VoyageMIA: Check out Spenser and Angie Goodwin
Today we’d like to introduce you to Spenser and Angie Goodwin.
Spenser and Angie, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Spenny Lane is mother and daughter owned, based out of St Petersburg and Sarasota. We upcycle vintage clothing and thrift store/garage sale finds by reworking and sewing different pieces together to create a beautiful new garment! We have been in LOVE with garage sale-ing/thrift store shopping and upcycling/designing clothes as a hobby for years! It is something that we get to do together as a mother and daughter, it’s fun and keeps our hearts filled, and we get to share a part of ourselves with the community! We are very blessed to have found something that makes us both so happy.
Spenny Lane – the name – comes from Penny Lane, the character in Almost Famous, with an added “S” at the beginning because of daughter Spenser, who’s nickname is Spenny. Penny Lane, or Spenny Lane, is someone who is mysterious, confident, vulnerable, captivating, soulful, inspiring, open-hearted, lover-of-life, present in the moment, fearless in life (and in fashion)!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do, why, and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
We upcycle vintage clothing and thrift store/garage sale finds by reworking and sewing different pieces together to create a beautiful new garment! We use flannels, denim, army coats, band tees, grommets/metals, lace, crocheted pieces, and more to make our one-of-a-kind creations.
Someone else’s “rubbish” becomes our treasures. Because all of our pieces are created using pre-worn items, Spenny Lane introduces the idea that sustainable fashion can be make you feel confident in what you’re wearing.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Don’t hesitate to go for it or underestimate your craft. Angie, mother, is 58 and wishes she had started doing this ten years ago.
Don’t get let down if a show doesn’t go as well as you thought it would. There will always be more. Keep trying until you find your niche/what works for you and your happiness.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Currently, we vend at pop up markets primarily around Tampa Bay but have traveled both coasts of Florida.
We LOVE to see the faces of our customers when they find the perfect one-of-a-kind piece!
You can also find us in Armature Works’ Gift Shop and online at spennylane.com. Lots of people love working with us to create custom items to fit them personally. Follow us on Instagram (@spennylaneshop) for our most recent creations!