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: 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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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: SWEET SUMMER BABY

Sweet Summer Baby
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I’ve been in the business of creating since I was a little girl. I’ve always found time to sew and try new crafty things like woodburning, jewelry-making, and painting. When I left my job in publishing after my daughter was born, I took a leap and decided to make a go at selling my handmade children’s clothing and accessories online. Everything I make is inspired by my family, and I love sharing my creative style with other kids and their families. I hope to meet a lot of new people at the Homespun Chic Marketplace and share the creative energy!

Get To Know Lisa of Sweet Summer Baby

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Rainbow Connection, the Sarah McLachlan version.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Live the life you’ve always imagined.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I’m a Martha want-to-be. I love cooking, doing home improvement projects, and working in my garden, especially in my vegetable garden.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? Sweet by Good Golly Miss Holly.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? I love the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. There’s always a good crowd, and I usually wind up buying something I hadn’t planned on.

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Visit Sweet Summer Baby 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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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: ARTPLAY BY VIVIAN HAWKER

Artplay by Vivian Hawker
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Through play with my children came the love of painting and ARTPLAY.  I am 37 years old, a wife and mother to two amazing children. They inspired me to begin ARTPLAY and I hope one day through my success to inspire them to follow their dreams. To do what they love and to love what they do so they can truly succeed and be happy.  My inspiration also comes from modern/graphic design, architecture and urban city landscapes.

Any word you can think of I can recreate into a beautiful, unique graphic word play painting. Example: INSPIRE, BELIEVE, LOVE, LAUGH, your child’s name, your favorite city, your favorite hobby.  Any size, any color combination. The possibilities are endless… Be inspired and bring your inner child out through my playful, whimsical paintings and graphic word play.

Get To Know Vivian of Artplay by Vivian Hawker

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Do what you love and love what you do.

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Almonds (they are healthy and easy to eat while painting).

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Working out and being outdoors (when I’m working on my art I find myself not wanting to leave my house because I’m so into what I am creating but once I go outside either to take my kids to the park or to walk the dog I always find I feel more refreshed).

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Be a better photographer.

hat are you most looking forward to about this Spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace? I’m looking forward to getting feedback about my art and being in a room with other creators who get why we do what we do.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I’ve created my own version of taking inspirational words/phrases and turned them into beautiful unique pieces of art through my graphic word play paintings.

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Visit Artplay by Vivian Hawker 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: SWEET SERAPHINA

Sweet Seraphina
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I hail from both an art and business background where school was concerned, so creating Sweet Seraphina in 2010 was a natural transition for me. She has been a whirlwind ever since and always keeps me busy and constantly creating (and working!).

My shop features everything your little one needs to make them the most stylish kid on the block, from personalized bibs and burp cloths to tie onesies, pacifier clips, football bloomers and blankets to snuggle up with. I am so passionate about Sweet Seraphina and can’t wait to see how far she goes!

Get To Know Lindsay of Sweet Seraphina

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Currently obsessed with “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae.  O b s e s s e d.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”  Vincent van Gogh

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Current obsession is Lucky Charms. Channeling the 8 year old in me.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? In another life, I think I was a cake decorator. I would love to learn how to decorate cakes. If only there was enough time in the day!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? I have ADD when it comes to crafting. I always want to try new things as the ideas come, so I would say nothing! I need to always be trying something new.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? This is my first craft show and am excited to interact with potential customers and hear their feedback on my creations. Also excited to meet other vendors that can understand my crafting obsession!

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? When the flowers are blooming and you just feel happy to be outside because the weather is spectacular and everything is beautiful.

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? Kind of cliche at the moment, but my last obsession was the Hunger Games trilogy. A friend turned me on to them before it became uber popular.

Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? Who that? Just kidding… I have no opinion where sports are concerned =)

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Visit Sweet Seraphina 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: BASHFUL BLISS

Bashful Bliss
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Bashful Bliss is a unique & fun company that designs glass tile necklaces and key chains with the idea to give a little ‘happy’ to someone and allow them to find bliss in the ‘little’ things in life! We have designs for everyone and for just about every event life has to offer. We are on a mission to not only help people find ‘bliss’ in the little things but also to use ‘bliss’ to help change peoples lives. We have a very successful fundraising program that not only helps to raise money but more importantly awareness about the very important causes. Let us help you make someone smile!

Get To Know Robin of Bashful Bliss

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Crossfit

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Menchies

What is something you have done that no other vendor has done? Run 4 Marathons in 18 Months

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Surf

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes From Above.” James 1:17

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Cupcake

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting crafty, fun people and networking

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Visit Bashful Bliss 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: CREATURE COLLARS

Creature Collars
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Hi, I’m Anna and Creature Collars is my product line of handcrafted dog collars, leashes and harnesses. I love working with animals and crafting, so Creature Collars is really a dream come true. I hand make every item in my shop and I’m slightly addicted to fabric shopping! I enjoy creating seasonal styles that change throughout year. Creature Collars are made to last. Every item is washable and made with top quality fabrics and hardware to ensure your pets safety, as well as style!

Get To Know Anna of Creature Collars

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Reading the book “The Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve.

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Introducing my product to shoppers and meeting all the other amazing vendors who will be there.

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!) Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha.

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Kettle corn.

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Visit Creature Collars 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 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.

You can find Amalie on…

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