Meet the Craft Queens of Crowned Sparrow!
Steph Newman - Owner, Founder, Crafty B*tch
Although her career began in the marketing and event planning space, Stephanie’s true passion has always been crafting and creating unique items for herself, friends, and family. Dubbed the “crafty one” by friends, Stephanie launched Crowned Sparrow Co. in January 2015. Since inception, Stephanie’s goal for the company has been to bring a sense of fun into the lives of anyone that participates in a craft class or gets their craft on with a DIY Kit.
Favorite Craft Projects: I've always loved working with power tools, so any project where I can use a saw or a drill is super fun! I also love upcycling old furniture!
Crafty Playlist: Depending on the day, I love listening to classic country, Americana, and bluegrass, as well as classic 80's hits! Sometimes you just have to dance!
Craft Tool You Can't Live Without: My hands down favorite tool is my cordless drill! It's perfect for larger craft and DIY home projects. Everyone should have one!
Ashley Proctor - Cross-stitch Extraordinaire
Ashley has been crafting her own cross-stitch creations over at her company Robot Muse for several years and we love her style! We are so excited to have her on the team teaching the art of the stitch!
Favorite Craft Projects: I love working with fiber - cross stitch, embroidery, or working on a loom. Basically anything with thread! I love adding a twist to my cross stitches and bringing a new life (and maybe a curse word or two) into old-school patterns.
Crafty Playlist: I love listening to folk music, Americana, or old country (who doesn’t love a little Dolly while they stitch?). If I’m not listening to music, I am probably watching a crime show on TV while I stitch.
Craft Tool You Can't Live Without: My favorite tool I can’t live without are my gold bird scissors I use to cut my thread. I bought them at a flea market in Athens a few years ago and never craft without them!
Renee Cloud - Amazing Artist & Crafter
Renee has been making art and craft pieces her whole life. Due to that love for art, Renee pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in fiber arts and photography (girl’s got skills yo!). Renee started her company Rise Over Run in 2014 and creates amazing jewelry from polymer clay (we’ve been rocking her earrings for years!). You can also find her fine art pieces at Goodyear Arts.
Favorite Craft Projects: I really enjoy making friendship bracelets & knitting, print making, & working with polymer clay. If I’m doing something with my hands while binging TV, it means I’m not shoving food in my face! More Crafting = Less Snacking (but there’s still some snacking!)
Crafty Playlist: My crafting tunes range from early 2000’s Pop/Punk to the smooth, sweet sounds of ladies like Solange and Sza!
Craft Tool You Can't Live Without: My headphones. They keep me focused and my hands moving!