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An insight into Styled to Sparkle with Sarah

 

Styled to Sparkle was created to simplify kid’s decor for new parents and those looking to update their child’s  room. I design and make felt bunting for little people. Our bunting comes in a range of pretty pastel and rainbow  colours to suit both boys’ and girls’ bedroom themes.  

 

How It All Began 

I was a Childrenswear Buyer for 10 years but I wanted to be more hands-on with product and creating beautiful  things, so I left the corporate world to set up on my own. Styled to Sparkle was originally set up as a children’s  party planning and design service. I love kids styling (my previous career was in children’s fashion) and I wanted to  create magical events with custom decoration; and so my party planning business was born. My felt and glitter  bunting was a side line to the party planning business initially but has become so successful I have rebranded  Styled to Sparkle to exclusively sell beautiful decorations for nurseries and children’s rooms. Earlier this year I  made the decision to cease trading as a party planner to continue building my dream product business. 

 

 

Crafting 

I developed my love of craft from the women of my family. My mum has always loved to sew and I made great use  of her sewing machine as I completed my GCSE and A-level in Textiles! My Nan was a lover of all crafts. My parents  tell me she would have been so proud that I taught myself to crochet later in life. I also remember the various craft  classes she would attend - flower arranging being one of her favourites. 

I taught myself to crochet shortly before my daughter was born (Arla is nearly 3), so I made use of my skills to  make lots of accessories for her room - a crochet rainbow cushion, a crochet rainbow blanket, felt bunting, as well  as curtains. Arla is always trying to ‘help me’ to make bunting, so I hope she also inherits our family’s creativity. 

 

 

 

Creative Craft Supplies 

I have been buying from Creative Craft Supplies for a few years now, since the early days of my bunting. I work with  the polyester felt, wool blend felt and HTV fabrics, but the fine glitter fabric is by far my favourite product. I love  that it is tested to EN71, so has minimal glitter loss - perfect for children’s decorations. One of my all-time  bestsellers uses the Rose Gold Fine Glitter along with baby pink and ivory felt - Rose Gold and Pink Bunting. This is  also available as a personalised option. 

 

 

Next Steps 

My brand has gone from strength-to-strength and lockdown gave me the perfect opportunity to give the business a  real focus. I continue to design into new colour collections, with new products being released at least twice a year.  My background as a Childrenswear Buyer taught me to be inspired by everything around me - whether this be  fashion and interior trends or current affairs, but most importantly my customer is my biggest inspiration. 

I am proud to say that Styled to Sparkle is now on notonthehighstreet (as well as Etsy) and has had recent press  coverage in CWB Magazine and Ideal Home. I want to further build my business into a reputable children’s interiors  brand by branching out into wholesale. I would love to see my products in many small independent boutiques  across the country. 

Sarah x 

To discover more about Sarah and Styled to Sparkle: 

www.styledtosparkle-kidshome.co.uk 

Instagram: @styledtosparklekidshome 

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Facebook: @styledtosparklekidshome