Wilbur the Wildcat

My most recent orders was incredibly unique and was exciting to make!

It was replica of The University of Arizona’s mascot; Wilbur the Wildcat!

This challenge stayed close to my heart because I had attended UA online briefly for my Graduate studies. I really love this University and have learned so much during my time there! This little Wilbur is headed to Tucson, to my coworker’s daughter who is currently a freshman at UA. Bittersweet to see him go!

💛Renee

Groundhog Day!

I love February! I love seeing the colors of pink and red nearly everywhere I go. Plus, it means that Spring is near. Spring is my favorite season (despite how dusty it gets here in Southern New Mexico)!

Speaking of Spring, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. That means we should expect an early Spring!

In my early crochet years, I made this tiny Punxsutawney Phil. He doesn’t really look like a groundhog, but I still love him so much!!!

💕Renée

Sally Skellington

Crocheting Sally was quite the challenge! I had to determine what to add and leave out so that she wouldn’t look too overwhelming!

Nevertheless, the journey was so much fun! If anything, I was horrified about how I was going to make her dress because if I patched up all the pieces manually, it would have been overwhelming and not sure if I’d do a decent job. Instead I sewed her dress with felt and drew everything else with a Sharpie and some highlighters!!!

I’m so happy with the results! Today she goes to her new home with Jack Skellington!

💕Renee

I Love You A Latte


There was another impromptu gift that I needed to whip up. After trying to find out what this individual liked and didn’t like, I discovered that she liked coffee.  

So many ideas entered my mind palace! But then I thought about how can coffee look cute and remembered lattes and the amazing latte art that exists today.

So why couldn’t I do my own latte art???

Well, I did!


And this little cup was a hit!


People have already been placing orders for these cuties and have been customized them for their liking. 

So this gave me an idea. Why not make this a staple in The Desert Sparrow Shop?


You will be able to customize this by the color of cup and type of drink; latte, tea, chai, hot chocolate, or even golden milk!

Funny how the simplest things or ideas turn out to be sensational. 😉
💕Renee