Succotash at the Studio

The Makers Market Celebrates a LOVE of LOCAL

The Makers Market on Valentine's day exceed our expectations.  Beautiful weather, amazing artisans and a steady stream of enthusiastic supporters made the day filled with love and joy. Alex and I wish to share our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to support this inaugural event.  To see the full album of photos, please visit:

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Paper Heart Video Tutorial

Make your Valentine a heart card or garland with these easy and cute paper hearts.  All you need is some pretty paper (origami paper is precut, easy to fold and comes in many beautiful patterns) and some even folds ( a bone folder can help).  Watch the video here:  Paper Heart Tutorial.  Remember you can say I LOVE YOU all year round.  Happy Valentine's Day!

You can also learn to make these at the Makers Market Tampa tomorrow from 10 - 6, join us as we celebrate LOVE on the 14th.  And remember to pick up a 50% your first class coupon.

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People Say The Nicest Things...

We are thrilled that 83 Degrees online newsletter featured us and the free Makers Market event this Saturday the 14th.  Read the full article here:…/makersmarkettampa021015.aspx.  Thanks to Justine Benstead for believing in what we are creating and supporting local made in Tampa Bay!


And our friends at Only In Tampa Bay included the Makers Market in their Valentine's Day Activity Guide!

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Valentine's Pop Up Shop in Hyde Park

The Paperie will be open starting tomorrow 2/12 for a three day pop-up from 10a - 6p, for lovely letterpress goods just in.  Saturday we will be joined by a dozen incredible makers from Tampa Bay, check them out below:

The Pinellas Chocolate Company features bean to bar chocolates and pioneers in Florida for doing so.  Learn all about it and impress your Valentine with chocolate that will melt their hearts.

Brand spankin' new letterpress hot off the presses.  Come tomorrow 2/12 through Friday for the best selection.  Be sure to visit us at the Makers Market for more papery goodness

Maker Margaret Colby makes fondant by hand and uses unusual flavors to delight the senses in her mini cupcakes and cookies.  Her handwork is phenomenal.

Exquisite girl's dress from vintage fabric, maker Jessica Fogg of Lellow believes in hand me down quality that lasts.

Lovingly restored and rare typewriters are a find from Tampa Type.  They have an extensive selection and you can even type a love note to that someone special.

Gourmet dog treats from Good Dog! by Adeline + Alice.  Make sure to pick up some of the beet treats for your furry valentine.

Bowties of all sorts, check out the cool wooden one above and all things Southern from Ella Bing.

Find fresh local love bunches and wreaths from L. Easton Co.

Come meet Strands of Sunshine's Amy Marshall on Valentine's day.

Meet Chris Fortenberry from Fortenberry Leather.  He is generously putting in these fabulous key chains for the goodie bags.  Be one of the first 30 people to visit us and you will get one!

Vintage Japanese pencil sharpener with heart base is one unique item from Frivolous Dry Goods.  They have a carefully curated selection of handmade vintage items that shouldn't be missed.

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Sending Love: Make Your Valentines

Enjoyed a weekend of making Valentines for those I love....

valentine's making class @ paper seahorse in hyde park

Valentine's Pop Up Shop - February 12 - 14 at the Paper Seahorse in historic Hyde Park

Origami Heart Make and Take

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