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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: AUTUMN & EVERYTHING AFTER

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!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: CHIC BAZAR

Chic Bazar
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Back when I was a teenager, I was taught how to sew by my mom. She was a a lovely lady who enjoy so much sewing and I was always there by her side learning and enjoying her company. I got married and had two girls and two boys. Now I have four grand kids, three precious girls and one boy. On a Mother’s Day, my oldest daughter made me a purse. I loved it so much and I still have it. Then, came the idea of making them for presents and that’s how Chic Bazar was born. I started back in 2008 on Etsy and my items are also currently sold at Artistree-Coop a cute little shop next to Infusion Tea at College Park. We offer different styles and accessories made with beautiful fabrics.

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 Spring Homespun Chic 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 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: AUTUMN & EVERYTHING AFTER

Autumn & Everything After
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Kasey is the creative brain behind Autumn & Everything After. 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 four Homespun Chic Marketplace events and she’s looking forward to seeing you this Sunday.

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 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: 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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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: TRACY B DESIGNS

Tracy B Designs
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Delightful designs & fresh textile applications – fabrics, papers and trims – are the trademark of my work I individually design and handcraft every item in my sunny and smoke free home studio, and am inspired to create fresh designs on an on-going basis.  Many of my items feature re-purposed materials and I love the theme of Flowers in Boom. My items are sold locally year-round  through Artistree in College Park and the Florida Craftsmen in St. Petersburg. I also have an on-line shop at tracyBdesigns.etsy.com.

I encourage feedback from friends and customers, and take great pleasure in creating delightful art-cessories for individuals and homes.

Get To Know Tracy of Tracy B Designs

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Pink Grapefuit Crystal Light

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Having a fun-filled day of meeting new people, mingling with others and welcoming Spring in a creative way!

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy ….”

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Being able to head to the beach for a relaxing week — a week with no computers, no schedule and no major decisions. The only decision to make is shall we go to the pool or to the beach ?

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Visit Tracy B Designs 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: SEW BLESSED BY DIANA

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: CANDYLAND BOWTIQUE

Candyland Bowtique
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In 2009, God entrusted another precious child to me,  my daughter. I was thrown into a world of dresses, tights, pink things and BOWS! Candyland Bowtique grew out of my need to find something unique for my little girl to wear in her hair, not just a store-bought bow. It awakened the part of me I had somewhat lost during everyday motherhood. In August of 2009, Candyland Bowtique was born. Not only do I make your traditional bows, I specialize in creating sculpted bows. I think every little girl should be able to pick something fun and beautiful to put in their hair.

Get To Know Candy of Candyland Bowtique

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Book of Love by Peter Gabriel!  I was introduced to this song when the finale of Scrubs aired.  I listened to it every night while I fed my daughter at 2am and have loved it ever since.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? One of my favorite passages in the Bible is about the Proverbs 31 Woman.  I have always called her Ruby.  It ties in 10 virtues: faith, marriage, mothering, health, service, finances, industry, time and beauty. Some days, I feel as if I strike out on all of them.  Other days, I see it as an attainable goal!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn to play the piano. Something past that little ditty you can play with your knuckles.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight?  I would be lying if I didn’t say Disney.  I consider myself lucky to live so close to such a fun place.  Experiencing it through the eyes of my kids is amazing. It’s not always my kids racing to get in the lines. And now I cannot get the picture of Clark Griswold running to Wally World out of my head.

What are you most looking forward to about this spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace?  Meeting the other vendors who are in the same realm as I am, stretched thin but loving it.  I also cannot wait to see some of my regular customers and meet new ones!

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Visit Candyland Bowtique 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!