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!