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 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 almost 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 our newest product–messy ruffle headbands!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show last fall 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 “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne 77 times, making that the #1 song in my iTunes. 🙂

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; 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 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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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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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: BABYMAMMA BOUTIQUE

Babymamma Boutique
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I’m a wife and mother of two kids. I am not a social butterfly by any means. I enjoy being at home with my family. I got extra crafty after having my children. I think momhood does something to some of us. I am constantly keeping busy and find it hard to slow down. I came up with my Etsy Lantern nightlights after receiving a tub of fabric from a friend. I was determined to make something of it. I made pillowcase dresses, purses, anything I could think to make. I finally came to make the lanterns and I really enjoy creating them. The name of my shop came about when I was attempting to register on Etsy and all the names I attempted were taken. So I thought of something odd and it accepted “Babymamma.” I couldn’t change it at the time, so I opened my shop as the Babymamma Boutique and it has grown on me.

Get To Know Jill of Babymamma Boutique

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? I don’t own an iPod. I have an old phone that my friends make fun of.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Rubbed lotion all over a giraffe.

What’s your favorite crafting snack? I love my coffee! When I’m crafting, sometimes I forget to eat in the mornings, but I always have my coffee!

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Other than crafting, I enjoy baking.  I like making crazy cakes for my kids’ birthday parties.

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Visit Babymamma Boutique 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.