Today’s Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! See You There!

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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: AUTUMN & EVERYTHING AFTER

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Kasey is the creative brain behind Autumn & Everything After. You may have heard of people refer to her as “The Burlap Lady.” All of her items are great for accessorizing any home, office, party or fun-loving girl! She creates fun, one-of-a-kind accessories for all seasons, event and occasions. From hand-painted banners and burlap pillows to chic tote bags and yarn wreaths, you are sure to find something to love.

Autumn & Everything After officially started when Kasey began posting pictures of her personal seasonal home decor on Facebook. Her friends (and their friends) fell in love and asked her how much she was selling the beauties for. With much coercion from her friends, she opened her Etsy shop. Autumn & Everything After has been featured at all five Homespun Chic Marketplace events and she’s looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 9.

Get To Know Kasey of Autumn & Everything After

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Learn the scripture, love the author, live and die for both.”

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Popcorn & M&M’s with a Diet Coke.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I am a huge fan of blogs, however I, myself am not a blogger.  My favorite day is Thursday because that is when one of my all time favorite blogs (www.theshabbycreekcottage.com) has a linky party.  I love seeing what other projects fellow “crafters” are working on.  I also admit I have a slight obsession with Pinterest.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would like to learn how to do graphic design and maybe take a course in Adobe Illustrator.

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? I’d love to finish my gallery wall in my house…I have it all “pinned out”…I just need to make it happen.  I’d also like to make a pendant light made out of burlap.

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Meeting other vendors and checking out all the other great items that will be showcased this year. I am also looking forward to another new venue.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Does Hobby Lobby count?

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I have painted an entire wall in my home office with black chalkboard paint.  I thought, I will either love it or hate it.  If I love it then its worth the leap, if I hate it, its nothing that 10 coats of primer can’t fix. 

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Visit Autumn & Everything After and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: CHIC BAZAR

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DSCN7769Chic Bazar is a shop where you can find Handbags, Diaper Bags and  Accessories. I love to create, I’m organized, crazy about fabrics, love to sew day or night using beautiful fabrics that are hot! in style. Besides crafting, I like to cook. I cook mostly Puertorrican food and when it comes to Italian or Chinese my husband cooks.  He cooks amazing! My favorite Florida attraction is of course Disney, love the Cinderella Castle and love their Christmas Decorations. My next project will be Home Decor, I will be incorporating Decorative Pillow Covers and table runners in my shop.

I am very exited for the upcoming Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace Event!

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Get To Know Eloisa of Chic Bazar

What’s your favorite crafting snack? My favorite crafting snack is coffee.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Besides crafting I like to paint, cook and bake.

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Looking forward to show the community all the talent we have in making all these beautiful handmade products!

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I’ve lived in hotels in Venezuela, Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. My husband is a former General Manager. It was sooo exciting, like vacationing all year long. I’m a former Flight Attendant who worked for the new Pan Am Airways.

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Visit Chic Bazar and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: TWO FLORIDA GIRLS

Two Florida Girls
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photoWe are two sisters, born and raised in the Sunshine State. We love our God, our family and our home state. :) We hope you find something that makes you smile and think of sun-filled days! Our items are great as fun, affordable gifts for family, friends, kids, coworkers, teachers, coaches…or heck, even yourself!

We opened our shop almost four years ago after Kati (the sewer) made Amy (the computer girl) a coffee cozy for her birthday. Amy said, “I love these! We could sell them!” And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, we’ve developed new products and have expanded beyond the coffee cozy. In addition to our first item, we now create gadget cozies, bean bags, onesies, shirts, hair clips and headbands. And, see those super cute kitchen towels on the left? That’s our newest product–Florida Love towels! They’ll be making their debut at Sunday’s Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! Oh…and you’ll want to stop by and see us Sunday…we’re conjuring up a buy one, get one free on some of our most loved items!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show in 2010 and we’re now coordinating the event. We’re excited to see you there and look forward to meeting everyone!

Get To Know Kati of Two Florida Girls

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the violin. :)

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? Yum Yum Truck!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Disney World! I love how magical it is. It is even better now going there with my children. :)

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Anything that is easy to eat and not messy. Usually I only “snack” on Dr Pepper while crafting though!

Get To Know Amy of Two Florida Girls

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; Travel; Train for running races

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach…and more specifically, our family’s beach house! Disney comes in a close second. :)

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Competed on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare and Guts! 

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Visit Two Florida Girls and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: BIRDS AND BLOSSOMS GIFTS

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DSC_8235edMy name is Mandi King and I am the owner of Birds and Blossoms Gifts. I enjoy doing many different kinds of crafts and am constantly learning new techniques. Most of the items in my shop are made of new and recycled fabrics, vintage wools, wood, paper, and found items. I make fabric bunting banners, decorative wooden blocks, picture frames, altered notebooks,  gift  tags and other one-of-a-kind items. I am inspired by many different designers and styles, and my designs incorporate a blend of vintage, shabby chic, cottage, and whimsy.

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Get To Know Mandi of Birds and Blossoms Gifts

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Penny on the Train Track by Ben Kweller

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I love photography and playing outside with my kids.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? When I was little, my grandmother used to send me an advent calender every year for Christmas. Ever since then, I have always enjoyed picking out a new calender.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would LOVE to learn how to crochet.

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There’s lots to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: PAPERLY

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Holiday10I am so excited to bring back Paperly to the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace!  Since I was a little girl, I’ve been passionate about all things paper.  Yep, I was the girl who had dozens of different writing paper and note cards – my stationery was an extention of my wardrobe!  While I may have grown older, my passion for fantastic stationery designs hasn’t changed and Paperly helps me share my passion with others.

Paperly offers a wide variety of designs – fun or formal, feminine or masculine, sassy or kid-friendly – to express just the right sentiment. And we are much more than just paper…our personalized gifts are perfect for any occasion. Holidays, Family and Friends, Teachers, Coaches…whatever your need, I can help you find the perfect unique and memorable gift!

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Get To Know Karen of Paperly

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Right now, it is Part of Me by Katy Perry (my 9 year old daughter has taken over my playlist!)

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn to use one of the Cricut paper cutting products.  I am enamored with all the cool projects you can do with this machine.  It is on my Christmas wish list!

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Bringing back Paperly’s fantastic products – of course I’ll have our traditional favorites and some new surprises that customers will love!

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I played the baby Jesus in my sister’s 1st grade Navity play.  I was 6 weeks old and cried during the performance.  All the kids in the audience screamed, “Baby Jesus is alive!”

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Visit Paperly and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Food Truck Feature: THE YUM YUM CUPCAKE TRUCK

The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck
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cupcakesWe are the Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. My partner in life and in business, Alex Marin, and I deliver vintage-inspired gourmet cupcakes. We are located in Orlando, Florida where we run our main kitchen in which we bake and decorate dozens of cupcakes daily. We also have two vintage gourmet cupcake trucks that travel throughout Central Florida daily. Throughout our two years in business we have gained strong customer loyalty through excellent word-of-mouth and our kitschy brand. We do not use any fondants and all of our cupcakes are baked from scratch. Due to our success within the community Yum Yum has grown tremendously and we love sharing our brand and sweets with everyone.

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Get To Know Joey & Alex of The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Our favorite crafting snack is Peterbrooke’s Chocolate Covered Popcorn. It is the perfect addition to crafting anytime!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Alex and I have always wanted to take part in a flash mob because we believe it would be quite a fun experience.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Our favorite Christmas tradition is enjoying family and baking delicious treats to share with all of our family and friends.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? As far as a food truck, we believe we are the only one who has done a Holiday Shoppe. This holiday season we are highlighting three local artisan sweets businesses throughout the month of December. To find out further information visit our website: theyumyumcupcaketruck.com

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Visit The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: SWEET SERAPHINA

Sweet Seraphina
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183535_285824378190646_51819755_nAs a kid, my little hands and mind were always busy. You could often find me in my room cutting butterflies and ladybugs out of cardboard and painting them, or creating collages and gluing them to walls, tables, doors, or anything else that stood still.

Things aren’t much different now. My hands are always busy and it kills me to sit still most of the time. I love creating things that bring a smile to people’s faces or just make the world a bit prettier. I love making things for children because it is a genre of retail that everyone always seem to be so happy in, whether they are buying for their own children or for a friend’s.

Sweet Seraphina was created in 2010 and I can’t wait to see how far she goes! You can find Sweet Seraphina creations in Tugboat & the Bird in Winter Park, FL and probably hundreds of babies and kids around the world!

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Get To Know Lindsay of Sweet Seraphina

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”. Love her!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Probably children’s headbands. Kinda obsessed with them at the moment. Next month it will probably be a new obsession!

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Probably some sort of cereal w/ milk. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten this breakfast food at breakfast time. It’s usually a 3am snack.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I think my versatility is something different. From graphic design of onesie stickers to feather headbands or bibs, I liked to always try something new and different to keep myself motivated and creative.

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Visit Sweet Seraphina and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: Handmade by KP

Handmade by KP
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Hello! My name is Katie and I started Handmade by KP in the fall of 2011. I began sewing after I received my mother’s sewing machine as a Christmas gift and once I started sewing, I couldn’t stop. I’ve sewn everything from quilts to aprons to shower curtains. I love searching out cute and modern fabric and making highly functional items with a little flair. My little shop started as an outlet for my love for sewing, but has quickly become a source of great joy and passion.

Get To Know Katie of Handmade by KP

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I love to read. Reading has been my sweet companion throughout my entire life. When my life is hectic, I know that I can always escape to my books. And because of this love for reading, I have an unnatural love for any and all book stores. The hubby has gotten tired of my dashing into book stores and then spending an hour searching for the right book to buy!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speak Italian! It’s the language of my heritage and I think it’s beautiful! Now…if only I had the patience and the aptitude to learn!

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? I LOVE to see local creative talent, so I can’t wait to see what the other folks in Central Florida selling!
 
What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Right now? I’m obsessed with the new Train songs (peppy for getting things done, like dreaded housework!) and anything folksy like Mumford & Sons. I love to brew some tea, turn on my folksy Pandora station, and get my sew on. 
What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!) Peppermint Mocha. So delicious and minty. And I’m down with the red cups. They’re so festive!

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Visit Handmade by KP and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: The Favored Party

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Hi! We are Keri Bennett and Amber Brennan of the Favored Party. We started our company when a hobby of sorts turned into a little business. We are two stay at home moms, who were looking for a creative outlet, and so… The Favored Party was born in October of 2011. We make everything ourselves, and our speciality is personalized gifts and favors. The possibilities are endless since you can help to design the item exactly as you like. We have something for everyone: Babies, kids, grown-ups, even the family pet! (Check out our cute personalized treat jar.) If you would like to see more, please visit us at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9 and we have a FB page too.

We look forward to seeing and meeting many of you at the Marketplace!

Get To Know Keri and Amber of The Favored Party

What’s your favorite crafting snack? We both agreed that it would be a glass of wine! Since we do much of our creating at night after the kids are in bed, it is the perfect snack to unwind with. : )

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? We love spending time with our families.  Keri has two boys, ages 6 and 9.  Amber has three daughters, ages, 2, 6, and 9.
What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Meeting tons of fabulous people and seeing all the wonderful creative products!
What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? They all look great, haven’t tried any yet. I heard there is a Hawaiian one that I am on the lookout for….

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Visit The Favored Party and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Love what you see? Click the links next to “Share This” below and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know. Then, come enter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Marketplace. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!