“Uniquely Handmade”, with impeccable craftsmanship. Oh my goodness, I am both honored and excited to feature the Sassy Sparrow this week, and with Hobnob this next weekend, you’ll be glad I did too! I figured out, I have known the Zimmerman family since 2008. They are an incredibly close-knit family who spend their time traveling nation-wide to promote their business, all the while touching many lives on their journey. They are the most genuine and warm-hearted people, and they have truly touched my life.
My father-in-law has always said, “You got your wants, and you got your needs.” I think we can all agree a new handbag for any occasion is definitely a NEED. I mean, seriously, who’s heart doesn’t beat a little faster when they stumble across the perfect handbag? The only thing difficult about my first purchase from Sassy Sparrow was deciding which pattern and size to choose. Speaking of choices, they offer a full line of handmade hats, scarves, headwraps, gloves, and boot cuffs. Last Christmas I gifted several pairs of their crocheted finger-less gloves, and they were a huge hit!
Sassy Sparrow just celebrated their 4 year anniversary. They focus on working together as a family to make a line of handbags woven out of fabric produced in the US. The fabric comes from a family-owned mill where they still use antique looms to achieve 18th and 19th century textile patterns. Everyone in the family has a job; Hannah cuts the pattern for their bags out of fabric, Lydia and Grace do the sewing, Leah attaches the leather straps, Naomi stamps the labels into the leather, and Mom (Pam) organizes, books the shows, and keeps the whole operation moving in the right direction. It takes about 45 minutes to make one of their extremely durable bags. P.S. I love all of their names!!
The family travels to trade shows and markets all over the country to offer their wares to the public. Their dream of working together as a family has proved to be quite successful! The men contribute by making props for the booths and Drew has started making charming coffee and dining tables out of reclaimed barn wood. This table is gorgeous! If memory serves me right, Grace is also the photographer in the family, and can add another feather in her cap.
The tight-knit group truly enjoy traveling around together and love having the opportunity to serve others and honor the Lord with all they do. Truly an inspiration!
If you don’t have tickets to Hobnob the weekend of Nov. 20th, no worries, you can purchase their items online 😀 . Their website is www.thesassysparrow.com, and you can follow them on Instagram – sassysparrow, and Facebook – Sassy Sparrow, for updates.
Author – Martha Knake
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