Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Hey All, I hope after the length of time since my last post I still have some faithful followers!! I am feeling the best today that I have in probably a little more than a year. Every day of my life is surrounded by the sadness of losing my son. Well today I was interviewed by the Saratogian about my newly opened got it DRD Designs!! It is located at 20 Washington Street, Suite 2, Ballston Spa, New York.  Right now I am only open weekends but will be extending hours soon. The paper interviewed me over the phone and I told them all about my amazing son and him being the inspiration to the jean designs now known as DRD (as you recall these are his initials). So look for me in the paper this Friday, November 4th. This is also what's known as First Friday in Ballston Spa where there are events and celebrations and music and discounts and all the stores stay open late. Come check it out you local people and the rest of you can check out my store website..its not fully finished but its a start..learn as you go type of thing..  Hugs to all. Peace Love and Rock n Roll folks!!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Hey All, Hope all you who view are well. The summer is coming to a close (ok, maybe it has closed but I am trying to think positive...not easy these days). I am making some really great things for winter but am continuing to make skirts as we ladies know we wear them year round and can always put on leggings or stockings or tights!! FASHION WITH PASSION I say!! My Art from the Heart may be renting space and opening a small boutique!! I really hope so. I feel that if it is meant to be it will happen. In the meantime I am busy planning and getting all my ducks in a row..all my designs in a row? No time to post pics at present but will post new designs and new layouts soon.  I will return to keep you posted on this heart warming endeavor. Only TIME will tell. Smiles to hide the pain.  Hugs to heal it. Until next time.. via con dios

Thursday, August 25, 2011


This Saturday the Johnstown Music and Arts Festival located at 1 Prindle Court, Johnstown, New York. Come and check out the new designs by DRD Designs. Many new items available for Back to School. Get a FREE pin with any purchase! Free raffle with any purchase to win pocketbook of the week!! So many fun items for all ages from infants to adults. Custom orders are always welcome. Give me a pair of your own favorite jeans and let me jazz them up!! Hope to see all my followers there!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


With all the summer clearance and the BACK TO SCHOOL specials DRD Designs had much success at the Chicks Along the Canal event. Was heartwarming to see how many people were touched by the life of my son without even having met him. He continues to shine!! I will always keep him in my life in as many ways as possible. I sold over 17 items this week. 17 of my original unique DRD designs and some accessories including an awesome purse and some peace sign pendants..what else would they be?? So back to sewing to replenish my inventory for the upcoming show on August 27th!! This show is at the Shirley Luck Senior Center in Johnstown, New York.  Shorts will be on clearance as the summer is drawing to a close. Lots of great back to school items for those with unique taste!! Come and check it out!

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Well, I am back and I am not sure how I am feeling really. I saw so many amazing things and experienced so many different things that I am still in a bit of a whirlwind. Life seems a little dull now that it has slowed down but at the same time I need the rest. I am sad to return to reality and the loss of my son tears me up inside every day. I am not sure how or where to begin to pick up the pieces of what is left of my life. I will try. I have to. I have 3 awesome daughters and a lot of life left to live or to try to live. Some days it seems impossible and other days are bearable. I have only figured out that the only thing I can do for certain right now is to take one day at a time. That is my life at present.  I am looking for more craft shows and stores and ways to get my designs out there!! open to any suggestions whatsoever!! Next show is in Little Falls on August 13th and 14th. Hope to make some sales!! Love to all who follow. More soon.

Monday, June 27, 2011


So in 3 days I get in the in the sun along the way. I hope to do some soul searching and healing. I hope to come back a little different than who I am now but only "Time" will tell. I emphasize time like that because I have a tattoo of the word "Time" matches the one on my son's shoulder...there's a story of course.. there always is. Everybody has some in this thing we call LIFE. He got the tattoo and when I asked him what time was he said "Time is everything Mom, what do you mean?" I wonder if he knew just how right he was. Our Time together was much too short but I still feel blessed for having had him as my only son. I am now following a dream I have to sell his designs on his favorite beach..Venice. I got a permit from the State of California. Thank you Cali!! and am scheduled to arrive there on the 11th. Whatever happens, however it goes, this is the last place we went on vacation together. I miss him terribly and it will feel good I believe to visit the places we went together and to reminicse the good times we had there.  I will post my selling experience for sure!! Thanks for following all. Thanks for the LOVE!!
All you need is love...da da da da  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


In a rush so just a quick post for now. Will supplement later and add photos. I had a great show and sold a good number of my designs. I am delighted. It is really catching on..."cool" that is! People love "cool." So I have 40 more designs to do before the show on the 24th because after that I am on the road on June 30th to travel cross country and to sell my jeans on Venice Beach in California!! My son's favorite vacation location. I will get to see a free concert of the Bangles on the Santa Monica Pier too!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to get out of here.

More soon...thanks for your dedication in following my blog. Much love...

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Many new items are being hand designed this week and next for addition to the already great items made for the upcoming sale next Saturday, June 11th in Richfield Springs. I am making a little mini vacation out of it. Going up the night before....going out with a fellow seamstress who has fabulous shirts and scarfs etc to go with my bottoms!! RoseMari Brand..find her on facebook and she has a blog too!! So much love goes into these items...they are all unique and one of a kind. Orders can be placed to custom design..anything you want from Disney to military to goth to woodstock, favorite bands, causes (ie breast cancer, autism,) you come up with it and I will design it!! So get your COOL on and honor a memory at the same time. DRD Designs will also donate items for causes so let me know if you have something coming up. Thank you for following the blog. Enjoy the fresh air, sounds, sights and smells of summer weather. Be thankful for the little things.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Well, it was a weekend of reuniting with cousins and meeting new cousins after 20 plus years for some of us at my Grandmother's 100th birthday celebration. Life is ironic and painful. To think my son lived only 24 years and my grandmother has lived an amazing 100! Wow, it boggles the mind. She is the DNA that made all who is now the "family" I made the most of my weekend as I enjoyed the company of long lost relatives who have fallen on the wayside since the passing of my father 22 years ago...things happen. Life gets in the way of life sometimes. I got some jeans from my cousin who lives in Tupper Lake to make her a pair of Memory jeans!! She gave me a couple patches she would like on them and told me to "do whatever you want" to them. So... here is the latest item made for my neice who is 24..she and my son were only 1 month and a few days apart in age. She is going to Tennessee to attend a 4 day music festival and campout!! Yay what fun. The photo is of the skirt I made her. The heart made from a piece of my son's jeans. I have a couple items (one pair of jeans that he had cut off, a pair of shorts, a tee shirt and a tank top) of which I cut small pieces to add to jeans made for family members only. So the weekend if over, the celebration of a long lived life, the reunion of long lost cousins and its back to reality (which sucks) but also back to work on my jeans which is my sanity. Soon I will be packing the car full of jeans and headed to Venice Beach!! Next show is June 11th then June 24th and then who knows what day I will be on Venice Beach but I will be keeping you followers posted!!! Thankyou all for being a part of DRD Designs and for helping to keep my son's memory alive in the hearts of all who love him.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hey All, Just a quick update..the May 21st show was a success. I was very pleased with my sales especially when the event was not high in attendance. I sold 8 DRD Design Jeans and 2 pocketbooks along with some little odds and ends. Thanks to all who purchased and thank you to all who follow the blog.

Keeping my son's memory alive is more important to me than anything else!!

Here he is on a billboard!! LOL
Rock on Dillon. I love you!!