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!

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Holiday 2012 Vendor Feature: BOBOS’ BLANKETS

Bobos’ Blankets
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At Bobos’ Blankets, I make handmade quilts, blankets, burp cloths, and bibs.  I also make tote bags and aprons.  I call my two boys my “Big Bobo” and my “Little Bobo” and they LOVE to carry around burp cloths and blankets.  They, plus my mom, aunts, and grandmother, inspired me to create my items and joy to share with others.

Get To Know Joanie of Bobos Blankets

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? When I’m not creating for Bobos’ Blankets, I am a girls volleyball coach. 

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. – Hodding Carter

What’s your favorite holiday beverage at Starbucks? (And, are you a fan of the red cups?!)  A venti peppermint mocha, no whip!  And I LOVE the holidays so I don’t mind the red cups.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?  We get on our pajamas and make hot cocoa (or chocolate milk) and get in the car and drive all over looking at Christmas lights.  My boys have a hard time falling asleep after that.

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Visit Bobos’ Blankets 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!

Holiday 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 Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace? Catch up and have a wonderful time with all of you as I have had in the past.

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Visit Soap Much Love 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!

Spread the Word GIVEAWAY!

We’ve decided to do our popular “Spread the Word GIVEAWAY” again. We’re going to give away TWO $20 gift certificates to be used at the 2012 Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! Of course, you’ll need to use all of it with our vendors on December 9, but with so many incredible options, that won’t be hard to do! How do you enter to win? It’s simple…

All you have to do is SPREAD the WORD!
Lots of ways to do it: Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Email, Passing Out Fliers, Skywriting, Smoke Signals… 🙂

Come back and comment each time you:

  • Write a blog post about the Marketplace. Include important info: times, dates, place. Include a link to either our Facebook Fan Page and/or our Website.
  • Write about the Marketplace in your Facebook status. Try to include a link to our website or tag our Facebook page so your friends/fans know where to find us.
  • Tweet about the Marketplace and include our handle @homespunchic so we can see it. (Sample Tweet [feel free to copy and paste!]: Shop the best handmade in Central FL at @homespunchic marketplace on Sun, Dec 9; Redeemer Church in Winter Garden. http://tinyurl.com/3sa8ekx)
  • Send an email to friends, family, coworkers, mom’s group, etc telling them about the Marketplace. Make sure you include a link to our website in the email so they are able to get more details.
  • Share any of our Facebook posts/pictures using the “Share” link within Facebook.

You can do each of these things one time and comment to let us know that you did for more entries:

  • Like” our Facebook page. (If you’re already a fan, it counts as an entry for you! Go ahead and leave a comment letting us know you “like” us on Facebook!)
  • RSVP to our event on Facebook.
  • Invite at least 10 of your Facebook friends, using the FB Event.
  • Get the May 6 Marketplace mentioned/featured in a local printed publication, church bulletin, neighborhood newsletter, etc. Snap a quick picture of it and leave a comment here letting us know!

Have other ideas of how you can spread the word? Let us know and we’ll consider adding it to our opportunities.

So…got it? Spread the word, come back to this post, leave a comment letting us know what you did and you’re automatically entered to win one of two $20 gift certificates to the 2012 Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace! The more times/ways you spread the word, the more entries you get. Make sure you enter each thing you do in a separate comment to get the most entries. Just be mindful of your followers/friends/fans. 🙂

Simple!

If you can’t make it to the Marketplace, you can still help us spread the word. If you win, you can gift your prize to someone else.

Ready? Set? GO SPREAD the WORD!

The Not-So-Fine Print:
Using random.org, we’ll select two winners on Saturday, December 8 from all of the comments on this post. You will be notified via email. We’ll also announce the winner on Facebook.

Spring 2012 Vendor Feature: TWO FLORIDA GIRLS

Two Florida Girls
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We are two sisters, born and raised in the Sunshine State. We love our God, our family and our home state. 🙂 We hope you find something that makes you smile and think of sun-filled days! Our items are great as fun, affordable gifts for family, friends, kids, coworkers, teachers, coaches…or heck, even yourself!

We opened our shop a little more than three years ago after Kati (the sewer) made Amy (the computer girl) a coffee cozy for her birthday. Amy said, “I love these! We could sell them!” And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, we’ve developed new products and have expanded beyond the coffee cozy. In addition to our first item, we now create gadget cozies, bean bags, onesies, shirts and hair clips. And, see that adorable little blond up there? She’s sporting one of our newest products–messy ruffle headbands!

We’ve participated in Homespun Chic Marketplace since the first show in October 2010 and we’re now coordinating the show. We’re excited to see you there and look forward to meeting everyone!

Get To Know Kati of Two Florida Girls

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the violin. 🙂

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? So far, Yum Yum Truck! I can’t wait to try more though!

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? Disney World! I love how magical it is. It is even better now going there with my children. 🙂

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Anything that is easy to eat and not messy. Usually I only “snack” on Dr Pepper while crafting though!

Get To Know Amy of Two Florida Girls

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? iTunes doesn’t lie and it says I’ve played “Waking Up in Vegas” by Katy Perry 81 times, making that the #1 song in my iTunes. My only excuse for this is: it’s on two of my running playlists. 🙂

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Spend time with my family and friends; Spoil my “favorites” (my niece & nephew); Bake; CrossFit; Train for running races

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight? The beach…and more specifically, our family’s beach house! Disney comes in a close second. 🙂

What’s something you’ve done that you think no other vendor has done? Competed on Nickelodeon’s Family Double Dare and Guts! 

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Visit Two Florida Girls 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: FEATHERHEAD

Featherhead
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I fell in love with feathers a few years ago, and have kept the romance going ever since.  I never intended to start a little business of designing hair accessories, but I am so happy that my original “Hey, I think I can make that” thought has brought me here.   My goal has always been to create amazing, beautiful and unique accessories and wedding veils that don’t break the bank.   I believe that just because it is beautiful or well-made doesn’t mean it has to be expensive.

Get To Know Kate of Featherhead

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? I don’t have an iPod (shocking!) but I do have iTunes and right now my number one most played song is a song called Nina by a French Band Presque Oui

What’s your favorite crafting snack? Is wine a snack?

Besides crafting, what other things do you like to do? Walk on the great Florida trails with my dachshund, Giglio

What are you most looking forward to about the Spring Homespun Chic Marketplace? Meeting the other vendors and introducing myself to this amazing community of artists. (oops, that’s two things)

What’s the last great movie you saw? Book you read? The Artist, twice.  So. Good.

What’s your favorite Central Florida Food Truck? All of them…..nom nom

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Visit Featherhead 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: CANDYLAND BOWTIQUE

Candyland Bowtique
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In 2009, God entrusted another precious child to me,  my daughter. I was thrown into a world of dresses, tights, pink things and BOWS! Candyland Bowtique grew out of my need to find something unique for my little girl to wear in her hair, not just a store-bought bow. It awakened the part of me I had somewhat lost during everyday motherhood. In August of 2009, Candyland Bowtique was born. Not only do I make your traditional bows, I specialize in creating sculpted bows. I think every little girl should be able to pick something fun and beautiful to put in their hair.

Get To Know Candy of Candyland Bowtique

What’s the #1 played song on your iPod? Book of Love by Peter Gabriel!  I was introduced to this song when the finale of Scrubs aired.  I listened to it every night while I fed my daughter at 2am and have loved it ever since.

What is one of your favorite quotes, song lyrics or Bible verses? One of my favorite passages in the Bible is about the Proverbs 31 Woman.  I have always called her Ruby.  It ties in 10 virtues: faith, marriage, mothering, health, service, finances, industry, time and beauty. Some days, I feel as if I strike out on all of them.  Other days, I see it as an attainable goal!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn to play the piano. Something past that little ditty you can play with your knuckles.

What’s your favorite Central Florida attraction/landmark/sight?  I would be lying if I didn’t say Disney.  I consider myself lucky to live so close to such a fun place.  Experiencing it through the eyes of my kids is amazing. It’s not always my kids racing to get in the lines. And now I cannot get the picture of Clark Griswold running to Wally World out of my head.

What are you most looking forward to about this spring’s Homespun Chic Marketplace?  Meeting the other vendors who are in the same realm as I am, stretched thin but loving it.  I also cannot wait to see some of my regular customers and meet new ones!

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Visit Candyland Bowtique 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!