Today’s Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! See You There!

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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: TWO FLORIDA GIRLS

Two Florida Girls
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photoWe are two sisters, born and raised in the Sunshine State. We love our God, our family and our home state. 🙂 We hope you find something that makes you smile and think of sun-filled days! Our items are great as fun, affordable gifts for family, friends, kids, coworkers, teachers, coaches…or heck, even yourself!

We opened our shop almost four years ago after Kati (the sewer) made Amy (the computer girl) a coffee cozy for her birthday. Amy said, “I love these! We could sell them!” And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, we’ve developed new products and have expanded beyond the coffee cozy. In addition to our first item, we now create gadget cozies, bean bags, onesies, shirts, hair clips and headbands. And, see those super cute kitchen towels on the left? That’s our newest product–Florida Love towels! They’ll be making their debut at Sunday’s Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! Oh…and you’ll want to stop by and see us Sunday…we’re conjuring up a buy one, get one free on some of our most loved items!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show in 2010 and we’re now coordinating the event. We’re excited to see you there and look forward to meeting everyone!

Get To Know Kati of Two Florida Girls

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the violin. 🙂

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? Yum Yum Truck!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Disney World! I love how magical it is. It is even better now going there with my children. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Anything that is easy to eat and not messy. Usually I only “snack” on Dr Pepper while crafting though!

Get To Know Amy of Two Florida Girls

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; Travel; Train for running races

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach…and more specifically, our family’s beach house! Disney comes in a close second. 🙂

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Competed on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare and Guts! 

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Visit Two Florida Girls 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: 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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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: TWO FLORIDA GIRLS

Two Florida Girls
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We are two sisters, born and raised in the Sunshine State. We love our God, our family and our home state. 🙂 We hope you find something that makes you smile and think of sun-filled days! Our items are great as fun, affordable gifts for family, friends, kids, coworkers, teachers, coaches…or heck, even yourself!

We opened our shop a little more than three years ago after Kati (the sewer) made Amy (the computer girl) a coffee cozy for her birthday. Amy said, “I love these! We could sell them!” And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, we’ve developed new products and have expanded beyond the coffee cozy. In addition to our first item, we now create gadget cozies, bean bags, onesies, shirts and hair clips. And, see that adorable little blond up there? She’s sporting one of our newest products–messy ruffle headbands!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show in October 2010 and we’re now coordinating the show. We’re excited to see you there and look forward to meeting everyone!

Get To Know Kati of Two Florida Girls

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the violin. 🙂

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? So far, Yum Yum Truck! I can’t wait to try more though!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Disney World! I love how magical it is. It is even better now going there with my children. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Anything that is easy to eat and not messy. Usually I only “snack” on Dr Pepper while crafting though!

Get To Know Amy of Two Florida Girls

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? iTunes doesn’t lie and it says I’ve played “Waking Up in Vegas” by Katy Perry 81 times, making that the #1 song in my iTunes. My only excuse for this is: it’s on two of my running playlists. 🙂

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; CrossFit; Train for running races

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach…and more specifically, our family’s beach house! Disney comes in a close second. 🙂

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Competed on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare and Guts! 

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Visit Two Florida Girls 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: TIKA CONFETTI

Tika Confetti
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Hi! Everything started two years ago when I was pregnant with my first baby. To make things fun and exciting, we decided not to find out the baby’s gender. Everybody was convinced that we were having a baby girl, especially my sister Marta. While waiting for “Veronica,” she decided to start making hairpieces for her new niece. And guess what… in November 2010 we were blessed with the arrival of our baby boy, Adrian! I was very impressed with her hidden talent and that is when I encouraged her to take her hairpieces to the next level. Today, we are Tika Confetti where you will find a variety of unique hairpieces that have been handmade with love for all ages. We hope you enjoy our hairpieces as much as we enjoyed making them for you. We look forward to seeing you at the Homespun Chic Marketplace! Marta & Adania

Get To Know Marta and Adania of Tika Confetti

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

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Angie’s Kettle Corn. When we go to Costco, we try to avoid that aisle but it’s impossible, we love it!

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Tennis, Baking, Playing with Adrian!

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Visit Tika Confetti 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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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: ADORA BELLISIMA BOUTIQUE

Adora Bellisima Boutique
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My name is Kathy. I have been married to my best friend for 13 years and have 4 great kids.  I started creating hair bows and flowers for my daughter. Then later, realized that I loved creating these beautiful pieces to compliment every outfit she wore. Adora Bellisima Boutique was born.  Adora Bellisima Boutique specializes in hand-crafted bows, flowers and other beautiful accessories.  From each pedal in every flower, to the multiple layers of ribbon used on a layered hair bow are hand cut, sewn, heat-sealed or stiffened for lasting durability. We offer a perfect hair bow to compliment your little princess, hair flower for a teen, a beautiful hair piece for a bridesmaids or bride, or a stunning sash for the soon-to-be mom.

Get To Know Kathy of Adora Bellisima Boutique

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? I have a lot of #1’s but Jesus Culture “How He Loves” is hands down my favorite right now.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? I read this quote not too long ago and Loved it.  ” Don’t judge me by my past.  I don’t live there anymore”.  I feel is speaks volumes.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would LOVE to sew..I am in the process.  I have the sewing machine ;o)

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? So many things really..I love meeting new people.  I am looking forward to sharing what I can offer to people and experiencing being a vendor for the first time.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Being able to spend more time with my kids.  Grilling, pool parties, and we frequent Blizzard Beach, St. Petersburg,  and the beaches a lot. 

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? A book by Kristen Hannah “Winter Garden”.

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Visit Adora Bellisima Boutique 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: 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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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!