Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: BIJOUX & BON BONS

Bijoux & Bon Bons
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From making woven potholders when I was seven years old to getting caught up in the scrapbook craze in my college years, I’ve always enjoyed being crafty and creative.  After taking a class at local craft store with my dear friend Kimberly of whimZy, I embarked on a new adventure of creating and selling handcrafted jewelry and accessories.

While my shop’s name pays homage to my affinity for the French culture, my items reflect my eclectic taste. From more traditional beaded necklaces. earrings and bracelets to “upcycled” Scrabble Tiles and bottle cap pendants, my shop has something for everyone!

I am very excited to be participating my third Homespun Chic Marketplace!

Get To Know Annie of Bijoux & Bon Bons

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Lately mostly 80s music

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Cookies, cupcakes, brownies (I have a sweet tooth!)

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Read, travel, bake

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d like to be fluent in several languages.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? The Batter Bowl Truck

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Walt Disney World

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Visit Bijoux & Bon Bons 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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Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: TWENTY FIVE DESIGN

Twenty Five Design
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I am a stay at home mom to a wonderful little girl named Rylie. She is the reason for opening up my shop. I started out making baby and toddler hair products as a hobby when I realized that all women want to look and feel pretty no matter what their age. Thus, Twenty Five Design the store was created.

My goal is to provide you with funky, fresh and inspired accessories. I pride myself in offering high quality items for you and those you love at a reasonable price. I believe that customer service is so important and I would love to have you become a returning customer! My goal is your satisfaction! I gladly welcome custom orders too. Fill out the contact me information to learn more about custom orders.

Get To Know Torie of Twenty Five Design

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Falling Slowly sung by Kris Allen 

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Faith in God includes faith in His timing.”

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I love photography! I recently got a Nikon D7000 and I am in love. I also love to cook (when I have the time), dogs, playing with my daughter and blogging (twentyfivedesignblog.com)

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Well besides my handmade business I will soon be moving into a new, unpainted, totally blank canvas house. I’m sure there will be tons of projects that come up with that. I’m excited to share with everyone the “before and afters.”

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Just meeting all of the local people. I have sold many things across the country, but this gives me a chance to meet everyone face to face. I also am excited to see all the other vendors and their creative businesses!

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Visit Twenty Five Design and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday 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: Saee Designs

Saee Designs
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Hi there. It’s Tiffany Brassard of Saee Designs and Emma’s Pettis. I have included three photos–one is my family: my inspiration and my reasons for needing a hobby. LOL! And I included a picture of my jewelry display and one of my pettis in action!

I started making jewelry about 8 years ago when I saw a necklace in a movie and really, really wanted it. I found it online for $175. So I found the stones and I made it! An obsession was born. I am a stay at home mom and making jewelry and sewing has saved me (and maybe my kids). I love creating new and unique pieces. Almost every piece is one of a kind. You can find me sitting at my work table several times throughout the day making whatever creation is fighting to get out of my head. I have a relationship with every piece I make. I find myself utterly surprised when certain pieces don’t sell as soon as I list them.

Get To Know Tiffany of Saee Designs

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Awake and Alive, Skillet

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Be nice, for everyone that you meet is fighting a harder battle” – Anita Roddick

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Sour Cream and Onion Pringles

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Is there anything else? Umm…hate to be cliche but when I get freetime from crafting I hang with my kids. 

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

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Creating a foundation for non-surgical scoliosis treatments.

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Getting to know my fellow Orlando homemade geeks better!

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? I have never eaten from one. :/

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Jo-Ann’s Count? No, well then I guess it’s Epcot.

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Visit Saee Designs and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday 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: whimZy

whimZy
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I love accessories; all types of accessories. Through whimZy I get to create the earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more that I’ve often thought would be ideal but could never find in the stores. I am constantly evolving my style and collection. I love finding new and innovative designs to share with all of you. I enjoy color and texture and try to incorporate them in bold ways into all of my pieces, whether classic or edgy in style.I enjoy getting dressed up for a night out as much as a casual afternoon of shopping and try to make an accessory to suit every need. I hope you enjoy checking out my creations as much as I enjoyed making them.

Get To Know Kimberly of whimZy

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Positive from Legally Blonde (the Musical) soundtrack

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  I’d love to learn to read, write and speak more languages.  At least 4: French, Italian, Spanish and German.

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? This is cheating a bit because it would ultimately be lots of mini-projects that make up one big project BUT if I could only work on one thing for the rest of the year, it would be decorating my home.  Every time i think I’m almost done I come up with new ideas to add a little more flair and personality to this room or that.  I know it could definitely keep me busy!

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I’ve appeared on Travel Channel and Disney Channel.

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Visit whimZy 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: BIJOUX & BON BONS

Bijoux & Bon Bons
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From making woven potholders when I was seven years old to getting caught up in the scrapbook craze in my college years, I’ve always enjoyed being crafty and creative.  After taking a class at local craft store with my dear friend Kimberly of whimZy, I embarked on a new adventure of creating and selling handcrafted jewelry and accessories. I love working with a variety of materials, including memory wire and glass beads. I also enjoy using “upcycled” materials, including old Scrabble tiles, buttons and bottle caps to create fun pendants, rings and earrings. I am so excited to be participating in the Homespun Chic Marketplace!

Get To Know Annie of Bijoux & Bon Bons

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can , No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man, Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world…” – John Lennon

What’s your favorite crafting snack? anything with chocolate

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? read, go to movies, travel

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? The Batter Bowl

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Walt Disney World

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Visit Bijoux & Bon Bons and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday 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.