Sunday, February 14, 2010

All things new....

New market set up, new markets, new products...... it's all go for both Goosey Gander and Flibbertigibbet!

We had our first market stall for 2010 at Hall on 7 Feb. The weather looked a little inclement, so we tested out our marquee for the first time. Despite having practiced putting it up, we still had a little trouble on the day, so were grateful for the help of our friendly neighbouring stall holders! Flib took some photos of our new set up:
Yes, that's right, all shorts are on sale for the bargain price of $10! This special price will be available at Mathilda's on 28 February.
Here is a close up of the pinafores so you can see some of my new designs for 2010 - Ollie the Elephant (as featured in a previous blog post) and the sweet little Chocolate Bird. And that's my very last Ladybird Parade on the right - in a size 2.

Despite it looking grey and overcast, with the odd sprinkle of rain (yay for the marquee!) it was a really lovely day and a pleasant change after the recent hot weather. Unfortunately the threat of rain was enough to keep people away, and it was a quiet day for us both.

Of course, Flib and I put the time to good use chatting about our plans for new products and getting the creative juices flowing.
For Mathilda's I will have another two new pinafore designs - one denim and one in a pink cord, both featuring a funky flower print trim. I'll also have a new line of bibs, prefect for baby presents, as well as restocking my popular "tag toys".
Other items in the pipeline include an "all-seasons" denim skirt - I'm visioning something that would look sweet on its own for summer, but also work well over tights or leggings for colder weather.
Flib is full of ideas too, and as always, we will feature coordinating fabrics across both our ranges, so the little girls in your life can have matching clothes and accessories.
And on a final note, Flib and I are excited to announce that we have been approved for a stall at the Old Bus Depot Markets!!! I've been a customer of these markets going back ten years now - clothes for myself, gifts, yummy food, and of course clothes and accessories for The Gander and Miss Goosey - so I'm looking forward to becoming a stall holder there too. I'll be sure to let you know when we have decided upon a date for our debut.
Until then, you can find us at the fabulous Mathilda's Market on Sunday 28 February.
Mama Goose


  1. Hello and congratulations on your lovely clothing!! just a friendly note to say Hi. I also make childrens clothing although I'm having a bit of a break at the moment! I also used to do the Bus Depot Markets so if you have any questions please feel free to ask me.
    Good Luck.
    P.S I love your boys elephant pants, and my biggest tip work on boys stuff - noboby does much of it and I made a killing out of boys clothing!!!!!

  2. The last Ladybird Parade. So tempting, *so* tempting ...

  3. Thanks Rachel for your comments. I've seen your stall before at both Old Bus Depot Markets and Handmade :-) Best of luck with your new venture in Shop Handmade - very exciting news for Canberra!

  4. I've been searching and searching for more of that fabric Anne, but haven't been able to find it.....