Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Birthday GGMa!

Today we celebated my grandmothers 85th bithday! Grandma Gocker is the person I credit with starting my love of sewing and needlework...she taught me to handsew when I was 8...we made a patchwork flannel quilt for my soon to be born sibling...Clarke!

Then in middle school she introduced me to her trusty Kenmore and we made a peasant skirt, petticoat and maching vest (am I dating myself yet?)..When I finally decided to embark on my latest sewing adventure I thought it was important to pay tribute to the woman who helped start it all - hence the birth of "gock's frocks" in honor of my grandma gocker!

A toast to you on your special day!

Eily and I spent some time photographing my newest designs for the Material Girls Freshcut launch which starts this Monday....we have all used Heather Bailey's Freshcut line of fabrics in our designs...I had so much fun with these gorgeous fabrics that I went a little crazy and made 4 outfits!

I took inspiration for one from a cute pic of
pants I saw in Garnet Hill...I loved the sailor style so I decided to put my own spin on that and came up with these...

I will post some more sneak peeks of the other pieces as the week unfolds and be sure to check them out on ebay

Here is a peek at the complete set...

well, i seem to have gotten the hang of this Blog thing - thanks for sticking with me this long if you are still reading t this point! I will try to come up with wittier reparte in the futue!

Have a good night all!


Friday, March 30, 2007

well, we found some goodies today...a couple of vintage patterns, one of which I ma thinking of using for an upcoming launch with Elite Euro on Ebay,
some fun black and orange vintage trim which I will hide away for halloween and

a cute little chick in an egg that might make an appearace on the Easter table...


Here is a sneak peek of a set I just sent to my friend's daughter for her birthday on Monday ~ I originlly made one for Eily's birthday in January and put a special surprise in the present ~ yes the applique present opens up so you can hide a little surprise inside!

Leo and I are off to my favorite little craft/thrift store this morning ~ you never know what goodies you might find there. We will share pics of any treasures we discover.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

thursday night - Have I done it? I am attempting my leap into blogdom but am not sure if I have made it...I have semi-mastered the HTML for ebay but have found the BLOG world to be a bit different...

My sister and I are hanging out with the kids tonight as DH has left with the "guys" for a ski trip in Canada...lots of tears as daddy pulled away from the house tonight ~ we attempted to assuage their tears with lots of junk food and everyone seemed recovered by bedtime - maybe a sore tummy or two..

today Leo and I ventured out to the public market where we dined on delicious empanadas from Juan & Maria's and then off to the Salvation Army where I found some treasures...

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maybe an easter hat for Eily???

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it was fun until Leo had a meltdown and we made a hasty retreat!