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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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!

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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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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: 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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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 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: 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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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.

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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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.

Holiday 2011 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 Homespun Chic Holiday 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 Fall Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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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.

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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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.

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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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.