Monday, December 17, 2012

great big SUPER sale :)

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

more newness!

a few more sweet porcelain cups in the sprout studio shop

plus, there's a 15% off code still good: holiday2012

happy merry days.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

new porcelain cups!

there are some sweet new porcelain cups up in the sprout studio shop now!

super lovely for tea, espresso, to hold a cute air plant or some special treasure.

happy thursday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

patchwork show this weekend!

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

come see me at teahouse!


i'll be selling some sprout studio goodies at teahouse this holiday season; come support handmade artisans & give lovely crafted items to your special people!!

more information
here & please spread the word!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

treasure island flea re-cap

golden gate, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74 / jenifer lake.

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!)

sun sets on treasure island.

we got to camp out after the first night of the treasure island flea. it was a beautiful evening. so fun & such an amazing view.

my own treasure from treasure island

bought a sweet little vintage bird before day two of the treasure island flea.

Friday, October 26, 2012

treasure island flea this weekend!

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

rufus love.

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

so fun!

we had a great time at my class this past sunday at teahouse - thank you so much to all the fun ladies that came out & got their vintage bead love on with me :)

let's do it again soon!

Friday, September 28, 2012

last chance to sign up!

hello bay area friends,

last chance to sign up for my vintage bead class this sunday at teahouse - come join us!

we have a great group already, we'd love to have YOU too!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

earworm wednesday!

well, earworm tuesday was overtaken by the interview that was posted yesterday, so here's a song for your wednesday. one of the most powerful & amazing women i've seen perform. huge love for patti smith.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

another fun interview to share!

hello tuesday friends!

my lovely friend katrina has done an interview with my mister & me about our house in the butchertown, & all sorts of other tidbits about us. please go check it out: house tour

thank you sweet katrina!

Monday, September 24, 2012

pinterest love & inspiration

good morning! yes, it's monday, yes, it's early! but i'm pretty excited about my upcoming teahouse class :) i spent some of the weekend getting together my supplies & lining up a super fun assistant for us. assuming all you smart cookies already know about the joys of pinterest, i'm here to let you know that there is a board i've made up for my class - totally cute, fun, awesomely colored, different kinds of necklaces & hair bobs to be inspired by! go check out my teahouse necklace board" & come out & sign up! we are going to have a great time together! happy monday, xxx.

Friday, September 21, 2012

roadworks reminder!

hello all, a quick reminder that my friend katrina & i will be out at the roadworks show vending some of our cute wares tomorrow, saturday, from 12-5. it's supposed to be a beautiful day & my sprout studio wares? SERIOUSLY HEAVILY DISCOUNTED! get a jump on some holiday shopping y'all! there will be a few brand new pieces as well though being unveiled, please come out! happy weekend to you!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

a teahouse interview!

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

for your tuesday morning.

...sometimes songs get utterly stuck in my head. so, earworm tuesday it is!

Monday, September 17, 2012

my necklace class!

hi all!

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!

happy monday!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

i am a thriftaholic.

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 :)

happy monday!

Friday, September 07, 2012

new porcelian pendant pieces

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.

detail of pendants

more detail of pendants

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

driftwood talisman sticks

i collected oodles of driftwood on the oregon vacation this summer. i have plans for them. i got around to painting one for a giftie this past week & i love it - i think this might be a mighty fine addiction to have.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

sprout studio at roadworks!

hi everyone! my friend katrina rodabaugh & myself (sprout studio) will be set up at the ROADWORKS printing event september 22 from 12-5. hopefully it will be a gorgeous day out. please come say hi & take a look at our new wares!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

i'm teaching a class at teahouse studio!!

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

2 posts in one day...

drumming up thrift store playtime funny money people...

the gleaner project shop"

sprout studio shop

go get ya something sweet.

one of my favorite places

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

2 bits of news!

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 - 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

a pretty new favorite!

i adore these & they are now in sprout studio etsy shop!

& more

& more new goodies in the sprout studio etsy shop!

new new new!

new goodies in the sprout studio etsy shop!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

photo shoot biz

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!

house as fashion photo shoot space

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

love all around.

Untitled, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74 / jenifer lake.

leaving dance saturday morning i spotted this heart. perfectly curly & awesome.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

new sprout studio goodies

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

v-day cards!

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

happy dog & hallooo

happy dog, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74 / jenifer lake.

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

happy wednesday!

(loo dog loves her beach & hiking time)