CRESTVIEW — Simply Pink Boutique has become a one-stop shop for fans of handmade clothes and home decor.


CRESTVIEW — Simply Pink Boutique has become a one-stop shop for fans of handmade clothes and home decor.



Co-owner Jason O'Daniels and his wife April offer a variety of gifts from more than 30 vendors, and 20 direct-sales vendor catalogs, from Avon to Mary Kay, are available at the counter.



Each vendor rents space to sell his or her products; it’s an opportunity for residents — whether local or as far away as Georgia and Denver — who can’t afford their own brick-and-mortar establishment.



The result is a one-of-a-kind store where Hub City shoppers can buy handmade apparel, vendors said.



"There really is not a place like this in Crestview, that I am aware of," Kari Lyles said. "Now you have an alternative, especially if you are looking for something handcrafted."



Lyles, one of several military mom vendors, sells 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) embroidered merchandise for all ages.



Like most of the boutique’s vendors, she allows custom orders. She may embroider names on shirts or special messages for a soldier’s homecoming.



Marsha Gardner's "All Things Quilted" area features the Florala resident’s handmade quilted items and handbags. The boutique’s setup helps her profit from her hobby.



"I had a bad car wreck several years ago and I don't get around like I used to, so I spend hours at the sewing machine," she said. 



Lyles and Gardner have collaborated on previous custom orders. When a customer of Gardner's wants something embroidered, Lyles has helped.



"I think that it is great that we can work together," Gardner said.



April O'Daniels plans to involve direct-sales vendors by having a quarterly outdoors event. Additionally, the store is opening a room inside the boutique to host direct-sales parties.



"We are giving the people in the community the opportunity to show off their talents," Jason O'Daniels said. "We are trying to help over 50 sales vendors get their products out there.”



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WHAT:Simply Pink Boutique



WHERE:  451 N. Ferdon Blvd.



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Vendors



Home crafters:



Patti Zamyslowski, Peppermint Twist Creations: Adult aprons, pillows, camera straps, adult headbands



Heather Leytham, Whoopsie Daisy: Children’s clothes, bags, solid color hair bows



Kari Lyles, Oh Sew Sassy: 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) items (coolers, picnic baskets)



Sharon Land, Uncorked: Etched glass items, small wood signs



Angie Bevcar, Angelina’s Boutique: Children’s blankets, bowties/neckties, bellybands and hair accessories



Cheryl Benchley, Cheryl’s Accessories: Jewelry



Marci Smith, Sussie & Smiles by Smith: Mesh wreaths



Joe Ballreich, Hanging Shades: Decorative shade/bow holders, fabric earrings



Candice Bratt, Custom Crochet By Candice: Crochet items



Mandy Shipman, Sew-You-By=Mandy: Dog bandanas, shopping bags, wallets



Debbie Hawkins, KJA & Anabands: children’s headbands



Eileen Daniel, Mocha Kissed: Coasters, reusable hand towels



Layne Stine, Always a Bow: bows



Marsha Gardner, All Things Quilted: quilted purses, bags and keychains



Terry Maloney, Altered Cigar Boxes: decorative cigar boxes



Wendy Kotowske: jewelry (genuine leather necklace with genuine pearls)



Tammy Fuller Cuhna, TJ’s Heavenly Scent Candles: scented soy candles



Amy Rutland-Jones, Southern Sisters Boutique: adult pocket tees/bottlecap jewl



Cynthia Barker, Iro Hana: jewelry



Monique Hernandez: children’s tutus 



Doris Mansonbrink, Nana’s Tis & Tat: decorative stepping stones



Kim Davis: vinyl graphics



Brittany White Cheery Creations: pallet art



Jenny Bettis: tea party items



Marcy Ross DottinDiva: decorative wine glasses, beer mugs, stines



Jessica Finch, The HeartSoul Healing: Bath tea bags, body lotions and facial scrubs



Mandy Humphrey, Psychitnow Hemp Jewelry



Kim Hernandez, My Braided Headbands: baby headbands



Lauren Ott: wooden crosses, Bling flip-flops and purses



Theresia Roberts, Calla Jewelry



Kristin Brannon, Shelby Love: Camouflage purses, checkbook covers, baby blankets, key fobs, dog collars



Christina Black, Gronalo Girl Potions: homemade deodorants, laundry detergents and soaps



Nikki Synder, Blue Pansy Designs: jewelry



Direct sales representatives: Include Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Rendi, Avon, Thirty-One, Stampin it Up, Scentsy, It Works, Arbornne, Signature Home Styles, Athena, Damsel in Defense



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.