Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ain't she sweet............

We bought E her first sewing machine about a year and a half ago...I gave her a few lessons but the interest was not really there....until this week





she designed & sewed all on her own a top that doubles as an apron with a big pocket on the front! She also made her 1st stripwork skirt that still needs to be hemmed.

It has been so fun having her sitting next to me on her machine while I sew away on have her understand my passion and embrace it is a powerful feeling indeed.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Things happen in 3s.....

....or so they say - whoever "they" may be.....the kids & I have just returned from a fabulous week away...lots of firsts for them all - first time at the ocean, first time in Manhattan for the boys, first visit to Aunt Kimmy (see, there goes that 3 thing again).....more on all of that late
The 3 things I want to talk about were 3 brushes with fame!

On our first day in NYC we headed to the American Girl Store....I noticed a man taking pics with a BIG camera but did not think much of it - saw him a few minutes later taking someones picture...hmmmmm....wonder why? Turns out it was Brandy

klem & Brandy

kids & brandy

Needless to say my kids had no clue who she was - but I did! she was so sweet when I asked if I could take her picture with the kids - she asked them each a few questions, asking Klem how he was surviving the "girl" store!

Then we headed over to the Natural History Museum....the kids had a hot dog on the bench & as we were sitting there I noticed this sign....


then I took note of the big trailers etc...lining the street! After the museum closed they were filming Night at the Museum 2! We hung out for a bit after our visit hoping for a glimpse of Ben Stiller but the best we got was a shot of this plane that has a part in the upcoming movie!

nam2 plane

whew...what a day!

then as we headed north for home a few days later we learned that they were filming Extreme Makeover Home Edition in a town just off of our route home!
Brush with fame #3!



emhe tony

the final picture is one of the neighbors we met - Tony...he'd been watching the activity from his porch all week & was a wealth of knowledge...No, Ty was not on site ;(...but Tony may have a little role on teh show in November! They filmed a segment where Ty is in a boxing ring and they had Tony play the role of his manager, taking off Ty's robe, lacing his gloves and cheering him on! Pretty cool!

We may venture back today for the finale..."Move that Bus!"

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Check it out......

I received a lovely email this morning from etsy seller La Valley Girly

that she had included me in a treasury -

I just loved the colors and her choices - I have definitely found some new favorites!

Monday, August 11, 2008


they may be my favorite part of going away on a trip! Usually we just get something for the kids but this time.....I couldn't resist........

let me introduce you to MY souvenir!

yep...mama got a new pair of boots!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sneak Peek....

I wanted to share a sneak peek of a new design I am listing on ebay later today as part of the
charity auction on ebay. All proceeds will go to help the fight against cancer....some of ebays finest designers are participating so be sure to check out the teams auctions!

here are a few peeks at what I am listing today....



find the dress here... .99 NR on ebay!


Sunday, August 03, 2008

On Vacation........

adk day1 013, originally uploaded by gock's frocks.
we are spending the week in the Adirondack Mountains with my family...this is a photo from the lake last night....such an incredible place!

******In celebration of my vacation I am offering FREE SHIPPING in my etsy store for the week that I am gone! Enjoy ;) *****