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I am an old fashioned girl from Vermont who cherishes the old ways, the warm layers, the embrace of family and the heirloom quality of handmade.

                   -Diane

Besides the creation of handmade items, I have been fascinated by learning about what makes a person successful in fields like arts and crafts, and the creation process behind it. I have in these few years, spend many hours reading about that, and researching it.

Now, I decided to cross on the other side. From this week on I will be posting one interview a week, every Thursday with successful Etsy sellers, other craftsmen, writers, photographers and art people.

I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to comment or contact me if you have any additional questions.

About Pixiebell (Diane)

She and her husband have been the owners of an Etsy shop for handknit items from 2007. To this date, the shop has more than 14,000 sales. It’s filled with more than 1200 items, mainly knit hats, but also scarfs and other accessories. The store attracts with huge variety of shapes and colors, as well as very attractive pictures. (more…)

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Here’s one of the trends that’s in right now. Loving the bold colors, although I’m not much a fan of it in men’s fashion. But the women mini-dress, and the jean shorts are adorable.

The Fashion Foot

Graphic prints on clothing and accessories are something we have been seeing a lot of in newer fashions. The newest trent that has been incorporated into many brands targeting girls and guys from 18-25 is the galaxy graphic print.

Brands such as Topshop, Black Milk Clothing, and Etsy have used these prints in some of their new designs for leggings, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and skirts. The galaxy print is different on every piece of clothing and different brands use different colors. It’s a fun, trendy pattern that is going to be seen all the way through the summer season into the winter.

Men’s Galaxy Print Clothing

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Women’s Galaxy Print Clothing

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Written By: Nicole Kropp

Photo Sources:
http://www.polyvore.com/galaxy_printed_hair_bow_version/thing?id=59402029
http://www.woolworths.co.za/images/products/MENSWEAR/501908474_XBLACK_medium.jpg
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http://www.karmaloop.com/product/The-Swag-Supply-Galaxy-Circle-Crew-in-Black/324451
https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/small/2312636.jpg?1357825203

http://www.pixiemarket.com/bottoms/galaxy-skater-skirt.html
http://www.misskl.com/product/The-Galaxy-Bandeau-in-Purple/306595?siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-pRAqOAUdPA2GS_ug2FdT8w
http://www.bankfashion.co.uk/product/ginger-fizz-galaxy-print-bodycon-dress/059871/?aid=710&awc=2768_1362097901_292b7a1c5ef1a8949eeb1f4be5266bae&cm_mmc=Awin-_-92295-_-Deep_Link-_-NA

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The Rule: Knowledge is Power

+ 20 things exercise

This post was inspired for me by a video I watched on youtube from Brian Tracy, where he said success is predictable. That just like cooking, it just required you to study the people that are the most successful at what you do, and follow it like a recipe. I never forgot that advice.

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Note: When I am saying that some of those rules work on practically everything, I mean it. Still, do note that nothing is absolute, and the best advices can’t work on Everything. There are always exceptions. Use your judgement whether that’s the case with you.

1. Divide and conquer (or the eggs-basket metaphor)

The Rule: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. (more…)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OcVh1wQV1k

Hey guys, so this is my first vlog, hope you enjoy it!

I’ve recently been learning a lot of new things, and they were all filled with that feeling you have when you start something new and you aren’t exactly sure how it’s working out. This video is about this feeling.

Also, I want to introduce myself. My actual name is Gergana, but since I’ve found it’s sometimes hard to pronounce for foreigners, for the purpose of my youtube channel and this blog, I will be going under Maxi.

Nice to meet you!

M.

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