Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My favourite things

These elephant pants (modelled here by The Gander) are one of my favourite pieces in my current range, as they are really the item that started Goosey Gander.

I started sewing when I was quite young - I think I was about eight when my mum first let me loose on her sewing machine to make dolls clothes. My interest in sewing waxed and waned through my teens and twenties. But it was reignited with the birth of Miss Goosey, when I discovered all the gorgeous handmade clothes I could buy for her. Upon discovering how much money I was spending on tiny little pink clothes, my husband encouraged me to try sewing my own, thinking that it would be a cheaper option. Little did he know that I would just start spending money on fabrics instead, and building a fabric stash that would soon take over several cupboards....

The elephant pants were one of the first things I made for The Gander, and he loves them as much as I do.
Mama Goose

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mathilda's Market

Flib and I are very excited to announce that we will be at Mathilda's Market on Sunday November 15!!! I'm going to be a busy little Goose between now and then, sewing lots of gorgeous summer stock.

Mathilda's Market was first held in Canberra in April 2009, with November being the second market. If you didn't make it to Mathilda's last time, then here is why you should make a trip this time:

Mathilda's Market showcases and sells beautiful handcrafted and limited production baby and kids goods. Carefully handpicked stallholders bring the most divine and original clothing, accessories, homewares and toys for the little ones. Exquisite wares are lovingly made by some of Australia’s most talented crafters and designers – many of them parents themselves. It’s a shopper’s heaven for those who want to stylishly dress their children or decorate their kids’ home environment, but don’t want to buy mass produced, chain store items. At Mathilda’s Market you’ll see the funkiest and most gorgeous of outfits for the kids, chic bedroom decorations and furnishings, bright and brilliant toys, must-have accessories, pretty and practical bags and shoes, dreamy vintage-inspired creations, handcrafted musical instruments and jewellery, fabulous dress-up costumes, striking linen ... and so much more! As most of the stallholders don’t have a shop front, you are guaranteed to find something truly unique.

So come and see our stand at the upcoming Mathilda’s Market on Sunday 15 November, from 10am to 2pm at Manuka Oval (Bradman Room), Manuka Circle, Griffith. This will be a fantastic day out for young & old. For a sneak preview, have a look at the website (www.mathildasmarket.com.au) and enjoy a browse through the photos of all participants. I look forward to seeing you there!

Mama Goose