Etsy Community Market Canberra

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Meet your favourite Australian makers, designers, artists and curators in person on July 29 at the Etsy Community Market powered by Square. Taking place in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide... these markets are a chance to get out and about in winter, to connect with local Etsy talent and to buy unique goods.

Although I am not super savvy enough to set up a shop for shoppers to shop with me on Etsy. I am a regular customer and general groupie of the online marketplace for creative creators, sooooo they let me sneak in when they extended the event at Exhibition Park in Canberra to a second day, that's right partay people, it's on Sunday July 30 from 9am-3pm as well now - YAY!

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Rhapsody Design rocks Brisvegas Bay!

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There's a box of rhapsody winging it's way to Wynnum to grace the shelves of The Collective Store. Watch out Queensland, here I come! Pssst. When you buy an item at The Collective Store you are directly supporting Australian artisans *warm fuzzy feelings abound*

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Winter Handmade Market

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Beat the Canberra chill in the cozy indoors Handmade Market Winter haven, at Exhibition Park in Canberra [EPIC] in BOTH the Budawang and Coorong Buildings. Two big days of sensational shopping, this Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of June, from 10am until 4pm both days. You will need the public holiday on Monday to recover!

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Handmade Markets

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Did you miss the first Handmade Canberra event for the year, hmmm? Well... looky here! There are THREE more opportunities in twenty seventeen to get your shop on with handcrafted homegrown brands and the next market is only a hop, skip 'n' jump away - YAYNESS :)

Guest photographer Emma Holland

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Posting daily can lead to flatlay fatigue... so I enlisted the talented young multi-disciplinary artist Emma Holland to style and shoot the Rhapsody range for some fresh new flavour. Her images proved this lover of colour is a great storyteller. What do you think?

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Autumn Handmade Market

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Come along and support your Australian art and design community (please?!)... At the usual digs. 220ish stalls, two pavilions, two days of shopping – NEXT Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

See you there, mmmkay!

NOT A TOY @ Brickvention, Melbourne

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Australia’s premier LEGO® fan convention is being held January 13-15. The highly anticipated annual event features a HUGE collection of models from 300 Aussie exhibitors, including trains, castles, pirates, Star Wars™, space ships, planes, buildings, sculptures and much more. Play in the build zone, stock up on rare sets in the merchandise area and be inspired to build your own brick creations at Melbourne's Brickvention 2017!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Rhapsody Design

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Thank you to my family and friends for tolerating the sh*t out of me again this year, to event planners for liking what I do... and most especially to the loyal and lovable customers of Rhapsody Design/NOT A TOY for your ongoing support. See you all in 2017 for more adventures (drops mic)

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Christmas Handmade Market

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There may not be snow... or mistletoe... but, the Handmade Market is still rockin’ around the Christmas tree THIS weekend, Saturday and Sunday at the usual place, Exhibition Park in Canberra, from 10am – 4pm both days. That’s right. The twelve days of Christmas are squeezed in to two! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we are spreading the crafty Christmas cheer. And it’s all handmade with love and joy.

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ Makers+Merchants Twilight Market

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Look out Goulburn Town... the makers and shakers are making moves to light up the local life! The creative brains behind some super successful handmade brands have carefully curated a collaboration of the finest products and produce from the area, bringing together a beautiful evening of food, shopping, and Christmas spirit. Plan to do your festive shopping locally this year - go on, do it *shakes fist* From 5-9pm at St Saviour's Hall, 170 Bourke Street this Friday evening.

NOT A TOY @ Show and Tell Christmas Night Market

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Show & Tell is an exciting NEW contemporary Canberra design market held at the beautifully appointed Belconnen Arts Centre, founded by illustrator and graphic designer (and living doll) Juliette Dudley. Open 4-9pm it will be brimming with one-of-a-kind finds for all! And with delicious local food and live music, shoppers can merrily bop and shop 'til they drop.

NOT A TOY @ Old Bus Depot Markets this Bling Sunday

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With only 41 sleeps until Christmas, get your shop on at Old Bus Depot Markets this weekend... Discover something made with love and care for your nearest and dearest this silly season whilst supporting local small businesses. You will find something for everyone on that list, whether they have been naughty or nice!

NOT A TOY @ Old Bus Depot Markets' Jewel of Canberra

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NOT A TOY will be back at the Bus Depot this Sunday in Kingston from 10-4 among other adornment artistes offering up all things shiny, sparkly, bright and beautiful of the bling persuasion. Accessorize or die!

NOT A TOY @ Old Bus Depot Markets for Bling Sunday

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There's going to be a new oldie at Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston this weekend... Rhapsody Design used to be a monthly stallholder five years back and now it's NOT A TOY's time to shine at their Bling Sunday event.

You can also catch my creative gal pals Wombat and Poss, JAC Studios and Sovata there. Shop local, shop handmade!

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Spring Handmade Market

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The next Handmade Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra is not too far away now and the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping... there's only 100ish days until the fat man 'ho ho ho's'! The event coincides quite conveniently with Floriade too so you are able to enjoy art, design PLUS celebrate Spring with a frolic amidst the one million blooms down the road

We recommend you start planning your visit (and shopping list) now ;)

Canberra Brick Expo 2016

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A BIG thank you to all those who visited the NOT A TOY stall at the recent Canberra Brick Expo, it was yet again a crazy and clever celebration of LEGO® love. We truly appreciate all those involved... the organisers, volunteers, exhibitors, vendors and brick building enthusiasts.

Fortunately, you won’t have time to miss us too much, there is not a long wait until the Spring Handmade Market event on September Saturday 10 and Sunday 11, from 10am – 4pm at the Exhibition Park in Canberra. Convenient one stop Christmas shopping [it's less than 150 days away, you know?] so be sure to save the date!

NOT A TOY @ Canberra Brick Expo

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Held at the Hellenic Club Woden from July 29-31, Brick Expo is an ah-MAZ-ing exhibition of LEGO® creations...

As a not-for-profit event all proceeds of ticket sales will contribute to the purchase of much needed medical equipment for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital [PaTCH]

This year it will be an epic THREE DAY EVENT, including a cocktail party Saturday night, so get booked in NOW!

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Winter Handmade Market

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It's the last chance to shop handmade at the Handmade Shop in the Canberra city... the store finishes trading May 31. There are lots of great bargains to be had, including reduced prices on Rhapsody framed prints and craft kits. Check out Trove as the new go-to for goodies of the creative persuasion in the CBD.

You will not miss Rhapsody's designs for too long... the Winter Handmade Market is June 11 and 12 at Exhibition Park in Canberra from 10-4 both days. Followed quickly by Brick Expo Australia's Capital LEGO® exhibition, for THREE HUGE DAYS - July 29-31

 

 

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Autumn Handmade Market

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With approximate crowds of 20,000+ expected to attend the Autumn Handmade Market event THIS weekend, it’s going to be EPIC [pun fully intended]!

Handmade enthusiasts flock from all over Australia to revel in the amazing talent of our nation’s independent designers. Artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all at one convenient destination – Budawang Building and the adjacent pavillion, Exhibition Park in Canberra [EPIC]. A unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate quality, handcrafted and locally designed items.

Come along and support your Australian art and design community. 220 stalls, two pavilions, two days of shopping – THIS Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

See you there!

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas @ Rhapsody Design

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Thank you to all those who swung by the Rhapsody Design stall at the Handmade Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra last month. If you couldn't make it, there's always the next event December 12 & 13, so pencil it in on the calendar. With over 200 stalls, it is the convenient one-stop Christmas shopping experience. What could spread more festive cheer than investing in Australian independent design for your loved ones, hmmm?!

If you can't wait that long for your fix, the Handmade Shop in the city is open six days for your daily handmade needs ;)