Spring 2012 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 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: 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: 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: SNUGGLEBUG COLLECTION

Snugglebug Collection
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I’m the mother of three amazing little ones, and my husband and I couldn’t be happier. I love being creative! I opened my shop in October 2009 after several moms asked where they could get a baby sling of their own. I decided I needed to create a local marketplace for other moms. I began to grow my collection with my favorite test market: my own babies. I love providing other parents with stylish products that are practical and durable. It’s all about quality, style, and convenience ~ baby products that are as beautiful and unique as your little one.

Get To Know Christin of Snugglebug Collection

What is the #1 played song on your iPod? I love anything by Jesus Culture! I have a playlist called “Fav Christian” and it consists mainly of their songs. I love filling my house with worship music, and my little ones are starting to sing along now.

What is one of your favorite quotes? “Having a child is to forever watch your heart walk around outside of your body” – so true!!

What are you most looking forward to about this spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace? I love the crowd this show draws. We get to meet our wonderful customers face-to-face. The interaction is so much fun.

What’s your favorite Central Florida sight? Being a growing family, my husband and I always try to find inexpensive or free activities that our little ones will love. We enjoy taking them to Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The kids enjoy playing by the fountain, running around on the grass, and making new friends. Each night, there is a fountain show that is choreographed to lights and music. This park attracts a lot of young families, and the kids have a blast. The best part – it’s absolutely free!

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Visit Snugglebug Collection 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: ADDY&TABBY

Addy&Tabby
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Addy&Tabby is a collection of custom, handmade, unique & stylish girls clothing. My pieces are modern, sassy, sometimes a little funky and very fun. I am the sole owner of Addy&Tabby and create each and every piece with love and care.

A year and a half ago I decided to leave my job in corporate America as a web designer and pursue my passion. I was no stranger to a sewing machine but I had never sewn children’s clothing before. I was terrified and thrilled all at the same time! Its been a wonderful journey to get to where I am today. I’ve met so many amazing and inspiring people along the way…. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Get To Know Dawn of Addy & Tabby

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Anything Adele. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Ice cold green tea, I tend to drink a LOT when I’m working.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  I enjoy so many forms of art, but dance has a special place in my heart. I attend many performances by the Orlando Ballet through the year. I can’t wait to see Black Swan in a few weeks!

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I’m a homebody. I love to work out in the yard and decorate my home. I follow Ana White, she is a furniture DIYer, and I’ve got a very long to-do list!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? My kids’ rooms. They have elaborate bedroom themes selected and completing them is going to take quite a bit of time, not to mention a lot of mommy’s crafting and decorating skills. It would be amazing to just devote my time for the next year to their spaces!

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Visit Addy&Tabby 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: 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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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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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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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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