Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: 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 Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: 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: MES Couture

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I have been crafting since I could use a crayon, and I have been specifically crafting jewelry for the last 6 years. This past year I have turned this hobby into a small part time business. While not working full time as a veterinary technician you can find me in my craft room. It is my number one way to relieve stress! (Give me a pair of needle nose pliers and I am a happy girl.) Fun fact – profits from my business are going towards my continued education – veterinary school to be exact.

Get To Know Meghan of MES Couture

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? At the moment– “Don’t be afraid to give yourself everything you’ve ever wanted in life.”

What’s the last great book you read? The forgotten garden by Kate Morton (read it, it’s thrilling!)

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Fishing with my family!

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Besides crafting I love veterinary medicine, reading, drinking tea, biking, and hanging out with my two precious dachshunds! 🙂

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Visit MES Couture 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 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

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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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