Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: BIRDS AND BLOSSOMS GIFTS

Birds and Blossoms Gifts

DSC_8235edMy name is Mandi King and I am the owner of Birds and Blossoms Gifts. I enjoy doing many different kinds of crafts and am constantly learning new techniques. Most of the items in my shop are made of new and recycled fabrics, vintage wools, wood, paper, and found items. I make fabric bunting banners, decorative wooden blocks, picture frames, altered notebooks,  gift  tags and other one-of-a-kind items. I am inspired by many different designers and styles, and my designs incorporate a blend of vintage, shabby chic, cottage, and whimsy.

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Get To Know Mandi of Birds and Blossoms Gifts

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Penny on the Train Track by Ben Kweller

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I love photography and playing outside with my kids.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? When I was little, my grandmother used to send me an advent calender every year for Christmas. Ever since then, I have always enjoyed picking out a new calender.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would LOVE to learn how to crochet.

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There’s lots 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!

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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: PAPERLY

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Holiday10I am so excited to bring back Paperly to the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace!  Since I was a little girl, I’ve been passionate about all things paper.  Yep, I was the girl who had dozens of different writing paper and note cards – my stationery was an extention of my wardrobe!  While I may have grown older, my passion for fantastic stationery designs hasn’t changed and Paperly helps me share my passion with others.

Paperly offers a wide variety of designs – fun or formal, feminine or masculine, sassy or kid-friendly – to express just the right sentiment. And we are much more than just paper…our personalized gifts are perfect for any occasion. Holidays, Family and Friends, Teachers, Coaches…whatever your need, I can help you find the perfect unique and memorable gift!

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Get To Know Karen of Paperly

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Right now, it is Part of Me by Katy Perry (my 9 year old daughter has taken over my playlist!)

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn to use one of the Cricut paper cutting products.  I am enamored with all the cool projects you can do with this machine.  It is on my Christmas wish list!

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Bringing back Paperly’s fantastic products – of course I’ll have our traditional favorites and some new surprises that customers will love!

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? I played the baby Jesus in my sister’s 1st grade Navity play.  I was 6 weeks old and cried during the performance.  All the kids in the audience screamed, “Baby Jesus is alive!”

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Visit Paperly 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: TRACY B DESIGNS

Tracy B Designs
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Delightful designs & fresh textile applications – fabrics, papers and trims – are the trademark of my work I individually design and handcraft every item in my sunny and smoke free home studio, and am inspired to create fresh designs on an on-going basis.  Many of my items feature re-purposed materials and I love the theme of Flowers in Boom. My items are sold locally year-round  through Artistree in College Park and the Florida Craftsmen in St. Petersburg. I also have an on-line shop at tracyBdesigns.etsy.com.

I encourage feedback from friends and customers, and take great pleasure in creating delightful art-cessories for individuals and homes.

Get To Know Tracy of Tracy B Designs

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Pink Grapefuit Crystal Light

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Having a fun-filled day of meeting new people, mingling with others and welcoming Spring in a creative way!

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy ….”

What’s your favorite thing about summer in Florida? Being able to head to the beach for a relaxing week — a week with no computers, no schedule and no major decisions. The only decision to make is shall we go to the pool or to the beach ?

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

Holiday 2011 Vendor Feature: TRACY B DESIGNS

Tracy B Designs
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Delightful designs & fresh textile applications – fabrics, papers and trims – are the trademark of my work I individually design and handcraft every item in my sunny and smoke free home studio, and am inspired to create fresh designs on an on-going basis.   My items are sold locally year-round  through Artistree in College Park and the Florida Craftsmen in St. Petersburg. I also have an on-line shop at tracyBdesigns.etsy.com.

I’m thrilled to have been selected by Better Homes and Gardens, for two consecutive years, and have a few of my Holiday Ornaments featured in their current special publication “Holiday Crafts” – on sale at newsstands now!

I encourage feedback from friends and customers, and take great pleasure in creating delightful art-cessories for individuals and homes.

Get To Know Tracy of Tracy B Designs

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Granola/Trail Mix or Frozen Grapes

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve by candlelight

What are you most looking forward to about the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Having a fun-filled day of meeting new people, mingling with others and really getting into the Holiday Spirit!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Two things:  I would love to learn how to sing well.  I love music, but unfortunately was not blessed with a great singing voice. And, secondly, I’d like to learn to speak French. We’ve travelled to France several times, one of my favorite destinations, and to speak the French language would be a true gift.

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Visit Tracy B Designs and see what you have to look forward to at the Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, December 4.

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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.