Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ Handmade Canberra Christmas 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 inside Budawang and Coorong Pavilions in Exhibition Park in Canberra, from 10am – 4pm both days... But wait, there's MORE good news. This year the event debuts a FRIDAY NIGHT opening!!! 'Whaaaaa?!', I hear you say. Uh. Yeah. That’s right. The twelve days of Christmas are squeezed in to two... and a half! With a twilight shopping evening from 5-9pm for those who wish to beat the crowds and shop by starlight.


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... so no guilt if you buy a little something something for yourself too, promise *wink wink* Shop small and local this silly season, alrighty?!

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Rhapsody Design pimps Zilpah Tart Spring collection

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I've recently been given the wonderful opportunity to have my Rhapsody dangles rocked by Devojkamodels wearing locally handmade Zilpah Tart frocks. Another Canberra based creative force, Tina Nikolovski, captured the Spring collection in all it's colourful glory and offered us a tantalising tease of what's to come down the catwalk this FASHFEST. You can then purchase these pretties from Yumi afterward at Floriade, the nation's biggest celebration of Spring.

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Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Spring Handmade Market

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The next Handmade Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra is just around the corner on September 16 & 17 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 ;)

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Canberra Brickexpo 2017

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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 16 and Sunday 17, from 10am – 4pm at the usual place, Exhibition Park in Canberra. Convenient one stop Christmas shopping [it's less than 150 days away... just sayin'] so be sure to save the date to get your festive shop on!

NOT A TOY @ Canberra BrickExpo

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Held at the Hellenic Club Woden from August 11-13, 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 another epic THREE DAY EVENT, so get booked in NOW, tickets are selling fast!

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!

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!

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 ;)



Rhapsody Design @ Handmade Christmas Market

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The next Handmade Market is only 14 sleeps away - eek!

You will find everything you need for festive fun at the National Convention Centre Canberra, December 6 and 7, from 10 - 4 both days. With 180 stalls of Australian made art, homewares, fashion, toys, bodycare, food, jewellery & accessories, stationery, craft kits... filling TWO LEVELS of the building! And a special VIP early entry on the Sunday morning if you take along this image

Rhapsody Design and Not a Toy will be there enjoying the merrymaking!