Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Pattern - Game of Thrones Cross-stitch

Every week we get dozens of emails requesting new patterns and suggesting ideas - we love hearing from you and learning which designs you want the most.  In four years of running our little shop I don't think any franchise has been more requested than Game of Thrones.  Seriously, I've gotten hundreds of emails asking for GoT patterns.  We're big fans of the show and the books and were more than enthusiastic to bring the beloved series in to the Pixel People family - the big question was HOW?  With dozens upon dozens of characters, most of whom don't live for very long, tackling patterns for GoT was an intimidating process!  We're very excited to bring you the first pattern in the installment - and what better way to start than with the Starks?

More GoT patterns will be rolling out over the next few months - and yes, we'll get to your favourite character soon!  In the meantime though, get the House Stark Pixel Person pattern here.

Happy stitching!
Jacqueline & Christopher

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It's Our 4th Etsy-versary But YOU Get The Gift

It's difficult to believe that it's been FOUR years since we opened our little Etsy shop!  So much has changed since then - we've grown a great deal, Jacqueline's gone full-time with the business, and we now have more than 120 patterns to choose from.  We owe you all a great deal of gratitude for supporting us - you've made our dreams come true.

We want to thank you for all your love so we're offering an unprecedented 40% OFF PATTERNS this weekend only in the shop!!

Now's the time to stock up on all the new designs you may have missed:

Sailor Moon & The Sailor Scouts

Adventure Time

Doctor Who Villains & Monsters

Star Wars Alphabet Sampler
Back to the Future

The Big Lebowski

Friday, June 20, 2014

Save 30% on Cross-Stitch Patterns!

Summers here in Canada are so short we have to take advantage of every sunny, warm day we can!  My favourite way to do that is to take my latest project out on the patio, soak up the sun, and stitch the long, light-filled days away.  I honestly can't think of a better way to spend my short, short summer!

From June 20th - 30th you can save 30% on your pattern purchases using the coupon code SUMMER30 during checkout.  So take a pop over to the shop and stock up!

Friday, April 25, 2014

New Pattern - Adventure Time Pixel People

I'm really excited about our newest pattern release - it turned out even better than I could have hoped!  We're big, big Adventure Time fans at our house - it's just so weird and imaginative and wonderful that we can't help ourselves.  It was difficult narrowing down which characters to feature in the pattern and after many debates we decided on the Ice King (and Gunter!), Marceline the Vampire Queen, Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, Beemo, Peppermint Butler, Princess Bubblegum, and our personal favourite Lumpy Space Princess.

The pattern is available for instant download or, if you're not a stitcher yourself, you can pick up the finished stitching instead!

J & C

Friday, February 28, 2014

Charging Tax to Our Canadian Customers

Hello Fellow Canadians!  Just a heads up that because we apparently make too much money these days, the good ol' boys at CRA now require us to collect HST/GST from our Canadian customers - sorry!!  It's the law though, and we sorta have to go along with it.  If you live in Canada you should already be accustomed to paying these taxes on pretty much everything.

From here on out we will be charging the following tax rates only to our Canadian customers on all our patterns and finished stitchings:

Alberta: 5% GST
British Columbia: 5% GST
Manitoba: 5% GST
New Brunswick: 13% HST
Newfoundland & Labrador: 13% HST
Nova Scotia: 15% HSD
Nunavut: 5% GST
Ontario: 13% HST
Prince Edward Island: 14% HST
Quebec: 5% GST
Saskatchewan: 5% GST
Yukon: 5% GST

However, since we don't think it's fair that you should have to pay more than everyone else simply because of where you live, we are offering our Canadian customers coupon codes in percentages which reflect the amount of tax we are required by law to collect from you. 

You are responsible for entering the code into the 'coupon code' box during checkout (don't know how to do that? see our blog post about it) - the codes are not applied automatically.  These coupon codes will always be available for my Canadian customers and do not expire.

Please use the coupon code intended for the province or territory where you reside.  Because these tax rates are only charged to my Canadian customers, international customers do not qualify for the tax discount. 

Alberta customers coupon code: ALBERTA5
British Columbia customers coupon code: BRITISHCOLUMBIA5
Manitoba customers coupon code: MANITOBA5
New Brunswick customers coupon code: NEWBRUNSWICK13
Newfoundland & Labrador customers coupon code: NEWFOUNDLAND13
Nova Scotia customers coupon code: NOVASCOTIA15
Nunavut customers coupon code: NUNAVUT5
Ontario customers coupon code: ONTARIO13
Prince Edward Island customers coupon code: PEI14
Quebec customers coupon code: QUEBEC5
Saskatchewan customers coupon code: SASKATCHEWAN5
Yukon customers coupon code: YUKON5

Taxes are calculated on the amount spent after the coupon code is redeemed, so you will still see a line for taxes charged.

If you have any questions at all about the HST/GST charges for your province we recommend checking out the Canada Revenue Agency information available. We're also happy to answer any questions you might have.  Just pop over to Etsy and drop us a line.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Doctor Who Eleven Doctors Pixel People Cross-stitch Pattern **UPDATED**

We're really excited to finally have an updated version of the Eleven Doctors pattern to offer you!  Of course, with all the amazing storylines introduced to the show this past year, there are no longer just Eleven Doctors - so the new pattern features The War Doctor played by John Hurt and the newest incarnation of our favourite Timelord debuted by Peter Capaldi.  If you're a Whovian (as we are) then you'll need the updated pattern for your collection.

If you already own the previous version of the Eleven Doctors pattern - now just called The Doctors - you can email us a proof of purchase (a forwarded copy of the download email, a screenshot of the Etsy purchase, or even a photo of the finished stitching - just something to prove that you bought the pattern previously) and we'll send you a copy of the updated pattern for free!

If you're a fan of the show (and let's be honest, why wouldn't you be?!) then you'll be pleased to know that we have two new Who patterns planned for March 2014 - another companions pattern and an epic Villains and Monsters pattern to stitch alongside all your Doctors!  We can't wait for you to see them so stay tuned.

Friday, February 7, 2014

We're All Sorts of Frozen Over Here!

Hi All!

Lots of things to update you on today!  Firstly, it's another cold and snowy day here in our little corner of Canada - it's certainly been an old-fashioned sort of winter at our house!  Complete with bone-chilling temperatures, gale-force winds, and two feet of snow -- all-in-all, it's the perfect weather for staying in and stitching.

This winter weather seems like it's never going to end, which leads us perfectly in to the next news we have!  I'm sure by now you've noticed that the movie Frozen is pretty much everywhere and for months we've been fielding emails and inquiries about when we'll be adding Disney's two new Princesses to our popular Pixel People line up... well the wait is finally over!!  The new, updated version of our Storybook Princess pattern is up in the shop!!

Don't worry if you already own the previous version of the pattern - just email us proof of your original purchase (be it your Etsy receipt, a screenshot of your 'purchases' on your Etsy account, a copy of your email from us, just something to prove you already bought the pattern) to and we'll happily send you the new version FREE OF CHARGE.

Not only have we added Elsa and Anna to our existing Princess pattern, but we love them so much they qualify for a pattern of their very own! We think it's the perfect quick stitch to make for your sister as a gift!

It's also time for us to draw to see which two lucky stitchers won a free metallic floss bundle pack!

Here are our winners:

Congratulations CourtneAl and Bonney - just email us your mailing address and we'll get your gifts in the post next week!

Happy Stitching!  xo J&C