Friday, May 14, 2010

Tess Anthony Photography

Goosey Gander and Flibbertigibbet had a photo shoot with Tess Anthony Photograpy on Monday. You can see a sneak peek of Tess's gorgeous photos on her Facebook page, but I've posted one of The Gander and one of Miss Goosey below.

Tess has recently started her photography business in Canberra, specialising in babies, children and families. We've had two sessions with her now, and have been very impressed with her work. The Gander and Miss Goosey just love exploring the Australian National Botanic Gardens while Tess follows them round with her camera, and the result is some beautiful, natural, portraits of the children.

Tess is having a special deal at the moment:

$70- includes session fee, and a disk of low resolution images.
$130 – includes session fee, and a disk of high resolution images

Yep, that's right, a whole CD of images to print or email to friends and family!
Thanks Tess - we love your work!

Mama Goose

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Celebration of Wool

The Old Bus Depot Markets will be holding their annual "A Celebration of Wool" market this Sunday 16 May.

Products on display will include handfelted garments and accessories; designer knitwear; millinery; weavings; funky beanies; and farm label knitwear. If you are into knitting there will also be a fantastic range of specialist yarns. Regional Guilds provide demonstrations of hand spinning, hand felting, and other traditional wool based crafts.

Check out the Old Bus Depot Markets website for more information.

It sounds like it will be a wonderful day, and I'm disapointed that we will be away this weekend, and won't be able to attend. I've had an obsession with baby hats since before I was even pregnant with The Gander, and I can never resist a cute knitted beanie!

And speaking of beanies, local business MissChief Maker, located at Rodney's Nursery in Pialligo, is running a Babies in Beanies competition. The competition is open to 0-5 year olds. Entry is $30 which goes directly to Newborn Intensive Care Foundation. MissChief Maker have a gorgeous range of new, handmade and vintage children's wear, so if you haven't already, then stop by and have a look next time you are in Pialligo.

Mama Goose

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What's new?

There is a rule of thumb in Canberra that ANZAC Day marks the start of the cold weather, and this year has been no exception. While we are still lucky enough to be enjoying some beautifully sunny days, the evenings and mornings are getting rather chilly. And given that both The Gander and Miss Goosey still have me up regularly during the night, I can attest to the fact that it most definitely feels like winter at 3am!

My pinafores have been in demand year round (it appears I'm not the only mum who likes to buy kids clothes in bigger sizes and stash them away for next year), but I have been working on some new designs for winter 2010. A few of them debuted at the March Handmade Market, and are available for sale at Shop Handmade.
Mod Blooms (I'm already down to my last few of this fabric):

Little Birdie:

I'm working on another few designs for my June Markets:

Handmade Market on Saturday 5 June:and the Old Bus Depot Markets special Kids in the Shed on Sunday 20 June.

Mama Goose

A long time between markets......

It feels like it's been a long time between markets. Last year Flib and I were regulars at Hall Markets each month, as well as doing Mathilda's and Handmade.

But with the success of Mathilda's Market in February and Handmade Market in March, followed by the opening of Shop Handmade in April, the boxes under my bed, that were once overflowing with stock, are now rather bare.......

So when I realised last week that the next Handmade Market is only a month away, I entered a mild state of panic. Luckily this was helped by a little online retail therapy, and before I knew it, over 40 yards of fabric was on its way to my front door...... nothing like new fabric to motivate a girl to get sewing!

So a-sewing I will be, creating lots of new pinafores, pants and appliqued tops, all ready for the Winter Warmer Handmade Market on 5 June.

Mama Goose