Saturday, October 22, 2011

Meditation Classes At "The Crafty Castle"

Meet my friend, Igal
About 4 yrs. ago or so (on my journey) I met Igal, at a spiritual shop. called The Monarch. From there we became friends on Facebook.
After connecting in person for the 2nd time, at  The Monarch, located in Northfeild, MN - at a meditation class . He introduced me to his lovely wife, Alli. Alli & I became great friends. We talked about dreams and all kinds of spiritual things. Which came in perfect timing! Shortly after seeing all the magick manifest, we opened The Crafty Castle. We have so many interesting ideas and know our connection is so right on!
Igal is a Reiki Master/Teacher and will be teaching at "The Crafty Castle" - Soon!
In the near future, Igal will have a meditation cd that you can purchase at the castle. He has a great gift and loving energy. Igal has also gift with a warm & nurturing voice that makes you escape away to another world. Check out our website for details & classes.
Meditation classes will be held on every other Sat. in the mornings. We hope you can join us :)
Namaste ~Gypsie


Making it work, with what you got & bringing dreams to reality

 Welcome to "The Crafty Castle". I have always dreamed of owning my own shop! I love creating artwork, making magickal potions/perfumes, & sculpting. My daughter also follows her moms footsteps and is an artist also :D
For the past 3 or 4 yrs. I have been looking at space for rent, in different areas near our home. I found some great spots but just really didn't feel right! Not to mention......the big expenses! Which totally put a stop to that! One day, I was thinking and asking, Where should I have our shop?? So, I could afford it? I your basement! I thought OMG that's it! It's FREE empty space & free utilities. I really could use this empty space & make something fabulous with it! So, That's what we did! We now have a shop in our home basement and it's looking sooo good!

 We had our GRAND OPENING Oct. 19th, 2011. We did really good and met so many nice people. They where telling us how magickal it felt and how nice it was! And....will be back with family/friends :)

At "The Crafty Castle", you can find great unique/rare gift ideas! OOAK paintings/prints, OOAK art dolls/sculptures, hand crafted natural healing perfumes, vintage items/clothing, metaphysical items/hoodoo/spell oils, candles, herbs, resins and much more!

 Our mind is always creating new ideas, so our shop will always be changing better & better each time you visit us at the castle!
Our Castle is located in Kenyon, Minnesota. We look forward to seeing you!

Our goal is to eventually move out of our home into a shop in a town close to home. Then, branch more castles though out the US & the UK. We are dreaming big and we will manifest! We are thankful for what we have & making dreams real! I hope we can inspire you to make you dreams come true ;)

If you are not near us, you can place your order off our website:

The Crafty Castle
5209 520th St.
Kenyon, Mn 55946

Phone: (612) 454-7300

Magickal Blessings & Angel Hugs! Blessed be ~Gypsie

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Co-Creating Our Reality (100 Day Challenge)

Join my friends & I on Co-Creating Our Reality (CCOR). Set your goals for a 100 Day Challenge. See what you manifest in these 100 days :) 

Add me as your friend:

Love & light ~Gypsie <3

Friday, October 7, 2011

1960's Harvey Berlin Dress Designed by Karen Stark

 I found a wonderful vintage dress on one of my treasure hunts! This is a Harvey Berlin Designed by Karen Stark.
 I believe it is a early 60's vintage dress. Made of a polyester type material. The fabric is heavy duty and has a nice satin lining. It's make is great quality and high quality material!
 Here is a close up picture. It has a zipper in back for easy getting into or off.

This is a picture of the inside on the bottom hem. Isn't it beautiful?  I just love the lace and the lining is fabulous!!

I research this dress/designer and found this. This not my statement - it's someone else's!  I just wanted to share :)

Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940s his was an important name in lady’s clothing. His designer was Karen Stark, who was the sister of Berin’s wife, Augusta. Stark adapted the latest styles from Paris each season. And even though Stark did the designing, Berin approved or rejected each design. They were best known for their feminine dresses and ensembles. Berin was a favorite of several First Ladies, including Pat Nixon and Ladybird Johnson. Harvey Berin closed in 1970.
“I like dramatic clothes for evening and uncluttered clothes for daytime. I like to use beautiful fabrics and unusual trimmings. I design for everyone – short women, tall women – but always very feminine women.” Karen Stark, 1966
Written by Lizzie Bramlett,

This is for sale but not sure how much just yet :) Thanks for looking! Be sure to check back as I will be posting more blogs often! Love & light ~Gypsie <3

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall/Winter Outfit Available at The Crafty Castle

Putting together fabulous pieces together, at "The Crafty Castle", also known as TCC! We sell designer used a bit clothing, at great prices:) I will be posting some of our get fall fashions and other shop gift ideas here!

This sweater is adorable and great for those cold fall/winter months! The length is long with a hoodie - perfect for those days you want to snuggle, while sipping a hot cup of tea or coffee. Matches great with this brown colored cotton top! Love the little lace peeking out, it really adds to this outfit! We added a dk. brown purse is made of suede and a fun wester type belt. Jeans or leggings both look great! And.....this beautiful handcrafted cross necklace by Tyler (store owner/employee) - really sets it off! This can be outfit can be worn with or without a belt. All these fabulous pieces can be found at "The Crafty Castle - until sold! Once items are sold, they are gone and will not be replaced. So, hurry and place your order with us!

Sweater: "Wet Seal" - 55% ramie, 30% acrylic, 10% mohair PRICE: $32
Brown top: "Vanity" - 97% rayon, 3% spandex PRICE: $19
Silver Tab Jeans: washed/worn/torn by manufacture, 98% cotton, 2% spandex Size: 26/32 PRICE: $59

Hand Crafted Cross necklace by Tyler, One of a kind PRICE: $60.00
Boho Purse: dk brown, 100% patch suede leather, lining, 100% polyester PRICE: $39
Belt: western type,  PRICE: $14.

Orders online can be place with paypal to this email:

For more info. about TCC, visit our website:

"The Crafty Castle" Big Grand Opening - In Minnesota

All my life I have dreamed of owning my own shop! I love creating art and finding rare or unique items. In the past few years I have been checking out space rent in Faribault, Owatonna, Northfeild, & even in our home town of Kenyon.  With all the expenses of my passions....renting space is out of the question at this time. As I can't afford it yet. I asked myself - how am I going to make my dream happen? I thought about it and then it came to me. The answer was: "My basement"! I have all that extra space, it's free rent/electric, it's close to home & don't have to drive! A country home with a shop in it - what an awesome idea!!


Today, I am excited to announce that we will be opening a new shop called, "The Crafty Castle." We are a spiritual shop! We carry handmade items, vintage, candle holders, artwork, healing perfume oils, clothing, and much more! We are located in Kenyon, Mn (1 hour south of the twin cities).  A great place to shop, if you're looking for unique or rare items.

OPEN HOUSE - OCT. 19TH (WED.) 2011

Store Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
Days Open: Wed. - Fri.

The Crafty Castle
5209 520th St.
Kenyon, Mn  55946


WEBSITE: (may change site name soon to:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Natural Perfume is made with the intention of making natural, non-toxic perfumes available to people who have sensitive skin and can't use chemical perfumes, that is found in most stores.

My organic perfume oils are uplifting blends of essential oils mixed in pure,  Jojoba oil. They contain absolutely no synthetic ingredients and virtually no solvent residues!  Gypsie's Perfumes are of high quality ingredients.

Recently I started designing my new line of "Enchanted Witchy Bracelets". Thanks to my fb friend/customer, Ceane - a history book writter. She wanted me to design her a witchy bracelet. Something unique/rare with a boost of magic! Just my cup of tea & up my ally ;) This my friends I did!! She loves each piece dearly and often posts nice comments to my fb page....letting everyone know how magickal they are and how much she loves my creations. I have created 3 of them for her and 1 for another friend of mine.

What's special about my bracelets:
They are very magickal. I infuse them with great magick! Charging each piece on my altar of a bed of my special stones/crystals, that have been charge on full moons (including the lunar eclipse full moon) & special rituals. Blessing them and also adding reiki energy into them - balances the chakras, adding healing power to the new owner. Not to mention......I am a natural born healer myself and while I create these magical pieces, I pour great amounts of love & healing energy - I over flow with love & love pouring it out and sharing with everyone! You will feel great energy while wearing my designs.

I love to go to witchy shops and choose stones for my designs. This fills my heart with excitement and joy, knowing that the special stones are going to the right owners. I feel that that each stone will travel to their correct destination, through me.
You see....I believe stones/crystals choose use! I have a great gift of hearing the stones calling out to me!

I love to create these bracelets in 3's (like 3 rows, 3 colors, 3 of each piece in a row...ect.). # 3 is a very lucky/magickal number. I also love # 8.

The bracelet in the photo is available - $86.00 
Moonstone, rose quartz, and green moss stones 

Notice: I have a pix with a little info. of my bed of charged stones and altar. Be sure to check it out! Please help spread the word about my designs/creations :) I love and appreciate you!

I love my special gifts and love sharing it with everyone in this wonderful world :)

Peace & love ~Gypsie <3

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Creating/Drawing Magickal Peices, Blessing, & Cleasing

I love creating OOAK unique jewerly/creations. I also charge/infuse my creation with magickalal blessing and healing reiki :) This is a picture of my creations on my altar with my charged crystals. Getting ready to cast magickal spells & reiki into them!

Blessings ~Gypsie

Monday, August 22, 2011

*NEW* Line "Magickal Witchy" Bracelets

"Enchanted Witchy Bracelet" in Photo belongs to Ceane

My first "Enchanted Witchy Bracelet"
I have been working with a client/friend for the past few months! She had requested that I make her a witchy bracelet. I had mentioned to a friend that I was working on this. This immiately caughted her attention/interest so much, that she placed a special order for someone special :) I have decided to create a new line of Magickal "Witchy Bracelets".
Prices: $86.00 ea.
These bracelets are custom orders of magickal/special gemstone stones that are uniquely wire wrapped - added charms, beads, ect...
Stones are hand picked by me & from my personal collection! They have been blessed with Reiki Energy, cleansed, and charged on Lunar Eclipes Full Moon!! Tell me you intentions & I will infuse it into ur peice :)
They are truely OOAK creations, unique, and very magickal

Blessings ~Gypsie <3

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Unique Prayer Art Doll Recycled Bottle

Prayer doll in a bottle - $79.99

This is truely unique! Her head is sculpted out of  paper clay, then handpainted/sealed for protection. Her body is a recycled bottle - then handpainted/sealed. Her arms have been sewn/painted pink with sculpted hands. Her head is removable.
Write down your prayers/dreams and store them inside her. Then, watch the magick begin, as she will help manifest them for you!

Paypal Accepted:

Blessings ~Gypsie <3

Aqua-Marine Bangle Bracelet by Gypsie8Designs

OOAK (one-of-a-kind) bracelet by Gypsie8designs   PRICE: $78.00

The frame of this cuff bracelet was made out of heavy gage stainless still, then wire wrapped with 24 g wire. A mixture of pearls, glass beads (turquoise), and gemstones was wrapped securely on! This was very time consuming and alot of fun!It's for sale: $78.00 an additional, $6.00 s/h Payment can be made through Paypal with this email:

Gothic Necklace by Gypsie8Designs

I made this necklace for a friend! I love the way it tuned out! If you are interested in Gothic Jewelry - please email me @

Why I created my New Group on Facebook

This is a show we did at The Ugly Mug, located: Farmington, Mn

As alot of people know, I love creating art/crafts. I have to admit......I am a starving artist! However, that hasn't stopped me from creating art! Many times I have thought about it many times but have never gave it up or ever will! Like most starving artists, we go the neg. and emotional feeling it comes with!

What stops me from giving up and continue doing art?

All the little voices I hear - so loudly "You can't quite"! Your NOT a quiter!! You're going to succeed! If you quit you will never live your dreams! Giving up only ends dreams! ect....
I also enjoy art too much and would die inside if, I ever stopped making art! Not to mention I have ALOT of money invested in all my art supply's!
Most of the time, I stay positive and that's what really keeps me going :) I love what I do and love being me! After all, isn't what we are really suposed to be doing in life?
Just recently I have been selling quite a few of my creations and making some customer orders:) What a WONDERFUL feeling!

Why I created an online facebook group!
I love connecting with other people with similiar interests. For quite some time I have been thinking about creating a group on Ning. That never happened!
There are a few groups I belong to, where there is no selling/advertising! Which I understand/respect that!
I keep hearing, "Why don't you just create your own group?" Then, one day, I thought "YEAH!" I did :) It's name after my shop (which is located in my home - soon to be open to the public) called, "The Crafty Castle".
I created "The Crafty Castle" (aka TCC) so creative people can connect, advertise, and sell their artwork! It's also for buyers/collectors/window shoppers!
I love to inspire people in many ways! I also love to be inspired!! So, this group is perfect!
TCC has so many nice & talented people. I feel blessed and so happy I created it :)
I want to say thanks to everyone that belongs to TCC and/or has great interest in it! Because without you, there would be no castle.
This is a open group and you can add your friends :!/groups/106709052761801

Today I am living a dream online and it feels WONDERFUL! I love life and everyone it!
Appreciate all the good/little things in life and see good things happen!

Blessed be ~Gypsie

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting Ready For A Show

 Cat Earrings $19

 OOAK Vintage Cat Hair Clip $12

 OOAK Vintage Cat Hair Clip $12

 Cat Neckalce $12

OOAK Cat Creations by Gypsie8Designs

I have been working on so items to sell at a cat show. We will be "The Heart of The Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre", July 28th -31  with Samantha Martin and The Amazing Acro-cats.
My daughter and I made jewelry and thought it would be kinda fun to make cat jewelry to sell :) Here are some of our creations.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wearable Jewelry Art by Gypsie8Designs

Last month my daughter and I took a glass class @ The Goddess of Glass, located in Minneapolis, Mn

The left picture is all my glass designs I created in class :) I am so proud of these peices! I think they came out so beautiful/colorful! I decided to make some necklaces with a few of these pendants.

The right side is a picture of one of the necklaces I completed!

I am in heaven and love working with glass! I love of about creating it's like having a blank canvas and designing the way I like it! It also can be a complete look of what is expected until they come out of the kiln. So, it's a total surprise!
Each peice is an OOAK original and well never be dulicated!

These peices are for sale!

Wearable Jewelry Art Necklaces - $30.00 ea. (additional $4.00 s/h)

Handcrafted by Gypsie8Designs

I love my new friends/customers!

I made this special order for a customer, now my lovely friend :)

Here is what Ceane had to say:
My custom-ordered Apache Tears pendant came in today's post! How enchanting!The stones are just the right size for me, and they look as though sprinkled with faerie dust, such is their natural coloration! The piece is at once lacy and magickal-- truly enchanting, and the best part of it are the energies Gypsie Artist infused therein...! I was blown away when I opened my package! Though I fancy myself a word-master, there really are no words that can express my gratitude, my joy, my love for this very special creation infused with so much love and healing power that I can actually FEEL! This woman is a true healer, artiste, and enchantress of the very best kind. She is replete with love! Thank you, Gypsie, and blessings 3X3X3 back to you for your kindness to me!

Thanks so much Ceane! Your order was a real blast to design and add great magick to it as well! I am so glad we connected & now friends!!

Peace & love ~Gypsie <3

Herbs, Oils, & Candles For Enchanted Candles

Today, I have been working on grinding (with my mortal/pestal) a mixture of magickal herbs and applying my magickal oils to my new Enchanted "LoVe" spell candles.

They are fully loaded and charged with great magick!

What is special about these candles?
They have great magickal & positive energy that are in them! They have been loaded/dress with my herbs from my magickal place & enchanted oils. These oils/herb mixture can be purchased in our shop separtely - for your own use/purposes.

I put great visions/intent in my work just for you! I think we all deserve the best in life and want to help make great magick happen for you :) My family,friends, & customers are very special to me and think we all deserve all the good things in life!

Rose quartz crystal chips also been placed into the candle (mixed in the herbs). My crystals have been charged with the Lunar Full Moon. So, they are very powerful! These stones also have been soaked in distilled water, I placed my shells/stones/beach glass, I got from my very special UK friend, Julia McKenzie. She collected these shells for me & are from Devils Point & Wernbury Beach.

They smell wonderful & look very pretty ;)

Price of Enchanted Love spell candles - 14.00 (additional $3.00 s/h)

These are available for purchase, through Paypal -with this email:

I will be working on protection and other candles soon :) Watch my blog for upcoming candles!

Peace & love ~Gypsie <3

Inspired painting by a dream

First of all before the story begins on my painting, I wanna say: My mom & I don't get along very well in the past! Growing up the two of us was always arguing/fighting :(
Now, days we get along pretty good :) We see one another on rarely basis. Which works out for the best! Welove each other very much!! I have always know I am very special to her (as my sisters are too).
Meaning behind my painting by Gypsie
This painting was inspired by a dream I had. One night I woke up remembering what I dreamed & knew I was to paint it.
I had a dream, that I was as my moms and walking up her driveway....when all of a sudden it got really windy and the earth started shaking! My mom came running out of her house towards me. Yelling, Get down! Get down! Get down on the ground! This is it!
I listened to her words! THen, proceeded to lay flat (belly) down. She jumped on top of me and said, "Don't worry, I will save you"! I remember thinking....."THis is it! It is time for the world to end! I wasn't ready to die! I wished/wanted/needed my family with me!! There were so, many things running through my head! I remember feeling scared but feeling safe!
All of a sudden, this big giant ball of water came rolling/rumbling towards us and landing on top of us! I thought, oh shit, I don't know how to swim! Then, a thought accured to's going to be ok! My mom is my Angel and she will save me! We went under the ball of water (which I always wanna call Fire). Then, I woke up from the dream. Then, I kept hearing - that I am supposed to paint this! I didn't know how or what I was gonna do. But did succeed with how it was suposed to be done!
What does the images represent?
The big blue ball is water.
The middle image is an angel. The wings are doves - my mom and I both love doves! The one one the left is her, one on the right is me. In the center of the angels body is an infinity symbol. If you take her head and put it on the bottom of her - it completes the infinity symbol.
The yellow image is the infinity symbol.
The orange to me feels like energy going out!
I never believed or felt the world is going to end like they make it out to be! I believed that the world was going to end & new beginnings were coming! By this I mean....bad things in life where going to happen to bring more people together. Making new peace/love! That is where the new beginings start! We are all supposed to love one another in life! That is one of our life learning lessons & a big part in why we are here on earth!
This is how my "Dream Angels" where created! I hope you enjoy my dream story :)
Prints are availabe for $12.00, an additional $2.00 s/hPaypal accepted:
Blessings! Peace & love ~Gypsie <3

Monday, June 20, 2011