hi all, i am trying to push out older sprout studio stock & i'm offering ALL of my remaining glass necklaces at more than 1/2 off. & on my regular site, it's free shipping. $12 for ANY glass necklace -- go git them, because i will never again be making these! sprout studio sale necklaces
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
hiya bay area pretties,
this sunday from 11-5 i'll be over in oakland hawking some cute sprout studio wares (at a discount mind you) & some new lovelies (think porcelain prettiness) at the awesome new (to the bay area) patchwork show!
please come get your handmade crafty gift buying for this season off to an awesome start!
& happy wednesday -- this evening i'll putting the finishing touches on all sorts of goodies for YOU!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
thanks for coming out to see me at the treasure island flea! a good number of vintage goodies went to live in new homes. next up, i think i'm going to try the alameda flea -- i'll keep you posted!
this is from saturday evening, the sun setting over the golden gate bridge. (we camped saturday eve there on the island, it was fantastic!)
Friday, October 26, 2012
hello vintage treasure lovers! i'm going to be out at the treasure island flea market saturday & sunday from 10-4 this weekend. it's going to be BEAUTIFUL! please come by & say hi. if you say that you are a guest of sprout studio/the gleaner project, they will let you in for FREE!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
i had the opportunity to go see rufus wainwright at the henry miller memorial library last weekend. he was AH-mazing. picture that beautifully voiced man, in purple cravat, plaid long sleeved shirt, multi-colored crocheted vest, bright electric blue pants, singing & playing under the redwoods & stars to an intimate crowd of maybe 100. SO good. i clearly have a soft sweet spot for gay men who play the piano & sing their hearts out (see, my love for antony brings me to *tears* you guys).
this video is a nice example of what i saw; he was funny, sweet & clearly jovial/giddy because he was on his honeymoon with his "bunny" - i fell a little bit more for him. so darling. (& don't you love those pants he's wearing in this video?!) his voice is just enthralling to me.
if you get the chance to see him; DO. you won't regret it.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
hello cute people!
there is a lovely little interview with me over on the teahouse blog today. some news about my world & to let y'all know there are a few more spots open in my fun class. spread the word & come on out for a fun time of making!
it's almost friday - hooray!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
my necklace class at teahouse studio is coming up fast - 9/30, from 1-4. we'll be making two seed bead necklaces from all my vast collections of awesome vintage beads & we'll make two hair bobs; either barrettes, bobby pins, or one of each - again from my extensive collection of cute vintage beads & buttons :)
we have room for a few more! tell your friends & come on out. we'll chatter, drink tea, eat scones & be cozy making crafts! yay!
sign up HERE & spread the word!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
yes i am. there is not too much that gets my heart racing like a good thrift run. i have a special one i love that is close to me. i think it's fair to say the regular customers there clearly are not looking for old flower mugs, 60's dresses, funky old thermoses & wacky ceramic vessels like me. my local thrift also does not have rolling carts, just hand baskets, which gets cumbersome & makes me a wee bit cray cray when the gets are good & my hand basket starts to *overflow*. then i have to text the mister & tell him to GET. DOWN. HERE. now & help me carry all the loot!
sometimes at my local thrift potentially creepy/charming (hard to tell?) men walk by you slowly, look you up & down, & tell you, 'beautiful face on you' --- slighty unnerving, another reason to text the mister stat & have some reinforcements come down.
this is a typical loot run; where i hyperventilate because i'm afraid other people are throwing that stuff into their basket as quick as i am.
the hardest part is coming home & figuring out what i will keep in my collections, & what will be go out into the world for the gleaner project & fly away to another treasure collector.
i am a thriftatholic, & it does my heart good.
Monday, September 10, 2012
my first foray into selling all my collected treasures in public went well - thank you so much for coming out & saying hi & supporting my gleaner habit! it is actually very hard for me to let go of all these gorgeous pretties that i have lovingly rescued from sad shelves in far flung thrifts across the nation. a piece of excitement in the find goes with each item into its new home.
i'll be out at the treasure island flea (hopefully) in october with my full set up again. hope to see you then :)
Friday, September 07, 2012
some new sprout studio pieces i've been fiddling around with. these are strung on vintage enamel chain & most are quite long. i learned a new technique on a few of them & i'm quite happy with how they are coming out. these will taken out for a spin at a few of the smaller holiday shows i'll be doing this year. i'm taking a retirement from the big huge shows i've been doing the last 7 years & staying local & staying small. i can breathe through the holidays a little easier that way :) stay tuned for details on shows.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
hi all :)
3 new necklaces for the sprout studio shop! sweet porcelain pendants, 2 with a mishima technique i learned recently & one with a lovely little impression of leaves. they all have colorful vintage enamel lengths of chain that they are strung on. i'm quite smitten with them. i made one for myself too!
hope summer is treating you well.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
i'm thrilled to be teaching my first class at teahouse studio! i'll be teaching a vintage necklace (you get to make two!) & a vintage hair pin (you get to make two of those as well!) i would LOVE to see you at the end of the september & drink tea & hang out together while making wonderfully spectacular things to wear :) come join me!
Monday, June 04, 2012
may went away on this blog & into instagram history, about all i can keep up with lately.
beginning of june - on the coast picking strawberries for the jam extravaganza that happened yesterday.
good start to june. one week we leave for a road trip vacay. & I AM READY.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
one, i've been taking an online clay course with fab artist, diana fayt & learning some new techniques, this is one of them - i'm super happy to be learning something new & i love how this tile turned out.
two, you can now purchase my instagram photos on canvases at instacanv.as/sproutgirl74 - how fun right? you can get a photo printed for as little as $40 shipped to you & ready to hang! check it out!
i have other big things in the works, but for now, our lips are sealed over here...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, March 08, 2012
a few weekends ago my awesome friend, christine haynes, flew up from LA to do a shoot for her upcoming pattern releases in our home. the mister shot it, she directed it, & i assisted. it was a super fun day & went off without a hitch. she writes about it here on her cute blog. check it out! hudson home did us right!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012
a little peek at some new sprout goodies that will be going up in the etsy sprout studio shop soon. some of these goodies also got dropped at needles & pens here in san francisco & some will be off to the lovely shana logic shop as well. i'll let ya know when they show up for purchase!
happy thursday & march 1st! (i was vegan & alcohol free for all of february - i can have some champers tonight though!)
Monday, February 27, 2012
the mister & i decided this year we would follow the lead of julia child & her husband paul & from henceforth & forever more send out handmade valentines rather than worry ourselves over holiday cards! we've done this once in the past, but i like to think this is a tradition we can keep up with. i printed one of my photos in postcard size from our europe trip - some street art with "life is beautiful" tagged down in one the london tube stations. it took us several long evening weekends & afternoons to get in the groove of taping, cutting, writing, markering, crafting, drawing magic - but we got them all done in time to at least drop them in the post a coupla days prior to v-day! phew!
we sent out more than 65! we loved hearing back from those that mentioned they received them (& so glad to know they made it as some of them had some funky business taped to them!)
hope your valentines day was lovely & that february has you spotting hearts all around.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
phew. poor little bloggy. so sorry to neglect. been brewing with some ideas, a small assortment of goodies for the shop, & getting an idea forming power house of ladies together to launch some of these ideas!
in the meantime, to see some of my headspace, follow me on pinterest here
(loo dog loves her beach & hiking time)