Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Homespun Craft Fair: {A Review}

So, on my birthday this year was the first Annual Winter Park Homespun Chic Marketplace. Since I know most of you do not live where you would have been able to attend I am posting a review. The setup was nice and the booths were great! The only real complaint I have was that the show was limited to twenty booths and seven of those twenty booths were baby/kid only booths {clothes, diaper bags, etc} and with no kids currently or on the horizon it limited my shopping ability. I thought there could have been better diversity. Having said that my review will be of the booths that were applicable to me and all will be linked to their super cute ETSY shops. I have also included some photos of my fun purchases.

The first booth we bought from was Hammerman which is a shop featuring homemade garden markers stamped into vintage teaspoons. Since the husband got us going on our little window garden as my anniversary present I couldn't help myself at their booth. Here is a pic of our purchase with the first pictures of our new little plant children.
Here is the link to this excellent little store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Hammermann

Another booth we visited was a screenprinting booth {Autumn and Everything After} that featured cute little bags and pillows that were delicious in their simplicity {Black screenprint on cream canvas} Here is the pic of my pillow purchase. I zoomed out a bit so you could see how excellently it works in the room.

Here is the shop link www.etsy.com/shop/kbainsley

The Tracy B. Designs booth was super cute also! I bought one of her fabric pom-poms for my bedroom: Mine is plain white because that's how I am but there were a million different pretty designs! Check out her cute cute store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tracybdesigns

Some other great shops that we visited:

{Sew Lola} http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewlola Handmade couture purses and accessories
My mom bought one of these! And it was adorable!
Shabby Chic - Brooch and Hair Pin
{Image is the property of SewLola!}

My favorite booth of the day was Indo bay inc. I didn't buy anything here because the thing I wanted the most wasn't for sale- {Her handmade stamps} I will be buying from her though in the very near future. I spent most of my time there trying to plead with her to please carve her stamps and sell them to us paper crafters. Check out her store here http://www.etsy.com/shop/indobaytextiles and then after you see all the pics of the stuff she makes with her beautiful stamps, buy something, then convo her on how she should sell those darn stamps too. The one she had out at the show was so delicious it broke my heart!
This is {thee stamp} Can you even believe it's fabness? ugh!
Hand-printed  Classic White Cotton Napkins- Spring and Whimsy- by indo bay

So, that's my review: Do these folks a favor, stop by and shop your little handmade hearts out!

Happy {Crafting and Shopping}


  1. Thanks so much for attending Homespun Chic Marketplace. I was pleased to be a participating designer, and so happy you stopped by my display. Thanks again for your support of handcrafted work. Enjoy your Pom Pom!

  2. oh wow - I was reading "winter park" and thought..nah, can't be... then read your side bar...Orlando!~ Hey! I'm a fellow Florida girl who loves crafts too! (Tampa Bay area). So glad I found ya!

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