This has been such a busy week! I opened my new Etsy Shop! YAY! I am hoping to sell some of my Pixie Creations to help make it possible for every new Pixie I hear about get a Pixie Creation of their own.
I think I will make a couple more for the shop. What are you creating today?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I learned of a couple new Pixies today so out came the stash of yarn. I made this cute little boys fishing hat and couldn't resist adding the fish & pole...so adorable! I absolutely love making these little Pixie Creations. This little boy Pixie is on the way to a wonderful life and so are the family members who stepped in and offered to give him a better life. My heart goes out to all of them...
This little Easter Bonnet is for another little Pixie on her way to better days also...she is so blessed. Her family already feels the joy of having her as part of their life.
On the home front, my Pixie asked me to make her some slippers. So I have been searching Pinterest all afternoon looking for the perfect pair. I will let her have final approval of course. I am excited to see what strikes her fancy.
My Pixie is not a "girly girl" nor is she a "tomboy" either. She is just right...:)
What are you working on? Who is it going to be for? You? Or a special someone???
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I am so excited to begin this adventure in blogging and introduce you to Pixie HeartStrings!
Inspired by the growing epidemic of children (Pixies) being raised by family members other than their parents, I wanted to find a way to give back to these Pixies. Give back for what they have unknowingly given to their family members. Unconditional Love.
There are many reasons why a Pixie is being raised by another family member. Some are horrific circumstances. Others are due to death, mental illness, incarceration, drug addiction, ect. And sometimes, a parent may just be unable to handle the responsibility of raising a child.
Luckily, for many Pixies, there is a family member willing to step in and be there for that child. To take care of them and love them as if they are their own. And for many of those family members, soon after taking on that responsibility, they find themselves also benefiting from the situation. They start to feel blessed to have that Pixie in their lives and feel an overwhelming sense of joy.
Don't get me wrong. It is a stressful time. And there is much heartache at times. But the unconditional love you receive makes it so much easier.
You see, I too have a Pixie in my life. She is not so little anymore. A teenager, but still a little girl. She is my joy. She is my love. She has given me energy again.
So as I heard of more and more Pixies being taken in by family members I started to feel the need to give back. To pay it forward as they say...
I started making little things for each Pixie I learned of...a hat, a blanket, a sweater. I sent along handmade wash cloths...whatever I was working on at the time. Whatever I had in the yarn bucket was made into a Pixie Creation.
Now I am working on selling some of these creations in order to help fund my efforts of making sure every new little Pixie I hear of will be able to have a Pixie Creation of there own.
Do you have a Pixie? Do you know of one? I will be posting some of my patterns on here so maybe you can make your little Pixie a Pixie Creation too...
I hope you will be stopping by here often and also seeing what Pixie HeartStrings is up to on Etsy and let me know what you are up to also...I would love to hear from you!