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The Pixie Life — embroidery

Meet the Collab Maker- Little Sugar Plums

Meet the Collab Maker- Little Sugar Plums

Afternoon lovely people,The Big Pixie Collab is now just 2 days away, I am still stitching hard but we are so close now to this crazy dream of an event coming true. It is time to meet another maker and this time we have the adorable Aimie from Little Sugar Plums.  Tell us a bit about you! My name’s Aimie.  I’m 37 and I live with my Husband, teenage son, and 8 year old Daughter, Amelia.  I have been running Little Sugar Plums, for six years from my little basement sewing room in Northamptonshire where I design and make CE...


Meet the Collab Maker- By Charlies Hand

Meet the Collab Maker- By Charlies Hand

Good evening,The Big Pixie Collab is growing closer and I am excited and terrified in equal measure! Next up in our Meet the Maker blog series is the incredible By Charlie's Hand. Charlotte has more collaborative pieces than any other maker in this event purely because her work is perfection to stitch. Everything about her style lends itself well to embroidery and so each piece has been a pleasure to sew (although my fingertips may not agree with that after many hours on that seahorse).  Tell us a bit about you! Hello! I’m Charlotte the hand behind By Charlie’s Hand!...


Keeping the fire burning for your small business

Keeping the fire burning for your small business

Good evening lovely people! You may have noticed that the Big Pixie Collab planning has taken over my life at the moment…but YOU are fuelling that. The reaction to every single piece so far on social media has been incredible. It has really reignited a fire and passion for this work. When you have been running a small business for a number of years (as I am sure any of us would tell you!!) it can get really draining. Today’s blog is all about my top tips for maintaining the passion for your craft business long term! Pixiecraft has been...


The Big Pixie Collab! (Part 1)

The Big Pixie Collab! (Part 1)

Good evening everyone! Those of you who follow Pixiecraft on social media will have seen that the last few weeks my feed has been entirely taken over by some very different and absolutely incredible designs. I am currently working towards a huge event on our Facebook page called The Big Pixie Collaboration.  This event involves me collaborating with 25+ illustrators, papercutters, designers and artists to create some stitchy magic and oh my has it turned into something wonderful. Over the last few years I have stitched collaborative pieces with a few different artists and every time it has been a...


Lets get stitching

Lets get stitching

Good evening lovely people!When I first started learning hand embroidery I very quickly discovered that I didn't like sewing from other peoples patterns. I have never been particularly good at following instructions (as I am sure any of my high school art teachers would delight in telling you). I am the sort of person who buys a piece of flat pack furniture, wings it and then completely regrets it at the end when it doesn't all fit quite right! So it was inevitable with embroidery that I was going to end up drawing my own patterns. I find it immensely...

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