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!

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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!

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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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: 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: 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!

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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Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: RAYVENWOOD MANOR

Rayvenwood Manor
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Rayvenwood Manor specializes in custom, handmade jewelry and custom Swarovski crystal bridal bouquets and unique wedding accessories tailored to your wants and desires.  All of our jewelry is handmade and created in our studio in Orlando, Florida. Ravyenwood Manor brings you unique, often one of a kind jewelry with heirloom quality and class. Our goal is to create objects of desire to cherish for eternity and beyond.

Get To Know Anastacia of Rayvenwood Manor

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? Some things are replaceable, your best friend isn’t.

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? I spend my free time away from the business with my wonderful husband and two small, adorable children.

What are you most looking forward to about this spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting new people and seeing old friends.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

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Visit Rayvenwood Manor 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: 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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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!