May222012

Scout Vendors: The Pink Spatula and Tiny Seedlingz

Tuesday May 22nd 2012, AT 6:00AM   2 Comments;

Delish Magazine is honored to be a sponsor of the upcoming Scout Handmade + Vintage Market! This fantastic event is brought to you by Rachel & Lily of Birch & Bird Vintage Home Interiors, the same dynamic duo who brought you the Fieldstone Vintage Market.

From now until May 25th, Delish will be bringing the sellers to our readers! Consider this a sneak peek to entice you to come to the market (make sure to say hi to us at the Delish General Store booth!), or an introduction to an amazing artisan, handcrafter or business for those of you who are not local to the Lower Mainland, or cannot make it out. Check back every day for new vendors!

The Pink Spatula

Owner/artisan:Tina Bacon


Photos courtesy of Jennifer Kirk Photography

What is the story behind your business?

I have loved baking since I was a little girl and have done it throughout my life for a creative outlet as well as to relax. It never occurred to me to pursue it as an occupation until, due to circumstances arising after a serious illness, I had the opportunity to rethink what I did for a living and decided I liked baking enough to do it full time. I went through the self-employment program with Community Futures in 2009 and there it began. Along the way I have been given some amazing opportunities totally by surprise and I can only explain them as having been given by God. I’m so thankful that I get to do what I love and am energized by.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

I bake and make marshmallows in the back forty of Mission at a destination wedding venue called Mountain Falls Retreat. Our youngest begins kindergarten in September so for now I work in our kitchen Tuesday through Thursday while he is at a full-day preschool that he loves. That still leaves Mondays and Fridays for just the two of us.

What will you be selling at Scout?

Just in time for the season of outdoor entertaining we will be launching our Summer Collection of handcrafted marshmallows. As one of the Friday night sponsors we will have a fabulous S’mores Bar where we’ll show you how to take this summer treat up a notch with ingredients you probably haven’t considered.

Why do you like these events?

I love the creative energy and being around other women who are passionate entrepreneurs. I love that the customers who attend appreciate the time and love that goes into our creations and collections. Rachel and Lily always put on a first class market that’s a pleasure to be a part of.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

Personally, this year my husband and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary as well as the end of five years of post breast cancer medication for me.

Professionally, we have recently acquired two new customers that own wedding and event venues so we will be busy creating ‘small desserts’ buffets for them. I’m very excited about this as ‘small desserts’ is what I began my business with and though it’s taken some twists and turns since then, we are back to creating beautiful little sweets.

Find it here: The Pink Spatula

Tiny Seedlingz

Owner/artisan: Sara Nautsch

What is the story behind your business?

A few years ago I went on the hunt for some hair accessories that I felt were cute for my daughters. I noticed that I was having a hard time finding clips that a) they would keep in their hair and b) weren’t a brand name plastic bauble type thing. I started creating my own hair accessories. I found some designs for my embroidery machine, and started making “felt appliqués”. I sold my clips for the first time last year at my daughter’s school Fun Fair. My hair clips exploded. I really found my calling. People were loving my embroidered felt hair clip line. Before I knew it, I was embroidering night and day.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

I craft mostly in the evening and ALL weekend if I can get away with it :) – I have a quaint little office that I have monopolized and turned into my craft room.

What will you be selling at Scout?

Mostly my embroidered felt hair accessories…but I do also carry a few other fun creations for kids. My newest are shoe clips and I carry little legs leg warmers and other small goodies.

Why do you like these events?

It’s so fun to get to know other crafters and your clientele and what they are looking for. I LOVE the vintage market theme because I love the true handmade feel.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

I recently started to wholesale my appliqués, since other hair clips designers have become so excited about my line…but mostly continuing to raise my three kids and be a great mom and wife. I love to craft and create, but I’m a mommy first.

Find it here: TinySeedlings

Scout Vintage + Handmade Market Info

When: May 25th-26th, 2012
Friday, May 25th from 6-9pm will be open to ticket holders and invited guests only. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on April 15th for a First Dibs night of shopping, wine + cheese and live entertainment. Saturday, May 26th will be open to the public from 10am-4pm for a small admission fee.
Where:The Parallel Marketplace (across from Thrifty Foods) 1920 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC.
Partial proceeds of the admission will go to a local charity, Life Recovery, a non-profit residential women’s recovery program.

See them here: Scout Vintage + Handmade Market

And see you there!

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2 Responses to “Scout Vendors: The Pink Spatula and Tiny Seedlingz”

  1. wow, such talented ladies, great to read all about them and their wonderful businesses!

  2. colleen says:

    I just want everyone to know that pink spatula has the yummiest stuff!
    And those hair accessories are adorable!

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