Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: CHIC BAZAR

Chic Bazar
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Back when I was a teenager, I was taught how to sew by my mom. She was a a lovely lady who enjoy so much sewing and I was always there by her side learning and enjoying her company. I got married and had two girls and two boys. Now I have four grand kids, three precious girls and one boy. On a Mother’s Day, my oldest daughter made me a purse. I loved it so much and I still have it. Then, came the idea of making them for presents and that’s how Chic Bazar was born. I started back in 2008 on Etsy and my items are also currently sold at Artistree-Coop a cute little shop next to Infusion Tea at College Park. We offer different styles and accessories made with beautiful fabrics.

Get To Know Eloisa of Chic Bazar

What’s your favorite crafting snack? My favorite crafting snack is coffee.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Besides crafting I like to paint, cook and bake.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Looking forward to show the community all the talent we have in making all these beautiful handmade products!

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I’ve lived in hotels in Venezuela, Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. My husband is a former General Manager. It was sooo exciting, like vacationing all year long. I’m a former Flight Attendant who worked for the new Pan Am Airways.

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Visit Chic Bazar 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: 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 four Homespun Chic Marketplace events and she’s looking forward to seeing you this Sunday.

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 Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: The Favored Party

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Hi! We are Keri Bennett and Amber Brennan of the Favored Party. We started our company just a few months ago, when a hobby of sorts turned into a little business. We are two stay at home moms, who were looking for a creative outlet, and so… The Favored Party was born in October of 2011. We make everything ourselves, and our speciality is personalized gifts and favors. The possibilities are endless since you can help to design the item exactly as you like. We have something for everyone: Babies, kids, grown-ups, even the family pet! (Check out our cute personalized treat jar.) If you would like to see more, please visit us at the Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, and we have a FB pagetoo.

We look forward to seeing and meeting many of you at the Marketplace this Sunday!

Get To Know Keri and Amber of The Favored Party

What’s your favorite crafting snack? We both agreed that it would be a glass of wine! Since we do much of our creating at night after the kids are in bed, it is the perfect snack to unwind with. : )

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? We love spending time with our families.  Keri has two boys, ages 6 and 9.  Amber has three daughters, ages, 2, 6, and 9.
What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting tons of fabulous people and seeing all the wonderful creative products!
What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? They all look great, haven’t tried any yet. I heard there is a Hawaiian one that I am on the lookout for….

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Visit The Favored Party 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: Tutus by Amanda

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Hi! My name is Amanda, I am the mother of four beautiful children. The youngest of which is my only little girl and I LOVE to dress her up! Recently we have discovered how much fun we can have with tutus and I learned to make them.  It has quickly developed from a new love, into a hobby, into a small business making custom tutus for friends and family.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

Get To Know Amanda of Tutus by Amanda

What is the # song played on your iPod? Anything by Shakira!

What is your favorite crafting snack? I craft to keep my hands busy so I won’t snack. 🙂

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I love dance, photography and working out. 

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to be a gymnast…and a singer. 

Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? I don’t know who Dwight Howard is, I just love that song by The Clash!

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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: 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: 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: 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: PUNCTUATION

Punctuation
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My name is Jacqueline and I am the designer behind Punctuation. Punctuation is a handmade collection of jewelry that is worthy of special occasions, yet perfect to wear everyday. The minimal, effortless style can be worn with so many looks; I am personally inspired by bohemian, classic, and vintage styles. My “real” job is being a wife to my husband, Jeff, and mother to two beautiful daughters. My husband and I are very active in a marriage ministry located in Branson, Missouri and are passionate about helping marriages in crisis.

Get To Know Jacqueline of Punctuation

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Anything by needtobreathe.

What’s your favorite crafting snack? I usually work in the morning- so lots of coffee!

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I recently started taking acoustic guitar lessons, and absolutely love it!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Learn to speak a foreign language fluently.

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Organizing pictures and putting them in photo albums. This has been on my to-do list forever!

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? Hunger Games movie and books!

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Visit Punctuation 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: ADORA BELLISIMA BOUTIQUE

Adora Bellisima Boutique
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My name is Kathy. I have been married to my best friend for 13 years and have 4 great kids.  I started creating hair bows and flowers for my daughter. Then later, realized that I loved creating these beautiful pieces to compliment every outfit she wore. Adora Bellisima Boutique was born.  Adora Bellisima Boutique specializes in hand-crafted bows, flowers and other beautiful accessories.  From each pedal in every flower, to the multiple layers of ribbon used on a layered hair bow are hand cut, sewn, heat-sealed or stiffened for lasting durability. We offer a perfect hair bow to compliment your little princess, hair flower for a teen, a beautiful hair piece for a bridesmaids or bride, or a stunning sash for the soon-to-be mom.

Get To Know Kathy of Adora Bellisima Boutique

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? I have a lot of #1’s but Jesus Culture “How He Loves” is hands down my favorite right now.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? I read this quote not too long ago and Loved it.  ” Don’t judge me by my past.  I don’t live there anymore”.  I feel is speaks volumes.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would LOVE to sew..I am in the process.  I have the sewing machine ;o)

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? So many things really..I love meeting new people.  I am looking forward to sharing what I can offer to people and experiencing being a vendor for the first time.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Being able to spend more time with my kids.  Grilling, pool parties, and we frequent Blizzard Beach, St. Petersburg,  and the beaches a lot. 

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? A book by Kristen Hannah “Winter Garden”.

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Visit Adora Bellisima Boutique and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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