Monday, July 16, 2012
A handful of ladies are learning how to master the time-honored art of spinning yarn during the weekly Fresh Market in downtown Gulfport. Interested in signing up? Check out our story with photos and video, then contact Funny Face Farms today!
"I'm very excited, I want my own wheel," Karen Asher exclaimed during her spinning class with Billie and Brennan Rodriguez with Funny Face Farms. We're not talking about spinning on a bicycle inside a gym somewhere, this is an outdoor experience filled with good company and one-on-one attention. Karen Asher, Beryl Heeren and Stella Vaughan Anderson each signed up for a 4-hour yarn-spinning course with Funny Face Farms during the Gulfport Fresh Market. "This is fabulous." Beryl Heeren said. Heeren creates dusters, vests and other casual one-of-a-kind clothing items. She says now she can create her own yarn too, making her designs completely unique. "It's art to wear, funky," Heeren added. Billie Rodriguez says the classes are broken into …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
5 Things to Know in Gulfport Today: Tuesday, July 10!
Gulfport Fresh Market: Be sure to stop by the Gulfport Fresh Market today from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in downtown Gulfport. You can learn more about the year-round market on their Facebook page. Spin It!: While you're downtown, stop by Funny Face Farms and watch as Brennan Rodriguez and her mom Billie teach a handful of ladies how to spin yarn! Watch our video "Teen Spins Yarn at Gulfport Fresh Market" to see why spinning fiber into yarn is considered an art form. Swap It!: The monthly Gulfport Merchants Association's clothing swap is today from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Inn Courtyard. Bring gently used clothing items to exchange for vouchers to be used to get new items! Also, bring clothing donations as well to be given to CASA. Donate …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Gulfport City Council will meet for a "shade" meeting today regarding the lawsuit filed by Attorney Andy Strickland. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
"Shade" Meeting: The Gulfport City Council will meet with City Manager Jim O'Reilly and City Attorney Andrew Salzman at 4:30 today at Gulfport City Hall for a "Shade" Meeting. The meeting is not public. According to the agenda, officials are going to discuss the lawsuit filed by St. Petersburg Attorney Andy Strickland. Strickland was ticketed for smoking a cigar on the beach in April. Strickland told Patch in April that he wanted to challenge the ban in court. Regular City Council Meeting: Irving Zeider will receive the Spirit of Gulfport Award at tonight's Regular City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. There will also be presentations about Educate Today and the Area Agency on Aging of Pinellas and Pasco. For more …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Remember to stop by the weekly Tuesday Fresh Market from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in downtown Gulfport. Organizers are always adding new and unique vendors like Funny Face Farms.
Gulfport Fresh Market: The market is a vibrant place to meet and greet and find unique art, local musicians and fresh produce. Since the market adds new and one-of-a-kind vendors all the time, be sure to swing by every week! Have you met one of the newest vendors "Funny Face Farms?" 17-year-old Brennan and her mom actually spin fabric into yarn right in front of you. Check out our video of the duo at the Gulfport Fresh Market! Ballroom Lessons: Grab $7 and head to the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Rain is expected in our forecast so why not spend the day gliding across the hardwood floors in the historic building. Intermediate lessons are from 12 - 1 p.m. Beginner lessons are from 1 - 2 p.m. following by an hour of just dancing! Lessons are $7…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
17-year-old Brennan Rodriguez and her mom Billie are bringing age-old art to the Gulfport Fresh Market. Watch our video to see how spinning yarn is yielding success for the mother-daughter duo.
Brennan Rodriguez, 17, and her mom Billie are the women behind Funny Face Farms. The ladies are among the newest vendors at the Fresh Market in downtwon Gulfport. Watch our video to find out how they started the businesses and why spinning fiber into yarn is considered an art form. Be sure to stop by the Fresh Market every Tuesday and say "hi".