April has been a great month so far! This month Urban Gypsy Design landed the cover of Maple Grove Magazine which is very exciting. They wrote a wonderful story and put together a beautiful visual spread focusing on my handbags and their inspiration. Perfect timing, considering I will be showing my line at the American Craft Council show in Saint Paul Minnesota April 7-9.
It was a full day of work to set up the booth display but the end result was worth it! I also decided to showcase a couple of my favorite new pieces, hopefully they will find a home this week.
Im super excited about my newest bags made from vintage Turkish textiles found at a market in Istanbul by my designer friend and world traveler Sheila M.. She found the textiles and turned them over to me to create one of a kind pieces from them. I love the finished products!
I recently had the pleasure of doing a trunk show at the MSP Uptown location with another fabulous artist. It is always interesting to get feedback on what you make and sell.
New prints for new bags!
A couple of new bags for my upcoming shows. This year I am introducing a new houndstooth pattern and new bird pattern.
This October We managed to get a photo shoot in of our newest designs before the snow started to fall. Special thanks goes out to our wonderful photographer Sandy of Sandy Jones Photography. She always manages to get the best shots and has such a creative eye!
Last week urban Gypsy Design did a little cross promotion at the One of a Kind Show. Heidi of Heidi Hess Designs wore our hand painted leather tote while I wore Heidi's Hoodie Ponch.
I am so excited for this years show in Chicago! I have been my own little sweat shop this year creating loads of unique handbags and wallets. I found this wonderful vintage needlepoint made in France and turned it into a weekender. It will be one of my featured bags at the show. We will also have one of our bags featured in the fashion show so stay tuned for a video posting!
Next week the Urban Gypsy team is heading off to Los Angeles to show off our newest creations at the California Gift Show. We have a new line of small messenger bags and convertible backpaks that we are excited to show off!
We have been working like crazy in the studio filling orders and creating new bags for our upcoming shows! Check out our latest in the Etsy Shop.
I am an artist, designer,and mother of 4 who resides in Minneapolis, MN.