• Getting to Know the Owner of Sparkal Time

    I figure that it would be best that I write some things about me so that you can get a feel about who I am and what Sparkal Time is about. From time to time, I will give tidbits about who I am when I think about it.

    First of all, my name is Melissa. I am a quiet person and I do have a shy side. Once I get to know someone, then I am not so quiet.

    I do have a regular job outside of Sparkal Time. Right now Sparkal Time is a side business as sales are not regular as of this writing. Even after I get regular sales, there is still a chance I will still want to keep my regular job. I hope eventually Sparkal Time could be my main source of income.

    When it comes to the crafting I do, I learned on my own with a little help with Youtube or other tutorials out there. I try to improve on my own to make it better than what is shown if at all possible. The more I learn, the better I get.

    When it comes to the items I make with fabric, I only pick fabric that I like. I really do get excited about different patterns.

    When it comes to our scrunchies, the plain colored ones will always be available, but the patterned ones will usually be available on a limited basis. I wish I could keep the patterns longer, but it depends on what is available. I find patterns I love and I find that they are discontinued.

    When it comes to all of the items in the store, there is a limited stock. Once I know a item is popular, I will make sure there is a higher stock level so there is no delay in delivery. I will try to keep adding items to the store as I make them. There may be times you won’t see anything for a while and then all of a sudden, you will see a whole bunch added. A lot of times I make a whole bunch at the same time as I buy things in bulk when possible.

    When I am not crafting or working, I play video games. Right now I only play games on the computer though but its fun and relaxing most of the time.

  • About Our Tools

    Today I am going to talk the tools I use for Sparkal Time. First of all lets talk about the sewing tools I use. I use a brothers computerized sewing machine. I find it easier to use compared to one that is not. I prefer to work with hand controls rather than using a foot pedal. Eventually I would like to get a serger and I know I will have to learn to use a foot pedal then.

    When it comes to the fabric, I have a couple United States online companies I use. I try to find fabric I like.

    Now for the cards I make, I use a cricut to make cut the cards. I also use a printer to print the cards. Not all of the cards will be using the printer. The currents ones currently are ones that require the printer but some of the future cards will not require a printer but I will be using the cricut machine to cut up or write up the text and images.

    The coasters use the cricut machine also to cut up the images needed to make the coasters with.

  • Welcome to Sparkal Time

    Hello and welcome to Sparkal Time. Our focus is all handmade items. We still consider it handmade even when we use a sewing machine, serger, or technology to make the items. It still takes us time to make the items.

    You may thing that this is a weird name for a company for handmade items, but I think its short and sweet. Besides creating handmade items, I am a gamer. Sparkal comes from a characters I created in STO and SWTOR. There is more fond memories in SWTOR.

    I wanted to keep this short and sweet so I wanted to welcome you to our website. This will give me the opportunity to make other blog posts to explain what we do.