This Enchanted Pixie Giveaway | Why Girls Are Weird

Friday, February 10, 2012

This Enchanted Pixie Giveaway

When I won a giveaway from Polly of This Enchanted Pixie I was so excited because not only does her shop has some amazing stuff but Polly is a total rockstar!  Polly sells super cute bohemian jewelry and I can attest to the fact that her stuff is a total treat to be able to wear.  Of course, I wanted to know more about Polly and her shop so I asked her a few questions.


Where did you come up with the name for your shop?  The name ‘This Enchanted Pixie’ just popped into my head one day. My husband used to affectionately call me his ‘pixie, and then at the start of 2011 when I was in the process of setting up shop, I was playing around with name ideas and this one just popped in there! It felt right so I went with it.

What or who are your inspirations?  My main inspiration is mother nature. I grew up in the countryside and spent my childhood playing in the fields, building dens and climbing trees. I love the beauty of the world around us, and take inspiration from the colours that nature shows. I collect feathers and leaves, and snapshots of beautiful sunsets. If I’m feeling stuck creatively,  a walk in the countryside always gets the juices flowing again.

My other inspiration comes from the treasures I find whilst thrifting. I love to collect old materials, old jewellery – anything that speaks to my heart. while they may not directly be included in my jewellery, they offer endless inspirations to me.

What are 3 of your favorite items from your shop?  Paris in the Springtime Necklace -- I’m something of an old romantic, and something about Paris just fills my heart with joy. I imagined walking along the banks of the Seine, hand in hand with my husband, the tress full of blossom and birdsong filling the air. Wearing this necklace allows me to make believe that I’m really in Paris.

Swallow Earrings -- I love birds – my house is in danger in being taken over by birdie items!! These little earrings sit just on the cute side of kitsch – they liven up an outfit perfectly and always get me a ton of compliments.
Lastly, the Little Knitted Bow Necklace -- These were born out of  winters evening sat knitting while watching a movie. I ended up making a dozen little bows, and while wondering what to do with them, I thought I’d try fixing one to  chain and seeing how it looked  as a necklace. I wore it to meet friends the next day and they loved it! I sold the first batch there and then – and ended up spending another night making more! They’re cute and make a great statement piece. 
Where do you see yourself and your shop at this time next year?  I like to think that I’ll still be happily making jewellery and coming up with new designs. I’m so excited to be setting out on this path of being self-employed. As my girls grow I hope to grow and expand this little business. I never expected to get this far, and I’m so thankful for all the support I've had so for I hope in a years time even more people are wearing my designs.

What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring handmade shop owners?  PLAN!! Before you set up shop, I’d suggest you make a plan of what you want to achieve. Little goals for the first year. Make sure you have a budget in place, you have an idea of products you’ll offer, how you’ll package your items, if you'll offer discounts, where you’ll advertise, etc. Having it all mapped out really does help. Do some research into shops offering similar products to get an idea on pricing. A couple of good books if you are just starting out are Craft, Inc. Revised Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Successful Business and Craft Inc. Business Planner. But the most important thing to remember is to dream big and go for it!

Today you can enter to win a
$25 shop credit to This Enchanted Pixie!


Here's How To Win
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

Mandatory Entry:
You must be a follower of Why Girls Are Weird.
(comment telling me what your favorite item from This Enchanted Pixie. is)

Extra Entries:
Follow Why Girls Are Weird on Facebook and/or Twitter (1-2 entries)
  Follow the This Enchanted Pixie blog and/or Twitter (1-2 entries)
Tweet and/or Blog about this giveaway (1-2 entries)
Feel free to use this tweet "@WeirdGirlBlog is hosting a @pixie_polly giveaway! Check it out & enter to win a $25 credit! http://tinyurl.com/7s22sgp"

A winner will be announced
Friday February 17th.
 

62 wonderful thoughts:

Caren Richardson

Such a cute shop!
Don't know if this giveaway is open to Canadians, but I am ollowing you both on Twitter and blogs, and like you FB :D

Andrea Grace

Awww this looks amazing!
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Liz Brown

I like the little yellow owl earrings. :)

I'm your newest follower ... and I'm headed over to follow you on Pinterest and Twitter ...

Bitten by Pretty

I NEED that Paris in the Springtime necklace! Have been looking for one like that since forever! Love the blog :)

Rachael

Wow what a gorgeous collection of jewellery. I think [although it was hard narrowing down the choice to merely one] my favorite piece would have to be the Moomin pendant necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/90307548/moomins-pendant-necklace have so many memories of watching the Moomins as a child! And I follow you on twitter [@lo_ts}

Erika

Ooh, what an adorable Giveaway, Krysten! Good luck to everyone! :)

StephieJ

See a lot of things I like!!

Im a follower on here and I followed both twitter accounts :). Im stephiej17

Morgan

that knitted bow necklace, ssswwwoooooooooooonnnnnnn

Rose

The Little Bow Necklace in black! What outfit WOULDN'T look better with a feminine bow tie?

Sandy a la Mode

of course i follow your lovely blog! :)

Sandy a la Mode

follow you on twitter!

Kara

I love the little "Slice of life" necklace. What a cute little shop!!

Kara

And I follow you on Twitter :)

amy b.s.

how fun! i am loving the red flower book charm!

Charlotte

Gah! so many beautiful things to choose from!!! But I'd have to go with the little tree earrings.

I follow Why Girls Are Weird.

Charlotte

I follow WGAW on Facebook.

Charlotte

And follow The Enchanted Pixie on Twitter.

Amber

I like the little mushroom necklace. I have a thing for mushrooms...the fun kind (thats a joke, dont judge me)

Ang

i kinda love the photographer necklace.. as well as the paris in the springtime

Ang

I folloe on FB

Ang

and on twitter

Ang

tweeted

Mrs. Pancakes

Great interview...looks like awesome items!!

Ruby

Love your blog. I grabbed your button :)
Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

giaghani

cute cute cute!

girl you know I follow your blog :)

giaghani

and twitter of course :)

Bree

OMG, her pieces are exactly my cup of tea especially the swallow earrings and the little knitted bow necklace! Too adorable! :D

1. I am your follower and besides the two I mentioned above, I also love the little owl red earrings.

Lots of love, B
http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Bree

2. I follow Why Girls Are Weird on Twitter under Viva_La_Breee.

Lots of love, B
http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Bree

3. I followed This Enchanted Pixie on Twitter too!

Lots of love, B
http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Bree

4. I tweeted about this giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/Viva_La_Breee/status/168263648626741248

Lots of love, B
http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

I love Polly's shop!

I follow Why Girls Are Weird and I really love the Rainbow Bright Earrings.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

I follow Why Girls Are Weird on FB

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

I follow Why Girls Are Weird on Twitter :)

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

I follow This Enchanted Pixie blog

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

I follow This Enchanted Pixie on Twitter

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia

I tweeted about this giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/VanishaMVakaoti/status/168269668853891072

Jules

I adore the flutterby earrings, they're so cute!!

Jules

I like you on Facebook :-)

Jules

And I'm also following the This Enchanted Pixie blog

Krystal

follower - loving the birdcage necklace!

Krystal

follow you on fb - krystal b

Krystal

follow you on twitter - @krystals

Krystal

following them on twitter - @krystals

Krystal

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/KrystalS/status/168329924493578240

Cait

im a new follower :)

Cait

follow your blog on fb!

Cait

follow you on twitter :)

Cait

follow them on twitter!

memory

I follow Why Girls are Weird and I love the Little Knitted Bow Necklace

memory

I follow This Enchanted Pixie blog now :)

Elle Sees

i want the birdcage necklace :)

Elle Sees

follow, follow!!

memory

i spread the love :D

http://southernpinky.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-than-hey.html

Elisha(:

following youuuu!! (:

I loooveeeee the "little knitted bows" necklace!! <3

Elisha(:

blogged about it!! :)

Melissa Jane

I am now a follower of why girls are weird. :)

Melissa Jane

I am now a follower of This Enchanted Pixie. :)

Melissa Jane

I *like* Why Girls are Weird on Facebook.

Michelle C.

I follow Why Girls Are Weird via GFC. I also like the knit bow tie necklace!! It's so cute!

Michelle C.

I like Why Girls Are weird on FB.

Michelle C.

I follow Why Girls Are Weird on Twitter. I'm @maliasma.

Michelle C.

I follow This Enchanted Pixie on Twitter.