Sunday, March 25, 2012

And....they are here!

The nursery is over-flowing with petal faeries. 

The Sunshine Girls are ready for adoption. Each one unique, colourful and special. 

Please visit my Flickr page for a complete description and name of each faerie.

26 'Sunshine Girls'

The 'Sunshine Girls' have blessed us with being completed today. Each one very unique and full of life.

Next will be the naming ceremony along with photos. Stay tuned :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

'Sunshine Girls'

Here they are...the final 7 of the faeries of the 'Sunshine Girls' group are ready for the next step. The nursery has had a busy weekend and it looks like the next few days will be just as busy.

The 'Sunshine Girls'

We here at the nursery are busy with the next batch of little petal faeries. These little girls are full of colour, wires that sparkle and a wonderful array of body beads. This is the first 15 with 7 more to go.

Protector or Trouble Maker?

This is Lady Isabella...and she was caught sleeping the in the basket where I keep the little bags of petals that have been separated to become new faeries.

I am trying to figure out if she is being protective of them or if she is keeping them from getting out and causing mischief??

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The new direction of Enchanted Pathways

The story has been written and now it needs to be told.

This won't change the name of my company at all, it is mainly to allow more 'key' search words when 'Googling' to find me :)

My little workshop has now become The Enchanted Pathways Faerie Nursery.

This will encompass everything from the wee little seedpod faeries, to the petal faeries, wooden faerie doors and wooden trinket chests. It will also allow room for expansion, whether that includes porcelain faerie dolls, cloth faerie dolls, dragons and what not.

We here at the nursery are guardians of the wee folk that are waiting for adoption.

I hope you will take this journey with us as we continue to tell our story.

Friday, March 16, 2012

And the story goes....

A big thank you goes out to Meagan who finished off the story of Enchanted Pathways today.

We are no longer just a name...but we are a something!

Enchanted Pathways now has an identity all to it's own. This is not just a workshop where wee little faerie creatures are created....this has become their home.

More details to follow :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Time for Expansion

Over the past few days the workshop has taken on some major transformations. The workshop has a new table, shelving units, a full wall and 7 hanging rods. It has been a lot of work with a lot of sorting out of little bags that I seems to have stuffed into every nook and cranny. Thankfully there is lots of hanging room and most of these 'lost' treasures are now out in the open and ready to be used.

I have placed another order for flower petals of the 'jewel' tone hues. They seem to be my favourite lately and it is fun playing with such an abundance of rainbow colours.

The new business cards, return address labels and stickers came in, along with the 4x4x4 corrugated cardboard shipping boxes (to keep the wee faeries safe while traveling).

The website is coming along wonderfully. My developer has worked in conjunction with my banner designer to come up with a superb looking site. There will be a Google map that will show all of the new homes my faeries travel to. The Flickr site is now up and running and each faerie has been named and has a little write up about her as well. The website will have two Flickr galleries attached to it.

I am hoping that my writer will have a draft ready by the end of the week detailing the story of the company. I am so excited and I can't wait to see it in print.

The Esty page is ready to have faeries added it to. I have worked out all of the shipping details and prices. I hope to have the site ready to open this week.

I have been updated Facebook (which automatically Tweets) little snippets of what I have been up to. This blog will be the space that completes the picture with all sites linking one another.

I am hoping to have my web designer update this blog as well with the new colour scheme, banner and logos :)

E-mail address:
Facebook: enchanted pathways (Fort Smith)
Etsy: enchanted pathways by Emmanuelle Nixon

I have 18 new little faeries that are waiting so patiently to have magic faerie dust sprinkled on them so they can be adopted into new homes. This is when the creativity and fun begins.

Monday, March 5, 2012


This has been quite the week.

I guess I should have keep the blog updated so everything didn't have to be written all at the same the time. But time allows what it does.

1. I now have hired someone to do my website. A big thank you goes out to Shawn who has taught me the difference between a blog and a website (remember, I'm the one that still thinks that there is a magic combination of keys that if pressed my whole damn computer will blow up). He has be wonderfully patient with me and has guided me through this whole process. He has been up for changes and insertions and deletions :) I couldn't ask for anything or anyone better to represent Enchanted Pathways for me.

2. I have purchased a design. I now own the exclusive rights to a great banner, background and avatar. I would like to thank Erin and her shop "swiekysiggies' on Esty ( I have been a major pain the backside for her but she has been great. She is now working hand-in-hand with Shawn to make sure the image is on both my Esty store front and on the website. I am now using her faerie design on my Facebook and Flickr as avatars. When I seen her work and especially this design, I knew I had found what I imagined and hoped would represent what I thought Enchanted Pathways meant to me. I hope you like it as well.

3. My Esty store front is almost ready to be open. I am just finalizing the last details for postage. Now unfortunately there will be no sneak peeks at the new banner as Esty keeps you on vacation mode until you actually add listings for sale. But you can find the link at

4. I have set up a new Flickr account that will be specifically for Enchanted Pathways. Currently all of my available faeries have had their photos retaken, they are named and have a bit of background posted. You can check them out at

5. Out of the blue, I happened to see that there were new courses being offered here in Fort Smith for small businesses. Now even though I do have my Business Management behind me, these courses have been wonderful refreshers. I would like to thank Linda at Thebacha Business Development Services for her great ideas and most of all for being a sounding board.

6. I have hired a local writer, Meagan to help me develop the story behind Enchanted Pathways. Now I could go on but there will be no hints until the story has been completed :)

7. I have been to the Bank of Montreal and with the assistance of Geri set up my accounts for the company. It is always awesome when you have someone who will go out of their way to help you because they believe in you, not just because it is their job.

8. I must add in that I have a wonderful boss and a great group to work with. They have all been supportive with me, encouraging me along the way and offering up their knowledge and experience to get me going. Plus they are putting up with me missing work so I can attend these courses. I am sure they are all sick and tired of listening to me go on and on about faeries.

9. So I guess in the end...I have been sitting here teetering on the edge of whether I want Enchanted Pathways to continue to be a little hobby or whether I want to make a go of it and see if I can let it grow into something more. I have opted for the later. So here we go .....