Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Design Exchange Market – Ballarat – 1 March 2015

8a Lydiard Street North,  Ballarat.

10 am to 4 pm.

“Full to the Brim with talented Artisans” 

(And Yep, I’ll be there!)

Now Available on Etsy #3

Are you ready for some more goodies?  Here’s a couple of my gorgeous Pure Merino Wool Scarves…..

When you’re on the facebook page (yes, that’s the one you’ve just clicked on the “follow” button for) (facebook = goomo – shopping and retail) you can just click the “shop now” button and then click the link and you will be taken straight over to the Etsy shop.  Yep, that easy!

Ginger Pure Merino Wool scarf
Ginger Pure Merino Wool scarf
Ginger Pure Merino Wool Scarf detail
Ginger Pure Merino Wool Scarf detail
Pink Pure Merino Wool Scarf
Pink Pure Merino Wool Scarf
Pink Pure Merino Wool Scarf Detail
Pink Pure Merino Wool Scarf Detail

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekly Review – 26 February 2015 – Goomo

There’s a great article in this week’s edition of The Weekly Review on me and Goomo:-

for your very own digital copy, go to http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/geelong

Page 19 is the one!

The Weekly Review - 26 February 2015
The Weekly Review – 26 February 2015

Now is the best time to start following my blog, or my facebook page!  (or both, yeah, go for both)  Why?  Well, that’s where all the great Goomo news can be found.  Important stuff, like where I will be and also the latest news on new styles as they come “hot off the press and straight from my machines to you”.          Do that NOW,     quick!        Quick!     QUICK!

 

 

To market, March 2015………..

Looking for me?  March is a busy time with lots of great opportunities to see me and my lovely wares.  Here’s my schedule:-

1 March – Design Exchange Market, Designer Market – Mining Exchange Building, 8a Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, 10 am – 4 pm

7 March – (Saturday of the Labour day long weekend:) Red Hill – Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill, 8 am – 1 pm

8 March – (Sunday of the Labour day long weekend:) Aireys Inlet – Community Centre, Great Ocean Road,  Aireys Inlet, 9 am – 1pm

15 March – Festival of the Sea – Barwon Heads Foreshore, 9 am – 5 pm

22 March – I have a couple of options for this date, so this one is “To be confirmed”, will let you know which one I go for as soon as I do…………….

29 March – Queenscliff Community Market, Gellibrand & Symonds Streets, Queenscliff, 9 am – 2 pm

Important:-

Oh, and by the way…………….  You must follow my blog, or my facebook page!  (or both, yeah, go for both)  Why?  Well, that’s where all the great Goomo news can be found.  Important stuff, like where I will be and also the latest news on new styles as they come “hot off the press and straight from my machines to you”.          Do that NOW, quick!

And, here’s a pic to brighten your day…………

The threads of Goomo
The threads of Goomo

 

Aussie Made Goodness…………..

The longer I live, the more focused on this I get:  no longer happy with vast quantities of second-best imported stuff that’s thrown into our market place. The recent imported Frozen Berry saga made me really think about it all over again………………

I am a realist, however, I do know it’s a big ask to expect that everything we buy is going to be Australian.  Have a look in your wardrobe, is there any Aussie Made Goodness in there? Here’s our challenge, let’s think about this and all the impacts there are when we all keep buying imports.

This year, buy a beautiful, Aussie made item of clothing, go on, love it, live it, wear it. You will thank yourself, and so will so many other folk……………

Goomo - made in Australia
Goomo – made in Australia

Superfine Australian Organic cotton:  This is the fabric I am working on at the moment. It’s a dream, it’s my dream. Go on, ask me why?

I feel it as I work it:

It is so soft,

so fine,

it is Australian,

it is a superfine knit and

it is organic cotton.

It is everything I look for.

 

Superfine Australian Organic cotton
Superfine Australian Organic cotton

I can’t always find Australian made fabric, of course, our market place has reduced so much over the years, so when I do find something to fit my range and style, bliss! I’m hoping you look for Aussie made things too.

Left to right:  Seedling vest over white organic cotton tee, organic cotton tee, blossom vest over white organic cotton tee.
Left to right: Goomo Seedling vest over Goomo white organic cotton tee, Goomo white organic cotton tee, Goomo blossom vest over Goomo white organic cotton tee.

It is a fabulous item to wear on its own, trans-seasonal, long raglan sleeves, nicely shaped crew neck, A-line shaping, and asymmetrical hem with the sides slightly longer than the front and back. Wear it on its own or under one of my pure linen vests – either the Goomo blossom or the Goomo seedling print.

Now available on Etsy, another………….

The Chocolate Brown boiled wool blend fingerless mittens…………………..

Chocolate Brown Boiled wool blend fingerless mittens, featuring crochet shell edging in Alpaca yarn.  yum!  (Accessories not included!)
Chocolate Brown Boiled wool blend fingerless mittens, featuring crochet shell edging in Alpaca yarn. yum! (Accessories not included!)

These are limited edition, once they’re gone, they are gone.  I only have a certain amount of this beautiful boiled wool fabric.  Click over to etsy.com.au and visit my “goomo” shop, and, even better, buy a lovely pair of these.

Now available on Etsy

As they say, “due to popular demand”………………….

I am loading some of my goodies on Etsy so you can purchase on line.

First item to be listed is my Fingerless mittens:

Pure Wool, Australian Merino, hand dyed using only plants and metals.
Pure Wool, Australian Merino, hand dyed using only plants and metals.

On Etsy, my shop is called just “Goomo”.

I’ll be keeping you updated as more items are listed.

 

Splash

As children splashed in the wonderful puddle created by the flash down-pour…………………

splashing in a puddle
splashing in a puddle

I could smell the sweet freshness in the air that the large rain drops had delivered.  It’s so good, so clean, washing away the sticky hotness of today.  I continue to pack the car, grabbing all my lovely goodies from the store room, in preparation for the Aireys Inlet market tomorrow, will the rain stop for me for the market tomorrow?

Left to right:  Pineapple Stripe, Junket combo stripe, Chambray Tankard and Hurricane Stripe tops.
Left to right: Pineapple Stripe, Junket combo stripe, Chambray Tankard and Hurricane Stripe tops.