Monday, August 4, 2014


It's finally here, and I'm so excited to introduce you guys to an idea I had months ago that I couldn't wait to get started on....Two Sparrows BASICS.

If you've been following Two Sparrows a while, first of all thank you & high fives:). But you may see that I put out about 4-5 big collections each year, each with their own little theme or twist. This has been so much fun for me, whether it's centered around Christmas time, a specific style etc. I love being able to create a whole line centered around one focus. But as I started doing a little research and getting feedback from you guys, I found that one of the things that we were missing was just a BASIC go-to, throw-in-your-bag and take it out when you really need it accessory! Sure, I try to make versatile as well as creative items, but I really felt a need to focus on making a collection of headbands and accessories for every day. Because, well, I myself am a busy lady and a mom and let's just be honest, 99% of the time I'm not running around in wildflowers with my hair and makeup done in perfect lighting without a single stain on my clothing;) BUT! I still want to look put together, and I think we can all agree on that right?! So therein lies my reasoning for creating this line.

Ok, so ready to hear the second part about why this is so fun and exciting?! All of the other collections I have made are released, and then once everything's sold, it's gone. I realized that trends can come and go, but your go-to accessories are a constant. SO! In my shop from now on, there will ALWAYS be BASICS available to you! I'll always have some staples you can choose from, whether it's a simple black bow that you'll end up putting in your child's hair 5/7 days of the week (trust me, you will), or a super stretchy and comfy head wrap that you'll throw on when you have to go grab something at the grocery store. There will always be something you can choose from! As if that weren't already fun, I'll constantly be adding new things to the BASICS in my shop!

I still fully plan on creating specific collections as the seasons change (hello access to NYC and the garment district right before Christmas this year?! Let's just say your holiday head wear will not be lacking), so don't worry! But know that your go-to's will always be here too!

A few other important items to check off and explain...

1. I've added a few different listings in my shop as "bundle" or "specialty"  purchases, to make things even sweeter! For instance, if you're interested in purchasing an adult head wrap and a baby head wrap, you can make it a "mini me" set by purchasing the "Mini Me Bundle" Listing...and you'll save a few bucks when you do so! Make sure to check out these listings when my shop opens tonight before you check out, to make the most out of your current and future purchases!

2. Shipping has typically been 3-5 days for my shop, and I always like to get orders out quickly so they're to your doorstep and on your head asap! However, with things getting busier this year, I'm changing my shipping time to 1-2 weeks from when your item is ordered. Some of my items are pre made, but others are made to order, so they may take a few days longer to ship. ALL orders will be shipped in the order they are received (as my policy has always been), and I will typically ship closer to one week rather than two. But if you're in a rush, please consider this or purchase the "RUSH MY ORDER" listing for an additional cost and your order will be pushed to the top of the line.

3. As you've been following along, you may have seen that personally my family and I are going through some pretty big changes with a move happening in the next few weeks! I really wanted to get the BASICS out to you guys before we moved, to give you a chance to share in what I've been so excited about they last few months:) So that's why despite the craziness of my life right now, I'm opening up shop tonight! I'll have the shop open for a limited time and then it will be temporarily closed for a few weeks as we transition ourselves into our new home and I can set up my "office" again;) So if there's something you see tonight that you have to have in the next week or two, make sure to grab it quick!

I love you guys! Seriously, I know there are a lot of shops out there and I'm so grateful you chose to support mine! It goes so much deeper for me than just making a few bucks, but you're supporting my passions and sharing in making things happen that I have dreamed of for a long time. Can you tell I'm getting all sentimental & slightly emotional with all this moving business?! ;) (but seriously, thank you.)

Don't forget to check out my shop TONIGHT at 7:30 pm EST to shop your new BASICS! (you can find my shop here.)

xo, Carolyn

*All photos courtesy of nancy noble photography*