Holiday 2011 Featured Photographer: AMALIE ORRANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Amalie Orrange Photography
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**We’re excited that Amalie Orrange is Homespun Chic’s first official event photographer. She graciously agreed to photograph the event for us and we’re so thankful! Can’t wait to share her work with you after the Holiday Marketplace.**

Amalie Orrange ia a Wedding and Lifestyle photographer specializing in photo-journalistic style. If you want fresh & fun images that are filled with awesomeness check out Amalie Orrange Photography and book your session today.

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: DALLA LUNA

Dalla Luna
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Hi! *waves* I’m Crystal, a SAHM to two.  I grew up watching my mom create amazing things but never made anything of my own until my daughter was born. My daughter no longer lets me dress her up but I still like creating fun outfits during holidays & special occasions, and you’ll find some of these creations in my Etsy store! I am also an avid reader & review books on my blog, Reading Between the Wines, which led to creating hand-beaded bookmarks & jewelry. I love being inspired by a great book to create something fun!

Get To Know Crystal of Dalla Luna

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Well, I don’t have an iPod but I have other fun devices! Lol My #1 song right now is Staind “Not Again.”

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? As I said above, I am an avid reader and I run my own book blog which is more time consuming then I originally thought LoL! I review the books I read but also have authors drop by almost daily, run weekly features and giveaways, and I love being able to read the books I am anticipating most before they even get on store shelves!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn how to make my own soap!

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Loading up the kids in the car to see the live nativity scene a local church does every year.

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Visit Dalla Luna and see what you have to look forward to at the Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 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 three Homespun Chic Marketplace events and she’s looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, October 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 Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: BEADS BY KATRINA

Beads by Katrina
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Hello! This is Katrina from Beads by Katrina. I use polymer clay to make beads and then use those beads to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and keychains. For most of my beads, I use the millefiori technique which requires creating a design in a “cane” and then cutting thin slices off of the cane to place around a plain clay core bead. I have been working with polymer clay for over 8 years and enjoyed it so much that last year I decided to turn my hobby into a small business. I started participating in craft fairs and set up a Facebook business page and have been very happy with how my products have been received. I love creating new designs and mixing clay to make my own colors. Custom orders are my favorite because I am able to make beads that are unique for that customer and they will have a piece of jewelry that nobody else does! You can learn more about my work at www.facebook.com/beadsbykatrinaboutique.

Get To Know Katrina of Beads by Katrina

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would like to learn how to take better/more artistic photos of my products.

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? I am looking forward to sharing Beads by Katrina with more people and seeing all the wonderful products the other vendors have created.

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!) Hmm, my all-time favorite Starbucks beverage is the iced mocha, but, for the holidays, I do enjoy the gingerbread latte. And, I love the red cups!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? I love Disney World!

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Visit Beads by Katrina and see what you have to look forward to at the Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: YOURS TRULY

Yours Truly
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Hello there! I’m Anna Pryor and I can’t wait to meet you at the Homespun Holiday Market! I’m thankful for sunshine, my husband, and my family. I’m inspired by anything that makes me smile – and I find that there’s a whole lot to smile about!

My shop features stationary and paper goods of my hand-painted watercolor illustrations. I think mailing someone a thoughtful handwritten letter is one of the warmest and kindest ways of showing how much you care.

Also this holiday I’ll be featuring some other items that make wonderful gifts! Fish print note pads make a great gift for fathers and uncles and I’ll have some lovely lavender filled sachets for the ladies!

Get To Know Anna of Yours Truly

What’s the #1 song played on your iPod? Anything acoustic… currently can’t get enough of Josh Ritter or The Avett Brothers.

Besides crafting, what are other things you like to do? I love to garden! Weeding, pruning and planting soothes my soul to no end! Gardening also inspires a lot of my illustrations. I love painting flowers and foliage.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? My husband and I buy unique assorted beers and wrap them up in brown bags. On Christmas day after lunch we pass them out to everyone and the whole family gathers around the fire to enjoy new brew flavors. Drink and be merry right? Grown up Christmas is fun!

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Visit Yours Truly and see what you have to look forward to at the Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: OH MY FRIEND

Oh My Friend
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Oh My Friend is your go to place for adorable personalized Christmas ornaments. You can design a custom & unique ornament for each person on your list. Our ornaments are glass with vinyl lettering that can be made in a wide variety of colors, stuffings & ribbon bows. As a 3rd grade teacher & a mother of two, I’m always on the look out for great gift ideas for my friends, co workers & family. My ornaments are practical, reasonably priced & suit all styles & ages. I thank God for the ability to create & design in addition to teaching His children.

Get To Know Christy of Oh My Friend

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Teaching my children to be obedient to God.

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!) I don’t care what color cup its in, just make it a Pumpkin Spice cream frappaccino with java chips.

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Sweet & salt.

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Visit Oh My Friend and see what you have to look forward to at the Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: ISABELLABOO & SOPHIA’S CIRCUS

isabellaboo
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Sophia’s Circus
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isabellaboo is the place to go when you’re looking for unique, custom, baby onesies and toddler shirts. Whether using an initial or birthday number, these handmade, one-of-a-kind tops will make any occassion extra special. Excellent craftmanship & durable quality will allow your little isabellaboo shirts to be worn for a holiday celebration, special photo shoot, birthday party or everyday fun.

Sophia’s Circus is where you will find fun & funky household decor & accessories.

Being a stay at  home mom of 3 year old Isabella & 9mo old Sophia has allowed me to creatively express myself through my two shops & I couldn’t be more blessed! I pray that all I do gives glory to God.

Get To Know Lisa of isabellaboo & Sophia’s Circus

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Proverbs 3:6 “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? decorating my beach house from bare walls (which I hope to have on Tybee Island someday!)

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!) LOVE me some red cups! My drink is tchai, no water, no foam, non fat, extra hot & yes, Bella can rattle that whole thing off without missing a beat!

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Painted vintage suitcases in fun, funky colors! perfect for a dress up suitcase, photography prop, going to grandma suitcase or even cute travel makeup case!

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Visit isabellaboo and Sophia’s Circus and see what you have to look forward to at the Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 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.   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’m thrilled to have been selected by Better Homes and Gardens, for two consecutive years, and have a few of my Holiday Ornaments featured in their current special publication “Holiday Crafts” – on sale at newsstands now!

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? Granola/Trail Mix or Frozen Grapes

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve by candlelight

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Having a fun-filled day of meeting new people, mingling with others and really getting into the Holiday Spirit!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Two things:  I would love to learn how to sing well.  I love music, but unfortunately was not blessed with a great singing voice. And, secondly, I’d like to learn to speak French. We’ve travelled to France several times, one of my favorite destinations, and to speak the French language would be a true gift.

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Visit Tracy B Designs and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 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. Now I’m introducing a new line of fabrics designed by my daughter Eloisa Docton for my new Fall Collection which will be previewed at the Homespun Chic Marketplace event.

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 Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: THE SPUNKY STORK

the Spunky Stork
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With no children of her own, Aliya Jiwa started a baby clothing company called the Spunky Stork out of the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment. Yes, thekitchen. Why? In short, she was getting tired of buying pastel-hued, butterfly-slash-teddy bear-riddled baby shower presents for her friends… all of whom are emphatically anti-pastel anything. Two years later, she still has no children, but she quit her job as a hospitality executive and now operates her online organic clothing business in a proper studio. So, what makes a childless, spicy-food eating, cowboy boot-wearing, British Indian an expert on kid’s clothing? Nothing. But visit her site to see her ridiculously adorable designs!

Get To Know Aliya of the Spunky Stork

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Anything Ray LaMontagne

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “I’ve learned so much from my mistakes… I’m thinking of making a few more” ~anonymous

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Swedish Fish 

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn karate!

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

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