Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: whimZy

whimZy
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I love accessories; all types of accessories. Through whimZy I get to create the earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more that I’ve often thought would be ideal but could never find in the stores. I am constantly evolving my style and collection. I love finding new and innovative designs to share with all of you. I enjoy color and texture and try to incorporate them in bold ways into all of my pieces, whether classic or edgy in style.I enjoy getting dressed up for a night out as much as a casual afternoon of shopping and try to make an accessory to suit every need. I hope you enjoy checking out my creations as much as I enjoyed making them.

Get To Know Kimberly of whimZy

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Positive from Legally Blonde (the Musical) soundtrack

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? long days and lots of sunlight

What’s the last great movie you saw? My husband and I saw “This Means War” last month and laughed so hard we cried.  While it wasn’t deep or thoughtful material, it was very, very funny and we love to laugh! 🙂

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? This is easy.  The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck!

Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? He should stay

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

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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

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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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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: SOAP MUCH LOVE

Soap Much Love
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Hi, my name is Ada Piggott. I am originally from Venezuela.I received my bachelor degree in accounting in 2000 and went on to become a CPA. I am very friendly, caring and a bit of a perfectionist.

My husband was who actually chose the name. Family and friends usually tease us about hugging to much by saying “so much love”. It felt just perfect naming my business SoapMuchLove, since it represent “us” as a family.

Made in small batches, SoapMuchLove, LLC runs out my kitchen. My soaps are made with moisture rich glycerin and goat milk base. They would be a perfect party favor for a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, or even a wedding. My soaps and body products  would also be a wonderfully unique gift for any occasion. Or just give yourself a gift to brighten up your day. !!

Get To Know Ada of Soap Much Love

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Chocolate!! I am a chocolate addictive.

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

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Catch up and have a wonderful time with all of you as I have had in the past.

What’s the last great movie you saw? In-laws were visiting so hubby and I got the change to go to the theater after 3.5 years.! We saw “Safe House”. I loved it and loved Denzel Washington performance.

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Visit Soap Much Love and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

SPRING 2012 Vendor Feature: Daddy’s Button Shirt

Daddy’s Button Shirt

After being an elementary school media specialist for 35 years, I am enjoying retirement and working on projects that I always wanted to make. I focus on reusing items such as men’s shirts and wool sweaters, making them into bags, scarves, stuffed animals and children’s clothing. My husband works on a tugboat and our 2 children are grown, so it is usually just the dog and me at home. I enjoy learning new techniques and staying busy with my projects. I can’t wait for the show since this is my first time as a vendor!

Get To Know Susan of Daddy’s Button Shirt

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I read at least a book a week.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the piano or banjo.

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Probably a major knitting project like an afghan made with gorgeous koigu yarn.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Visited Japan for 3 weeks on a Japanese Fulbright Memorial Fund educational scholarship.

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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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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Downloadable Resources to Help You Spread the Word

We know you’re helping us Spread the Word and entering to win our giveaway! Well, to help you out, we’ve created a couple of downloadable resources.

Many of you have probably converted to the new Facebook Timeline profile…and you’re probably trying to find a great cover photo, right?! We’ve got one for you! Use our Facebook Timeline cover photo image to let your friends know that you’ll be shopping at Homespun Chic Marketplace on May 6! After you make the below image your cover photo, come leave a comment on the giveaway blog post letting us know and you’ll get another chance to win the $20 gift certificate for the show!

To save:

  • Click on the image below.
  • Right click and select “Save as…”
  • Save image on your computer as a jpeg.

We’ve created a couple of printable posters for the upcoming event. Feel free to print these and post them all over town. Think…libraries, craft stores, restaurants, coffee shops, churches, schools, ice cream shops, bakeries, gyms, YMCAs, places you frequent, places kids and moms frequent, etc, etc, etc. Let’s have these showing up all over Central Florida!

Put ‘em up and then snap a quick picture with your cell phone. Post the picture on the Facebook wall, so we can all see where Homespun Chic is popping up in Central Florida! (And, every picture you post on our wall showing a new location that you’ve posted a sign will get you another entry into our Spread the Word Giveaway! So put up the sign and then go comment on the blog post so that you’ll get another entry!)

To save:

  • Click on the image below.
  • Right click and select “Save as…”
  • Save image on your computer as a jpeg.

Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″)

Tabloid Size (11″ x 17″)

SPRING 2012 Vendor Feature: HAPPY HANDMADE (BY JESS)

Happy Handmade (by Jess)
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Happy Handmade (by Jess) is the home of “unbelievadorable” crocheted creatures, or amigurumi. I have made over a hundred different amigurumi while running my Etsy shop and crafting blog, www.happy-handmade.com.  I love to watch lovable, squishy, adorable animals develop from a ball of yarn. I love that no matter how hard I try to make two identical creatures, somehow each one has its own personality. And I love finding fun ways to photograph them as much as I love making them! I hope my Happy Handmade creations make other people as happy a I feel having made them.

Get To Know Jess of Happy Handmade (by Jess)

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? The Story by Brandi Carlisle

What’s your favorite crafting snack? It’s tricky to snack while crafting! No salty or sticky fingers on my yarn! Sometimes I do have to take little snack breaks…especially if there are salt and vinegar kettle chips nearby.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? I love some of the lakeside parks, especially Lake Eola and Lake Lily on a beautiful day. I’m also a sucker for a trip to Disney World – my other passion besides crafting. 

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? I love them all, but my favorite might have to be Big Wheel Provisions with The Batter Bowl Truck a close second. I had one of the best breakfasts of my life from the Big Wheel Truck!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? I would love to have the time to crochet a huge landscape scene complete with smiling trees, puffy clouds, flying birds and balloons, and picnicking foxes, raccoons, and bears. Then I’d photograph it!

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Visit Happy Handmade (by Jess) and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: PLUMEUPHORIA

Plumeuphoria
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Plumeuphoria became an overnight idea that I came up with after purchasing my first set of feathers. I instantly fell in love with the idea of “feather hair extensions”.

After several weeks of research, I realized that there weren’t any “feather hair extension” providers in Central Florida. I saw this as an opportunity to introduce this fairly new and growing trend to my area. As a full-time college student majoring in International Affairs (who knew nothing about owning her own business), I decided to take the risk and give it a try.

Although some people do not want to commit to feather extensions, I decided to incorporate other feather accessories as an alternative – earrings, necklaces, feather hair clips, and much more. I really enjoy what I do because it allows me to be creative.

My goal is to provide affordable feather accessories to the public. I hope to inspire many people who dream of having their own business. If an idea seems to consume your mind, make something of it!

Get To Know Nicole of Plumeuphoria

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? hmmmm.. I’m not quite sure. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? bananas

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Outdoor activities – camping, swimming, etc.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To cook ha!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? I would focus on PLUMEUPHORIA since I juggle both my shop and being a full-time student it can be tough sometimes. I’d like to just focus primarily on my business.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? I am looking forward to networking with other crafty people and experiencing vending.

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? The beach! I am always at the beach or the springs. I love water.

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? I really liked the movie, “The Grey” although the ending wasn’t that great, but I thought it was a great movie overall.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? I have yet to try one!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The Winter Park area. I also enjoy the strip of Asian markets on Colonial – I love the strong cultural areas.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I’ve had several fashion bloggers wear my jewelry/accessories such as LE HAPPY, Shevah, Vintage Mavens, and others.

Dwight Howard: should he stay or should he go? Ehhh.. I’m not one to care much about sports 😛

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

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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

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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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: SWEET SUMMER BABY

Sweet Summer Baby
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I’ve been in the business of creating since I was a little girl. I’ve always found time to sew and try new crafty things like woodburning, jewelry-making, and painting. When I left my job in publishing after my daughter was born, I took a leap and decided to make a go at selling my handmade children’s clothing and accessories online. Everything I make is inspired by my family, and I love sharing my creative style with other kids and their families. I hope to meet a lot of new people at the Homespun Chic Marketplace and share the creative energy!

Get To Know Lisa of Sweet Summer Baby

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Rainbow Connection, the Sarah McLachlan version.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Live the life you’ve always imagined.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I’m a Martha want-to-be. I love cooking, doing home improvement projects, and working in my garden, especially in my vegetable garden.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? Sweet by Good Golly Miss Holly.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? I love the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. There’s always a good crowd, and I usually wind up buying something I hadn’t planned on.

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Visit Sweet Summer Baby and see what you have to look forward to at the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace on Sunday, May 6.

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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. There are plenty of easy ways that you can enter to win!