Monday, February 28, 2011

It's a process...

You have seen The Odd Sparrow's final products on our website but you have rarely seen something actually in progress. Why?'s not that it is a huge secret. I confess. I am not the neatest worker on the planet. You see, I have this tendency to get into one thing...then another...and then another...all while doing my best to stay on track with my first project. I know, it sounds a little crazy...and it is. But I love what I do and I get excited about each and every idea as they roll down the pike.

Where do I get these ideas? There are a lot of answers to that question, but the quickest and most accurate answer is that they come mostly from "conversations" that I carry on with a dear friend. These "conversations" happen exclusively online via private chats and they occur with one person and one person only. Who is this mastermind? None other than Francie of The Scented Cottage. Whenever an idea pops up in my mind, it is usually refined and sometimes transformed through the daily conversations that Francie and I share. It is such a blessing to have a creative friend that shares and inspires me in my crafting adventures.

So who inspires you? Take note: I did not ask what, but rather who. There are many ways to be inspired, but for many of us there is that one person that can get your creative juices flowing and push you on to the next level. Even if you are not a crafter, you need that someone in your life that moves you onward and upward.

For me, upward to the things of God is not just important, it is crucial. In my spiritual life one of the greatest blessings I have is my son, Alex. Today I would like to share his blog, STAND, with you and I do hope that you will follow it regularly. It will inspire you in your walk with Christ and transform your thinking ...from the ordinary to the extraordinary! Meet him here at: Enjoy and be blessed!

And one last note: Tuesday Treasures is once again upon us and we are celebrating SPRING!!! So hurry on over to The Odd Sparrow for some great spring savings of 20% off our Tuesday category and don't forget to shop at Shabby Lane too!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Who: YOU! and all your friends!

What: Tuesday Treasures

When: All day Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where: at The Odd Sparrow and all other participating shops at Shabby Lane

Why: to celebrate this week's theme of Vintage Inspired Treasures

How: Just click the above link to The Odd Sparrow and Shabby Lane Shops and get shopping!

Grand REopening...and renewed passion

I have been noticeably absent from the blog world for almost a year. It's been quite a journey these months and I hope to share some of those experiences with you in the months to come. But the announcement I want to make today is that The Odd Sparrow is up and running FULL FORCE!

Two days after the last blog post I began a new job. About a month later that job became full time for me and set me on a year long course that would require more time and energy than I had imagined. As a result, The Odd Sparrow had to be placed on the back burner and while it was still functional, new products were hard to come by as I did not have the time to create.

I am currently back at home full time and LOVING every moment of it. The Odd Sparrow has a renewed sense of purpose and a passion that will drive the company for years to come. I hope you will set out on this journey with me. It will be one of excitement, creativity, and passion for all things created. I have already begun restocking the shop with some unique and beautiful treasures and I am in the process of creating quite a few more. As each item is complete it will be added to the store, so always be on the lookout for new items.

Also, please note that the website is currently being updated to reflect new categories. There is a search engine to help you find your favorite items. But if you have any trouble finding them, you know where I am! Just send me an email and I'll get right back to you with the answers you need.

So with that I wish you a happy coming spring and lots of enjoyable shopping at The Odd Sparrow!

Scented Pinecone Sachets

Scented Pinecone Sachets