Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A nice reason for slow progress

Our progress has been a little halted with a new addition to the family. "Aggie" was rescued from a building site at 4weeks and has joined our happy bunch. This gorgeous black and white ball of fluff tries to help me sew but is more of a good excuse to sit down and relax. All we need is for it to survive the clutches of my daughter and we will be fine!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mathilda's Market

We had a lovely day at Mathilda's Market on Saturday. We met lots of really wonderful stall holders and customers. Thankyou to everyone who visited our stall on Saturday. Here are some photos of our stall from the day. The day got so busy I forgot to take a wide shot of the stall - Oh well.

Monday, February 15, 2010

YUDU is here!

Finally our YUDU arrived from the US. I should mention that it actually arrived a week ago. In my excitement we unpacked the machine and set it up. Being a typical male my husband plugged it into the wall and after an almighty pop, and a slight panic attack, we realised that he blew one of the fuses. In his infinite wisdom he mentioned that he did think it was probably 110v not 240v but thought the adapter would fix it. No. It doesn't! My reaction and subsequent cooling off period must have jolted him into action; feeling very guilty he found someone to fix the machine and we were set to go.

Never having screen printed before, I managed to make the necessary rookie mistakes. I destroyed two emulsion sheets and went through a bottle of emulsion remover before finally - a successful screen. Yeah!

I have had some great success and some items that are best placed in the seconds pile, but I think we are almost on top of it. The back of our Tshirts and onesies are looking good. Now all I need is about 15 more days before Mathilda's Market ( or 15 more people to help!).

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We’re so excited! On Saturday 20 February, Nan's Garden will be showcasing our wares at Mathilda's Market. This is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or of limited production.

The retailers are hand pick to ensure an exciting product range. It's a kid's shopping heaven. Better yet, most of the retailers do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else.

Please come and see our stand for Nan's Garden Clothing at Mathilda’s Market from 9am to 4pm at the Brisbane Racecourse at Eagle Farm, Ascot. Entry and parking is free.
All the stalls are held INSIDE (in the stunning St Leger & The Tote), so come rain, hail or shine, Mathilda’s Market will proceed. With almost 80 retailers, gourmet food, plenty of kids entertainment Mathilda’s Market is becoming one of Brisbane’s best shopping destinations for the little ones.

For a sneak preview, have a look at the website (www.mathildasmarket.com.au) and enjoy a browse through the photos of all participants. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

new to the world of blogging

Our very first launch into the world of blogging and I'm lost for words! Welcome to the very first posting for Nan's Garden. Hopefully you will be able to come on a journey with us as we create new outfits and environmentally conscious cuddly toys.

Happy wearing, cuddling and planting!