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Handmade Market-Canberra’s Upmarket

By Handmademarket - 1 October 2008 35

Come to Handmade market, Canberra’s Upmarket to experience high quality, stylish, unique products created by talented artists, craftsmen, designers and gourmets.

See why Canberra’s Handmade Market will be the place to shop for original and handcrafted wares.

UPDATE: Invitations are now open to apply to show off at Handmade Market.

Places are booking fast and designers are added to the designers page as they are accepted. Check them out at www.handmademarket.com.au

CheersMarket Girl.

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Granny 8:25 pm 18 Nov 08

No, that doesn’t work either. Now I’m really confused ….

Granny 8:24 pm 18 Nov 08

Good point, WMC! I really need to be much more hoopy.

: )

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:17 pm 18 Nov 08

He’s a really hoopy frood.

‘Hoopy’ is a noun.

miz 6:57 pm 18 Nov 08

Looks like a nice way to spend some time this weekend . . . ‘Xmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat’ and all that . . .

Granny 5:15 pm 18 Nov 08

Well, I think you’re wonderful. We’ll have an excellent day.

Handmademarket 5:08 pm 18 Nov 08

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger Granny!

Thanks for asking

Granny 4:57 pm 18 Nov 08

Are you ok, Market Girl?

Granny 4:53 pm 18 Nov 08

He’s a really hoopy frood.

; )

Gungahlin Al 4:51 pm 18 Nov 08

Be sure to bring plenty of water and a towel

As the Ford Prefect says, never leave home without your towel.
🙂

Gungahlin Al 4:50 pm 18 Nov 08

Genie, in answer to your “why don’t you work together with the existing markets” remark, don’t have time to troll back over all the explanations on why your assumption is wrong when it’s already been answered before. Just have a look back over some of the previous posts here on the topic, or on the GCC website http://www.gcc.asn.au – just pop the word markets into the little search field at the top.

MSG: yeah ‘mazing ain’t it? We were blessed with a massive expanse of paving in the middle of our town instead of landscaping and grass like we asked for, and were told to suck it up cos it would be a bril place for markets. And when someone wants to expand on (not compete with) the existing small markets, with the support of the surrounding retailers and the community and the existing market operators, the ACT bureaucracy blockades it at every turn. Sore nerve I guess.

Jim Jones 4:44 pm 18 Nov 08

NoAddedMSG said :

I never knew there was such passionate angst to be found in the world of markets…..

I am looking forward to the Handmade Markets, and really hoping that they live up to expectations.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and a towel, that way you’ll be able to cover your face and get out when the riot police fill the joint with tear gas.

Granny 4:41 pm 18 Nov 08

Genie said :

Once again finally to all you Gungahlin residents – there is already a perfectly good market operating monthly at the Marketplace.. Yes it needs a little bit more work and alot more of your support. So why would you want to ruin someone elses market to start up your own in Gungahlin. Why not work together?? To me it seems like the most of you only care about yourselves – and not looking at the bigger picture of supporting ALL marketstall holders and the charities that give stallholders the chance to sell their items.

Come to think about it – I believe the Gungahlin Marketplace Market is on this Saturday. How slack of you to not even support the closest market to where you live.

Come to think of it, why don’t you just mind your own damn business and stop telling me where to shop and how to live?

NoAddedMSG 4:25 pm 18 Nov 08

I never knew there was such passionate angst to be found in the world of markets…..

I am looking forward to the Handmade Markets, and really hoping that they live up to expectations.

Genie 4:05 pm 18 Nov 08

No i’m just now really curious as to where the missing $4000 is !? If you have to spend THAT much money advertising something – then its a waste of money. Why spend 80%+ on putting on an event – especially when it is for charity.

I can’t stand people who rip of charities. Market Girl is claiming profits are donated, but at $110 per stall and lets say 50 stalls thats $5500, but only $1000 has been raised.

Disappointing in my eyes.

Doubt you can even imagine the effort it is to make things then run a market stall, neverlone organise the entire market like Market Girl is.

I am a market stall holder… Have been for 5+ years. Also attended Hall Markets for all these years and still only pay the $35 fee. I am also fully aware of how much effort it takes to run and organise a market. I have assisted in running several markets over the years, which is why I find your concept of a market appauling. Charging $110 is only looking out for yourself and not the stallholder.

Of course she would be anonymous with her tail between her legs, you coward!!

As for being anonymous, I have been a regular of the RiotACT for a few years now – why change my name or announce to everyone who I am for your benefit. Also if you wern’t Newbies you would also realise that most weeks I post on the Wots On Guide of Markets that aren’t normally advertised and spread the word of the lesser known markets. And every Month that Hall is on – you’ll see me advertising it.

As for comparing your Market to Bus Depot Markets. I’m not the one who mentioned Bus Depot to start with – I have never supported this Market and never plan to.

Need some pics to slap some Molonglo MLAs around with to get the Gungahlin site happening.
Once again finally to all you Gungahlin residents – there is already a perfectly good market operating monthly at the Marketplace.. Yes it needs a little bit more work and alot more of your support. So why would you want to ruin someone elses market to start up your own in Gungahlin. Why not work together?? To me it seems like the most of you only care about yourselves – and not looking at the bigger picture of supporting ALL marketstall holders and the charities that give stallholders the chance to sell their items.

Come to think about it – I believe the Gungahlin Marketplace Market is on this Saturday. How slack of you to not even support the closest market to where you live.

posie 3:38 pm 18 Nov 08

What is with you Genie?? Too much time on your hands?? You seem to be getting very personal here so all i can assume is that you are one hell of a boring & negative person, with nohting more to do than knock a fantastic opportunity for creative small businesses & Christmas gift buying atmosphere. Doubt you can even imagine the effort it is to make things then run a market stall, neverlone organise the entire market like Market Girl is.

Let me list some of you complete myths about market stalls around the ACT. FYI to have an outdoor stall at Old Bus Depot, in the heat of Summer in November & December, if you haven’t done more than 20 markets that year, blah blah blah, is over $70 (more for indoors, double stalls, corners, power outlet etc, see a million variations & price additions, restrictions etc, so get your facts right!!) & they aren’t supporting any charity other than the odd free stall to a charity who has to do all the work.

I also attend Hall, yes, it’s run by lovely people, funds for charity & close to my Gungahlin home, stalls are $44 outside in the dusty paddock (more for large & indoor sites).

You barely see an advertisement for either, they’re not “Special Events”, particularly exclusive OR in the glorious Albert Hall. Can i also make the point of how happy we stall holders were to pay our fees, as finally someone in Canberra is creating a special event for our handmade wares.

How dare you imply that the Handmade Market organiser who is saying she is raising funds for MND, is taking profit from the number of stalls x stall price?? Apart from hall hire, you have considered her costs, primarily ADVERTISING in all its forms – ads, banners, postcards etc?? So give her a break, in fact, give us all a break. I hope every person reading this is hyped up, ready to support Handmade & bring 100 friends each along.

Don’t you all just wonder if Genie does come along to see what all the up-market fuss is about?? Of course she would be anonymous with her tail between her legs, you coward!!

Now i have more sewing to do & a loving family to attend to, this is no longer worth my time. Support Handmade, support MND, support our wonderful organiser Julie who has put MONTHS of work into this & lost a family member to MND. Don’t bother posting another message Genie, there is certainly nothing positive, fun or magical about you, no matter what you call yourself. Regards, Jennie

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