Saturday, December 31, 2005

go see *this* movie...or, better yet...just listen & read...

so for new year's eve day we went to go see "walk the line" - the new movie about johnny & june...anyone that knows us...well, you know we love them. so it was a must see...and you'll know how busy we've been when you know we *just* got to the theatre today to go see it. it was totally good...i just love them and was so sad when june passed away...and of course, johnny just couldn't do it w/o her and had to leave us too.........

if you don't listen to their stuff, do so. it's wonderful music. all of it. them together, just her, just him...and carter family music. wonderful.

so. happy *new-new* year...2006!!!!!!! good golly...march is going to be my 1 yr. anniversary for sprout world and celebrations & happenings are a-brewing and a-swirling about in my brain...more about that later for sure!! (a special treat for *all* who have ordered from me in the last year - yahoo - it's a secret till march!)

we are off to watch fireworks from the top of our hill as long as we don't fall asleep first...ha. right now we are both in front of our macs w/ ms. dixie-loo smooshed in between...happy computer vegetable blogging, bl photo editing...hehe...

if you're a lucky duck, we'll post some fireworks pictures over the bay bridge...we'll see ;)

kisses lovies and don't make any resolutions you can't keep!!!! keep 'em, eat more dark chocolate...why yes, i can do that in the new year!!! &...sleep in on every single saturday in january...i can do that too!!!!

cheers! 4 more hours till '06 for us on the west coast of the states........most of you east coast side and across the fair ocean are already snoozing in the new year!


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

shopping mommies

shopping mommies, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

check out this adopt a site too...

sweet pea handcrafts

sweet pea handcrafts, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

new adopt a site -- she's having a fun sale right now too - check out sweet pea!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

hols 1

hols 1, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

a few photos from the day...

...& listening to the stone roses right now...i listened to them to death in 12th grade and i still love them...i haven't listened to them in a looonggggg time...i guess that's one of the things to look forward to in getting remembering about listening to certain things...hehe...that was a tangent...

...anyone reading my little bloggy here, i'll be starting to post my sale stuff tonight...

...and this coming month i might have another little "first 3 people to read this get a sprout studio goodie contest" i'll post more on this later....

cheers for now lovelies!

hols 3

hols 3, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

and another...

hols 2

hols 2, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

gifties for *me*

gg bridge

gg bridge, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i absolutely love this bridge, and my city...a little reminder...

...and, i'll be better about pictures b/c i think i might be getting a little digi of my own (since a certain someone broke my other -- boo hoo)

*big ole sale a-comin'...*

...okay, on the way, as promised, is a big sale -- some stuff until it sells, some stuff for just a bit...lots of earrings & 15" necklaces for sure...probably some paper goodies too...stay tuned...

Monday, December 05, 2005

it's about that time...

...for a new little post...been a busy queen bee packaging up orders and getting ready for the next 4 shows i'll be doing! the next 2 weeks are going to be *crazy* for me...i'll be super happy for a little respite when we are due for some down time!

...around the studio/home...we are going with a live tree this year: meaning, friends of the urban forest, a group here in sf, will drop off a live tree for your holiday and pick it up and plant in a neighborhood around these parts...! how great is that? no chopping down trees for us (although i have enjoyed that immensely in the past, and we were seconds away from doing just that this year) there is something in me that is quite joyously happy about our live tree that will continue to live after we are done holiday-ing & being super festive with her...we picked an olive tree - so pretty! i can't wait to get her and decorate her with all my funky handmade doo-dad ornaments!

...picked up this totally cool nature encyclopedia from the 20's today - i want to do a serious of these illustrations cut up and colored perhaps, and then destined for glass pieces...there are some really cool ones...i'm not near my camera or i'd shoot some pics for ya...later maybe (i know i promised pics before...sorry!)

...let's see...going to go out for roasted dungeness crab & garlic noodles this week...we have a house guest and apparently, we are super behind in things we were supposed to have already done while living in sf - which is eating dungeness crab and garlicky well...that's why house guests make you do all those touristy things in your own town you never do...i'll let you know what we've been missing out on... a good deal of wool roving sent to me by another crafter that had too much...i'm so excited to try and felt with this stuff - i got a book too - "simply felt" - which should help me nicely on my way...i love trying new things!!

...and let's see...i'm going to post links to fabulous things that i want for the holidays so you can see all those amazing indie designers that are out, no, not so you can buy them for me, but so you can be green with envy too!! (tee hee) ...& once i figure out the linking deal, which thank you so much to my new u.k. friend ;) i should be well on my way to mastering this blog -- ha ha!

...that's all for now...hope the hols are shaping up to be lots of fun and not too a perfect world, i know...

xoxox --


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

things i'm thankful for...& the yummy *menu*

...where do i even start? let's see. maybe broader thankfulness is better...& these are not in any order whatsoever...

*my family -- they are wonderful & in virginia ;(
*my friends -- spread across the country, and globe...i wish i could be near them always.
*my little business sproutland wipes me out, & brings me lots of joy & stress - i love it!
*my 'real' job -- i do love this also. most of the time. my students can be quite obnoxious, & then say the best things *ever*
*my doggie -- dixie loo is about the craziest darn thing that's happened in my life lately - & i adore her!
*living in san francisco -- the best weather, the best scenery, the best goings-ons...& i get to still be here; yay!
*let's see...the roof over my head, a few pennies in the bank (& i do mean a *few* - ha!), & the plentiful food of which too much goes into this here belly...
*geez...i could go on forever...reading good books, perusing good books, buying good books to have & to fit just right for your mood...looking at art, finding art, making art, being around art.
*& i'm thankful for the my most favorite him. couldn't make it w/o him.

there ya have it. & now on to that yummy menu, of which, too much will be fattening up my buddha belly...

here's my overly ambitious menu -- to start: pumpkin bread in the morning (from scratch of course...), apps: stuffed mushroom caps, almond covered cheese ball w/ stoned wheat crackers, tomato & feta & basil toothpick snackies & the wine starts now too!...the courses: broiled wild king salmon w/ lemon, olive oil & old bay seasoning, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, sage & pecan stuffing, fresh green beans w/ dill butter, acorn squash, rosemary-cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits...ending off: pecan pie (okay, bought this one from whole foods - it's dee-lish, i already had a piece...shhh...), lemon tartlets - making these from coast tea from the u.k. ;) yum. i'm full already! followed by a healthy long walk down by the bay bridge!! & then a HUGE nappie...

...i will also be introducing my new apprentice & sous-chef in pictures to come...until then, have an absolutely fabulous thanksgiving!! mwah!

xoxox0xox0xox0xo00xoxooxx0x00xx --


Friday, November 18, 2005

*adopt a site addresses*

...& of course, i'm a still a blogging moron...cannot figure out how to make that text a link, so do me a favor & do the ole, command c, command v okay? okay! (& anyone who can help a lady out...please chime in...)


...thanksgiving already?! i'll post my menu turkey for this household...yay free birds yay!

adopt a site updates...

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*adopt a site 2 + offer*

check out our other featured indie site:

Welcome to our magazine. An independent online window, reviewing the current trends & whatever is out there, making some kind of 'neat' noise. Handy news for the whole family.
Readers - sign up to be part of our Weekly Giveaway; Stores - all ads 50% off (during the 2 promo-weeks only)


wickedlychic.gif, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

*adopt a site 1 + offer*

check out featured indie designers:

Wickedly Chic is a new online shopping magazine dedicated to bringing you the best finds and deals on the web. We feature products from indie designers and more. We also just added a new feature; Chic shop of the week.

Monday, November 14, 2005

i think my fingers might fall off...

i've been working so hard on sprout goodies for the holidays, i think my finger tips are going numb! i got new accessories coming, new paper goodies, new necklaces...lots of new bracelets...

and i need to post some photos b/c this blog is boring w/o pictures! i know it's so!! i'll post pics soon...


Saturday, November 05, 2005

up to...

watching: the corporation (excellent!!)
tibet; cry of the snow lion

reading: real simple
'a winter without milk'

listening: lucinda williams concert downloaded from npr
my john prine one-a-day tracks from my momma!

all great, all highly recommended!

& you?


Thursday, November 03, 2005

*adopt a site*

so check it out, new fun things going on: every 2 weeks i'll spotlight 2 different indie designers...this week's are terrif! check out the wing thing & remnant clothing...& because i'm a bit of a blogging gooofball, i can't figure out how to link their banner to their site. so. now you know the truth about my true un-savvy computer self.

there ya have it...i'll be changing these out every 2 weeks or so - check in often!


remnant clothing

remnant clothing, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

very very cute, check out this *adopt a site*

the wing thing

the wing thing, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

*adopt a site*

Saturday, October 29, 2005

it's official!

update fini for now! tres bon, non?!

another update on the deck for thanksgiving, already working on goodies & got a little stash happening!

i am also officially, taking a mini-break...down to santa cruz, night out in the bus, dixie on the beach, lounging with a cocktail, seeing our mexico bound friends off in style! yahoo!

maybe a share a few pics with ya on the rebound! it's a beautiful day in the san francisco hood!



Thursday, October 27, 2005

a special little notey note...

for a one abby f. your own post ladeee! not even just a comment!


all the rest of you sproutlettes: hang on to those ponies b/c the updates keep a-tricklin' in ;)


Monday, October 24, 2005

update sprouts coming along.jpg

here we are my lovelies...still more coming....

the colibri cocktail

the colibri cocktail, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

uh huh uh huh...

isle of pines cocktail

isle of pines cocktail, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

more wettin'...

bird of paradise cocktail

bird of paradise cocktail, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

a coupla sale earrings to wet yo' whistle...

Saturday, October 22, 2005

workin' workin' workin'...

hi hooooooo....hi hoooooooo...stay tuned my little sprout update is on the waaayyyy....

oh happy grinny grin!


momma's coat 2.jpg

momma's coat 2.jpg, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

more outfittin'...

momma's coat 1.jpg

momma's coat 1.jpg, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

outfit for yesterday appropriate...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

looks like 2 people are reading...ha...!

so mark your calendars peeps...sprout studio is having a community open house in my current abode! december 17th, saturday, 2-7pm. bay area lovelies, do come & drink ups some cider with me (& maybe i'll add a dash o' holiday cheer in that ole mug o' yours!) 900 tennessee st...

there will be other designers there too...i'll be posting them soon also!

i think this weekend might be THE weekend for the darn late-as-tooshie update that keeps getting pushed back...hopefully it will happen and you'll be able to peruse new lovelies all next week!!!!!! keep those fingers crossed!


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

in order to see...

if anyone is actually reading this silly thing, i've decided to give away a little something quite enticing to the first two people who post here with 1) their mailing address, 2) why & how they came to be reading this, 3) what they think they might be getting -- hint: sprout studio goodness -- & 4) a little detail tidbit about themselves...

so there it is folks.

comment away...


Monday, October 10, 2005

change of seasons/ cookies on tinfoil...& the beastie boys...

& just what do all of these things have in common? well, it's super dark earlier now and this always makes me have conflicted feelings...i love all that soup making, tea drinking, bundling up, starting a fire goodness...but then, i get tired soooo darn my biological clock changes a LOT...hibernation i think...

i just made some chocolate chip cookies that i had whipped up earlier in the month and froze...what a novel idea...pop them in the toaster...yummers 15 minutes later!! (but stuck to the tinfoil...but who's watching me bite off the bits from the foil?!)(haha)

& in my valiant effort to stay up past 9:35pm i'm eating cookies & listening to "you gotta fight, for your right......" yup.

studio clean up, major shift. major chat about staying on top of these updates. i hereto promise that within 2 weeks there will lots of fun new lovelies on the site. pinky swear. hold me to it.

another exciting thing that will be happening is launching "Adopt a Site" where i'll be featuring indie sites that you should check out! this will be rotating once or twice a month...stay tuned...

i'm also finding out about 2 more possible shows i might be doing in december...i'll let ya know!

oh yeah... "to................. PARRRRRRRrrrr-TEEEE"

(my pillow is whispering me name hey?!)



Tuesday, October 04, 2005

ms. loo loo

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mmm-hm. the crazy one. that's her. isn't she cute though?

love this photo...

love this photo..., originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

name that arm...

case in point

case in point, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

remember that little story i told?! evidence...

Thursday, September 29, 2005

sleepy heads...

DSC_0993.JPG, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

& i'm gonna be a pumpkin now too...

i feel like a genius...

i figured it out! hoo-ray for me and huge photos on my blog!! hehe...whatcha think of all those sprout yummies?!


treats 8

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treats 7

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treats 7

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treats 6

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treats 5

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treats 4

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treats 2

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treats to come...

DSC_1610.JPG, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

tasty sprouts are shooting up...


i can't even begin to say the number of times i've run out of gas in various volkswagens in my life. seeing as how i started my driving career at 16 with a light pink vw bug and i am now 31 (ack!) i'll let ya take a little guessie all by yourself.

...& surprise, guess what happened this morning, on 3rd street, in the middle of the downtown financial district in san francisco, during the morning rush hour?!! oh yes, out of gas, lots of pissy people...we're taking up their lane and "little girl blue" has run out of gas. see, apparently i'm the one who gets to remember the number of miles we are allowed to go and if i forget to remember...well, you know.

now, as crazy as that is, here's the good part. thank you karma & angels for shining on us. as we are pushing little girl blue off to the edge of the street, what to our wondering eyes does appear, but a lovely gentleman mechanic with none other than a coffee mug size "VW" tattoo on his forearm. excellent. he lends us his gas can (as we scrounge around for no such thing, which normally lives allll the time in the bug...) we walk walk walk, get our gas...and i'm late late late to work. but, that's okay. it could have been crazier...(like that time we ran out of gas on the bay bridge...patty?! or, that time on our way to fresno...jb/kb?!) haha...won't give you those right now! sprout studio news, we photographed a bunch of shirts, new necklaces, felt pouches and a coupla bracelets. i also found out i'll be doing a benefit show for the san jose shelter - "ladies night out" a pre holiday event. it's in belmont. details to come. i'm also going to apply to the bazarre bizarre in l.a. that one's in december. and one more, decemeber 17th, 2-7pm holiday cheer, open house, trunk show in my building! mark your calendars and come on out my friends!

if you'd like to be a sprout studio trunk show host (who receives 10% of all sprout sales towards their own goodies - ooh la la) just give me a shout! we'll set one up! (but ya gotta be one of my california chickadees or...what do you call a boy chic?!)

anyways...had 2 yummy margaritas celebrating another girlfriends birthday and i'm off.......

xoxoxo --


Sunday, September 18, 2005

such a productive day!

completed not 1, not 2, not 3, nor 4, but *5*!!! new collage pieces that will be posting to my art section soon! yahoo for being on task...i also started a few new large glass piece necklaces too!

and, here's to rocking out to the yeah yeah yeah's! ;)

happy day,


Saturday, September 17, 2005

not so sure about this book...

i'm reading "the time traveler's wife" -- anyone else reading this too? it received such good press and reviews...i'm about 1/2 way into it & to be truthful, i'm just not sure yet about the hype...maybe it gets way better...

watched "a love song for bobby long" (i think that's what it was called) -- heads up, don't bother. the book was probably worth it, but not the movie.

waiting patiently for my episode 1 of six feet under to turn back up at the video store so i can catch up on it...

cleaning up my sprout studio world this weekend and building a loft in our place, perhaps when i figure out posting pictures i'll show ya what i'm up too...also on the agenda, homemade veggie soup, ginger banana bread (new recipe) and walking in the park with ms. dixie-loo if that darn ole sunshine will peek back out that's been in hiding here in SF for too long.


xox - *jenifer

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

first posting for my techie deficient self!

hooray for figuring this out! now i need to learn how to post pictures & i'll enamor all of you with my savvy writing & thrilling life & recent current events in my life - ha!