Friday, November 30, 2007

come out of hibernation holiday sale party!

we are having a little holiday sale at shash's home. please come visit us if you live in the bay area. yummy glogg & fun company & treats to look at and eat! :)

hope to see you!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

i've been ever so good st nick :)

the promised list of more goodies (that of course i want, but that you might want too!)

*orla kiely umbrella i love orla. i do. i know everyone else probably does as well, but i so adore her stuff. i'm watching a fun bag on ebay and i dearly need some more orla mugs - anyone know of a US distributor who sells her mugs?

*the quart quartet container set from the small object. this has been on the list for a while! & one other thing from that awesomely talented sarah: the good wood feeling flip

*annie galvin's bear painting we already have a bear box, and have our eye on a 49 mile seagull, SF painting, but i heart this bear a lot :)

*this stamp: it's always worth it i think i need to stamp it on the outside of my sprout studio packages!

that's it for today, i have many, many etsy faves that i'll share later!!

have a good thursday - i have the mrs. potter movie that just came & i'm very much looking forward to settling into a big ole bean bag chair tonight and having a watch. i packaged a ton of orders last night & i'm exhausted!!


Monday, November 26, 2007

more things to lust after: tomorrow, today: sprout studio updates :)

so i just sent out my very first newbie secret sprout studio newsletter with my new fancy newsletter that's designed all pretty! it also included a nice little incentive, but it's a secret, you gotta be a subscriber. what? you aren't one already? well, get thee over to the new site and sign up silly! then you'll be part of the coolest gang in town. the "ss" gang baby. in the know. on the Q.T. down with the knowledge. yo! :)

lemme know if you'd like to be on thet list and aren't! or sassy yourself on over and do it on your own!


Sunday, November 25, 2007

more shopping lists tomorra!

that bear box down there is by annie galvin and we traded for it & the mister & me love it. she's on my "st nick want list" and i'll be back tomorrow with more goodies on that list. hope st nick's sleigh can handle a big ole bag of presents for this girl! :) i'm shopping for others too, don't you worry!

the thanksgiving centerpiece

the thanksgiving centerpiece, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

turkey no turkey day

turkey no turkey day, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

the gratitude list that will never really be finished: mister, my dixie loo dog, great neighbors, my family so far away, fresh flowers, yummy food that i can eat when my ibs isn't flaring up, living in san francisco because i love it so, inspirational art viewings, long coastal drives that clear my mind, down-time (isn't everyone grateful for these?), art friends, blog friends, business buddies, old time friends, bff's, new friends, and friends since ages and ages ago... job teaching kiddo's art, my home, music, new discoveries, old discoveries found, long walks by the water, quiet times, raucous times, settled times & simple times...farmer's market runs, flea market runs, jogs by the bay, biking into work, smiles on strangers faces, watching strangers laugh to themselves, people watching, baking in the wintertime, drinking tea in the afternoon...

...long cross country trips, european travels, planning long trips (hello alaska here we come summer 08), a pleasant glass of unwinding wine, watching dixie run at the beach, thrift store shopping, thrift store scores (even better), laughing with my mister, watching films that move me, dancing around like a silly girl with dixie when no one is home (!), feeling gratified and satisfied with my small sprout studio business...

...i suppose i could go on & on...but i'll's your turn to add the list :)

thanks to all that peek in here on occasion and see what's doin' with me...i'm grateful for you too.


Friday, November 23, 2007

buy nothing day today

...did everyone adhere to buy nothing day, by buying nada, nary a thing? :) i did, by lying around in bed, watching a movie that together makes me sentimental, makes me crack up, and sigh about my crush on luke wilson. i did not purchase a thing. i love buy nothing day. it such an awesome movement that needs more support in a huge, global way to make an impact.

i also was laid up in bed due, yet again, to my ibs. ugh. coming off meds is just no fun. enough said. i was productive in cutting up sprout studio stickers and business cards though and i made a trip to the p.o. to drop off my first round of holiday sprout packages...the orders are starting to come in, especially with the new site. it's very gratifying & heartwarming. & speaking of gratifying, tomorrow i will give my list of blessing/gratefuls/the many things i am thankful for...stay tuned.

for now, i will continue to lay in bed, stare at flickr, and listen to my belly roll around and drink my ginger tea! i truly hope your thanksgiving, for those that celebrate it, was lovely and spent with family, friends or loved ones around you.

more later friends :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

sprout studio on modish

sprout studio on modish, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

yay - sprout studio was featured on modish this morning -- i love jena's blog & i love selling in her modishoppe too. sweet jena wrote up a little post about ole sprout studio. thanks jena!

more goodies for me & maybe for you! maybe you can think of this little list of "wants" of mine as a mini shopping guide for you too :)

here's some more goodies: bok choi bag how cute will i (you) be marching around your farmers market with this slung over your shoulder?!

or who can live a day longer without these amazing mimosa knee socks?!

i was looking through nikki mcclure's amazing book collect rain dropslast night at needles & pens when i dropped off more of my goodies to sell there - & i just love her new book. beautiful, big, yummy paper & just right to sit with a cup of tea and savor all those quiet, lovely images. breezy, who owns n&p told me they were going to have another solo show of nikki's work in february - she sold out last time. here are some photos from her last show on a wet & cold night...(featuring the mister & me gabbing her ear off!)

& last on the list for today, is some queen bee. i have a tote by her and a wallet the mister gave me ages ago that still looks new - i *love* queen bee's goodies. since i've been riding my bike more to work, i think i need this messenger bag gingko truckette -- & who here among us is not in love with the gingko? :)

my list is growing, i better find some more st. nicks!

have a fab weekend friends, i'll be supah busy and hopefully dispensing mad amounts of sprout goodness around the california lands!


Thursday, November 15, 2007

the new *sprout studio* is LIVE!

and here is a little photo of the landing page to add to the site goodness post! thank you so much for all the well wishes so far :)

don't forget to come by three fish studios saturday in dogpatch for a little holiday shopping & treats!! it's 12-5 and it's #610 22nd st -- up on the 2nd floor and in ste 243! there are at least 5 or 6 other wonderful artist/designer/makers, so come visit us!

and if you are in l.a., i know where you'll be on sunday - felt club of course! see you there too :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


eeep! looks like we are LIVE: revealing the brand *new*, refreshed, redesigned, hot, hot, hot sprout studio site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so many new, new goodies & some old faves as well. i'm really happy with it all. :) it's actually in the throes of being propogated and redirected, so if you can't see all that newness yet, hang tight for another tiny bit until the web gets done doing it's thang!

i'll be sending out official announcements next week - but feel free to browse around & shop if you feel so inclined! (i hope everything works! do tell if you see funny buggies won't you?)

i have some backend clean up to do and few tweaks to some areas, but on the whole, i'm THRILLED! :)


have a terrific weekend - mine is full of two shows!

3 fish studio show in dogpatch & felt club in l.a.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

true sprout studio sneak peek

the sneaky peeky...hopefully tonight we'll be LIVE :)

2 things

one BIG - i think the newly improved, refreshed & gorgeous sprout studio site might being going live tonight!!!! i'm so thrilled :) stay tuned here for an update...

also, i found another want: paraphernalia necklaces i'm quite partial to the birds & silouhettes....very cool. i know i'll be buying myself one if st nick doesn't come through :)

happy tuesday!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

more on the want me list

item #2: figs & ginger tree necklace swoon. and also from f&g item #3: fawn earrings

and i almost had some items from this cool shop on the want me list but i slipped and pushed the buy me now button instead :) linotte's shop found via the lovely ms mati.

hope your thursday is going well. i'm actually holed up in bed with a big headache and little bellyache trying to take it easy and missing diana's opening :( i very much wanted to attend the party and score one of her babushka kerchiefs, but alas, when the body says no, i know enough now to recognize and honor that. there will be more parties with fun ladies in the future.

and tomorrow is friday. which means the lovely weekend is fast approaching.

cheers all.


Monday, November 05, 2007

my new "want" list

i think i'm going to use this blog post as my new sticky "all about things i might need this holiday season" -- because a gal needs a good solid place to keep a list like this one. one where say, a lovely friend might come by, and decide to purchase her equally lovely friend (me, ah-hem) something special for the holidays. ha. not really, it's more like, it goes like this -- hey bl(that would be the mister), here's my list of things i might like to see under the tree........december 25th rolls around, hey! where are my gifties? him: "i decided to go shopping with you & get whatever you really want"...he's a keen guy, but he's not the gift buying before an occasion kinda guy. and that's okay. i end up just purchasing what i like anyways. it almost works better that way. so this list is ultimately for me. my shopping list for me. thank you me. :) feel free to make a list of your very own on your blog. maybe someone sweet will check it. maybe you'll get a sweet giftie under your tree/for chanukkah/or whichever celebratory gift giving occasion you indulge in.

item #1: bird bowls

last bit of sneak peeks - a limited few vintage metal boxes

i scored just a few of these super cool little metal boxes - the design is on both side. i have birdies (my fave), sunflowers & butterflies - but only a limited number. i <3 them very much.

many more birdie necklaces will be going up too

all these birdies are from an old discarded bird fielding book from the library. i love their soft colors & delicate feel. and the birdies are so cute!

vintage pretty bobbies will be going up

lots of new necklaces will be going up on the site

the sprout studio insanity sunday run

this has been my world as of late - the holiday season always seems to be soo busy. i become a little production bee with the week after christmas being my secret reward to chillll.

let's see - it's been a bit since i've posted. i've come & gone to the rare device opening; super fun store & yes, i wanted wayy too much in there. i'll be going back to shop for sure. (photos on flickr) i was able to enjoy the company of shash & mati again that evening - such sweet ladies.

over the past weekend, between frenzied making/photographing/cataloging/inventory-ing etc...for shows and the *new site* (i'm sooo excited for it) we also went to see annie & eric's studio right across the way from us. annie is super cool, chill & fun to hang with. i'm looking forward to doing her little holiday show in two weekends.

then came last week; first thursday art hopping night, meet up with a favorite student who is now a freshman, work on site, work on site, work on site!

friday night we had a dinner party get together over in sausalito - way too much wine for this girl (she paid for it though later that evening with her sad IBS acting up. sigh.) but it was a way fun night of raucous laughter & conversation. i work with great teacher ladies and their mens are just as awesome.

saturday was another all day strapped to new bean bag chairs nursing my feeling-not-so-good belly & knocking out more stuff on the new site.

and yesterday, well, yesterday was that scene up above. crazy-ness.
and for some reasons, orders have been kinda slow, but not this weekend - crazy! i guess everyone just realized in cyber shopping land that the holidays are coming.

i'll post a few more photos from the weekend and some sneak peeks of goodies for the new site today.

hope all is well in your land - sorry i didn't have enough time to copy & paste all the linkies i wanted to share with you. maybe a little later...