenny Wren)

One of my outfits while attending a digital media course. Smart but pink! Skirt reduced to £7 :D

Mar 23 '14
80’s Party (by Jenny Wren)Stealing my brother’s Monster Munch t shirt for a lazy Sunday outfit

80’s Party (by Jenny Wren)

Stealing my brother’s Monster Munch t shirt for a lazy Sunday outfit

Dec 28 '13
Jenny Claus (by Jenny Wren)Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Jenny Claus (by Jenny Wren)

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Sep 5 '13
CamCon (by Jenny Wren)Japanese school uniform extreme for the Cambridge Convention! Comics, Cosplay and Jpop raving

CamCon (by Jenny Wren)

Japanese school uniform extreme for the Cambridge Convention! Comics, Cosplay and Jpop raving

Aug 29 '13
Creamfields Rave (by Jenny Wren)back to the old skool with a neon raver outfit for Creamfields music festival. The Prodigy was incredible

Creamfields Rave (by Jenny Wren)

back to the old skool with a neon raver outfit for Creamfields music festival. The Prodigy was incredible

Jul 26 '13

Bye Bye Bootfairy!

I don’t plan on posting much more in this blog. It was a fun project for a little while but it is taking up a lot of time and effort for little gain. I’ll be focusing more on illustration, as I’ve started a new doodle blog called Drawn Diary! I’ll keep these existing posts open for whoever fancies having a browse. Who knows, maybe I’ll reignite this when I have more time!

Jul 18 '13
Pinky in Nerja (by Carboot Fairy)I went a bit bow crazy on holiday, simple outfit for 30 something degrees!

Pinky in Nerja (by Carboot Fairy)

I went a bit bow crazy on holiday, simple outfit for 30 something degrees!

Jun 25 '13

Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ Sushi Candy Kit Review

A lazy Sunday afternoon round my boyfriend’s place was a great excuse to whip out the Japanese candy making kit I received from Amazon. I briefly mentioned before that through a local survey, I was paid a £5 Amazon gift voucher to answer questions about my town. The kit was £7 in total and really fun!

The packaging was so bright and cute that I’m keeping the box. Inside were several sachets. We had to follow a video along with an English translation online.

It was very easy to use! You have to squirt water into each section and fill with particular sachets. We accidentally put too much water into our ‘tasty egg’ and ‘tuna’ so they went rather slushy! Our favourite part was making the individual jellies and scooping them out! Everything was grape flavored and my boyfriend wasn’t a big fan of the taste!

We mashed up the ‘sushi rice’ into tiny balls. It advised you to mold them a lot smaller than I thought. We then stretched the black ‘suchi nori’ to wrap around (which was the tastiest and stickiest part!) it felt like plasticine!

After much scooping, molding and wrapping we made these masterpieces! So what was the verdict for taste?…

…BLEH! It was more the texture than the flavour which was odd! I really enjoyed the process of making compared to eating them! I would love to try the Hamburger kit next, apparently it is very meaty!

Jun 21 '13

Japanese Candy Tasting Tea Break! Trying handmade jellies and Green Tea & Sakura Blossom Kit Kat!

Jun 19 '13
Macaroon Melody (by Carboot Fairy)my brother bought me this cute necklace for my birthday last year when I visited him in Manchester ^_^ having a go at greens! o.o

Macaroon Melody (by Carboot Fairy)

my brother bought me this cute necklace for my birthday last year when I visited him in Manchester ^_^ having a go at greens! o.o

Jun 16 '13
Casual Fairy (by Carboot Fairy)simple weekend outfit

Casual Fairy (by Carboot Fairy)

simple weekend outfit

Jun 15 '13

Birthday Sweetness

I’ve already made a video documenting my birthday pressie collection, but I felt like doing an article about what I got up to! Far more than I expected. My boyfriend made me and my family a bacon pancake feast, then I adventured in the tree tops at Go Ape, received some amazing surprises and had an awesome party with many friends I haven’t seen for a long time. I woke up on Saturday 1st June to a table full of treats! I worked my way through to find many goodies which you can see in my birthday video! My biggest present was that my holiday has been completely paid for!

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I eagerly awaited my friend to pick us up for Woburn Safari park. I waited…and waited…until finally he JUST made it! We were late but it worked out brilliantly as we were allowed to head into the animal park for 40 minutes before moving into the next slot!

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I was terrified! It’s a lot higher than it looks! We climbed, zip wired and overcame obstacles. I completely freaked out on this tube part where you had to go on all fours in mid air O_O but I loved the final zip wire which unexpectedly dropped!

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Afterwards we needed a well-deserved chilled nostalgia rush before heading home to the pub. Mmm blue flavour! When I returned home, my brothers were waiting for me on skype. I assumed this was just to send their birthday wishes. My Mum got the camera out, fixed on me as they sent over THIS LINK!

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I’m going to Creamfields!!! I screamed down the computer as this is a huge present. Creamfields is an electronic music festival and I’m heading there with my brothers this August! I’m most excited about seeing The Prodigy! I quickly rushed around to get ready for pub time after this bombshell and was off again. I thought that after my stakey-wakey and cocktails with friends that this would be it until my party the following weekend…I was wrong…I opened my laptop mid week to find this…

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Inside a leaflet were instructions for a website called Text Adventures. My friend had created an entire game!

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After much digging around I found a key, unlocked the mystical shed and was faced with an essay describing the immenseness of the whole thing. At the bottom I read this line…

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So I rushed upstairs to find a TREASURE CHEST under my bed! I love the snorlax detail!

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The following weekend was my big party! Many friends from far and wide came for a dance and a catch up. We made Betty Crocker Powerpuff Girls cupcakes and Kinder Bueno brownies <3

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I had a lovely birthday and I hope to post a boot fair review soon! <3

Jun 15 '13