The Pixie Life

Juggling the Daily Circus

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Juggling the Daily Circus

Good evening lovely people!In my life here are two questions I get asked time and time again. In fact I am fairly sure I have reached a stage of my life where 80% of my adult conversations are about these two topics.  Do you really stitch everything by hand? and How do you find the time!? The answers are easy "YES! can you not see that I have more plasters on my hands than fingers?" and "Honestly I  haven't got a clue" but they don't tell the full story. They are the answers I give to avoid wasting my rare...

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Lets get stitching

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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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Choosing Joy on International Day of Happiness 2018

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Choosing Joy on International Day of Happiness 2018

Good evening lovely people! Today is International Day of Happiness. If there was ever a day made for Pixiecraft I think this must be it! Now there are so many of these days it can be hard to keep track, there is a day to celebrate everything from pizza to sleep (and yes I chose those two things especially for happiness day as they both bring me so much joy!). However International Happiness Day is one I feel really deserves some recognition. Everyday we are bombarded by terrible news stories, personal struggles and a constant pressure to be better. Happiness...

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The Sarah and Duck Party

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The Sarah and Duck Party

A Sarah and Duck themed birthday party all homemade decorations and cakes full to the brim with colourful rainbows and happy faces.

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Welcome to the world of Pixies!

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Welcome to the world of Pixies!

Well hello lovely people!I have been meaning to get back into blogging for quite a long time now but life always seems to get in the way. For those of you who don't know my name is Katy, I am 27 and I currently live in Warrington, North-West England (although I spent most my life in Manchester and it is still very much my home!). Many moons again in 2010 Pixiecraft then known as the cringe-worthy Miss Pixie Crafts began as a small blog that I created to track my progress and adventures as I taught myself to sew and...

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