Monday, April 30, 2007

anniversary dinner :)

anniversary dinner :), originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

we like to go all out & fancy on the anniversaries ;) a little in-n-out, a little sunset, a little vanilla shake, a little "grilled cheese" (aka, no burger on the burger) a little dixie loo nap, & you have one fine evening of celebration!

covelo weekend

we took a mini-vacay (ya know, when you almost have too much on your plate, rather than plow through it, sometimes it's better to just ignore it!) -- i'll be posting more photos over on flickr but if you are hankering to see some photos spit spot, head on over here too see some of the weekend goodness :)

Friday, April 27, 2007

weekend mind relaxer to the hills for some camping up north of here...i have been way way way busy with my school wide art show i'm putting on of all my kiddo's art works (loads, as in 280+ kids x 3 pieces each = LOADS!) but it is an awesome event & i get so proud of my students -- & then they get proud too - i love it. plus, i get to drink red wine in school for the evening. even better :)

...the other 2 things simmering around the sprout studio are my two shows coming up more rapidly than i wish - maven fair & capsule; so i've been trying to be a good bee around the studio. phew. i'm looking forward to reading my new book; a year of magical thinking (joan didion) & looking at my europe book this weekend. i'll take some photos, we're going up to some really beautiful land a friend owns -- a little vw bus gathering & camp out. is also 6 years for the mister & me (we ran away to the courthouse & got hitched) & it means we've been together for 11 years now! really wonderful years. i got the good end of the deal! so we'll have a little toast round the fire tonight. i'm off lovely sprout peeps! have a super weekend. xxx.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

love these tree buttons

love these tree buttons, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

busy beeeeeeee; making loads of treats for my shows! i hope you'll be able to come out & join in the fun & say hi! :)


cute?, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i'm messing around with some new set ups for my tables at my next two shows; maven craft fair & capsule street fair -- both here in sf. i like to use all sorts of vintagey feeling containers to hold the sprout studio goods. but often, i have way tooooo many pretties to try and spread out; i'm looking for some options that will give me more space. i also love these packaged triplet buttons. i was just putting them out loose, but i like being in charge of making a little story threesome out of them!

Monday, April 23, 2007

it's national TV turnoff week...

morning walk, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

...go for a walk instead! ....or, read a book, paint a picture, plant a tree, play candyland, write a poem, take a photo, go fly a kite, sail a boat, take a nap, sew a skirt, illustrate a zine, hold hands with your partner, give your dog a bath, watch the sunset, go for a jog, work on sprout studio goodies, finish a scarf...well, maybe that's my list...what's yours? :) easy for me though, i have *no* TV! maybe this means no netflix though huh?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

flowers from the alemany farmers market

farmers market booty, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

...well, i was going to post about all the adventures we had with my mom last week, but somehow, the awful VT news has left me wan & sad & not up to posting about fun, exciting experiences. i'll save them for later. right now, i'm just about thinking good thoughts for everyone affected by the devastating events in virginia. particularly close to home for me, since my younger brother went to school there, and still lives in blacksburg. we finally heard from last night. relief.

Monday, April 09, 2007

good morning :)

good morning :), originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

hello friendly loves! it's spring break this week - yay! i'm off & about with my momma exploring the city & whatnot. it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...won't you be my neighbor? :)

will post adventures as they come.

in sprout studio news: i'm doing capsule street fair here in SF in hayes valley at the end of may. more news later!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

friday flickritis duo 2

friday flickritis duo 2, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

my favorite pairing so far.

1. Untitled, 2. paper window

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

friday flickritis duo

friday flickritis duo, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

both of these seem quiet to me...suggestive...the bronzey brown's compliment each other...i love both of them.

friday flickritis duo

1. The simple beauty of scarf and hair, 2. halfhearted

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

sew green - eco blog

i'm sure many of you know about this by now, but just in case, the new blog sew green started by a bunch of eco-conscious ladies is just smashing. there is so much pertinent, relevant information to get oneself educated on. i've loved every topic that has come up so far. go check them out!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the crane project

for liz, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

liz is doing a crane project. she is going to send out 1000 cranes; recipients photograph them & send her a photo -- she's then going to display them all! impressive no? mine found a buddy. she sent me the yellow crane. i think little yellow is sweet on flower crane & is whispering little twitters about grand plans in her ear. jen corace's ocean gal watches on from behind. go to liz's site to learn more.