Friday, March 28, 2008

Some New Models for some New Skirts!

Klem & his buddy decided to help me photograph my latest skirt collection...Ginger Blossom....his friend was not so sure when he learned I was putting him on the internet LOL....

I love that Klem is still at that age where he can be playful and spontateous...I hope he does not lose that as he gets older.

this sweet dress has just been listed at .99 No Reserve on ebay!

ginger blossom dress

and my latest skirt collection has just been put in my Etsy store

my next post will be my 100th so I am off to put on my thinking cap for a way to celebrate the occassion!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

gock's frocks mid-march update!

I happened upon a new shipment of Amy Butler's Midwest Modern yesterday and worked feverishly through the night to list this new collection....Midwest Summer..........

girls custom boutique 2 piece set in sizes 12mo-8

individually inspired for your summer fun from gock's frocks

Midwest Summer on ebay

more goodies to come later this week...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Big Apple

I promised some photos from our trip sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

6:00 am - waiting for the train at the station

our favorite place to go on the train - the SNACK BAR! At 8:50 the kids were ready for lunch!

getting close....about to cross over to Manhattan

saturday afternoon - sunny and gorgeous - Eily sees Ellis Island & the statue of liberty

mmmmmmm....gotta have a hot pretzel on the streets of NY!

Sunday morning we spotted the opening of the Macy's 34th annual flower show and decided to pop in to check it out

the store windows were decorated with a floral outfit from each decade...this was the 50s

we spotted my idol...up close & IN PERSON! Martha Stewart was there to cut the ribbon to open the show!

eily marvels at the height of the buildings

Sunday afternoon we spent a delightful afternoon watching a Pippi Longstocking marionette show at the Swedish Cottage in Central Park

this was followed by a stop at Dean & Delucca for some lunchtime provisions....only managed a few snaps before I was told pics aren't allowed

Monday Morning - Happy St Pat's day and Eily's first visit to American Girl Place


watching the parade...I knit the hats on the train ride down...
my nephew Maxim, Eily & my sister
(just coffee in her cup ~ we're getting old!)

this stop is 1 block from Parsons....home of Project Runway!

we stopped at the Hershey store where they had some of the designs from this seasons challenge!

a quick visit to MOOD! just to say I've been there time for any real shopping, hoped to soak in some of the genius

I will be posting all of my photos from the trip on my flickr site later this week - pop over there is you want to see more!

Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm leaving on a jet plane...don't know when I'll be back again......

Ok - are you humming yet? showing your age??? I am not actually leaving on a jet plane but rather an amtrak train! Eily & I are headed for the Big Apple with my sister and her son for a couple of days in the big city! I'll have lots of fun pics to share when we get back!

until then - au revoir...adios...dowidzenia...ciao!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Fanciful Collection

just listed on etsy.....made with Heather Bailey's fabulous Freshcut collection for freepsirit!

I decided to give each of the skirts one of my favorite Polish girls names as a title!
The fresh colors reminded me of spring in Poland....a beautiful time of year.

Let me introduce.....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

nervous excitement.........

I have been asked to participate in a show in Manhattan at the end of May!

Vida's Market

this is being held for the 1st time on May 31st and features over 50 vendors of childrens handmade items. I am so excited but also wondering where I will find the time to make enough items to take - and then how will I fit them all in the car to get down there LOL!

I will keep you posted on my progress...if there are any of my designs that you love & think I should take with me...leave me a comment or email me ;)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ginger Blossom launch on ETSY

I am participating in a launch on etsy this week celebrating the debut of a FaBuLoUs new fabric...Ginger Blossom.... from my internet friend Sandi Henderson of Portabellopixie!

I was lucky enough to snag a treasury on etsy - this is the place where an individual can showcase some of their favorite finds on etsy...I have filled mine with lovely ginger blossom designs! Click the link below to go to the treasury - click on the thumbnails to see the designs up close and feel free to leave a comment!

treasury on etsy

I have my 1st set up for the launch as well....

I am calling it Peace, Love and...Ginger Blossom!

peace, love & ginger blossom on etsy

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tooting My Own Horn LOL....

one of the 1st sites I stumbled across on the internet when I was looking at selling my designs online was Journal Modiste was a wealth of information for someone getting their feet wet in the boutique world and has been a steady companion the past 2 years.

They are currently sponsoring their Modie Awards...given to top designs in a variety of categories. One of my felted bags has made it to the final 3! I was thrilled to say the is the link to the voting in case you have not yet cast your vote!

Modie Awards on JM

I hope you enjoy peeking at the nominees in all the categories!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Good Morning! I am pleased to offer 3 new listings this week on ebay...

the 1st 2 are for the Clovergirls..Asian Inspiration launch....

Spring Showers



and for Boutique Eden's Escape launch....

individually inspired for you by gock's frocks

I will also be adding some new offerings to my etsy store this week as well as part of a kick off for Sandi Henderson's new fabric GinGer BloSsom!

gock's frocks on etsy

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mango moon madness!

when we were in Aspen, Klem asked if I could make him an ear flap - pilot style PINK! so when I stumbled upon this luscious yarn...carnation dreadlocks.... from Mango Moon I knew it was just what he was looking for.....the pattern is Nelly from Rowan and was knit on size 17 needles ... it took about 45 minutes start to

when we got home the other kids really wanted one too but we were unable to find the mango moon locally so we headed off to the local yarn store and they choose some nice super bulky wool...

Monday, March 03, 2008


it is March already - where did Feb go??? So sorry to have been MIA..I appreciate the emails asking if all was well ; )

We were off playing in the powder in Colorado!

Leo - our 5 year old is obsessed with the terrain parks!

our 10 year old likes to fly too!

Leo- takes a leap!

mom & eily in a self-protrait

the whole crew with grandpa dickie!