PIXIES GIVEAWAY & Designer Shout Out!!!

Pixies week means giveaways!!!  Here’s one for you to try for…

???HOW MANY PIXIES ARE IN AN 8″ SQUARE OF PIXIES FABRIC???

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If you guess correctly (without going over.. .we’re channeling our friend, Bob Barker) you can win 1/2 yard of each of our current in-stock PIXIES!   Umm.. that’s like almost 11 yards of pixies –  a pixies palooza!!!  See details in our facebook post!!!

 

Designer Shout Out

Here’s a little inAliciaSelfiesight from the Pixies designer – Alicia Jacobs Dujets  (check out her bow!)

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IandAquestion Quick!  What’s your favorite pixies color??!!??!!

Alicia:  I hope this is allowed, but two immediately come to mind! The first is Seafoam because it was one of the originals that was introduced with the Talk To Me line. It is a staple to the Pixies collection and is one of a few that make me feel nostalgic. My second pick is Navy which was introduced a bit later, but I’ve always been a sucker for a nice, rich navy. The two of them together would make a great pair though, and now you’ve got me thinking about projects to make with these two…

IandAquestion Pixies projects…anything you’d love to see or do?

Alicia: I have been blown away by the creativity being poured into Pixie projects ever since they first started popping up, I can’t even imagine what’s to come! Since I love teeny tiny things and am constantly pushing the limit with how small we can go on designs (have you noticed how small the Pixie dots are?) I would love to see someone make a shirt for their hamster or something. Can someone please do that? I’d probably even settle for a guinea pig shirt, that’s still pretty small if you think about it.

 Well, we don’t have a hamster shirt… yet… but here are some other adorable teeny pixies projects from our team here and our pixies fans!

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I&A Dollhouse furniture – PIXIE-fied!

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Fan creation – Pamela Truenow…Just add a hamster?

 

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Indygo Junctions new patterns – FabriFlair – great pieced objects with fabric!  

IandAquestion People love Pixies because…

Alicia: Pixies are so versatile, they can be the focal point of a project or a supporting design to something much more complicated and this is exactly what makes them so easy to fall in love with. Since I designed them as a small coordinate for Ink & Arrow collections I didn’t originally imagine them being a stand-alone design, but I remember the first time I saw our Pixie Dots Quilt (Stereo by Jaybird Quilts) in person and it was a game changer for me. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s made entirely of Pixies and the color is incredible! I believe it was made with every color we offered at the time it was constructed and this is solid proof that you really can do anything with Pixies, whether you’re mixing and matching them with other designs or with each other. Since color is the key element, the Pixie is something that can keep evolving (and has!) with every collection we release. We may even have some tricks up our sleeve for future Pixies, but you’ll have to stick with us to see what we’ve got planned!

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Here is the Stereo Quilt (Jaybird Quilts) made for us by Anne Cowan- great swirly stitching!!!

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Fun fact!…………………………………………………………..

City Life was the first collection ever established for Ink & Arrow and the Pixies dot is actually taken from a pattern of tiny windows in some of the buildings in the Rooftop Gardens design. They are sprinkled everywhere throughout that design and now you’ll never be able to unsee them!  🙂

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*SWOON*

We’ll announce a winner on Thursday!  Get to guessing!

 

 

 

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PIXIES WEEK | Don’t Over Think It!

It’s Pixies week  – that means, the more you like, share, comment on our posts and take part in the fun, the more chances you have to win some awesome PIXIES prizes!!!!

Our latest mantra is “Don’t over think it!”  Here at Ink & Arrow, we are pushing the idea of #NoRulesJustFabric.  Why?  We found that way too much stress is put on the right and wrong of sewing|crafting|making.  There IS NO right or wrong – it’s supposed to be FUN!

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Who would have thought that our little Pixies would be a big hit?    The little illustrated square dots,  hand-drawn, multiplied and put into a textile design… so simple yet so incredibly cute!   We are celebrating our Pixies fabric this week and reinforcing the idea that you don’t always have to go crazy with BIG thinking – sometimes, the little things have a big impact too!

We are launching this pixies week with a fabulous tutorial.   These flowers, made of pixies, were well-received and we just adore them.  So, we asked our co-worker and crafty creator Robin to write-up instructions to share!

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CLICK THE PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

We are going to feature our employee-owners in our blogs here and there so you can get to know the people behind Ink & Arrow.   So many people work together every day to make these fabrics come to life!

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Robin Rivera – Administrative Assistant & employee-owner for 7 years!

What’s your favorite part about working here?  

I love when I’m able to be creative… Being an Admin Assistant, I wear many hats.  I love working with such a great group of talented people!

What do you do in your spare time?

Besides crafting, I enjoy metal detecting, gardening, hiking, my standard poodle April and photography.  I’m able to combine many of my hobbies with my creative side… I love making things from nothing!

How do you feel about being an employee-owner? 

It’s fabulous!  It makes you go that extra mile knowing that you are an employee-owner.

One of the great things I have learned from Robin is to not over think and just create!  She embodies the #NoRulesJustFabric attitude!  We’ve had many conversations about crafting and creating.  I am always inspired to take more chances and try new things – no fear, just have fun and make something!  If it isn’t what you initially planned, more often than not, it’s better!

As a result of this creative thinker not “over thinking” we have these beautiful fabric flowers and a downloadable set of instructions.   We’ll have another set of them this week but for now, get out your supplies, put on some awesome music and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We’d love to see your creations with pixies!  Make sure to follow us on Instagram and use the hashtag #PIXIEfy and #NoRulesJustFabric and of course, tag us @inkandarrowfabrics!

 

On Friday, we will announce the grand prize winner of pixies week…. one lucky winner will get this fabulous PIXIES MINI TUFFET made for us by Tuffet Source!  Good luck everyone!

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