Monday, December 19, 2011

Winner Announced: Rainbow Butterfly Clips

Congratulations to entry #30 of 146, Shauna Norrie! You are the final winner of 2011! :) You win this set of rainbow crocheted butterfly clips.
Thanks to everyone for all your great comments and participation. You guys make this so much fun! :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Giveaway: Rainbow of Little Crocheted Butterflies

Can you believe that Christmas is just a week away?! It feels like the holiday "season" has flashed by for me this year- maybe more so than in past years! Feels like we've gone from one event to another with lightning speed. I'm looking forward to some "blank space" soon- though what in the world I will do with six weeks off, I have no idea! Anyway, my "time off" will begin at Christmas and continue through January until the second week of February. Since I'm going to be taking a break from Facebook (at least the business-related side of it) for awhile, I wanted to go ahead and do one last giveaway! 

So this week I'll be giving away this rainbow set of bright crocheted butterflies. 
 These are seriously the best clips for baby hair or that "barely there" hair (though of course I can put them on alligator clips if the winner prefers a bigger clip). The tiny snap clips I use for these butterfly clips will work, even if your baby has almost no hair (see photo below for how much hair is needed for these clips).
This week, the entry method will be the same but a little shorter. You can go ahead and start entering tonight, December 18, and I will accept entries until tomorrow night at 9pm EST. At 9pm EST, a winner will be randomly selected and announced. I will mail the prize out on Tuesday, December 20, which should allow sufficient time to reach any US destination in time for Christmas.

How do you enter?
1. Leave a COMMENT either here on the blog or on my Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/mylittlepixies . You can tell me what you'd do with the clips if you win, or just say you want to enter! If you enter on the blog, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. :)
2. SHARE with friends in any way you choose and tell me you did for an extra entry. I have set up a Pinterest pin here: http://pinterest.com/pin/160651911677263685/ You can "repin" this onto one of your Pinterest boards for credit for sharing.
3. Be sure to check back on MONDAY night at 9pm EST for the announcement of the winner. I will make every attempt to contact the winner; he or she will have 24 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be selected. :)

Good luck! :)

If you are interested in what items are still available for Christmas delivery, please see my "ready to ship" section here. Items ordered by 2pm EST tomorrow will be sent out the same day and 1st class mail should work to get the items to any US destination in time for Christmas. After 2pm EST, I will be switching my site over to Priority Mail flat rate shipping ($5.50) for all ready-to-ship items, and these can be ordered through Wednesday at 2pm EST for Christmas delivery via Priority mail. After Wednesday, I will be putting my Etsy shop in "vacation mode" and I will be officially on break until the 2nd week in February! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winner Announced: Rainbow Watercolors Headband Giveaway


Congratulations to entry #4 of 157, "Kathryn C!" You are the winner this week of a beautiful rainbow watercolors Hailey silk flower headband (I will substitute a clip for you if that works better in your situation). Please contact me at mylittlepixiesbowtique@gmail.com to claim your prize! :)

Everybody else, here's the link to the item on Etsyhttp://www.etsy.com/listing/70306057/rainbow-watercolors-silk-flower-headband and on mylittlepixies.comhttp://www.mylittlepixies.com/item_149/Hailey-Headband-in-Rainbow-Watercolors.htm

Today and tomorrow are officially the LAST days to order for Christmas delivery, though depending on order volume, I may be able to accept a few later orders, and I will have a few ready-to-ship items for last minute shoppers. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Giveaways: Rainbow Hailey Headband

By popular request, this week's giveaway is for the beautiful Rainbow Hailey Headband! :)

Here's how you enter:



1. Leave a COMMENT, either here or on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/mylittlepixies
2. SHARE with friends in any way you choose, and tell me you did for an extra entry. Pinterest is a great way to share with friends. You can repin this pin http://pinterest.com/pin/749757004/ and if you need an invite to join Pinterest, just leave your email address and I'll send you one. :)
3. Check back on WEDNESDAY, when the winner will be announced.

Note: I prefer these flowers on headbands as opposed to clips because in my experience, they look nicer and hold up better on the headbands- but I know some kids don't like headbands, and if the winner prefers a clip, I will gladly attach the flower to the clip instead- it still looks beautiful. :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winners Announced: Double Giveaway!

Congratulations to my two winners this week! :) 

Entry number 153 (of 159), Nina Chang- you have won the red and green Christmas headband pictured above!

And Entry number 5 (of 159), Echo Halsted Marich- you have won the pair of small red posh posy clips pictured above!

Thanks, everyone, for playing! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Giveaway- DOUBLE Giveaway for "Cyber Monday!"

The vote was so close this week and I couldn't decide which I liked better myself, so this week I'm going to have TWO winners- one for both of the top items of the week! :)

One winner will receive a set of small posh posies in red.
 And another winner will receive this bright green and red Christmas flower headband!
If you want to enter this week's contest, here's how ya do it! :)
The vote was so close this week that I can't really figure out which one of these two actually got the most votes, so I think I'll just have 2 winners this week! :) It is "cyber Monday," after all! :) Entry method will be the same as usual. Here's how:

1. Leave a COMMENT on this photo album so that I know you want to enter. You may also enter on my blog at http://mylittlepixiesblog.blogspot.com/
2. SHARE with friends for an extra entry. You can share however you want- by sharing the album on Facebook, email, blogs, etc- or "repin" either or both of these Pinterest links:
-Green and Red headband: http://pinterest.com/pin/627254973/
-Red Posh Posies: http://pinterest.com/pin/627256255/
3. CHECK BACK on WEDNESDAY morning, when the randomly selected winners will be announced! :) Good luck! :)

Also please remember that today is the LAST day to use the coupon code "thankyou" for free shipping and 10% off any order onhttp://www.mylittlepixies.com/ or free shipping on http://mylittlepixies.etsy.com/

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winner Announced: Turkey Bow/Headband Giveaway!

Congratulations to entry #17 of 111, Beth Hendrick Artz! You are the winner this week- for your choice of either a felt turkey hair clip OR a felt turkey headband (either skinny elastic or ruffled elastic). Email me at mylittlepixiesbowtique@gmail.com within 24 hours to claim your prize!

   




Everyone else, see the listings below to get your own turkey accessories- please order by today or tomorrow in order to have time for the postal service to deliver before Thanksgiving! I do have these in stock and I am shipping them the same day or within 24 hours of order since it's crunch time for that holiday anyway! Plus, I'm marking them down for today and tomorrow only on http://www.mylittlepixies.com- there's no excuse not to have a turkey for Thanksgiving! :)

Felt Turkey Clip 
Felt Turkey Headband

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Giveaways- Turkey Headband Or Clip

So, it's almost Thanksgiving time already! Can't believe that... So this week's giveaway is for my hands-down favorite Thanksgiving accessory! :) The winner of this week's giveaway will be able to choose from a turkey headband (skinny or ruffled) or a turkey clip! :)
 The turkey can be attached to a small snap clip that connects to the interchangeable ruffled headband, as pictured above- you'll find that listing here or here
 Or it can be permanently attached to a skinny headband in the size of your choice, listing available here and here
Or, attached to an alligator clip- listing here or here. So this is a prize that anyone can enjoy! :) And judging by the very short amount of time I've been able to keep these in stock every time I get a new shipment, many of you may already have this piece. If the winner happens to already have this item, I will allow a substitution of an item of equal value.

So, how do you enter? 
1. Leave a COMMENT (either here or on my Facebook page- so I know you want to enter ;))
2. SHARE with friends (via Facebook, blogs, email, or repinning this Pinterest pin http://pinterest.com/pin/521865850/ ), and tell me you shared, and I will give you an extra entry into the giveaway

3. Check back Wednesday morning to see if you've won! The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize! :) Good luck!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hurrah For Winners! :)

Thanks to the wonderful family across the street, I was able to get a couple kid-free hours to tabulate entries and go through the random selection process to determine winners for my 14 vendors! Whew, lots of work! I'm kinda glad I didn't get to my original goal of 20 to 30 vendors or I'd be up all night working on it! :)


Without further ado, here are the winners. The vendors have all been contacted (by me) and they should be contacting you soon! :) Congratulations to all 14 of you! :) And I'm planning on being back in the giveaway business myself next week! :)

  • TZ Burps: Rebekah Melching
  • Guguberry: Stacey Schaap VanderBent 
  • Petunias: Katie VanLieshout
  • Polka Dot Babe: Lisa Williams 
  • Raggedy Baby: Desiree Crocker
  • Lia Sophia by Heather: Melissa Kaiser 
  • Kristi’s Boutique: Meghan Catalano
  • Serene Images: Kelly Meeuwsen 
  • Abbie’s Bow Creations: Tracy Jo Bohen: 
  • So Sarah: Sarah Ahrendsen Stedman
  • EverLaughter: Mallory Castille
  • Banana Pies: Missy Kluesner: 
  • Handmade By Me 4 U: Angie Coombs
  • Scentsy by Ashley: Theresa Heethuis

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Vendors


Banana Pies 
Everyone needs an adorable bow holder for all those clips! I have two of her bow holders and I LOVE them!!
Giveaway Item: Owl bow holder as pictured
Shop Link: http://www.bananapies.com
About Heidi: I am stay at home single mom of Madeline who is almost 4. I started making hair goodies when she was born with tons of hair! Then shortly after that it turned into my business. I absolutely love what I do!

So Sarah Designs 
I was totally blessed to meet Sarah as my next door neighbor at a craft show last year, and now she is part of my Bible study! She makes amazing purses, bags, wallets, aprons, napkins, and whatever else her astoundingly creative mind comes up with! 
Giveaway Item: black patent leather purse with three fabric rosettes, mini wallet, and ruffle keychain.  Estimated value $68. 
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sosarahdesigns
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/sosarahdesigns
Discount: 10% off with coupon code "pixies"
About Sarah: 'Hello everyone!  My name is Sarah and I am just a sassy girl who has a passion for fashion, sparkles, being creative, and let's be honest...anything fabulous. A few years ago I began a love affair with aprons. I simply could not get enough! However, the fashionista in me screamed...I NEED to make these more fabulous! And that, my friends, is what got this whole ball rolling. Now, I have branched out to all types of accessories for you and your home, and 'so sarah designs' is my full-time passion and career. I genuinely want every woman to look and feel fabulous every moment of every day, and would love to bring just a little more beauty to your world. So, if you are a domestic diva, fashionista, or just a sassy girl like me who wants something fun this is the shop for you! I truly hope you love 'so sarah designs'! 

Raggedy Baby Gifts
Jessie somehow started following my page, and I ended up participating in her 1000 fan giveaway celebration, which was awesome! I received some amazing burp cloths from her, and loved them! I'm so blessed to have her join in my giveaway now! :)
Giveaway Item: ALL FLANNEL baby size rag quilt-approx. 36 x36 inches, prize value $35.  Winner gets to choose from my fabric selection for their quilt--but must be all flannel bundle.  If the winner would rather provide the fabric for the quilt--they can also do that! The picture is just a sample of an all flannel quilt--this is NOT the quilt that will be offered as a prize
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raggedy-Baby-Gifts/122064247807076
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/raggedybabygifts
Discount: $10 off any $45 purchase with coupon code "pixie10"
About Jessie: I am a mother of 5 who enjoys sewing and creating ;) I taught  myself to sew because I wanted my nephew to have his own blankie, just like my boys (their grandma made their baby blankets and they loved snuggling with them, still do to this day!) I LOVE making baby blankets and I LOVE seeing babiesbabies enjoying the blankets I make ;) I believe every baby should have a homemade blanket to cuddle with. :)

EverLaughter
You might recognize some of these cuties, because I "met" Tricia on Etsy. She was just getting started, and for quite some time, she made amazing appliques for me and others to use- but in the last several months, she has been so blessed to have been able to take her business toward the creation of totally creative, inventive, and easy to read patterns! I have several of these crochet patterns and I love them!
Giveaway Item: 3 crochet patterns of the winner's choice (trust me! You can do this!)
About Tricia: Totally awesome, creative mother of three. :)
Handmade By Me 4 U
Heather is someone who makes awesome and amazing crocheted hats and lives locally to me- so fun for me to connect with fellow crafters in my area! The winner of this giveaway will be very lucky indeed because these hats are so adorable!
Giveaway Item: Owl hat, as pictured, in your choice of colors and size
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/HandmadeByMe4U
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebyme4u
Discount: 10% off with coupon code "mylittlepixiespromo"
About Heather:  I am in my mid-twenties and live in the state of Michigan in the United States.  I have a wonderful husband and two boys who are my inspiration for the handmade creations in my shop! I have loved creating things ever since I was a little girl.  My mother is very creative and has many hobbies, and she made raised my sisters and I to be creative too.  Growing up, we learned how to crochet, knit, sew, quilt, draw, and more.  My boys are the inspiration for most of my projects.  I love making things practical yet fun things for them to wear and enjoy!  Lately, I’ve been making football hats in your team’s colors, beanie hats with flowers, and Angry Bird hats (which my boys love!).  
I write my own patterns to create whatever inspires me.

Serene Images
Stephani is a professional photographer and designer that I "met" here on Facebook! If you've ever wanted a way to make the photos you take of your kids "pop," she's got it! 
Giveaway Item: Serene Autumn Photoshop Actions: This is a collection of 10 handmade Photoshop actions. Can also be used for Photoshop Elements!These are fall color actions designed to pop the images from a winter color to rich fall colors. I have to say you will LOVE them! 
Discount: half off Photoshop Actions (via Paypal refund after purchase)- just put in "pixies" in the "notes" field on your transaction so she knows where you came from!
About Stephani: My name is Stephani Morss of Serene Images.  I'm a Photographer, Makeup Artist and Designer. I serve Phoenix AZ and Lake Havasu City AZ. I also make photoshop Actions and hair accessories! I love my job and feel truly blessed to be a part of the giveaway!

TZ Burps
I "met" Tara as part of the amazing EtsyKids team of dedicated and talented makers of children's items. I have loved watching her creativity and art, and the love she clearly puts into each one of the critters she makes! She always seems to have something new going on!
Giveaway Item: Your Choice of Custom Owlet (like the ones pictured above)
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tzburps
Discount: 15% off with coupon code "TZFAN"
About Tara: I am a mom to a four year old daughter that inspires all my work.  We are both lovers of the outdoors, nature, animals and currently owls!!  I am also a part time teacher and full time wife, so most of my sewing is done at night, but it keeps me sane.  I hope you enjoy our owls as much as we do!
GuguBerry
Keri is one of my long-time friends and a member of my Bible study. This year she took the leap and started her own Etsy shop making bibs and blankets and burp cloths and other amazing stuff. God has so blessed her faith and heart and love with a totally awesome start! I am blessed to have her as a friend, and any baby would be blessed to have some of her items as a gift!
Giveaway Item: Baby Girl bib and burp cloth set as pictured above!
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/guguberry
About Keri: Hi! I am a Stay at home Mommy to 4. Two boys and two girls. If I wasn't already busy enough, I had always wanted to learn to sew.  Somehow my husband convinced me to open a little Etsy shop to sell the items I was making, and here we are today! I love taking care of my little ones and in between feeding and cleaning, I'll sit at my sewing machine and make some cute items that I have been thinking about for days!! I hope you find something that you love for your little ones in your life!!
Lia Sophia with Heather
Okay, so I know this isn't handmade- but it IS my best friend- and she IS a totally strong, work-at-home mom who deserves a great start. AND she's got something totally awesome to give away; you totally know you want it. :)
Giveaway Item: YOUR choice of any Lia Sophia jewelry piece (value up to $100)- if you're not local, she'll ship it, so enter away! :)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiaSophiaWithHeather
Kristi's Boutique
Jen is one of my friends from church, and she has a wonderful accessories business that she uses for a wonderful cause- paying for her son's special needs treatments that are not covered by her insurance. She is a brave, determined, talented woman!
Giveaway Item: Your Choice of hand-knitted animal hats as pictured above!
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristis-Boutique/135490859794344
Website: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/kristisboutique
Petunia's
Kelly and Dawn are a mother-daughter combo who make some of my personal favorite handmade items! I first met Kelly in the post office when we were both mailing Etsy packages- I was just getting started and she was such an encouragement to me of the potential available! I have bought many of these snack bags and other things from Petunia's and endorse them 100%! :)
Giveaway Item: this little snack bag- these bags are an awesome alternative to ziploc bags, and, let's face it, a whole lot cuter! I use them all the time in my daughter's lunch box!
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/petunias
About Kelly and Dawn: .Kelly, mom to 4 kids and a wife + my mom, Dawn who helps out. Love creating beautiful boutique sewn items that make wonderful gifts for little ones.


Polka Dot Babe
Desiree is someone I've totally enjoyed getting to know as she's started her Etsy business. We're practically neighbors and run into each other from time to time when we're places with our kids. :) She makes amazing hooded towels, car seat covers, and lots more. Her shop is on vacation at the moment but you won't be disappointed when she's back to taking orders!
Giveaway Item: Winner's Choice of boy or girl themed hooded towel with YOUR child's name on it. Perfect for everyone from babies on up!
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/polkadotbabe
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/polkadotbabe
Abbie's Bow Creations
Jillanda is a friend-of-a-friend whose shop I've watched with great interest because she reminds me so much of myself! :) She is clearly so passionate about what she does, so in love with the creative spirit that it's fun to see what she comes up with! There's always some crossover with "bow ladies" but she does a lot of stuff that's different from what I do, and I know you'll love her!
Giveaway Item: Winner's Choice of any Four ribbon button clips, as pictured above
Discount: 15% off on her Etsy site with coupon code  MLP2000FANS
About Jillanda: I am a stay at home mom to three great kids.  After having two boys, I was blessed with a little girl with tons of hair.  I started making bows for her at 6 month old, and with some encouragement from family, I decided to start selling.  I love being able to stay at home with my kids, and to have an outlet for my creativity.

And I think that's it, folks! :) Remember to "Like" the Facebook page of each vendor whose prize you want a chance to win! Then leave a comment either here on the blog or on my Facebook page with your email address (just so I can find you if you win). Shop at any vendor's shop this week for 2 extra entries to that vendor's giveaway (make sure to tell me where you shopped). Winners will be announced on Friday! :)



Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Big 2000 Fan Giveaway- Inspiration and Instructions

So excited this week to present some of my favorite friends and crafters in a fun group giveaway in celebration of the great gift of 2000 fans on Facebook. :) Feels like a milestone to me; a reminder of the blessing that each of you are to me, though I will probably never meet the majority of you face to face! I feel so connected to you through these things I make. I share more of my heart with you than you might realize- on the other side of the screen is a totally real person (really, a complete dork who gets so excited about the smallest things!) who just can't get over the fact that there are people out there who actually like something that I made (pardon the mixed up pronouns...).

You are such an encouragement to me, just by your presence and your participation in this hobby-turned-business venture. This last year and a half has been in some ways a very difficult season for me personally due to a deep yet unfulfilled desire for more children, but My Little Pixies has been such a bright spot for me- especially because of how much I love connecting with clients, fans, and friends. I know that God blessed me with you, with this, as a way of showing me His love- and I hope I can share a little bit of that same love back with you, especially as we head into the wonderful Christmas season. :)

After almost 2 years in business, I have come to have such great respect for work-at-home-moms. It's more of a challenge than I realized, trying to juggle all the demands of so many different roles in life at the same time. Now that I have my own business, I feel so much more passionate about small business, shopping handmade, and buying things locally whenever possible. It's so fun to sense that real personal connection. I hope you enjoy "meeting" these people as much as I have.

Several wonderful vendors have agreed to participate this week in a group giveaway that I'm going to be hosting. This is how the giveaway will work. Each vendor has submitted a picture of the item or items that they are giving away, as well as links to their shops and to their Facebook pages. The idea of a giveaway like this is to expand our circle of "support" to include some really awesome other people. Participating in a giveaway like this really helped me to increase my Facebook following, and I know from experience how fun, and how valuable that can be! So, be kind to my friends! Join their pages- discover some cool stuff. :)

In order to "enter" for each vendor, you will have to do the following:
1. Click the Facebook link to the vendor's page and "Like" their page. If you want, tell them that you came from My Little Pixies.
2. Leave a comment, either here on the blog, or on the picture on my page, saying you want to enter for that vendor, with your email address so that I can provide it to the vendor if you win.
3. Shop at any of my vendors' shops this week and earn an extra 2 entries for the giveaway the vendor you shopped at is sponsoring. If you've purchased something from a particular vendor this week, leave it in the comments for that vendor's picture. Some of the vendors are offering discounts for shopping during the giveaway period, so watch for that. Might find some cut Christmas stuff!
4. Check back Friday morning, November 11, for winners to be posted (winners will be selected for each vendor via random.org).

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winner Announced: Holiday Clips Gift Set


Congratulations to entry #5, "The Pawlak Family!" You're my winners this week! You win the set pictured above with a clip for every holiday!

If you didn't win this week, but want a set of your own or for gift giving, see my listing here or here for this item!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Giveaways: Holiday Hair Clip Gift Set (8 clip set)


This week, the giveaway item is for the perfect Christmas gift for the girl who has "everything." All my favorite holiday clips have been combined into one collection that features a clip for seven major US holidays, plus a birthday cupcake clip for her own special holiday. [if you're from a different country, I can customize the patriotic clip to reflect your culture- for example, I can do a crocheted maple leaf for my Canadian friends. :)]

This set is listed for $28, which averages to $3.50/clip, a cost savings of about 20% off the usual cost for the same clips purchased separately. I wanted to create a set that would be within the average price range for gifts for friends and family.

I also created a "year of clippies" set that contains all 8 of the clips in the holidays set, but also an additional clip for each season of the year (winter, spring, summer, and fall). This set is $42.

This week, I'm going to be giving away the smaller clip set (the winner will have the option of upgrading to the larger set if she/he wishes) as a way to kick start this new and fun set.
Here's how you enter:
1. Leave me a COMMENT either here on the blog or on my Facebook page.
2. SHARE about the giveaway with friends in any way you choose (email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever) or REPIN this pin on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/373137462/ [if you'd like an invite to Pinterest, leave me your email address and I will have Pinterest send you one] for one extra entry
3. SHOP- this week, I will be offering two extra entries to everyone who enters the giveaway and makes a purchase between today (Monday October 24) until the contest winner is announced Wednesday morning (October 26) around 8am.
4. CHECK BACK Wednesday morning to see if you're the winner! The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize!

Good luck! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winner Announced: Red "Hailey" Headband



Congratulations to entry #152 out of 159, Dixie Gunselman! You are this week's winner of the red "Hailey" headband. You have 24 hours to claim your prize by emailing me at mylittlepixiesbowtique@gmail.com. Thanks to all who entered- you guys make this fun! :) Since there seems to be so much interest in this style, I thought I'd include a link to where you can find this type of headband in many different colors, including the red in this week's giveaway. http://www.mylittlepixies.com/category_44/Hailey-Headbands.htm

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Vampire Red Silk "Hailey" Headband

This week's giveaway makes me feel excited for the rapidly approaching holiday season! It's for this beautiful handmade silk flower headband in the deliciously bright "Vampire Red."
This flower style is probably my favorite of everything I make for my shop; it is so intricate and pretty! The style looks just as good on infants, toddlers, and even mom! I don't wear a lot of headbands myself because they give me headaches- but this is one style I do wear, especially for fancy occasions! :) 

Below are some pictures of this style of headband on girls of various ages, so you can have an idea of what it looks like on! :)

So, if you want to win your own red "Hailey" headband, all you have to do is:
1. Leave a COMMENT (either here or on my Facebook page- so I know you want to enter ;))
2. SHARE with friends (via Facebook, blogs, email, or repinning the Pinterest pin I will eventually get when their site starts working) and tell me you did for an extra entry
3. Check back Wednesday morning to see if you've won! The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize! :) Good luck!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Winner Announced: Simple Cream Sparkle Posy Headband



Congratulations to entry #17 of 83, Haylee Ruckle Apol- you're the winner of the simple cream sparkle posy headband! You have 24 hours to claim your prize- you can use the "contact us" link at the left, or email me at mylittlepixiesbowtique@gmail.com. The item is available here also, for purchase, for those who didn't win. :) Thanks for playing!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Simple Cream Sparkle Crochet Flower Headband


Simple cream sparkle headband won the popularity contest this week on my Facebook page, so it's this week's feature item! :)

I like this flower because it's slightly smaller than the ones I normally make (it has 5 petals instead of 6), measuring about 1.5 inches. The center is a genuine Swarovski crystal (so of course you want to be careful with little ones; these shouldn't be ingested ;)), and the flower is attached to a skinny elastic headband in the size of your choice. It's pretty, almost like a snowflake, delicate, and simple. :) You can find the listings for this item here on Etsy and here on my website.

1. Leave a COMMENT (either here or on my Facebook page- so I know you want to enter ;))
2. SHARE with friends (via Facebook, blogs, email, or repinning this Pinterest pin)- http://pinterest.com/pin/302804819/ and tell me you did for an extra entry
3. Check back Wednesday morning to see if you've won! The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize! :) Good luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Winner Announced: Halloween Baby headband or clip

Congratulations to entry #38 out of 83, Shanna Uptergrove! You're my winner this week for this Halloween flower headband or clip! :) Email me at mylittlepixiesbowtique@gmail.com to claim your prize. You have 24 hours to claim the prize! Congrats, and I hope you love your headband!:)

If anyone wants to look at the listings for this item, it is here on mylittlepixies.com or here on Etsy.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Giveaway: Halloween Baby Headband, or Clip

Guess everyone's ready for Halloween! :) The Halloween Baby headband set won the vote on my Facebook page last night, so it's the giveaway item for the week this week! :
This set includes a small "Pixie" posy hand-crocheted in black and orange, attached to a small snap clip that connects to the included black and white spotted headband. If the winner of the giveaway chooses, an equivalent pixie posy clip can be substituted. :) Good luck everyone!

Entry Instructions:
1. COMMENT on this post, either here on the blog, or on my Facebook page- this is so I know you want to enter! 
2. SHARE about this giveaway or this item for an extra entry. Share however it works for you- Facebook, email, whatever. New way to share this week: I have pinned this giveaway on Pinterest- sign in, and repin this pin or the listing for this item on Pinterest. However you choose to share, let me know you shared when you comment so I can give you credit!
3. Check back WEDNESDAY morning for the announcement of the winner, both on the blog and on my Facebook page. The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize! After 24 hours, a new winner would be selected. 

Good luck!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winner Announced: $20 gift certificate

Congratulations to entry #17 out of 45, Kerstin Brandemuhl. After entering multiple giveaways for months, her number was finally chosen by random.org! :) Thanks everyone for your support and for being willing to try something new!

Monday, September 12, 2011

PINTEREST Giveaway- $20 Gift Certificate





This week's giveaway: A $20 gift certificate to ANYTHING in either one of my shops! You can pick your own prize! :) I have a NEW entry method only for this week: use http://www.pinterest.com/ to PIN your favorite item from either my Etsy shop at http://www.mylittlepixies.etsy.com/ or my personal shop site athttp://www.mylittlepixies.com/, and COMMENT either on the blog or on Facebook to tell me which item you pinned! A random winner will be selected from all pinners on Wednesday morning!

I know this is a bit more work than the usual entry methods, which is why I'm offering a bigger prize than usual, PLUS it will be great for those of you who have entered week after week for a long time without winning anything because chances will likely be significantly better than usual. :) Happy pinning!

The reason I decided to try this method of entry this week is that I wanted to do a little study to see if I can quantify the effect of Pinterest pinning on my business. I'm also curious to see which items clients really like so that I can make more of the things people want to see! I have lots of great ideas of my own, always swimming around in my head, but one of my very favorite things about being in a "people" business is getting to know YOUR tastes and provide what YOU are looking for. :) 


So happy pinning, good luck, and I look forward to seeing who wins on Wednesday! :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Giveaway- "Allie" Headband in Your Choice of Colors


This week's giveaway is for a headband that is beautiful for babies and girls of all ages. The "Allie" headband is the "big sister" to the very popular Emma and Bella styles in my shop. It fits, because the product line is named for three sisters, and Allie is the big sister in that set, too! 

"Allie" headbands consist of two dimensional felt flowers set alongside one another and trimmed with felt leaves on either side. I can make them in a wide variety of color combinations- you can choose the colors you'd like in this "your choice" listing. The "Allie" headband is $9.50 and available in sizes from newborns on up. Following are some pictures of this style, with many thanks to Keri Messina Photography and Creative Clicks Photography.
The headband makes a really beautiful newborn photo prop.

It looks so cute on bald babies!
 And (best of all in my opinion since my girls are getting so much bigger!)- the headband still looks fashionable and fun on big girls, too!
If you'd like to try one and would prefer not to pay for it (lol :)), you have a chance to win one this week! One lucky winner will win her choice of Allie headbands- pick one I've done before, or create your own- there are so many possibilities! :) This will be my last giveaway for a couple weeks since I'm going to take next week off for Labor Day, so here's your chance! This is how you enter:

1. COMMENT- either here or on my Facebook page  so I know you want to enter. If you comment here, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. SHARE with friends via text, email, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, whatever, and tell me you did for an extra entry. Or you can PIN IT on http://pinterest.com for credit for sharing.
3. TRY: if you're on my list of people who've made a purchase from my shop since my last giveaway (so that would be from Wednesday August 24 through Wednesday August 31), you get two extra entries as a special bonus if you choose to enter the contest- plus, IF your order hasn't shipped when the giveaway posts, I will refund your shipping charges if you win!
4. CHECK BACK Wednesday morning, when I will post the results of the giveaway! I will post the winner on Facebook and this blog, and the winner will have 24 hours to contact me to claim the prize. If the winner does not come forward, I will continue selecting numbers until a winner is confirmed.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Winner Announced: Trio of Autumn Pixie Posies

Yesterday I announced the name of a winner for these little flower clips, but unfortunately I never heard back from her, so I have had to select a new winner (I really feel badly whenever I have to do that; I'm just trying to be fair to everyone who enters!). So... Congratulations to entry #38 of 87, Christine Good! You are the winner! You have 24 hours to contact me at mylittlepixiesbowtique@gmail.com to claim your prize! Thanks to everyone who entered! :)


Monday, August 22, 2011

Giveaway: Autumn Trio of Small Pixie Posies


This week's giveaway is for the beautiful set of three fall-themed pixie posy clips pictured here.



I was immediately drawn in by the autumn themes in the buttons that are featured in these clips- it really makes for a unique and fun fall look! I've never seen anything like this anywhere else. :) Because I have a limited supply of the centers and have to purchase them in sets myself, these flowers will only be available in the set of three, at least at first. I have enough to make only 3 more (after the two I have reserved already) at the moment, but if enough people are interested, I will purchase more centers to try to make them available to more people. :) If you're interested, let me know.

And of course, someone will win the giveaway this week! If you're not familiar with the rules, here they are again! :) Good luck everyone! :) I can't wait to find out who wins!!

1. COMMENT- either here or on my Facebook page  so I know you want to enter. If you comment here, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. SHARE with friends via text, email, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, whatever, and tell me you did for an extra entry. Or you can PIN IT on http://pinterest.com for credit for sharing.
3. TRY: if you're on my list of people who've made a purchase from my shop since my last giveaway (so that would be from Wednesday August 17 through Wednesday August 24), you get two extra entries as a special bonus if you choose to enter the contest- plus, IF your order hasn't shipped when the giveaway posts, I will refund your shipping charges if you win!
4. CHECK BACK Wednesday morning, when I will post the results of the giveaway! I will post the winner on Facebook and this blog, and the winner will have 24 hours to contact me to claim the prize. If the winner does not come forward, I will continue selecting numbers until a winner is confirmed.