SparrowandStory

Handcrafted pieces for every sparrow,living their story

Texas, United States

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Announcement    **Pardon our digital 'dust'! We just rebranded and have a new name! If you are looking for "More Than Many Sparrows Boutique", you found us! We are now "Sparrow + Story"! Welcome to our nest- we hope you find it the perfect place for Inspirational home decor and unique gifts!

We know, you're probably tired of seeing these COVID-19 messages, but it has to be said... we are taking every precaution to create and package every single item with extensive safety measures. I am doing my very best to get orders out AHEAD of their official ship date as USPS is encountering many delays. Priority shipping is also available as an upgrade. In October, USPS will be raising shipping rates and as a result, our rates will increase slightly. Thank you for understanding!

When you purchase from my shop, you are helping a family...my family! Handmade is heartmade! Many of my products represent a particular piece of my own life’s journey that I know others could also be living through- some happy and some not so happy. My hope is that my products will provide some measure of support, celebration, comfort, peace, solidarity and sometimes even just a simple smile to those who need it- on their brightest of days or darkest of nights.

Each item in my shop is designed and handcrafted with care by my own hands in my in-home “Sparrow” studio. I hope you find something that is a perfect treasure for a special person in your life or that an item is exactly what you’re looking for to fill a spot in your own home; but ultimately my hope is that they serve as a reminder that you are truly worth more than many sparrows.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2021

**Pardon our digital 'dust'! We just rebranded and have a new name! If you are looking for "More Than Many Sparrows Boutique", you found us! We are now "Sparrow + Story"! Welcome to our nest- we hope you find it the perfect place for Inspirational home decor and unique gifts!

We know, you're probably tired of seeing these COVID-19 messages, but it has to be said... we are taking every precaution to create and package every single item with extensive safety measures. I am doing my very best to get orders out AHEAD of their official ship date as USPS is encountering many delays. Priority shipping is also available as an upgrade. In October, USPS will be raising shipping rates and as a result, our rates will increase slightly. Thank you for understanding!

When you purchase from my shop, you are helping a family...my family! Handmade is heartmade! Many of my products represent a particular piece of my own life’s journey that I know others could also be living through- some happy and some not so happy. My hope is that my products will provide some measure of support, celebration, comfort, peace, solidarity and sometimes even just a simple smile to those who need it- on their brightest of days or darkest of nights.

Each item in my shop is designed and handcrafted with care by my own hands in my in-home “Sparrow” studio. I hope you find something that is a perfect treasure for a special person in your life or that an item is exactly what you’re looking for to fill a spot in your own home; but ultimately my hope is that they serve as a reminder that you are truly worth more than many sparrows.

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About SparrowandStory

Sales 3,139
On Etsy since 2011

Handcrafted pieces for every sparrow, living out their story

At Sparrow + Story I specialize in creating faith-based and inspirational pieces that are handcrafted with intention. I love pouring myself into products that are artful yet useful. You will find my shop filled with unique hand-painted journals, wood slice hangers, hand embroidered hoop pieces, photo cube keepsakes… and my best sellers… my Journey Jars.

I have always had this idea in my mind that life is like an elaborate mosaic. Each of us is given a bag and all of our lives we go on a treasure hunt of sorts, finding gems and bits of glass (happy, mountaintop moments) and picking up or tripping over rocks in our path (hard, valley moments) and adding them to our bags too. Each day we add pieces to our mosaic- I like to imagine that they are held in place with gold, refined by faith in those hard times (1 Peter 1:6-7)

Over the years, the items I created have changed and I have grown and changed too- but the purpose has remained the same- to help people (myself included) realize and remember that they are “worth more than many sparrows” to The One who gave everything for them (Matthew 10:31). Now, 12 years later, I have realized that there is another major facet to my core “why”…. Telling my story and helping others in their own journeys.

Recently, I was reading the Bible and reflecting on something my Pastor said- “don’t build your life’s foundation on your circumstances, but on God’s promises. Trust in His character and realize that our faith is the assurance we stand on for the promised things we’re waiting on, but can’t see yet.” It hit me hard! My story includes a childhood fraught with major insecurities, a fairy tale love, crushed dreams when we lost our babies, an adoption miracle, financial burdens, and a continued hope for promises to be fulfilled. These gems and stones I have picked up, I hope to turn into something meaningful- and this shop is a big part of it. I seek to create products for people at their lowest and highest times in life- items for the biggest milestones and the smaller everyday moments too. Pieces to purchase for yourself or as thoughtful gifts.

There are two things we are ALL given… Value through grace and redemption AND the opportunity to live out our story, for His glory. This little shop is a daily reminder to myself that I am worth it all to Him- even if society tells me ‘you’ll never be enough’, even if I look at myself and think the same thing. He says I’m valuable. This shop is my avenue, my mission ‘field’, my way to share a few items that will remind you He is faithful in the “gem” moments and the “stone” moments too. This shop is my “pen” to share my own story and hopefully help you live out your own.

Amber

Shop members

  • Amber

    Owner, Creator

    I am the designer & creator of the products offered by Sparrow + Story. This requires lots of painting, stitching, photographing, shipping, marketing & chaos coordinating. I'm fueled by coffee, essential oils, and worship music!

  • Charles

    Woodworker, Tech Guru

    Charles builds photo cube frames and displays for local fairs where he is the muscle behind setting up & tearing down. He is the "tech guy", from updating software to installing & fixing the electronics!

  • Cubby

    Tiny Assistant

    Cubby can often be found tearing packing paper to help package orders, sticking "fragile" stickers on our packages, “driving” the cart on supply runs. He excels at providing smiles & a level of cuteness that draws people to the booth at local shows.

  • River

    Security

    River is the newest member of the team and the first to let us know when packages arrive at Sparrow + Story Headquarters. River also guards the studio and often provides comedic relief.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2021
I love to make handmade and heartfelt products that are unique and I strive to create special, high quality items. Ready to Ship items go out within 3-5 business days plus shipping time.

My custom creation time is 10-14 business days (photo cubes) plus shipping time (creation time-frame begins once payment has cleared either before noon on a given business day or the next business day if payment is received after noon). A photo cube cannot be added to my production queue until I receive the CONFIRMATION of all details which you will be asked to review via etsy convo once I receive your order :-)

If you have any questions about my products, please don't hesitate to ask before purchasing!

"...Do not be afraid. You are worth MORE THAN MANY SPARROWS." Matthew 10:31

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I inspect each item carefully as I package them. If an item arrives damaged and is irreparable, I do require photographic proof of the packaging and damage for insurance purposes, and in some cases, return of the item. An exact copy of the purchased item will be created and shipped back to you. No changes may me made to the order for replacement, unless the custom nature of the items make it impossible to recreate because of supply availability. If this is the case I will contact you to come up with a close alternative.

After a reasonable timeframe of 2 weeks has passed since the item was delivered, I can't replace a broken or damaged item. This is because I simply don't have the knowledge of how the product has been used/worn/stored/displayed after delivery.

CUSTOM ITEMS- I strive to make every item perfect and special and rely on your own choices to do this. Therefore, for all custom orders, I require requests in "writing" via email, etsy profile convo or message for reference when planning and designing your item. This is to protect myself as well as the customer. Custom items will not be refunded and are not returnable.


CANCELLATIONS:
Cancellation of any order will only be available in full if it has been 2 hours or less since the order was placed. If a cancellation is requested before the item has been sent, a restocking/relisting fee of $5.00 will be deducted from the total of the purchase. This is to cover time spent on my behalf to begin design elements of your order.
Payment
Payment methods accepted are paypal and direct checkout with major credit cards.

All items will be sent to the official address that YOU enter at checkout. If an item is being sent as a gift, please make sure that you enter the recipient's address at the time you purchase. Please make sure that if you use a PO Box as your "address" that your PO Box will either (1) Notify you that you have a package or (2) Is large enough to hold the package. I am not responsible for returned items or items that are lost at the PO because of insufficient Box size.

Cancellations will only be available within 2 hours of purchase. Cancellations will be subject to restocking/cancellation fee of $5.00. For custom orders, once payment has cleared and/or I have purchased materials or supplies to fulfill the order, there will be NO cancellations allowed.
Shipping
Please make sure that the address entered when you check out is the EXACT address you would like your order shipped to. If you contact me after purchase regarding a wrong address, I will kindly request that you repurchase the item with the correct address entered when you checkout (after receiving a full refund). This is due to a high volume of orders and not being provided with the ability to officially save an address change when printing shipping labels. Thank you for understanding! PLEASE double and triple check your address when shipping items to yourself or as a gift! :-) *******

I take great care to make sure that my items are packaged securely and protected. I ship via USPS First Class and Priority Shipping, depending on the item's size and weight. Items with a value of over $50 will automatically have insurance added to them. If you would prefer that your less expensive item also be shipped with insurance, please purchase PRIORITY shipping for those items.

If I encounter an error with your address while printing the shipping label, the ship date may be delayed, so always double check your address! :-)

If USPS deems a package "undeliverable" or marks it as "insufficient address" the package may return to me. If this is found to be due to an incorrectly provided address, the purchaser will be fully responsible for paying for shipping again after providing the correct address. I cannot be held responsible for delays in receiving your item if this occurs.

I always do my best to combine shipping if you purchase several items- Please convo me ahead of time if you plan on purchasing multiple items so I can adjust shipping prices before you pay. I also make it my practice to refund overages for shipping!
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

At Sparrow + Story I take your personal data very seriously. In order to comply with the EU GDPR Law, we issue the following statement which we agree to uphold when you place an order with us.

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment method, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, change of address, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support

• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list

• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law

• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. You may revoke your consent at any time and have the right in detail to request details of the information we keep.

Information sharing and disclosure:

I understand the importance of keeping personal data secure and safe and only share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as postal and delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on EU-US Privacy shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Etsy uses EU-US privacy shield and SSL to encrypt any credit payments.

Your Rights:

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

More information

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

I do offer a discount for bulk orders on a case by case basis. Please contact me for current discount rates. Discount rates vary by item and not all items have wholesale or bulk availability.

How do I know which local shows you will be attending?

I will list "upcoming events" to let everyone know where I will be setting up here as well as on my facebook and instagram pages.