Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: The Little Dress up Trunk

The Little Dress Up Trunk
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Bring out your little princesses’ imagination with adorable poofy hand-made tutus by The Little Dress Up Trunk! Tutus come with a large accent bow which can be worn in the front or back of the tutu. We even have game day tutus for your cheerleading princess! The color combinations are endless! We also have matching bling shirts for girls and football shirts for boys. The Little Dress Up Trunk is also decorating flip flops with ribbon and rhinestones! And it’s not just for the little ones anymore, moms can get in on the flip flop action too!

Get To Know Elaina of The Little Dress Up Trunk

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Raise Your Glass by Pink.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Swimming with my kids and traveling.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Magic Kingdom of course!

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Marketplace? What fun items I can buy from my fellow vendors!

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Visit The Little Dress Up Trunk 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: Just Hanging On

Just Hanging on
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“Just Hanging On” was created by two moms who are doing just that… just hanging on! We like to be fun and creative and bring a little whimsy to your front door. Celebrate every season with one of our decorative, wooden door hangers and bring a smile to each of your guests as they enter your home!

Get To Know Jennifer of Just Hanging On

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? If life hands you lemons, make lemonade (see lemon slice door hanger).

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Popsicles.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Read, see movies, hang out with family and friends.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Master sewing or fly. 🙂

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Getting our great products all the way to the Atlanta Market.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Networking with our “crafters.”

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? The Pool.

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? Hunger Games.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? 5Gastronomy.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Winter Park Boat Tour.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Create custom orders without prepayment.

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Visit Just Hanging On 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: 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: HELLATIQUE

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Angela Dickerson and Cindy P$ynner have been collaborating on soft sculpture and upcycled accessories for 3 years. They both use a variety of media. Angela works with metal, leather, and torch-fired enamels creating jewelry with an industrial-organic twist. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in 1999. P$ynner knits, crochets, and sews bright, colorful creatures inspired by Pop culture. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Product Design from Parsons School of Design, NYC in 1991. The work that they create is a dynamic combination of ideas and innovation.

Get To Know Angela and Cindy of Hellatique

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? A: still likes the Go Go’s. P: “Cut Like a Buffalo,” by The Dead Weather

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? A: “And the day came when the risk to stay tight in a bud became more painful that the risk it took to bloom.” P: “If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?”

What’s your favorite crafting snack? A: String cheese. P: Jelly Bellys.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? A: likes spending time with her 7 yr. old daughter Sophie. P: is a TV junkie.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? A: Write a novel. P: To fly an airplane

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? A: Earth art insatllations. P: I would make handwoven fabric for 6 mos and make toys and accessories for the next 6 mos.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? A: Being in a new environment, seeing all the amazing creations and meeting fellow artists. P: Being inspired by meeting other creative people and seeing what they make!

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? A: A/C and going to North Carolina to escape it. P: Staying home during the rainy season and pondering what to do with myself.

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? A: “The Muppets” movie and the book “David Sedaris” Me Talk Pretty Some Day.” P: “Mary and Max”-movie, “The Tao of Pooh”-book

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? We’re not from CF, but in Tampa, the Taco Bus rules!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? A: Epcot, the huge steins of beer in Germany. P: Megacon.
What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? A: Thought about this question for longer than 10 minute and then came to no conclusion. P: Obsessively played the videogame “Animal Crossing.”
Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? A: I had to google him. I have no clue about sports, teams or atheletes. So …. uh. Go Bulls! P: Go, he’s probably made enough $ to retire. Health is much more important.

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Visit Hellatique 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: 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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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: INYOURBONES

InYourBones
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My name is Gabriela and well, I’m the goddess of InYourBones. lol!! I am so lucky that I can do what I love. I live in Mount Dora, FL. with my lobster. I spend most days sewing, whether it be indoors or outside by the lake (Lake Dora). When I’m not sewing, Jeff and I are on our BMW going from one end of the country and back. You can follow our trips at our little website (in-your-bones.com). All the while I take photos and use them in my shop to sell my bunting and other handmade items. I am always kind to the planet. I am into the 4 R’s Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and RECYCLE.

Get To Know Gabriela of InYourBones

What is one of your favorite quotes? In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it. – Napoleon

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  To become a fencer

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Pre-Raphaelite dresses

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Most everyday at 4:00 i enjoy mate with tortas fritas and  a little dulce de membrillo. That’s “fried cakes” mate tea and quince fruit jam. 

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Visit InYourBones 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: SEW BLESSED BY DIANA

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My name is Diana Scianimanico and I am a 25 year old stay at home mom of two precious daughters. My oldest is five, and my youngest is two, and they are the biggest blessings God could ever give me. They are best friends, and they teach me so much about life, patience, and growth. My husband and I have been married 3 years and I could not ask for a better spouse. He is the rock of our family, and my best friend. I have been crafting for less than a year now. I guess I needed to find myself a little hobby once I quit working, and one day I decided to borrow my grandmother’s sewing machine. I guess the skill was in my blood, because a couple weeks later, I was self-taught and making tons of things for my girls and for around the house. It was later that I was led to open my own Etsy shop. I have not been very successful in the online selling, but I know once my name is exposed, the business will pick up. Sewing is really a hobby of mine anyways, and I do it just for fun! My specialty is the crayon roll. My girls were in desperate need for one of these, or should I say my purse and all of it’s contents were in need of one! I began making aprons after I developed an obession with buying them, and of course the sock monkeys were my children’s ideas. The first sock monkey I made has been fully loved on and has just reccently went in to surgery from excessive play! I also create children’s clothing from custom skirts, tailored pajama pants, and handmade graphic tees. My girls love all the fun stuff that they get when mommy has a creative burst of energy! I look very forward to being a part of this year’s Homespun Chic Marketplace, and it will officially be my first craft show! So please, stop on by, take a look around, and introduce yourself.

Get To Know Diana of Sew Blessed by Diana

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.”

 What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Taking my girls to the beach! We love to take the 45 minute drive over to Melbourne and just waste the day away in the sun, sand and salt! I can’t think of a better way to spend time with my children.

 What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? The movie Limitless starring Bradley Cooper. I can’t explain too much about it, but all I can tell you is it’s a must see! It’s probably my favorite movie of all time.

 What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Right now I am really into The Black Keys, Crash Kings, and my old-time favorite, Deftones. It really depends on my mood what I listen too. I have a different genre for every activity that I do on a daily basis. Heavy rock for long distance driving, smooth indie for cleaning the house, upbeat rock for running, and I confess I like to listen to European Indie/Folk when I need some chill time. I don’t think there is a specific song that is my number one, I like variety!

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Visit Sew Blessed by Diana 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: Novelties by Nana

Novelties by Nana
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Well, I am a 51 year old Nana with 2 beautiful granddaughters who really inspire me to stay young. My family is my life. I am also a Security Receptionist who makes crafts in her spare time as a way to relax. And I have no set craft style. If I like it, I’ll try to make it. When you visit my Etsy shop you will see a variety of items and craft styles.

Get To Know Bonnie of Novelties by Nana

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn how to drive BIG construction vehicles. I am amazed by them and would love nothing better than to be able to drive one.

What am I most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting new people. I am definitely a people person and love meeting new people.

What’s the last great book I’ve read? TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III. Excellent book. He also wrote House of Sand and Fog which is also an excellent movie.  He is from my hometown of Haverhill, Mass.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? My favorite Central Florida Attraction would have to be, Cypress Gardens, even though it no longer exists. It is now LegoLand. I worked at Cypress Gardens and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

What have I done that no other vendor has done? Hhhhmmm, not sure if no other vendor has ever done this, but I play Mrs. Claus every year to my hubby’s Santa. We volunteer our time mostly with the Winter Haven Police Department and also the Polk County Sheriff’s office.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Going to Clearwater Beach with my family. That’s our all time favorite beach.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? One of my favorites is: Do everything in love.  I Corinthians 16:14

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Visit Novelties by Nana 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: SISSY LOVES GRITS

Sissy Loves Grits
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Sissy Loves Grits is an expression of my creativity and a lifetime of working in fiber arts.  I learned to sew from my mother and grandmother when I was about 7 years old.  As an adult I earned a degree in fine art and fashion design which honed my creative skills.  Each piece I make is unique and one of a kind, allowing add a little bit of personal expression to each one.  I am a Florida native and am completing a degree in Florida history.

Get To Know Dara of Sissy Loves Grits

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? If I could learn anything, I would become fluent in many foreign languages.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? My favorite thing about Florida summer is the smell of cut grass under a sky full of dramatic clouds and color.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? My favorite central Florida food truck is Sweet Ida Mae’s Bakery in Safety Harbor – taking sweets to the street!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? My favorite central Florida attraction is the Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park – a wonderful quiet spot on the lake!

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Visit Sissy Loves Grits and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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