Brentos Creative Co Framed Art Print

New Designers to the Handmade Community

As the New Year is already in full swing, we would like to introduce and welcome some of our newest designers! We hope you can start off 2023 with some new additions to your household, or stock up at the next market. Explore some of the other new designers in the handmade community in our … Read more

Read More
Canberra distilleries

The Canberra Distillery : A tale of Patience and Dedication toward Perfecting a Craft

The story of The Canberra Distillery is a tale of years of dedication and continual iteration to perfect a craft.  Tim, the founder of The Canberra Distillery, began distilling as a hobby and tweaked his distilling process over the years through a lot of trial and error. Once he was happy with the results he … Read more

Read More

New handmade designers to find at our Christmas market

Our Christmas market is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to these fabulous new stallholders. Join us at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on the 9th – 11th of December where you will find 250+ Australian small businesses to shop from and support this Christmas season! This is our final market for … Read more

Read More
Nicola Bannerman handmade jewellery canberra

Meet The Maker : Nicola Bannerman

If you were looking for one word that encapsulates the exquisite work of Nicola Bannerman, it would be ‘timeless’.  Her handmade jewellery designs are original and elegant with a contemporary twist. Both her attention to detail and the quality of her work ensure that each piece she makes will last for years to come.  The … Read more

Read More
Hey Lady Camera Strap

12 Unique Australian Made Christmas Gifts

Can you believe it is almost Christmas? If the thought of this leaves you overwhelmed and wondering what you are going to buy for your loved ones don’t worry, we have you sorted! Our handmade directory has so many unique Australian Made Christmas Gift ideas, your biggest problem will be stopping at just one gift … Read more

Read More
Chalk N Cheese australian designers

Australian Designers : Handmade Fashion To Shop From This Spring

Now that the cold days are behind us, it’s time to pack away your winter woollies because Spring is here! With the arrival of warmer weather, it is the perfect time for a wardrobe refresh, which is why we have created the ultimate Spring clothing guide by Australian Designers. Visit the following Australian designers at … Read more

Read More
Outer Island National Bird Week

Celebrating National Bird Week

Australia is home to many amazing bird species, which is why BirdLife Australia organises National Bird Week with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts. Celebrate National Bird Week by taking part in the Aussie Bird Count, where you will be joining thousands of people from across … Read more

Read More
Sitting Pretty Designs - Lesley in Studio

The Story Behind Sitting Pretty Designs

Sitting Pretty is an accessory label owned & operated by Melbourne based designer Lesley Curnow. Each piece is crafted by hand, with an emphasis on quality, a unique combination of leather & locally designed textiles, and a little quirkiness! Lesley hand picks every leather hide and textile, the majority of which are made by Australian designers. She works tirelessly … Read more

Read More
Aya OConnell wooden Jewellery

Meet the Maker : Aya O’Connell Wooden Designs

Aya O’Connell‘s love of wood lead her to want to showcase it’s warmth and authenticity by producing hand-crafted jewellery. Using ethically sourced Australian wood in her designs, Aya loves to show off the hidden beauty she believes wood holds. The Earrings and Pendants Aya crafts feature Australian botanical designs such as gum leaves, nuts and … Read more

Read More
indi tribe collective perfect Spring picnic

Creating the perfect spring picnic

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, especially here in Canberra with the recent opening of Floriade. What better way to relish the change of season than by getting outside in the clean, crisp air and enjoy a spring picnic under our beautiful blue sky! To give you a helping hand on what to pack for a … Read more

Read More
Sustainable Shop

Sustainable Shopping Made Easy

We are excited to welcome some new talented designers who have joined the handmade community recently. Shop with these local designers to make your shop more sustainable. When you shop with designers and producers from handmade, you’re supporting Australian-made business owners. They have dedicated their time and talent to producing incredible products made with passion … Read more

Read More
Comfy Tails

International Dog Day

As dog parents, we want to give our fur babies the best, and International Dog Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate our four-legged best friends. If you’re excited to spend the day showing your dog just how much you appreciate having them, we have some great ideas on how to celebrate International Dog Day … Read more

Read More
Artomobile Unique Father's Day Gifts Australia

Father’s Day Gifts Australia

Let’s celebrate Dad on September 4th with a unique gift from our talented designers! With Fathers Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil your dad this year. We have curated some excellent unique Father’s day gift ideas to ensure you find your dad the perfect present, no matter his … Read more

Read More

4 Easy Ways To Celebrate Australian Made Week

Together with the Australian Made Campaign (AMC) we will be celebrating ‘Australian Made Week’ 6-12th of June, by showcasing a number of our makers and designers across as many platforms as we can, to encourage the nation to recognise Australian makers and producers around the country and actively support their businesses. Since the pandemic, there … Read more

Read More
Jane Finch Jewellery Ring Stacks

New designers at Handmade – EPIC Canberra Markets

We are so excited to be back to putting on our live events at EPIC. We have missed you, our customers, and all of our wonderful stallholders too. We are looking forward to getting back to hearing the chatter of people as they move through the pavilions, the exclamations of delight from customers as they … Read more

Read More
Canberra Tea Towel Missy Minzy

Canberra Day

Canberra is a wonderful city surrounded by mountains and filled with sweeping nature reserves and of course, is home to one of the best Canberra markets – Handmade Canberra!  Today we celebrate Canberra Day 2022 by showcasing some of our most favourite Canberra themed products that celebrate all of the things that make Canberra such … Read more

Read More

Australian Made

New designers introduced We have some inspiring new Australian made designers and producers to introduce to you. Enjoy connecting to each small business listed below, from cake makers to potters. Every brand has a passion for its craft, small-batch making, and putting a whole lot of heart and soul into each item. We love to … Read more

Read More
Chocolate Chip Manderin Biscuits

The Best Autumn Cookie Recipe

With the weather starting to cool, now is the time for us to share a simple Autumn cookie recipe with you. These chocolate chip & mandarin spice cookies take 15 minutes to make and are so simple, that they make a great baking project for the kids. A cookie recipe with brown sugar is always … Read more

Read More
Bandicute Australian Made Children's Clothing

Australian Made Childrens Clothing – Bandicute

Producing unique kids clothes with Bandicute’s mother-daughter duo. Ellen and Jess of Bandicute are a mother-daughter duo who are passionate about Australian Made childrens clothing. Both intensely creative, they spent years formulating business ideas, but nothing stuck. After Jess had her daughters, she found it difficult to source quality and ethically Australian made kids clothes. … Read more

Read More