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What’s the story behind the name GreenGypsies? Glad you asked !
I try to incorporate a bit of “GREEN” in many of my creations…recycled paper, rescued leather and fabric samples and other repurposed materials.
The “GYPSIES” describes the love for RV travelling I enjoyed with my late hubby. With our 2 chocolate Labradors, the late Tully and Tootsie along on the journey, we gathered many treasures along with inspiration for my creations during those RV “gypsy jaunts.”
I gather these goodies without an intended purpose at first…but eventually they “speak” to me. For instance: several old, dusty boxes of ceramic tiles scrounged from a neighbor’s yard sale sat beside the stack of my collected vintage magazines …and one day it just clicked! My beloved computer brought new life to those retro ads and photos sleeping within the covers of those musty magazines…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 19
  • Joined August 1, 2010

Favorite materials

humor, whimsy, words, rescued items, ephemera given new life, my inkjet printer

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GreenGypsies
purveyor of wit and whimsy

About

What’s the story behind the name GreenGypsies? Glad you asked !
I try to incorporate a bit of “GREEN” in many of my creations…recycled paper, rescued leather and fabric samples and other repurposed materials.
The “GYPSIES” describes the love for RV travelling I enjoyed with my late hubby. With our 2 chocolate Labradors, the late Tully and Tootsie along on the journey, we gathered many treasures along with inspiration for my creations during those RV “gypsy jaunts.”
I gather these goodies without an intended purpose at first…but eventually they “speak” to me. For instance: several old, dusty boxes of ceramic tiles scrounged from a neighbor’s yard sale sat beside the stack of my collected vintage magazines …and one day it just clicked! My beloved computer brought new life to those retro ads and photos sleeping within the covers of those musty magazines and with a pinch of whimsy and a dash of humor (along with the the unwanted tiles)… My “Sassy Sayings” collection was born. These eventually evolved into greeting cards, magnets and coasters...all thanks to suggestions and requests from visitors to my shop!
When our granddaughter was born, a long hidden love of miniatures once again came to court! Scraps of leather, for instance, became miniature book covers to adorn tiny bookshelves as dreams of future dollhouses inspired me to start filling those rooms with my line of “Tiny Treasures.” Once again, the amazing imaginations and requests from of my loyal customers brought my mini rugs, books, etc. into existence!
Visit often...GreenGypsies is an ever growing collection of whimsy and humor!

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