Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Heavenly Handmade



Another gobsmackingly gorgeous Handmade Market wowed Canberra last weekend. It's been a while since I last went to one...I was too ill to go to any in 2013 much to my disappointment. In fact this time last year I was stuck in Oncology unable to go anywhere. Going to Handmade twelve months on, with hair on my head and in good health again, made it all the sweeter.

(Take that cancer! POW!!! Right in the kisser!)



As ever the girls from Handmade gathered together a vastly eclectic group of designers and artisans from our region and it was like a rolling feast going from one stall to the next. I tend to sigh audibly when I see beautifully hand crafted goodies and had I not been in such a blissful state I would have surely told myself to shut up already, enough with the incessant sighing!


Here is just a tiny taste of what was on offer...



Captivating artwork from the lovely Sarah Elliott at Elliott My Dear.




Delicate Japanese rice paper lampshades by Samantha & Machiko at Akari.





Gorgeous linen tea towels featuring witty, playful designs by the wonderful Caroline Verity at Ink and Weave. I could have easily cleaned her out but my husband would have disowned me as the crazy tea towel lady. Honestly, THE most fantastic designs. I've framed these two and they now feature on my walls at home.


Totally my cup of tea!




Quirky vintage inspired jewellery from Kaboodle Designs.





Stunning Sterling Silver jewellery from designer Naomi Dootson at Appleye.

I'll be going back to her online store time and time again...her designs are just so beautiful and striking and make perfect presents.




Completely fun and fabulous modern crochet designs from Two Alike. I mean honestly, how freaking cute are these kids hats?!?! My boys will be wandering about in winter as toasty warm little Knights and Vikings.




Bright and beautiful laser cut Perspex & Bamboo jewellery from designer Andrea Wild at Rosefinch & Belle. The inspiration behind her designs is just so precious.






Seriously yummy soy candles made in the tiny village of Quandialla in central west NSW by the fab Sarah Ryan at the Quandialla Candle Co.





And last but by no means least...delicate porcelain designs from burgeoning local ceramicist Jenny Harris at From Me To You.


I'll definitely be saving more pennies for the June Handmade Market.

If you shop Handmade you will never fail to fall in love with the abundant talent of local designers. Go you good thing!


xx Em



  1. Oh wow! I would love to attend one these markets! The clock necklace looks like something i would buy!

    1. Hi Rosemarie, the next Market is on this month. Definitely worth a visit! Cheers Em


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