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 & 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!

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 & 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 :)

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!

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.

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!

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 ;)



Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Winter Handmade Market

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Beat the Canberra chill in the cozy indoors Handmade Winter haven, at the NEW venue of Exhibition Park in Canberra [EPIC] in the Budawang Building, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of June, from 10am until 4pm both days. Make sure you save the date!

We recommend you start your shopping list now and you can find our Facebook event invite to share with your friends here

Rhapsody Design & NOT A TOY @ the Autumn Handmade Market

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Did you know that the Handmade Market will be at a different destination this year? That's right! The Handmade Market has relocated to the Budawang Building, Exhibition Park in Canberra

Fear not. Everything that’s made you heart handmade will be back; 150+ stalls of handmade goodness, the opportunity to meet the clever creatives behind the designs, a celebration of Australian independent designers, a place to feel inspired… and generally just a great excuse to get out and about in the nation's capital with friends and/or family. 104.7's Skyfire will also be lighting up the city skies Saturday evening, with it’s annual fireworks show held over Lake Burley Griffin.

Most importantly... Two days of shopping – THIS Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm – there will be plenty of handmade goodness for all. See you there, @ stall 57.


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!

NOT A TOY @ Brick Expo

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Had the absolute pleasure of attending the Canberra Brick Expo again this year...

If you missed out on a ticket {they sold out super-quick!} you can pick up some brick bling at the Handmade Shop, or catch up with me at the next Handmade Market at the National Convention Centre October 4 & 5