Bluegrass Americana this Saturday

This Saturday is the weekend-long Bluegrass Americana festival in Rosemount!  I am excited to be displaying my wares all day Saturday, from 11a-9p.  Come see some fantastic bluegrass, eat some classic food, and enjoy the sunshine.  I will be sharing a booth with Smark paper, so if you are looking for a card or journal, please swing by!

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U-lock covers and top tube covers still available for summer!  Also, see new headbands incorporating searsucker fabric and other summery features.

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all new kid’s headbands

Here is a selection of the new kid’s headbands that will be for sale at the Uptown Market tomorrow:

5 cotton stretch kid's headbands

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Uptown Market is coming

I’m gearing up for the Uptown Market this week!

I’m especially looking forward to refreshing all my products since my last few shows have been such a success.  This means many new designs, styles, and overall more creativity for you to choose from this Sunday at the Uptown Market opening.

Look for new fabric headbands incorporating antique and vintage textiles from around the Twin Cities. All my kids items will be brand new (since they recently sold out), featuring great summer colors and fun materials. Also, don’t forget to cover that naked U-lock or top tube with a handmade cover!

Keep in mind that if you plan to attend the market this Sunday that it is Bike/Walk Week, and cars are not allowed on that particular section of Lyndale. Participate in the bike/walk movement and plan other transportation! If that is not possible, approach Intermedia Arts from the backside, on Aldrich.

See you Sunday!

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Heartwood Festival

Thanks to everyone who joined me at the Lyn Lake Festival last weekend! The wind and rain was quite a challenge for my booth, but the day got brighter and was a huge success overall.

I am happy to say that I have another outdoor festival coming up this Saturday in St. Paul. The Heartwood Festival, in Newell Park, has been a beautiful get-together in years past. I am excited about the variety and quality of vendors and I also look forward to trying out my newly improved tent, thanks for fellow crafter and best friend Sarah.

One of the best parts of last weekend was being placed next to the Natedogs stand. They were such a lovely family and I’m pleased to say that all five girls are now adorned with Rampaige headbands (and, naturally, I ate an amazing dog from them). How perfect.

Natedogs five girls with headbands

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Weekend Plans?

Come out this weekend and scoop up a sweet feather headband or top tube cover from Rampaige Design!

Don’t want to cover up your bike but still want to protect it? Try a U-lock cover.

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Top Tube Covers

I’m finally ready to debut my new top tube covers this weekend!

2 cotton top tube covers

After a handful of prototypes, several spools of thread, and a tiny bit of blood, they are now perfected. Really, they could not be more refined. I am so excited to showcase them at Shepherd of the Hills on Saturday and The Lyn-Lake Street Festival on Sunday. The Twin Cities bike scene is about to get a lot prettier, don’t miss out!

houndstooth cotton BMX-style cover

In classic BMX style, these covers feature a stellar handmade piece over foam insulation. Made from duck canvas, nylon, or waterproofed cotton, there is sure to be one to suit your bike and style. They are secured with very durable velcro and fit almost any top tube.

The origin and purpose of a top tube cover is a hotly debated subject. Currently, it comes down to a few things: protection for your bike, protection for you, and bling. Okay, so that last one isn’t really practical but what can I say? With fixed-gear bikes and other stripped down styles becoming more popular, a top tube cover is very practical. As I pointed out on the For Bikes page, who wants to ruin a good pain job? Without brake or gear cables to slow your handlebars’ movement from side to side when, say, you’re in the middle of trying to lift in precariously onto a rack, they easily slam into the top tube. No good.

And finally, as my male friends liked to point out during the prototype process, why not put a little extra padding between your legs, you know, just in case?

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Lyn-Lake Street Festival

I’m elated to announce that I will be selling my wares at the Lyn-Lake Street Festival on May 20th! Naturally, many new bicycle-focused items will be for sale along with headbands and cowls. Look for the debut of top-tube covers in two styles – one BMX-y and one more streamlined.

The festival should be incredible due, in part, to the great line-up of music throughout the day. I’m seriously looking forward to it and I hope to see you there!

And speaking of outdoor Uptown hipster events, Rampaige Design will be participating in the Uptown Market, which is every Sunday June 10th-September 30th. We will be there most weeks, but stay tuned for details! This year, it is in the parking lot behind the Intermedia Arts building. Come by and check it out on opening day.

fleece and cotton cowl

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U-Lock covers at The Alt

I’m excited to announce that my U-Lock covers are now available at The Alt Bike and Board

If you haven’t been over to The Alt, it’s worth the trip.

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Upcoming Shows

The Show at Minnetonka Mills was a huge success. Despite the bone-chilling rain, many people came out to support beautiful work of local artists as well as some incredible live music. Thanks to all of you!

My next show is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview. More details at Yelp – Junk in the Trunk

Please stop by and check out many new items including headbands featuring vintage and re-purposed fabrics found around the Twin Cities!

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Minnetonka Mills Show

My next show will be Saturday, April 28th at Minnetonka Mills Church.

It’s a great venue to see several great local artists. This is my second year at this show and I am elated to be invited back.  Moreover, a portion of the proceeds from all artists will benefit Freedom Firm, an organization working to end human trafficking and sex slavery worldwide. More info at http://www.freedom.firm.in/

Don’t miss it!  So many beautiful local products in one spot.

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