It's been my long-time dream to have a studio in the historic Northrup King Building. I didn't think it would ever happen. But, when the quarantine drastically prohibited me from working in my own crowded home, I realized the time had come to move...
You can visit my new studio and gallery!
I will be open to the public for Open Studio Saturdays every Saturday from 12-4pm, starting July 11th.
I'll have original art for sale (both textiles and pastel paintings), as well as note cards, prints, handbags, and more.
MinneBites Will Be Retiring
After 9 long years of hand-crafting MinneBites bags & cases for amazing people all over the world, I've decided to retire this line of work so I can devote more time to my fine art.
Shop Closing Sale
Starting December 16, everything in my Etsy shop will be discounted! Find great deals and get your favorite designs before they're gone!
If you’d like to get updates about the clearance sale, please join my newsletter where I'll be announcing sale prices, when I add new items to the sale (I have some photography to do!), and special deals!
It may seem a little sad to retire this whimsical line of bags and cases, but I'm actually very excited to evolve and grow with my textile and pastel art. I have so many goals and plans in the works for the new year! I truly hope you'll stay tuned for what's to come. You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook at @marypowdesigns to stay up to date with the latest behind-the-scenes info!
Thank you so much for your business and support of MinneBites over the past nine years!
Tiny and oh-so-cute! Guppy and goldfish pouches are a must have. And now there are five new colors in the shop.
Let me introduce you to all the adorable "pet fish" currently available. They are hungry! And they are excited to go home with you!
You know, I really don't do all that many craft shows, but my absolute favorite part of selling in person is that I get to watch people's faces. Why? Because they almost always break out in a smile at first seeing my work! And my guppy and goldfish pouches repeatedly get the most smiles!
It makes me so happy to know that I'm not alone in thinking that these fish are simply too adorable not to love!
I do my best to spread joy and happiness with my work. I'm so excited that these cute and colorful fish pouches bring joy to children and adults alike!
I hope you'll take one home with you!
As always, my items are lovingly handmade with care, and quantities are limited.
Which fish brought a smile to your face today? I'd love to hear from you! You can connect with me on social media, through email, or add a comment below.
Celebrate sharks and art with a...
This set has all the essentials necessary for your favorite shark enthusiast to get right to coloring all the sharks of the world.
This set makes a great birthday gift, a fun back-to-school surprise,
or the perfect gift to celebrate Shark Week!
Shark Week 2016 starts June 26th!
Are you ready?
Today I'm going to highlight another handbag from my new Mary Pow collection: the Parallel Cross Body Purse.
When designing this purse, I explored color combinations that I feel reflect the seasons and natural world. At the same time, I used my interest in crisp, clean, straight lines to harness these colors. Each purse's color combinations are framed with beautiful, textural linen fabrics.
The Parallel Cross Body Purse features beautiful details, such as hand-pieced parallel lines on the front and small squares on the back.
This well-appointed cross body purse has several unexpected details to make carrying your essentials simple and accessible.
This purse currently comes in five colors: Sunset, Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer.
My entire new collection of handbags and wrap belts are now available in my online shop. Today, I'm highlighting the showpiece of the collection: my View Tote, currently available in two colors, Ocean View and City View.
To capture the brilliant look of sunlight reflecting off the ocean, I used four shades of blue in this tote. The hand-pieced detailing is surrounded by a lovely soft gray linen frame. The whole result is a stunning handbag with a look that you won't find anywhere else.
For City View, I used an entire gradient of grays to capture the quality of a city at night. The hand-pieced gray and black squares are surrounded by a dark-gray linen frame. The result is a dramatic, urban and modern look.
I prefer to work with natural-fiber fabrics, such as cotton and linen. That means these totes, and all of my handbags, are incredibly light-weight. It's a real plus for a bag to start out light-weight, when it's bound to be weighed down by all of the items you put inside.
The interior of a bag is just as important as the exterior. I've lined the View Totes with an incredibly soft upholstery fabric. An interior zipper pocket keeps your valuables safe or your private items hidden.
I am an artist and designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My specialties are textiles and pastels.