About Me

Discover the Artistry of Sparrow Handmade: Crafting Beauty from a Lifetime of Experience

After more than three decades of steering a successful construction business alongside my husband, I embarked on an exciting new journey that has ignited my passion for creativity and craftsmanship. Sparrow Handmade isn't just an online store; it's a culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and a genuine love for bringing beauty into the world.

From Building Homes to Crafting Treasures

For over 30 years, my life was intertwined with the construction industry. But as time passed, I felt an irresistible pull towards something different, something that allowed me to channel my artistic instincts and create pieces that resonate with both me and those who appreciate the beauty of handmade craftsmanship.

Based in the picturesque city of Calgary, Canada, I've transformed a corner of my home into a studio where every Sparrow Handmade item comes to life, personally handcrafted in its entirety by me. It's a stark contrast from my previous professional life, but one that fills me with a sense of purpose and joy that I've never experienced before.

Rooted in Calgary, Inspired by Nature

Calgary isn't just my home; it's my heart. Born and raised in this city, I've come to cherish the stunning mountain views and the vibrant outdoor lifestyle that it offers. My love for sports and the outdoors has shaped much of who I am. From the soccer pitch to hiking trails, I've reveled in physical activity and the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Though my knees may keep me off the soccer field these days, my spirit remains as active as ever. I've chosen to channel my energy into crafting unique pieces that capture the essence of the great outdoors, infusing them with the same determination and resourcefulness that define the humble sparrow.

Why "Sparrow?" Rooting for the Underdog: The Story Behind the Name

"Sparrow" wasn't chosen at random; it holds a deeper significance. Birds have always held a special place in my heart, and the sparrow, in particular, resonates with me. Often underestimated and overlooked, sparrows are the underdogs of the avian world. Yet, their tenacity and resourcefulness enable them to thrive against all odds as the unassuming sparrow quietly perseveres. They are a symbol of resilience and adaptability, qualities that resonate with my journey and the path I've chosen.

This resilient spirit embodies the essence of Sparrow Handmade – crafting pieces that might be underrated at first glance but possess a unique strength and beauty.

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With a commitment to creating limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces, plus a continually evolving range of products, my product lineup is in a perpetual state of transformation. This ensures that every item you discover is infused with the authenticity and uniqueness that define handmade craftsmanship. To stay updated on the latest additions and upcoming markets where I'll be showcasing my work, consider signing up for email product updates or following me on Instagram.

Sparrow Handmade is more than just a small business; it's a celebration of life's second chapters, a tribute to the beauty of the natural world, and a reflection of the strength that comes from always rooting for the underdog. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.