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
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:
-Red Posh Posies:
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 on or free shipping on

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 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 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 ), 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:
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:
Etsy Shop:
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:
Etsy Shop:
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. :)

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:
Etsy Shop:
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:
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!
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Etsy Shop:
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

Have fun!