Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: IN HIS GRACE

In His Grace
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Hi!  My name is Chrissie Grace.

Who I am in a nutshell:
Child of God

wife
mother
friend
artist
author
lover of coffee
beach girl at heart
dancer
teacher

Get To Know Chrissie of In His Grace

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

What’s your favorite crafting snack? A small bowl of vanilla yogurt with crushed walnuts and mandarin oranges

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my husband and four kids 🙂

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I love to sing, but wasn’t born with that talent!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Continuing my line of mixed-media scriptural pieces

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach!!!

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Visit In His Grace 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: 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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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: HOOKED ON ADORABLE

Hooked on Adorable
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I am a child of God, a wife, a “mom” to three adorable puppies, an aunt (spoiling is my specialty), a second grade teacher and an avid crocheter. My mom taught me how to crochet in 2010. Since then I have crocheted hundreds of goodies for excited recipients all around the world. I love to crochet various creations for all ages. I especially enjoy working on new ideas and custom creations.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you in May and working with you to create your next favorite hat or accessory!

Get To Know Jenni of Hooked on Adorable

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? “I Lift My Hands” by Chris Tomlin

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses?  “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:16-18

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Caught lobsters and then grilled them on the boat in the Bahamas. The best (and freshest) lobster I’ve ever had!

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Visit Hooked on Adorable 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: PUNCTUATION

Punctuation
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My name is Jacqueline and I am the designer behind Punctuation. Punctuation is a handmade collection of jewelry that is worthy of special occasions, yet perfect to wear everyday. The minimal, effortless style can be worn with so many looks; I am personally inspired by bohemian, classic, and vintage styles. My “real” job is being a wife to my husband, Jeff, and mother to two beautiful daughters. My husband and I are very active in a marriage ministry located in Branson, Missouri and are passionate about helping marriages in crisis.

Get To Know Jacqueline of Punctuation

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Anything by needtobreathe.

What’s your favorite crafting snack? I usually work in the morning- so lots of coffee!

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I recently started taking acoustic guitar lessons, and absolutely love it!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Learn to speak a foreign language fluently.

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Organizing pictures and putting them in photo albums. This has been on my to-do list forever!

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? Hunger Games movie and books!

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Visit Punctuation 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: FEATHERHEAD

Featherhead
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I fell in love with feathers a few years ago, and have kept the romance going ever since.  I never intended to start a little business of designing hair accessories, but I am so happy that my original “Hey, I think I can make that” thought has brought me here.   My goal has always been to create amazing, beautiful and unique accessories and wedding veils that don’t break the bank.   I believe that just because it is beautiful or well-made doesn’t mean it has to be expensive.

Get To Know Kate of Featherhead

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? I don’t have an iPod (shocking!) but I do have iTunes and right now my number one most played song is a song called Nina by a French Band Presque Oui

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Is wine a snack?

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Walk on the great Florida trails with my dachshund, Giglio

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting the other vendors and introducing myself to this amazing community of artists. (oops, that’s two things)

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? The Artist, twice.  So. Good.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? All of them…..nom nom

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Visit Featherhead 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: SNUGGLEBUG COLLECTION

Snugglebug Collection
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I’m the mother of three amazing little ones, and my husband and I couldn’t be happier. I love being creative! I opened my shop in October 2009 after several moms asked where they could get a baby sling of their own. I decided I needed to create a local marketplace for other moms. I began to grow my collection with my favorite test market: my own babies. I love providing other parents with stylish products that are practical and durable. It’s all about quality, style, and convenience ~ baby products that are as beautiful and unique as your little one.

Get To Know Christin of Snugglebug Collection

What is the #1 played song on your iPod? I love anything by Jesus Culture! I have a playlist called “Fav Christian” and it consists mainly of their songs. I love filling my house with worship music, and my little ones are starting to sing along now.

What is one of your favorite quotes? “Having a child is to forever watch your heart walk around outside of your body” – so true!!

What are you most looking forward to about this spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace? I love the crowd this show draws. We get to meet our wonderful customers face-to-face. The interaction is so much fun.

What’s your favorite Central Florida sight? Being a growing family, my husband and I always try to find inexpensive or free activities that our little ones will love. We enjoy taking them to Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The kids enjoy playing by the fountain, running around on the grass, and making new friends. Each night, there is a fountain show that is choreographed to lights and music. This park attracts a lot of young families, and the kids have a blast. The best part – it’s absolutely free!

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Visit Snugglebug Collection 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: PLUMEUPHORIA

Plumeuphoria
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Plumeuphoria became an overnight idea that I came up with after purchasing my first set of feathers. I instantly fell in love with the idea of “feather hair extensions”.

After several weeks of research, I realized that there weren’t any “feather hair extension” providers in Central Florida. I saw this as an opportunity to introduce this fairly new and growing trend to my area. As a full-time college student majoring in International Affairs (who knew nothing about owning her own business), I decided to take the risk and give it a try.

Although some people do not want to commit to feather extensions, I decided to incorporate other feather accessories as an alternative – earrings, necklaces, feather hair clips, and much more. I really enjoy what I do because it allows me to be creative.

My goal is to provide affordable feather accessories to the public. I hope to inspire many people who dream of having their own business. If an idea seems to consume your mind, make something of it!

Get To Know Nicole of Plumeuphoria

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? hmmmm.. I’m not quite sure. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? bananas

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Outdoor activities – camping, swimming, etc.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To cook ha!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? I would focus on PLUMEUPHORIA since I juggle both my shop and being a full-time student it can be tough sometimes. I’d like to just focus primarily on my business.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? I am looking forward to networking with other crafty people and experiencing vending.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? The beach! I am always at the beach or the springs. I love water.

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? I really liked the movie, “The Grey” although the ending wasn’t that great, but I thought it was a great movie overall.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? I have yet to try one!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The Winter Park area. I also enjoy the strip of Asian markets on Colonial – I love the strong cultural areas.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I’ve had several fashion bloggers wear my jewelry/accessories such as LE HAPPY, Shevah, Vintage Mavens, and others.

Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? Ehhh.. I’m not one to care much about sports 😛

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Visit Plumeuphoria 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: ADDY&TABBY

Addy&Tabby
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Addy&Tabby is a collection of custom, handmade, unique & stylish girls clothing. My pieces are modern, sassy, sometimes a little funky and very fun. I am the sole owner of Addy&Tabby and create each and every piece with love and care.

A year and a half ago I decided to leave my job in corporate America as a web designer and pursue my passion. I was no stranger to a sewing machine but I had never sewn children’s clothing before. I was terrified and thrilled all at the same time! Its been a wonderful journey to get to where I am today. I’ve met so many amazing and inspiring people along the way…. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Get To Know Dawn of Addy & Tabby

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Anything Adele. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Ice cold green tea, I tend to drink a LOT when I’m working.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  I enjoy so many forms of art, but dance has a special place in my heart. I attend many performances by the Orlando Ballet through the year. I can’t wait to see Black Swan in a few weeks!

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I’m a homebody. I love to work out in the yard and decorate my home. I follow Ana White, she is a furniture DIYer, and I’ve got a very long to-do list!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? My kids’ rooms. They have elaborate bedroom themes selected and completing them is going to take quite a bit of time, not to mention a lot of mommy’s crafting and decorating skills. It would be amazing to just devote my time for the next year to their spaces!

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Visit Addy&Tabby 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: RAYVENWOOD MANOR

Rayvenwood Manor
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Rayvenwood Manor specializes in custom, handmade jewelry and custom Swarovski crystal bridal bouquets and unique wedding accessories tailored to your wants and desires.  All of our jewelry is handmade and created in our studio in Orlando, Florida. Ravyenwood Manor brings you unique, often one of a kind jewelry with heirloom quality and class. Our goal is to create objects of desire to cherish for eternity and beyond.

Get To Know Anastacia of Rayvenwood Manor

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Some things are replaceable, your best friend isn’t.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I spend my free time away from the business with my wonderful husband and two small, adorable children.

What are you most looking forward to about this spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting new people and seeing old friends.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

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

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