Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: BOBOS’ BLANKETS

Bobos’ Blankets
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At Bobos’ Blankets, I make handmade quilts, blankets, burp cloths, and bibs.  I also make tote bags and aprons.  I call my two boys my “Big Bobo” and my “Little Bobo” and they LOVE to carry around burp cloths and blankets.  They, plus my mom, aunts, and grandmother, inspired me to create my items and joy to share with others.

Get To Know Joanie of Bobos Blankets

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? When I’m not creating for Bobos’ Blankets, I am a girls volleyball coach. 

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. – Hodding Carter

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!)  A venti peppermint mocha, no whip!  And I LOVE the holidays so I don’t mind the red cups.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?  We get on our pajamas and make hot cocoa (or chocolate milk) and get in the car and drive all over looking at Christmas lights.  My boys have a hard time falling asleep after that.

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

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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: Novelties by Nana

Novelties by Nana
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Well, I am a 51 year old Nana with 2 beautiful granddaughters who really inspire me to stay young. My family is my life. I am also a Security Receptionist who makes crafts in her spare time as a way to relax. And I have no set craft style. If I like it, I’ll try to make it. When you visit my Etsy shop you will see a variety of items and craft styles.

Get To Know Bonnie of Novelties by Nana

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn how to drive BIG construction vehicles. I am amazed by them and would love nothing better than to be able to drive one.

What am I most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting new people. I am definitely a people person and love meeting new people.

What’s the last great book I’ve read? TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III. Excellent book. He also wrote House of Sand and Fog which is also an excellent movie.  He is from my hometown of Haverhill, Mass.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? My favorite Central Florida Attraction would have to be, Cypress Gardens, even though it no longer exists. It is now LegoLand. I worked at Cypress Gardens and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

What have I done that no other vendor has done? Hhhhmmm, not sure if no other vendor has ever done this, but I play Mrs. Claus every year to my hubby’s Santa. We volunteer our time mostly with the Winter Haven Police Department and also the Polk County Sheriff’s office.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Going to Clearwater Beach with my family. That’s our all time favorite beach.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? One of my favorites is: Do everything in love.  I Corinthians 16:14

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Visit Novelties by Nana and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: SISSY LOVES GRITS

Sissy Loves Grits
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Sissy Loves Grits is an expression of my creativity and a lifetime of working in fiber arts.  I learned to sew from my mother and grandmother when I was about 7 years old.  As an adult I earned a degree in fine art and fashion design which honed my creative skills.  Each piece I make is unique and one of a kind, allowing add a little bit of personal expression to each one.  I am a Florida native and am completing a degree in Florida history.

Get To Know Dara of Sissy Loves Grits

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? If I could learn anything, I would become fluent in many foreign languages.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? My favorite thing about Florida summer is the smell of cut grass under a sky full of dramatic clouds and color.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? My favorite central Florida food truck is Sweet Ida Mae’s Bakery in Safety Harbor – taking sweets to the street!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? My favorite central Florida attraction is the Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park – a wonderful quiet spot on the lake!

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Visit Sissy Loves Grits and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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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!