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Featured Seller: SparklePower

Jan 24, 2011

by SparklePower

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Candace Todd and with my husband Dylan, we are the team behind Sparkle Power. We currently reside in our hometown of sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. We started our little shop about four years ago as a side project to make a little extra money while Dylan finished school for graphic design. I do the sewing and the cooking while Dylan does the designing and takes the garbage out. We’re simple folk; we like things that are awesome and just want to share them with the world at large.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
My day job is taking care of our two daughters. I really love to go thrifting (some of my finds end up in our shop), and I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen, trying out new recipes. Dylan works full time as a graphic designer for a local firm, but loves being at home with his girls and can often be found reading comics, making mixtapes, and just generally rocking out. We both have a healthy sense of humor and enjoy each others’ company immensely.

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What first made you want to become an artist?
I never feel completely balanced unless I’m using my hands to create stuff. Sewing came later in life for me, but it’s been a hobby that I have yet to tire of. As a boy, Dylan was always drawing and still doodles whenever there is paper and pen in front of him. We knew a creative career like graphic design would scratch that artistic itch, so it only made sense for him to pursue a fine arts degree when it came time to pick a major in college. The rest, as they say, is history.

Please describe your creative process.
Most of the making is done at night, once our daughters go to bed. We usually watch TV or a movie and I’ll cut fabric and sew at the dining room table. Dylan designs posters as ideas come to him and he often wields the pinking shears to help me trim seams. We both keep sketch journals handy to jot down any ideas that come to us. We only wish that we had more hours in the day to work on it all!

I have a love for vintage fabrics and vintage bed linens in particular. I search local thrift stores for them and just can’t get enough of the thrill of finding something great. Re-purposed fabrics, like bed sheets, make up about 80% of the fabrics that I use in my products. They give my goods great character and it’s eco-friendly!

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Dylan made me lots of really great mixtapes when we were dating. He even made illustrated covers for each one. They will always be special to me, serving as a reminder of the early days of our relationship for both my eyes and ears.

Dylan is really protective of the Super Ted stuffed bear that his mom made for him when he was a little boy. He gets really uptight when our girls ask to play with it.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
List products as often as you can. Also, don’t get discouraged when sales are down. Use that time to work on more products instead of sitting around worrying.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?
I absolutely love the Activity Feed and the You Might Like section. Etsy is really improving and I just love where it’s going!

How do you promote your work?
I keep a blog, which has been great for promoting the shop. I also use Flickr and Twitter.

In ten years, where would you like to be?
It’s really hard to think that far out! Hopefully we’ll still have a business of our own, whether it’s a design firm for Dylan or a handmade business for the both of us. Ultimately we just want lots of time to be together and everybody to be healthy and happy.

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271 comments

  • providencevintage

    providencevintage said 6 years ago

    I was really inspired by your story and how you balance your love for art and your family! Beautiful colors in your products too! Thank you for sharing!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    What an adorable shop you have, enjoyed your story too, congrats on being featured seller, well deserved. Wish you continued success always~!

  • WildStitches

    WildStitches said 6 years ago

    Im so glad yall were chosen as a Featured Seller! Congrtualations! I love all of your shop items! Their fun and bright!!! :) Good luck!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    I love the pastel colors! Congrats

  • BeatificBijoux

    BeatificBijoux said 6 years ago

    Thanks for getting the Pixies stuck in my head. That makes for a good day in my book! Congrats on the feature!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Great items. It is so nice to see a husband and wife team working together. Congratulations on the feature.

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your story! Very exciting for you to be a Featured Seller! Congratulations! Very inspiring!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Very nice ! Congrats!

  • ThoseThreeWords

    ThoseThreeWords said 6 years ago

    Wow! Love the photos and items, so colorful! Congrats!

  • DaRosa

    DaRosa said 6 years ago

    great colors and story. Congratulations!

  • nonesuchgarden

    nonesuchgarden said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your lovely story!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Sooo cute! Love the idea of repurposing vintage fabrics, congrats, andmuch continued success!

  • ValintheValley

    ValintheValley said 6 years ago

    Your shop is awesome ! So colorful and cheering/joyful ! I just love your garlands, what an original way to repurpose fabric. Great article. Much success to your shop for the New Year, Val

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 6 years ago

    What a great team...Your colors and designs make me so happy! Keep up the good work!

  • TheDedicationCompany

    TheDedicationCompany said 6 years ago

    Yay! Congrats on the Featured Seller article. I've loved Sparkle Power for so long and am so happy to read more about them!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I love your story! It is so inspiring to read about featured sellers. You give me hope!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful colors and fabrics! Congratulations!

  • beadhuggersjewelry

    beadhuggersjewelry said 6 years ago

    I love how you balance your personal and business life....you guys have it down!

  • ElegantPartyBoutique

    ElegantPartyBoutique said 6 years ago

    Everthing in your store is so cute. I love your store name it makes you want to come in and take a look around. Thanks for sharing!

  • pikespeakpillowco

    pikespeakpillowco said 6 years ago

    Absolutely love your art! Yes, I too love spending hours in a day going to thrift shops, yard sales, etc. to find fabrics to upcycle. You are an adorable couple and I love your story. Bless you!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Love the way you repurpose linens and fabric. You and your husband have a creative life that will be passed on to your girls!

  • betsywynn

    betsywynn said 6 years ago

    I've been following your shop for forever. So glad you did the interview. Love it !

  • jcasa

    jcasa said 6 years ago

    much love to team sparklepower! so great to see good things happening for good people. xoxo

  • RobynFiebelkorn

    RobynFiebelkorn said 6 years ago

    Great Job! Love the quilts!!

  • TaylorArts

    TaylorArts said 6 years ago

    Great to read about a couple working together so well. My husband and I have that same kind of artistic relationship and are always inspired by others who find the balance. Happy creating.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    your work is really beautiful love the colour combinations in your pieces. I always thought mix tapes were dead, maybe not! So cute!

  • sweetplanet

    sweetplanet said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful art. Love the fabrics!! Much luck to you both!!

  • junkyardlighting

    junkyardlighting said 6 years ago

    Love the chalkboards, I could definitely use one of those

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! What a great story! Congratulations!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 6 years ago

    Beautiful fabrics! Congrats on the feature!

  • prettypeardesigns

    prettypeardesigns said 6 years ago

    Thank you sharing! Your beautiful colors just made my day! Love what you do, do what you love! Keep up the great work!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    I wish you two lived closer, I'd invite you for dinner. My husband and I work in the same shop, share our life, and never feel there's enough time to make all the things we want to make. Bellisimo!

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    You create lovely products - thank you for sharing your inspirational story!

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely read! Very inspiring. Thank-you.

  • HaleyByHand

    HaleyByHand said 6 years ago

    High-five SparklePower, this was awesome!

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 6 years ago

    such creative work:) Congrats! You two seem like such a sweet & down to earth couple.

  • OrotSavyon

    OrotSavyon said 6 years ago

    very nice pictures. congrats. I'm really impressed

  • HarmlessColor

    HarmlessColor said 6 years ago

    Really fun bright products! You seem like you would be fun people to spend a weekend hanging out with.

  • choisette

    choisette said 6 years ago

    now everyone knows about your super ted stuffed bear, dylan. good luck at that superbowl party.

  • sweetKM

    sweetKM said 6 years ago

    Love the vintage fabrics.

  • PreppyPeasant

    PreppyPeasant said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I've admired your work and style ever since I discovered your blog last year! Love it all!!

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 6 years ago

    La la love at first site it was... Thanks for inspiring this etsy community. Congratulations & continued success!

  • chicoreeshoppe

    chicoreeshoppe said 6 years ago

    Great advice! It sounds like you two are very healthy and happy.

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Absolutely adorable! And I love that you cherish your mixed tapes and your teddy bear! Melts my heart.

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle said 6 years ago

    Loving all the vintage fabrics & cute items in your shop. Awesome story & thank you for sharing! Best of luck to you both!

  • blissfulbathandbody

    blissfulbathandbody said 6 years ago

    Love, love love it! I too have a love for vintage fabrics....the colors just make me happy. Congrats and thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • summerwoodphoto

    summerwoodphoto said 6 years ago

    your stuff is awesome! I love how you are just down to earth people, taking advantage of your creative talents and modern technology!(etsy) Thanks so much for the article!

  • RoccStarMomma

    RoccStarMomma said 6 years ago

    Love your story and the balance you have between your business and your family. Sounds like you are doing great! Thanks for being an inspiration. Best of luck to you!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 6 years ago

    Fabulous color blending and coordinating on your store. It creates an additional design rhythm that is entertaining to the eye :+) Love your story & your simplicity. Blessings, Lisa LeafandInk.com

  • eyongs

    eyongs said 6 years ago

    interesting.

  • presentsfromalex

    presentsfromalex said 6 years ago

    love your story . . . thanks for sharing!

  • kmariedesignz

    kmariedesignz said 6 years ago

    I love your story! It is so inspiring to read about featured sellers. You give me hope!

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 6 years ago

    Great shop! I love how you incorporate vintage fabrics into your designs and I completely agree with you about not having enough hours in the day to create everything you're envisioning!! Keep up the good work!

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 6 years ago

    I LOVE hearing about husband and wife teams like you two~ my hubby and I both have other fulltime jobs too, but we still find a lot of joy and satisfaction in working on our shop together~ blessings to both of you and your shop!

  • WeddingAmbience

    WeddingAmbience said 6 years ago

    You have a great shop and a great story. Thanks for helping to keep art alive in Las Vegas! Continued success to you. . .

  • PoshGirlCouture

    PoshGirlCouture said 6 years ago

    Love & admire your Sparklepower team! Best wishes to you & your sweet family! xoxo

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 6 years ago

    Your shop reflects your happiness with it's many beautiful colors. Congratulations on your feature and your ability to balance with a family! I wish you much more continued success.

  • ohbuckets

    ohbuckets said 6 years ago

    your shop makes me feel *happy*!!! found a few new favorites!

  • SarahTan

    SarahTan said 6 years ago

    cute shop...love the tooth fairy pillows! good advice for new etsy artists...thanks :)

  • beatyboutique

    beatyboutique said 6 years ago

    Love your story. Congrats!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Very sweet story, great work! Congratulations :)

  • CrayonHall

    CrayonHall said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story. Congratulations to you two. Beautiful items as well!

  • CrayonHall

    CrayonHall said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story. Congratulations to you two. Beautiful items as well!

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS said 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful story! I wish you much continued success!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    Wonderful feature! Thanks for sharing your process and your creativity! ♥

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Great Article! Thanks so much for sharing and I wish you the best! ;)

  • Hoshika

    Hoshika said 6 years ago

    I like the color palette. Thank you for sharing the story.

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 6 years ago

    Great advice about using slow times to list new items! Lovely story, thank you!

  • AllthingsWood

    AllthingsWood said 6 years ago

    Great team! Best of luck to you both!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 6 years ago

    love this! great use of color and pattern. beautiful story. :)

  • LizasWhimsicalArt

    LizasWhimsicalArt said 6 years ago

    Beautiful handmade work! I am so glad I came by and read this article. Thank you for doing it. Very inspiring. Best Wishes to you and your family! Liza:)

  • freemoment

    freemoment said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story & happy to hear you're in my town. VERY creative and great products!

  • zsuzsannasroses

    zsuzsannasroses said 6 years ago

    Cute story.Very nice work.Congratulation! Zsuzsanna

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 6 years ago

    So nice to see how you balance work and family! Congrats on being featured! Wishing you lots of continued success.

  • Tidepools

    Tidepools said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Such a fun, bright, happy shop! It's made my morning! Thank you.

  • tfamily5

    tfamily5 said 6 years ago

    Love your designs, and that you do this with your husband. My husband has a bear like that, I'm the one that's protective of it. I have it packed away in the attic... maybe I'll let them get it out after all.

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Happy designs! Thanks for sharing!

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Happy designs! Thanks for sharing!

  • mountainvintage

    mountainvintage said 6 years ago

    I'd never seen your shop before and now i feel I was missing out! I just love the bright cheery colors and the eclectic mix of fun items!

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 6 years ago

    Love your eco-friendly way of repurposing pretty vintage fabrics :) Congratulations and thank you!

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    i love the quilts and fabric flag banners. amazing!!!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 6 years ago

    so bright and cheery! congrats on the success~

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 6 years ago

    so bright and cheery! congrats on the success~

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 6 years ago

    beautiful story and great shop!!! Sooo super colorful!

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 6 years ago

    Awesome! What a woderful and inspiring story.

  • ArtWhims

    ArtWhims said 6 years ago

    Love the colors in your shop!

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 6 years ago

    Awesome! What a woderful and inspiring story.

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 6 years ago

    bright and cheery!!! love it! Congrats on your feature!

  • KathyGDesigns

    KathyGDesigns said 6 years ago

    You look like a cute couple! Best wishes to you!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats on the feature and best wishes on continued success. :)

  • handmaidencanada

    handmaidencanada said 6 years ago

    Ooooh, I love the way you re-purpose sheets to make quilts...in such gorgeous colours, too! Thanks for sharing your story. I can totally relate. I will often sit down to watch a movie with my hubby...and craft...either sew, knit, or crochet. My husband thinks I'm a tad obsessive...my kids think I must have some sort of hyperactive disorder because I have such a hard time sitting still. ;)

  • ChristinaThomasArt

    ChristinaThomasArt said 6 years ago

    beautiful! thanks for the entertaining interview! :) congrats!

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    thanks for sharing...love the happy colors!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!

  • Justbejewelry

    Justbejewelry said 6 years ago

    this is so exciting! congrats!!!

  • gigantour

    gigantour said 6 years ago

    creative approach to designing--bravo

  • xmastreeskirts4u

    xmastreeskirts4u said 6 years ago

    Hats off to a fellow stay-at-home Mama! Great job.

  • monatao

    monatao said 6 years ago

    absolutely inspiring! thanks

  • alacritydesigns

    alacritydesigns said 6 years ago

    fun to read your interview! i've seen your blog before & was so happy for you that you're on the etsy home page!! yaaay for you!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    love the name sparklepower and it seems fitting for your colorful shop! congrats!

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 6 years ago

    Lovely story! the fact that you guys work together is so great!!!! good luck! having a family and doing this is really hard work! :D my best wishes!

  • inspirationalbanners

    inspirationalbanners said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love what you do with vintage linens! Adorable. Keep up the good work.

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being the Featured Seller! I enjoyed reading your story. Your shop is great. Wishing you continued success. :)

  • Pixie196

    Pixie196 said 6 years ago

    I love the Pixies reference on those signs-"oh velveteen"!

  • hollyberry67

    hollyberry67 said 6 years ago

    I've been a big fan of Candace and SparklePower for a few years now! Congrats on being the feature seller, SparklePower. :)

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    A beautiful story. Your shop reflects your love and happines of what you are doing. Al the best to you and congratulations.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out the fact that we should be using slow time to be productive instead of worrying about the sales that aren't coming in — great advice! Congrats to you both on your success!

  • joretta

    joretta said 6 years ago

    Yay! Look at you!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Cute and colorful shop!

  • TheGinghamOwl

    TheGinghamOwl said 6 years ago

    A wonderful story! Love your shop too!

  • ILoveYourStyle

    ILoveYourStyle said 6 years ago

    I love your shop! Great designs and fabrics. You are both so creative! Thanks for your story.

  • heartsandbows494

    heartsandbows494 said 6 years ago

    love, love your store!! thank you for sharing your story! Congratulations on being featured :)

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

    congratulations - and many good fortunes for you - via the fortune cookie! smiles!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    Great story, thank you for sharing it with us. Love your blankets.

  • breekola

    breekola said 6 years ago

    very nice!

  • kimberleeannkreation

    kimberleeannkreation said 6 years ago

    Great to see a couple committed to their family and each other! Love the story! Kim

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    very lady like

  • OnewordDesigns

    OnewordDesigns said 6 years ago

    Candace and Dylan!! I'm so happy for you! I think I read this interview like 5 times today! :) Love it!

  • Stancey722World

    Stancey722World said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! I go thrifting too and and I always find something that is totally unique. I wish you both much success!

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 6 years ago

    It is wonderful to see couples working together and for a mother to stay home with her kids. Its how I was raised and my parent are the best parents in the world. Kudos. Love the items in your shop, Ill be shopping soon for my niece. Xoxo

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items! I love it that you work together!

  • RejDesigns

    RejDesigns said 6 years ago

    This is a really inspiring story - thank you!

  • pinkadoodle

    pinkadoodle said 6 years ago

    Great story - I have a SUPER TED bear too!!! - he's huge! well, about life size when you are only 1 - blue plaid body with yellow face and paws - I got him for Christmas when I was 1. My older sister was 5 and she was pestering our parents, trying to guess what she was getting for Christmas and they told her a H-O-M-E (it was a dollhouse!). She couldn't figure out what it spelled and went around the house saying "hum-mee", "hum-mee", what's a "hum-mee"? Well, that name stuck and my bear is named Ted Hummee! I love him, even though most of his stuffing has long escaped. <3

  • tannerglass

    tannerglass said 6 years ago

    congrats! Fun shop! I particularly love your admiration for the mix tape!

  • AngieAustinArt

    AngieAustinArt said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed your interview. Just checked out your shop...love it all!!! Lots of great colors and ideas. Will be getting a tooth pillow from you in the near future.

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    Your story is lovely :) and the quilts are gorgeous! congrats to you both :) xox

  • beadinsusan1

    beadinsusan1 said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about you both, sounds like it's a great mix of creativity! Love your creations and the beautiful fabrics and colors you use. Enjoy!

  • GoodBehavior

    GoodBehavior said 6 years ago

    I'm a frequent reader of your blog, and I was thrilled to see you as the featured seller. Congratulations, and keep up the awesomeness! :)

  • GypsyDreamz

    GypsyDreamz said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your story! You have a lovely shop!

  • 4EnvisioningVintage

    4EnvisioningVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations and love your vintage fabrics!

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 6 years ago

    yay! i'm such a fan of candace & her amazing work & blog! you're an inspiration, nicey! yay beautiful vintage fabrics.

  • SanibelsTreasures

    SanibelsTreasures said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story! Just love your shop! Congratulations on being a featured seller.

  • DOYLEWOOD

    DOYLEWOOD said 6 years ago

    Fantastic shop, I love the cheerfull colors.

  • theartofobservation

    theartofobservation said 6 years ago

    Congratulations and best wishes! Thank you for sharing your story.

  • HappyTownUSA

    HappyTownUSA said 6 years ago

    I too love awesomeness. Congratulations and keep up the awesome!

  • booksontape

    booksontape said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring. Keep up the beautiful work! The world needs more happy.

  • HelenofMemphis

    HelenofMemphis said 6 years ago

    I love the cheerfulness, the play. I am a single mom crafting at night. I have piles of vintage fabric for quilts and lavender sachets/tooth fairy pillows, and also make mixed media collage art and cards. Its wonderfully inspiring to see such a successful shop. My goal for the year is to get into the game--I want to feed my kids off my sales--and send 'em to Waldorf school to boot!

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 6 years ago

    Hooray for graphic designers! Love working outside of the agency world. Great interview, love your work and your story. Made me think of all the great mix tapes I've had as well. Great memories! Congrats and well wishes!

  • billoo

    billoo said 6 years ago

    Awesome work and great interview. I la la love the Pixies tribute :)

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story! My husband and I have always worked together on our shop and we love it. Good Luck to you and enjoy your little girls. Patti and Terry

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 6 years ago

    It's hard to beat a name like SparklePower and I think somehow your shop actually lives up to it - so great. Lovely article, great to see you guys as the featured seller.

  • chicipad

    chicipad said 6 years ago

    all great

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Great article! Congrats!

  • SizeMedium

    SizeMedium said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shop and inspirational couple!! Congrats so much on your feature :)

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 6 years ago

    Congrats ! Great article !

  • funkyfreshcollection

    funkyfreshcollection said 6 years ago

    I love your scalloped garland! And I love that they are re-purposed sheets! My Mom and I both have a love for vintage bed linens.. in fact, today we picked up a few pillowcases with beautiful embroidery edging at our local Goodwill, and she will be making them into little dresses for my upcoming wedding in March.:) I love the idea of up-cycling things :)Love this shop! :)

  • abelabodycare

    abelabodycare said 6 years ago

    I love vintage sheets too. Your banners are wonderful! Nice feature story. Congrat's!

  • SimpleSerendipity

    SimpleSerendipity said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured Candace and Dylan! I'm so happy for you guys!! Candace, thank you again for being such a great help to me while I was getting my shop going. So happy for the exposure to your AWESOME shop. FYI--I finally got to use your tooth fairy pillow. It's perfect. The boys love it.

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 6 years ago

    Candace and Dylan, you two are doing great! I love to see a happy couple making it on Etsy. Keep up the love and wonderful art.

  • lovingimpressions

    lovingimpressions said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being feature Seller! I love your story. Your banners are so colorful and adorable. Keep up the good work!

  • Durhams

    Durhams said 6 years ago

    I like your work ethic. Congrats

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 6 years ago

    La La Love it! angie www.ferntreestudio.com

  • snugglebugcrafts

    snugglebugcrafts said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your business, I love the fact that you re-purpose vintage materials for your goods. Great story, continued success.

  • smalldailypaintings

    smalldailypaintings said 6 years ago

    I love that you are doing what you love - together - and being able to raise your kids at the same time! Bravo. Cute stuff, too!

  • FForrestCreations

    FForrestCreations said 6 years ago

    I love your story and the fact you use vintage fabrics for your product is wonderful, wish I could tie that thought process into my stuff. Food for thought I guess. Continued success to you. Great article.

  • 5280bliss

    5280bliss said 6 years ago

    great article...great advice...great shop!!! congratulations!!! ♥ shirley

  • GoldenGlowGems

    GoldenGlowGems said 6 years ago

    Continued success in your busy, happy, healthy, successful lives!! :)

  • museumshop

    museumshop said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story of two people and their etsy business. Great success to you.

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 6 years ago

    Love it. Congratulations on the feature!

  • FLYONEBOARDSHOP

    FLYONEBOARDSHOP said 6 years ago

    Wow!! Your stuff is awesome. Happy colors and cool stuff.

  • ExtraBaggageBoutique

    ExtraBaggageBoutique said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your story. Love the shop!

  • FunWithNeedles

    FunWithNeedles said 6 years ago

    awww... i love the interview and your work! both are so bright and cheerful! wonderful!

  • leannaslittlejewels

    leannaslittlejewels said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your featured story, and I love your vintage fabrics!

  • AsLuckWouldHaveIt

    AsLuckWouldHaveIt said 6 years ago

    Such a sunny shop! Beautiful items!

  • HeavenlyNaturalSoap

    HeavenlyNaturalSoap said 6 years ago

    Wow I Love hearing stories where husband and wife work together and create together it is such an inspriation to me!

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 6 years ago

    I love reading about other couples that collaborate in their shops. Really nice quilts too - they look so comfy to snuggle in :D

  • MyBabyDuds

    MyBabyDuds said 6 years ago

    I love to sew too. That is my gift also. Thank you for your inspiration and photo's. I love the way you are re-creating and re-using fabrics you find at thrift stores. Creative!

  • MrsCraftyRVing

    MrsCraftyRVing said 6 years ago

    I think I almost cried reading... My husband and I are a team also. He beads, sews and knits. I dabble in cartoon art with wood buring and I knit and crochet. what you said about not to worry when sales are down I had to breath a little because I was in a panic. We to used etsy as a side line job but in the winter its our main source of income. But still new to etsy since last June we are still learning. I twitter and facebook to daily and other networks... Thank you for being so honest and straight to the point. I learned a lot from you two!

  • bienaimebeloved

    bienaimebeloved said 6 years ago

    ADORABLE!!

  • thiswayup1

    thiswayup1 said 6 years ago

    You guys are too cute together! Congrats on being FS. Wonderful and fun items :)

  • belindasaville

    belindasaville said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful, creative team you both make! I really enjoyed reading your story...the love you have for your little family is so touching. Wishing you continued success!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    I love the colourful flags! The tooth fairy pillow is so gorgeous - every child must have a tooth fairy pillow!!!!!

  • sassefrass

    sassefrass said 6 years ago

    Very creative shop and lovely family! Nice to see a family working cohesively together. Great article, very inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

  • FlutterbyeNotes

    FlutterbyeNotes said 6 years ago

    Great interview. Wish I there were more hours in the day also!

  • victorianstation

    victorianstation said 6 years ago

    love it! thanks for sharing so colorful springy and cheery!

  • TheAccesoriesNook

    TheAccesoriesNook said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature...Your shop is adorable!!

  • SugaBelleStore

    SugaBelleStore said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely interview & family. Great shop! I enjoyed reading this. =)

  • buttonpatch

    buttonpatch said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured!!!

  • ngaiolenz

    ngaiolenz said 6 years ago

    Great interview... Congratulations and best wishes!!!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful and lovely handmade ! Everything in your store is so cute. :) Congratulations on being featured!

  • Franellie

    Franellie said 6 years ago

    nice story,beautiful shop very tasty colors. Working together I love it,greetings&best wishes from Amsterdam!

  • totallylegalpot

    totallylegalpot said 6 years ago

    Adorable stuff from an adorable couple!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 6 years ago

    What a great story! I love your quilt kits! Congrats! You and your husband make a great team!!! Continued success!!!

  • cucamaluca

    cucamaluca said 6 years ago

    Thank you... :D

  • ArboriCards

    ArboriCards said 6 years ago

    Love your story-- Thank you!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    Lovely story - good luck to you both :-)

  • trinityrocks

    trinityrocks said 6 years ago

    Wicked nice!

  • sweetdiapercakes

    sweetdiapercakes said 6 years ago

    Truly love your story. Love how down to earth you are. You remind me alot of my husband and I. Good Luck!

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 6 years ago

    Love the article. Keep living the dream!

  • mandaleighf

    mandaleighf said 6 years ago

    Looking at your shop was so enjoyable... I love the colors and ideas! Congrats!

  • BatesMercantileCo

    BatesMercantileCo said 6 years ago

    nice to find something you can do together, esp. since like us, you enjoy each other. more power to you sparkle!

  • RusticLogDecor

    RusticLogDecor said 6 years ago

    I'm half of a husband-wife team and I relate to you. You sparkle and shine, give hope and inspiration to lots of people. What a blessing you are. Thanks for sharing your story and continued success. Blessings!

  • LaBellaTerra

    LaBellaTerra said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! The colors are wonderful! Congratulations on being featured.

  • Francieflorals

    Francieflorals said 6 years ago

    Love your intense use of color and the sketch pad idea, has to work much better than trusting ideas to memory ones memory.

  • MrsChampion

    MrsChampion said 6 years ago

    I love how you go thrifting (: what a wonderful way to re-use fabrics to create something amazing!!

  • LoveButtons

    LoveButtons said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview and gorgeous shop! I especially love the vintage fabric quilts :)

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 said 6 years ago

    It is so nice to hear about the love of each other and the love of your girls, and how it come out into your beautiful products. That is the best part of having a home business, raising your girls with such love in the air. :)

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop. Keep those sketchbooks near!

  • copperwoodstone

    copperwoodstone said 6 years ago

    Your beautiful work comes with a beautiful life story! Your family is the kind we all love and admire. May you always have everything you need and most of what you want!:)

  • old2newmemories

    old2newmemories said 6 years ago

    Love your shop,with all it bright colors,so beautiful. Congrats on your interview.

  • FoothillsCreationsTX

    FoothillsCreationsTX said 6 years ago

    Nice interview. I am new to Etsy and appreciate the advice!

  • CoolWaterGems

    CoolWaterGems said 6 years ago

    Love your shop - very cute items! Congrats on your interview!

  • bravaboutique

    bravaboutique said 6 years ago

    Hi and congrats from another Las Vegas Etsian! See, there is more to Las Vegas than hotels and cocktail waitresses :).

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Love your work, so bright and cheerful! Congrats on the feature!

  • laurelandmaisy

    laurelandmaisy said 6 years ago

    HOORAY Candace! Lovely interview and so proud of all you have done. Congrats!

  • TedraDesigns

    TedraDesigns said 6 years ago

    As a graphic artist myself I can certainly appreciate the need to "scratch the creative itch" (hence my need to make jewelry and other stuff on the side). I am super stoked for you guys - your creations are super cute!

  • TruEnglishDesigns

    TruEnglishDesigns said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story.....I love your use of vintage fabrics:)

  • grandmamarievintage

    grandmamarievintage said 6 years ago

    Adorable and inspiring story!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 6 years ago

    Your work is adorable and so friendly! Congratulations!

  • AshenDrift

    AshenDrift said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop, reminds me of sunny summer sundays...:)

  • candlelynn

    candlelynn said 6 years ago

    Absolutely love your shop and all of the wonderful colors! Great story to hear! :) Congrats!

  • MemoryLnVintage

    MemoryLnVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your shop and your feature is written beautifully!!

  • jumpinjobeanas

    jumpinjobeanas said 6 years ago

    You are a very lucky lady & blessed indeed. Lovely work!

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 6 years ago

    You two have such a great, fresh and fun style. Great interview :)

  • OlgaBreretonMelilot

    OlgaBreretonMelilot said 6 years ago

    Happy, loving, fresh, cheerful! Its a best way! Good luck!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Interesting store! Great work!

  • diligent

    diligent said 6 years ago

    Wonderful Work!

  • LittleBettieCreation

    LittleBettieCreation said 6 years ago

    Great article. Very Inspiring. Thank you!

  • LondonHandspun

    LondonHandspun said 6 years ago

    I like knowing that others also do their Etsy thing after the young ‘uns are asleep! A really positive and inspiring interview, but I’d love to know how you came upon your fantastic shop name :-)

  • IdaMountainTreasures

    IdaMountainTreasures said 6 years ago

    Nice products! Congratulations!

  • ParamoreArtWorks

    ParamoreArtWorks said 6 years ago

    Great products and love your colors!

  • edibleASH

    edibleASH said 6 years ago

    I just love the "la la love you" posters!!!! So sweet! Great store! :)

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 6 years ago

    I love all the vintage fabrics and cheerful stuff you guys make. Your colors are plain wonderful! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • JanJat

    JanJat said 6 years ago

    Love the beautiful colors and it's so lovely so see a couple working together! Thank you :)

  • nafisaazmi

    nafisaazmi said 6 years ago

    I love your Tooth Fairy Pillows. What a great concept and beautiful pillows! Wishing you lots of success :)

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns said 6 years ago

    Teamwork at it's best! Love your shop and congratulations for being featured:)

  • brittanylaurendesign

    brittanylaurendesign said 6 years ago

    la la love this post! very inspiring and nice to hear a genuine story! I wish we had more time too in the day...

  • megliles

    megliles said 6 years ago

    I love the tooth fairy pillow!

  • megliles

    megliles said 6 years ago

    I love the tooth fairy pillow!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    What an amazing shop! You share my addiction for vintage florals!

  • drawingsbydavid

    drawingsbydavid said 6 years ago

    Lovely products! Wonderful and inspiring story! Thank you very much for sharing.

  • terraterra

    terraterra said 6 years ago

    what a great shop...congratulations!

  • Melissababycreations

    Melissababycreations said 6 years ago

    Really love your things, and such an inspiring story!!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Great creativity and wonderful interview..you are an inspiration!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    so nice and inspiring!

  • HolidayFarmStudio

    HolidayFarmStudio said 6 years ago

    Nicely put, you should also write... lol Great items! Inspired. Best regards, Melanie

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 6 years ago

    super dooper! love your posters...they have a great color scheme and super cheery! keep up the great work! congrats!

  • DigiSweet

    DigiSweet said 6 years ago

    Great to read about a couple working together so well. My husband and I have that same kind of artistic relationship, too. Love your shop! Congratulations!

  • AlanBartlettArt

    AlanBartlettArt said 6 years ago

    Beautiful cards and gifts!

  • AlanBartlettArt

    AlanBartlettArt said 6 years ago

    Beautiful cards and gifts!

  • LidiDesign

    LidiDesign said 6 years ago

    Your creativity is very special! La la love your story. Wishing you much continued success!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 6 years ago

    Lovely family ~ thanks for sharing and continued success to you!

  • chenilleno5

    chenilleno5 said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your sweet story

  • rose1114

    rose1114 said 6 years ago

    You are an inspiration. I love your shop!

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 6 years ago

    Dear SparklePower, Such talent. Keep it up. "... do not worry about tomorrow ..." -Matt. 6:34

  • dreambydesign

    dreambydesign said 6 years ago

    Great simple designs that jump out ..love the smiles on you both!!!

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    its like a party supply store for crafters.

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • rosivintage

    rosivintage said 6 years ago

    What a cheerful collection! Love the cards!

  • InspirationsbyMelani

    InspirationsbyMelani said 6 years ago

    Your shop is adorable!

  • manderz6

    manderz6 said 6 years ago

    I think both your story and your shop are fantastic and very inspiring. I also feel unbalanced if I am not creating something with my hands. It made me smile to see that in your description. Good luck to you, your husband and your little ones!

  • Danideng

    Danideng said 6 years ago

    Very nice story,great job!

  • fashionL

    fashionL said 6 years ago

    Everything in is so cute!!

  • shabbypinkflamingo

    shabbypinkflamingo said 6 years ago

    Love your story. Love the quilts and the colors and fabrics. Good luck to you and your family. Barbara

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 6 years ago

    you two are so cute, and so inspirational! Best of luck!

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 6 years ago

    I was intrigued by your shop name since my shop also uses the word sparkle! I opened my shop in October, but its really only been this month that I have spent time actively promoting it. I've got lots of new stuff to check out!! Oh, and I love the tooth fairy pillow. what a cute idea :)

  • SmallkineCreations

    SmallkineCreations said 6 years ago

    Congrats SparklePower! Love your stuff! Aloha.

  • namasteyworld

    namasteyworld said 6 years ago

    This is a great post... thank you for sharing...

  • HiddenSightPhoto

    HiddenSightPhoto said 6 years ago

    Shows how etsy is on the latest trends. https://sites.google.com/site/hiddensightphoto/

  • CoutureLife

    CoutureLife said 6 years ago

    These items are gorgeous, thank you for sharing your story!

  • PinkSparkleAndLace

    PinkSparkleAndLace said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop and great story! Congrats on being the featured seller.

  • allaboutidos

    allaboutidos said 6 years ago

    Great story...always glad to hear a fellow Las Vegas is doing it!

  • sewhappy74

    sewhappy74 said 6 years ago

    Love the fabric bunting super cute, also love that you guys create together! :) xoxo

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 6 years ago

    The tooth fairy pillow's a really cute Idea. Those mix tapes sound cool.

  • indiagemsbeads

    indiagemsbeads said 6 years ago

    Lol

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