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?!


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.


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 ;)


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!


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?