Who's behind the product and GIVEAWAY!

Carley from Vanilla Pixie has let us have a sneak peek behind the scenes and get to know her and her product a little better, at the perfect time too - for the month of May, you can buy 1 set of Vanilla Pixie clips and you will get a second set 1/2 price (offer applies to set of lesser value, not available in conjunction with any other offer)! Have a read through Carley's interview I bet there is something there you didn't know about her in there somewhere..... oh and be sure to check out her fabulous giveaway too!

1. Hot Pink, White and Black Ribbon Bow Clips 2. Three Punk Skulls and Cherries Classic Clips 3. Black and White PolkaDot Buttons Ribbon Bow Clips 4. Two Diversity Rainbow Stripe Classic Clips 5. Pastel Camouflage Infant Ribbon Bow Clips 6. Pastel Pink and Blue Bubbles Ribbon Bow Clips

Tell us all about yourself and your craft?
I am a wife & stay-at-home mum to three blessings - both being jobs that I love!! When I went looking for accessories for my girls I found that there was nothing available that 'grabbed' me, nothing that was different. So, why not create something?? Hence, Vanilla Pixie was born to fill a void for unique & gorgeous hair accessories.

How long have you been creating your craft?
I have only been doing this for a few months, but so far the response has been amazing. I obviously wasn't the only Mum out there who was looking for beautiful accessories!! I have had just as much fun (if not more) sourcing my materials, as I have actually creating the clips.

What is one of the biggest lesson you have learnt about your craft & selling it?
One of the biggest things I've learned is patience. Of course, when we all start out we want to be busy & successful straight away. It doesn't work like that & we have to enjoy the ride on the way to success - learning what works, what doesn't, where we can make changes. But most importantly, what I do must be fun!! The day that this is no longer fun for me, is the day I give it up.

Which of your items did you have the most fun creating & why?
All my clips are variations on a simple design, so it's hard to say, but... probably my first custom order. It was so much fun to create something that was so specific. And having the buyer so happy with the result was an absolute thrill!!

Is there a basic 'household' item you use when creating that seems to work just as good if not better than the actual 'tool'?
My 'tools' are very few but my major problem is having my hot glue gun drip glue everywhere. I've found that an old baking tray/cookie sheet underneath the gun catches the drips perfectly - and is so easy to clean afterwards.

What is your favourite candy bar & why?
Either a Snickers or a bag of liquorice bullets - hard to go past either...

If money, responsibilities, and time were no issues where in the great wide world would you go & why?
I have three wishes (is that allowed??) - tornado chasing across the US, a flight with the 'Top Guns' in a fighter jet & a trip to Canada/Alaska. One day...

Check out this awesome giveaway from Vanilla Pixie - one randomly chosen person will win a custom made set of 4 clips! That's 2 x ribbon bows & 2 x plain slides made with your choice of any of the available ribbons - Wow!

Visit Vanilla Pixie Etsy Shop. Then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item and why.

To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry. But for extra entries, you can either:

* Become a Follower of Kookie blog by clicking 'Follow this blog' located on the sidebar (if you follow us already just comment to let us know and Thank You); or

* Blog about the contest with a link back to Kookie the blog and be sure to leave a link to your post so we can check it out; or

* Place the Kookie button on your blogs sidebar. (The HTML code is located under the badge in the Kookie blog sidebar) be sure to leave a link so we can check it out.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for every extra entry to claim them with a way to contact you eg: email address and GOOD LUCK!! Entries are open to Australian and international residents and closes at midnight Sunday the 31st of May.

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Anonymous said...

So many cute clips but I just love these little rainbows

Scarlette Rose Fairy said...

Don't make me choose!!! hehehe!

I'd have to say these, cause every lil girl needs matching hair accessories to her rockin punk clothes!!....... punx not dead!

Set of Three Punk Skulls and Cherries Classic Non Slip Hair Clips.

X.x. Ema lou.

SavingDiva said...

I love the Set of Two 'Rainbow Turtles' Classic Non Slip Hair Clips! They're adorable and easy to place!

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite clips are the Set of Two Red and Blue Liberty Stars Ribbon Bow Non Slip Hair Clips. My little girl would look so cute wearing those on the fourth of July.

mommyjen99 said...

I am now following

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Set of Two Pink Summer Ice Cream Classic Non Slip Hair Clips.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

MS Handbags said...

I LOVE your 'Set of Two 'Pretty in Pink' Infant Ribbon Bow Hair Clips'. They're so gorgeous, I love the white saddle stitch detailing.


BonTons said...

I've already bought my favorite Butterfly ones, I think my next favorite are the "Hot Hot Hot Red and Orange" because I love Red!

MJ said...

well as an avid purple fan I like these 'Purple Lovers' Ribbon Bow Non Slip Hair Clips....it was hard to choose between these and the icereams...(i like them too)...overall the purples won me over :)

ibceag said...

I have 4 granddaughters so I find it difficult not to love all of Vanilla Pixie's hair accessories.

But if I had to choose I'd pick "Pastel Confection". I'm sure it's the pretty colours and not the thought of candy, that the name conjours up and tempts my sweet tooth!


Tida Bella Monkey said...

The cat and dog paw print clips are too cute. :-)

wamphyri said...

Who sells sea shells by the sea shore? VanillaPixie! My lil mermaid would love the Pink 'Sea Shells by the Sea Shore' clips-which remind us of the dreamy days spent on the shore and to a reminder to return one day soon before Skye forgets she a mermaid at all!!

Anonymous said...

Hmm hard choice, but for me it has to be the ladybird dots one, such funky colours.

Anonymous said...

I have cheated and looked in your sold ones and have found the most devine ones :)

The chocolate pink and blue classic, my fav colour combos!