Friday, April 28, 2006

school art show fini!

last night was:

a) my 5 year marriage anniversary w/ b.l. and
b) our 10 yr. anniversary of being together and
c) the big ole art show i put on for my kiddo's that i teach...280 kids times 3 pieces each = a lot of dang art works!!!!

and d) dragging arse today something fierce!!

we had tofu pups wrapped in jalapeno tortillas at 9:30pm standing up before we flopped over - romantic anniversary dinner eh?! ah's worth it; i love seeing all that art that they made throughout the year, and to see it all in one big room, all framed and presented like a mini gallery - it makes me really proud of them, and proud that i am their teacher! and exhausted after hanging, tagging, framing it all!

now, i'll try to get back on track of showing off some others great finds in the indie world very soon!


Sunday, April 23, 2006

kitty chill

kitty chill, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

more product styling at a friend's house...that her kitty in the background. ms. dixie-loo likes these kitties A LOT - she is sooooo very curious about them. they are quite tolerant kitties!

and regarding styling; it was super fun to go to someone else's place and style stuff with their goodies in their house with my products...made me be more creative. fun!

product styling!

product styling!, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

workin' the details of these fun goodies!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

well poop.

i was gonna post a bunch of photos from our little southern trip (not all the way to l.a., sorry c ;( - but fun nonetheless) but darn old photoshop won't open on my computer and the mr.'s is still at the doc' alas, no photos again. what a boring blog i have! arghhh!

this week is probably going to be a low posting week (ha, what week isn't you say?) but i'm putting on my school's art show, as this is what i do for my other job (teach, not put on shows!). so i'll be super fly fly busy...

but if the computer comes back, i'll try to post some fun photos...or i'll dig into some archives and see what i find! that could be potentially scary!

good to be back in s.f. i got my calendar all set with every date known penciled in so i can let my brain relax a little.

other newsies; doing the bottom of the hill trunk show on saturday, may 6th. come out come out wherever you are! and twospace will be joining me; hoorah!

that's all for now, my veggie chili is boiling-o-rama, gotta go ;)


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

i think we are heading south...

possibly tomorrow. hopefully tomorrow. i want to drink cocktails with my down south friends (no, not you candy kid; maybe in a few years!) and check out my goods at OCMA, which seem like they aren't doing so well. so some investigative work is in order. i still need to post those noise pop shows, but there is some sad sad news here; the mr. sprouts power book has to go into the doctor; it's totally sick and broken - ticking like a time bomb broken. he's pretty discouraged. and my pictures were on there! so, it will be longer until pictures get here.

i'll post when i return.

oo - ordered loads of cute-ness shirts to print on; very excited about these, and they are NOT american apparel.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

letter to the weather.

dear mother nature,

i really do love you. really i do. but i need you to stop this nonsense with all this rain & gray skies & 40 days/40 nights stuff because i am really truly just *over* it. completely done. stop teasing me. you gave us two hours of glorious sunshine on thursday out of gabillions of wet days and pouring nights and then snatched it away. ha ha you said, i am wicked mother nature and you will suffer with even more fog and even more liquid air and cloudy cloudy clouds alllllll day; even on the weekends. whilst prancing east coast friends are admiring tulips and azaleas and other lovely budding peeking cute green things and gloating incessantly about 70 degrees and sunshine...argghh... dear old M.N. - knock it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



your wonderful little goddess girlie jenifer ;)

Friday, April 14, 2006

started out good...

...ended up bummy. my day. up late, (well, 8:30am, late for normal) my first day of spring break, hoorah, stayed in pj's till mr. sprout threatened me to get off computer (b/c i still had to do sprout studio work....hello!), that was about 11:30, showered, hum hum hum...all fine...put yummy swaddlespa sweet orange shea butter cream all over, (i love this), went to exploratorium with friends who have 3 kiddos...seemingly a good idea (theie kids are dolls) but what was not so grand was realizing that i wanted to get *away* from crazy screaming kiddos as that is my life on a daily basis. so, not so good. left exploratorium (like a sciencey, art place) and decided to go see friends we haven't seen in ages, they have a baby now. that was good. cutest baby ever. ever. bluest eyes, just like his papa. very mellow. fun to visit and the sun actually popped out for a few. that was good too! came home, the mr. goes to work on vw's and i settle in to gather up my wholesale accounts and get them ready to post in the a.m. get on computer, good news! i've secured a fabulous place in brooklyn with wonderful friends to stay with over the renegade craft fair weekend, this is *very* good news. now, it goes downhill. i have a lost package to a customer and the whole situation, it's making me very sad & frustrated that they don't have what they ordered. so that bummed me out. then, i start looking at other people's blogs...(i should have just gone about my business, detached myself from said computer and acutally went to work on sprout stuff...but nnooooooo) i had to start blogging around. you know i have a problem with this. i have blog envy. i have confessed this before. but ya know, the root of it lies deeper than that. not just blog envy, but everything that the bloggers site that i check get accomplished...i feel like i'm sludging through molasses or something...they are all like, "oh, after i went to the gym this morning at 6am and had my green tea, i wanted you to look at this cute thing i made this morning, and this adorable thing i whipped up right after that, and then i decided to make this fabulous creation right around lunch time, & i made a fabulous homemede lunch of soup and crackers from scratch and then i churned some butter, and then, i painted an awesome little piece in the afternoon, walked the dog, cooked a meal, read an entire book, planted my garden, made a stuffed doggie toy, wrote a book review, and then decided i'd sew up this lovely little pillow here, and while i was at it, cross stitch this cool thing here, sew up a plushie stuffie right before dinner, drink some wine, watch tv and stay up until, oh, 2 am and make this amazing dozen cupcakes *and* cookies, and while the oven was hot i tried a new recipe for zuchinni bread too, right after that i sewed up this great handbag out of this vintage fabric i found at my thrift store run i did today right before cooking this 8 course dinner, then right before i brushed my teeth and jumped into bed, i did yoga and leg lifts and sit ups...and then i got up at 6 am all pert as can be...i love life.,,....." sheesh ah meesh...are you kidding me?? i must sound snarky and awful...but sometimes it's all i can muster to feel good about getting out of bed, taking dixie loo out and accomplishing two whole things on my to-do list. i dunno. anyone feel less than accomplished sometimes, or do i just need a continual drip of caffeine & high-on-life something to get me through..."ugh" is all i have to say at the end of this day....

i know. the solution is simple. stop frickin reading those blogs. i know. i know. i know.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

hoorah huzzah hoorah huzzah!!!!!!

taxes are done done done, fini, final & i could NOT be more happy!!

and to tell you what we did owe (shizzers shikey shiver the timbers...) to what
we do owe; you would know we used some *serious* prestidigitation! (heh heh...
go look it up!!)

but last night was looking like some hari kari was going to happen around these
parts...tonight, sushi & sake baby (well, veggie sushi for me!)

big huge sigh of relief. now, onto those wholesale orders. & i want to experiment
with my gocco next week and my stack of vintage fabrics i've been hoarding...we'll
see what comes of it!


tax time = bad blogger

...need i say more? i'll get back on track soon...


Friday, April 07, 2006

and today's goodies are...

from the small object sarah's work is terrific. super fun, she's super nice, and i think she is a super star in the indie business world!

pink peep

pink peep, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

peep show

peep show, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

giftTags - girlie

giftTags - girlie, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.


giftTags, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

butterfly peeop

butterfly peeop, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.


stamps, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

who doesn't love themselves some blissen yummies?

these gals and jill bliss is/are one of the main reasons i am in business today. i love her work. love what she does/makes. now you will too! ;)

blissen goodness

blissen goodness, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

blissen goodness

blissen goodness, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

blissen goodness

blissen goodness, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

blissen goodness

blissen goodness, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

blissen goodness

blissen goodness, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

i'm going to start something new here...

& start highlighting other indies i adore and their equally wonderful wares.

stay tuned. i'll begin shortly. one a day; one a week; a coupla a day...we'll see.

but you'll amazed at the goodness out there that you'll need to get your hands on! ;)


Monday, April 03, 2006

2 more adopt-a-sites...

sparkle and shine


indie collective

have fun!

pictures coming. & guess what?

it's still raining. like. still. as in, grey, gray - & i feel like i'm living in portland. and one of the main reasons we haven't moved up there is b/c of alllllllll the rain. i don't mind it so much normally. but now i'm just done. we broke some record - it raining 27 days out of 31 or something like that. huh?

and, the mr. sprout took photos of the noise pop show so i'll post some pictures later.