Full disclosure—Gresham is my niece. That said, I can't think of another line of jewelry that is better suited for Sprout. Her style matches ours perfectly and I love how she changes it up every season. Here are some of her latest pieces incorporating agate beads, leather tassels, arrowhead shapes and slices of geodes.
I've often tried to do Christmas without using very much red here at Sprout; however, these colorful reindeer ornaments won me over, so we now have a riot of color for the season. I like to think this little guy is dressed in camouflage next the the Indian yarn balls and mood moss. We have more of the angel ornaments from Kyrgyzstan as well.
It's that time of year again—okay, just barely, but the temperature finally dropped below 100°, so I'm celebrating by featuring one of our favorite cool weather items. Mitta are whimsical fingers-free mitts made from repurposed sweaters. When the cold weather hits—and we're told that someday it will—they are the perfect thing for keeping warm while keeping your hands free. If you've ever tried using a touch screen phone or ipad in cold weather, you will want a pair for yourself as well as anyone on your gift list. And, as always, if you are not able to drop in and pick out a pair yourself, give us a call and we'll be happy to ship them.
I know it seems a bit odd to think about scarves with the 100+ temperatures we are now experiencing in Texas; however, I just couldn't pass up the gorgeous colors of these hand dyed scarves by Scarf Shop. They are kettle-dyed in small batches and come in a variety of shades and sizes. We currently have the long and skinny version along with the regular size and I had such a hard time deciding on the colors, I just ordered them all!
The newest addition to our designs by local artists are necklaces and prints by Lara Collins Bobo. If you are familiar with Lara and her work, you know that she comes from a family of artists and I think that's what I like best about these pieces. Both Lara's father, Jeep Collins, a master of handcrafted jewelry, and her grandmother, Enid Collins, best known for the Collins bags of the '60s, worked in leather at some point in their careers and so it seems fitting for Lara to choose this medium. The colors and shapes are reminiscent of Enid's designs, but the finished designs are all Lara.
I'm happy to have these pieces in the shop along with this new edition screen print; however, to see the extent of Lara's work, go to her design blog and be sure to check out her new adventure as she and her husband, Tim, start the process of adopting a child from Uganda.