Thinning Out My Inventory

In an effort to thin out some of my inventory I’ve begun listing auctions on ebay!  I first started selling my wares on this site many, many moons ago; this is a great way to get that PixyPatch item you have been eying up at a super discount!   Head on over and check out the savings!  Seller Name: Pixy_Patch

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New Mesh Produce Bags!

Finally the blog is getting a bit of love in the form of an update!  Too bad it had to come at the expense of me cashing in on two weeks vacation time to make it happen!  So much has been happening and I will share it with you all in due time.  But for now I bring to you new reusable produce bags!

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Small, medium, and large bags have been added along with two sets of three in lovely shades of purple!  Be sure to head on over to the Etsy shop and check them out!

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Cleanin’ Up Shop

In an effort to make room for a bit of creative motivation I’ve decided to have a Post Holiday Sale!  Everything in my Esty shop has been reduced and as an added bonus for those of you who read my blog, I’m giving you an additional 20% off!  Just use coupon code POSTHOLIDAYSALE20 when checking out to receive your discount!

Here are just a few of the items looking to find a new home:

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Thank you all for your continued support or my handmade creations!  I can’t believe I’m about to enter my 11th year of PixyPatch!  Where does the time go?

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Snow Day

I tend to get a bit happy-happy-happy when there is a “real” snowfall in the forecast.  So just imagine my inner-child’s excitement when those flakes began to fall!  No longer could I sit by the window reading as my surroundings became a blanket of white, I simply had to go outside and play… with my camera of course!

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It felt good to be behind the lens giving my creativity a much-needed outlet.  With the exception of birthdays and holidays, I haven’t done much creating over the past year; hopefully I can change that in 2013, but with my current work schedule I’m not making any promises!

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An Entire Hand

That is how old my niece is going to be tomorrow!  Seriously, where have the past 5 years gone?  Cecelia is such an amazing little person… and I’m not just saying that because I am her aunt!  By the age of 3, she was using the word nocturnal in a sentence and correctly identifying over 50 different species of birds.  Yeah, she’s wicked smart.  She’s also very sensitive and incredibly loving.  Watching her grow and evolve over the past 5 years has been truly amazing!

Last Saturday was Cecelia’s birthday party, it was held at a gymnastics facility near her parents’ home.  For about an hour Cece and friends ran around an obstacle course, jumped into foam pits, and bounced on various trampolines.  The adults, myself included, were really jealous of all the fun the kids were having!

After everyone was finished tumbling it was time for cake and presents.  This is where aunt DD shines.  With the exception of books, I’ve never purchased anything for her.  Everything has been made by hand, with love, from me.  So when Cece stopped opening her gifts and announced “Aunt DD, I want to open your present” I melted!

Several months ago Cece decided she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.  Coming from a large family of animal lovers this was not much of a surprise.  She frequently tends to her sick kitties and puppies administering medications and placing them on a strict regimen of bed rest.  Clearly I had to create something to assist her health-promoting care.

I whipped up a few felt band-aids for her “recovery room”.  As you can see in the picture some are for injured animals others are for healed animals.  They have elastic on the back so they can fit a wide array of stuffed animals.  When my mother saw these she shook her head and placed her hand on her face.  I don’t think my brother was too excited about them either.  Cece thought they were cool and frankly, that is all that matters.

Any one who knows me, Cecelia, or follows this blog is aware of her OBSESSIVE LOVE for deer.  Last year I made her this dress, which is one of her favorite garments.  Keeping with tradition, I wanted to make her something deer-themed again.  She loves playing dress-up but making a deer costume was a challenge I did not want to take on, so I settled for a “Fluffy” mask instead!

Fluffy is the yearling that regularly visits my parents’ home.  Cece LOVES him and is always asking Grammy if she has seen him when she calls.  My mom framed a photo of Fluffy and his family for Cece’s room.

Some of my stitcher friends have mad skills when it comes to making felt masks, me, not so much.  And, in true professional procrastinator style, I waited ’til the morning of her party to make her presents.  What can I say, I’m a busy girl!  It kind of looks like a cross between an owl and a cat.  I probably should have made the ears longer and thinner, but whatever.  The birthday girl didn’t care, she loved it and immediately put it on!

photo credit Allen Tischer

Images and content (except where noted) copyright © 2008-2012 Danielle R Limoge.

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Cuddle Bugs

Don’t be fooled by the cuteness.  These two are weapons of mass destruction!

Images and content copyright © 2008-2012 Danielle R Limoge.

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Because I just can’t make this shit up!

Sooooo, I just spent the last hour removing flypaper glue from the kitten.  Yeah, this is the kind of shit that happens to me… quite often, actually.  Not glue specifically, but random chaos.

Between screaming howls (kittens are really LOUD when they’re not happy) and tearing flesh (mine of course) I was able to catch a few shots.  Not with the Nikon, but with my phone, because the Nikon is in the shop.  Again, more chaos.

Notice the crazy spiky sticky hair?  Nice huh?  Even her little paws were sticking to the carpet.  If only I were home when it all went down!  I can imagine her tearing through the house all tangled up in a sticky mess.  And speaking of the sticky mess, it has yet to be located.  Awesome.

So, in case you find yourself in the same predicament one day, all I have to say is VEGETABLE OIL.  Douse them in vegetable oil.  Then lather, rinse, repeat.

So, for those in the know, it’s a Wharf Rat kind of night!!

Images and content copyright © 2008-2012 Danielle R Limoge.

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Photo Facelift

It’s amazing how new pictures give a fresh look to old inventory; an alternate view has the ability to catch the eye of a prospective buyer.  Something that has been viewed numerous times is shown in a new light and just like that it finds a home!

Rephotographing old inventory is something I’ve been meaning to do, but for lack of urgency it ended up becoming one of those things that fell by the wayside.  Finally the time has come to get this mini-project into motion!

First to go back in front of the lens: Flower Pot Covers.

I had gotten the idea for these little cuties back in ’09.  I had given them as holiday gifts for my plant-loving friends, along with placing several in my Etsy shop.  The original images were all taken with my old point and shoot, inside with a flash.  I rephotographed them outside with natural light.

Clearly, the new images speak for themselves!  I’ve swapped out the old pictures on Etsy and have begun listing them in my Artfire shop.  I’ve only had a couple of sales through Artfire, but that is due to my lack of interest.  I opened that shop several years ago but never gave it much attention.  Now that there is a monthly fee for sellers, I’ve decided to give it another go since its popularity has grown.

Images and content copyright © 2008-2012 Danielle R Limoge.

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This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Images and content copyright © 2008-2011 Danielle R Limoge.

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Small Business Saturday

Head on over to our Etsy shop and support Small Business Saturday.  Take an additional 20% off everything listed!!  Just be sure to use coupon code SMALLBIZSAT when you check out to receive your discount! Happy Shopping!!

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