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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: SWEET SERAPHINA

Sweet Seraphina
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183535_285824378190646_51819755_nAs a kid, my little hands and mind were always busy. You could often find me in my room cutting butterflies and ladybugs out of cardboard and painting them, or creating collages and gluing them to walls, tables, doors, or anything else that stood still.

Things aren’t much different now. My hands are always busy and it kills me to sit still most of the time. I love creating things that bring a smile to people’s faces or just make the world a bit prettier. I love making things for children because it is a genre of retail that everyone always seem to be so happy in, whether they are buying for their own children or for a friend’s.

Sweet Seraphina was created in 2010 and I can’t wait to see how far she goes! You can find Sweet Seraphina creations in Tugboat & the Bird in Winter Park, FL and probably hundreds of babies and kids around the world!

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Get To Know Lindsay of Sweet Seraphina

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”. Love her!

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Probably children’s headbands. Kinda obsessed with them at the moment. Next month it will probably be a new obsession!

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Probably some sort of cereal w/ milk. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten this breakfast food at breakfast time. It’s usually a 3am snack.

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I think my versatility is something different. From graphic design of onesie stickers to feather headbands or bibs, I liked to always try something new and different to keep myself motivated and creative.

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Visit Sweet Seraphina and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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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!

Holiday 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 Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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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!

Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: BIJOUX & BON BONS

Bijoux & Bon Bons
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From making woven potholders when I was seven years old to getting caught up in the scrapbook craze in my college years, I’ve always enjoyed being crafty and creative.  After taking a class at local craft store with my dear friend Kimberly of whimZy, I embarked on a new adventure of creating and selling handcrafted jewelry and accessories.

While my shop’s name pays homage to my affinity for the French culture, my items reflect my eclectic taste. From more traditional beaded necklaces. earrings and bracelets to “upcycled” Scrabble Tiles and bottle cap pendants, my shop has something for everyone!

I am very excited to be participating my fourth Homespun Chic Marketplace!

Get To Know Annie of Bijoux & Bon Bons

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Lately mostly 80s music

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Cookies, cupcakes, brownies (I have a sweet tooth!)

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Read, travel, bake

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d like to be fluent in several languages.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? The Batter Bowl Truck

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Walt Disney World

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Visit Bijoux & Bon Bons and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 9.

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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: MES Couture

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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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: 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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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: Saee Designs

Saee Designs
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Hi there. It’s Tiffany Brassard of Saee Designs and Emma’s Pettis. I have included three photos–one is my family: my inspiration and my reasons for needing a hobby. LOL! And I included a picture of my jewelry display and one of my pettis in action!

I started making jewelry about 8 years ago when I saw a necklace in a movie and really, really wanted it. I found it online for $175. So I found the stones and I made it! An obsession was born. I am a stay at home mom and making jewelry and sewing has saved me (and maybe my kids). I love creating new and unique pieces. Almost every piece is one of a kind. You can find me sitting at my work table several times throughout the day making whatever creation is fighting to get out of my head. I have a relationship with every piece I make. I find myself utterly surprised when certain pieces don’t sell as soon as I list them.

Get To Know Tiffany of Saee Designs

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Alphabet Pony ~ The Kills

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “Be nice, for everyone that you meet is fighting a harder battle” – Anita Roddick

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Sour Cream and Onion pringles

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? ~ Is there anything else? Umm…hate to be cliche but when I get freetime from crafting I hang with my kids. 

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Metal smithing

If you had to only work on one project for the next year, what would it be? Creating a foundation for non-surgical scoliosis treatments.

What are you most looking forward to about this Spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace? Hanging out with Amy whilst doing something other than a WOD!

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? I have never eaten from one :/

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Jo-Ann’s Count? No, well then I guess it’s Epcot.

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Visit Saee Designs 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.

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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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: 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!