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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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: 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: INYOURBONES

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My name is Gabriela and well, I’m the goddess of InYourBones. lol!! I am so lucky that I can do what I love. I live in Mount Dora, FL. with my lobster. I spend most days sewing, whether it be indoors or outside by the lake (Lake Dora). When I’m not sewing, Jeff and I are on our BMW going from one end of the country and back. You can follow our trips at our little website (in-your-bones.com). All the while I take photos and use them in my shop to sell my bunting and other handmade items. I am always kind to the planet. I am into the 4 R’s Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and RECYCLE.

Get To Know Gabriela of InYourBones

What is one of your favorite quotes? In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it. – Napoleon

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  To become a fencer

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Pre-Raphaelite dresses

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Most everyday at 4:00 i enjoy mate with tortas fritas and  a little dulce de membrillo. That’s “fried cakes” mate tea and quince fruit jam. 

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Visit InYourBones 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: SEW BLESSED BY DIANA

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My name is Diana Scianimanico and I am a 25 year old stay at home mom of two precious daughters. My oldest is five, and my youngest is two, and they are the biggest blessings God could ever give me. They are best friends, and they teach me so much about life, patience, and growth. My husband and I have been married 3 years and I could not ask for a better spouse. He is the rock of our family, and my best friend. I have been crafting for less than a year now. I guess I needed to find myself a little hobby once I quit working, and one day I decided to borrow my grandmother’s sewing machine. I guess the skill was in my blood, because a couple weeks later, I was self-taught and making tons of things for my girls and for around the house. It was later that I was led to open my own Etsy shop. I have not been very successful in the online selling, but I know once my name is exposed, the business will pick up. Sewing is really a hobby of mine anyways, and I do it just for fun! My specialty is the crayon roll. My girls were in desperate need for one of these, or should I say my purse and all of it’s contents were in need of one! I began making aprons after I developed an obession with buying them, and of course the sock monkeys were my children’s ideas. The first sock monkey I made has been fully loved on and has just reccently went in to surgery from excessive play! I also create children’s clothing from custom skirts, tailored pajama pants, and handmade graphic tees. My girls love all the fun stuff that they get when mommy has a creative burst of energy! I look very forward to being a part of this year’s Homespun Chic Marketplace, and it will officially be my first craft show! So please, stop on by, take a look around, and introduce yourself.

Get To Know Diana of Sew Blessed by Diana

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.”

 What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Taking my girls to the beach! We love to take the 45 minute drive over to Melbourne and just waste the day away in the sun, sand and salt! I can’t think of a better way to spend time with my children.

 What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? The movie Limitless starring Bradley Cooper. I can’t explain too much about it, but all I can tell you is it’s a must see! It’s probably my favorite movie of all time.

 What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Right now I am really into The Black Keys, Crash Kings, and my old-time favorite, Deftones. It really depends on my mood what I listen too. I have a different genre for every activity that I do on a daily basis. Heavy rock for long distance driving, smooth indie for cleaning the house, upbeat rock for running, and I confess I like to listen to European Indie/Folk when I need some chill time. I don’t think there is a specific song that is my number one, I like variety!

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Visit Sew Blessed by Diana 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!

Spring 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

What’s your favorite crafting snack? I would say my favorite crafting snack is a glass of wine. I work a full time job, so I do most of my sewing in the evening. So, after dinner, I settle in with my sewing machine and my glass of wine. Great combo, right?

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’s the last great book you read? A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini. Hands down. It’s a book of inner strength and survival. Tragic and beautiful. It is the best book I have read in years and it pierces the soul in a way that few books do.

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

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: A FLAVORED LIFE

A Flavored Life
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A Flavored Life creates new products with vintage and everyday linens. From aprons to scarves to pedi-bags, Janice and Jenise are a mother and daughter team that love to bring new life to forgotten items and find inspiration from a lifetime of experiences. Janice learned how to sew in the mill factories of New England and has lived around the world from the Bahamas to the Sultanate of Oman. Jenise is a marketing manager by day and brings a graphic touch their creations. Together, like any good family recipe, they make memorable, one-of-a-kind designs to be cherished for generations.

Get To Know Jan & Jenise of A Flavored Life

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Slow Like Honey by Fiona Apple

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. – Marianne Williamson

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Cooking! Playing Angry Birds. Relaxing with family. Reading. Dancing.

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Visit A Flavored Life and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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