Making Spaces Marketplace has enjoyed 6 months of introducing the handmade community to the broader community and offering a place for independent designers to showcase their wares. With the support of Pop Up Parramatta and Arts NSW we’re very pleased with what we’ve achieved in such a short space of time, making connections and generating close to $30 000 in sales for the small businesses that have traded with us.
As shop girls, we’ve been delighted to be involved in the project and cannot speak highly enough of how it is growing the CBD and inviting new life into the city, as well as supporting micro industry and creativity. We hope that it continues to strengthen over the coming year and wish all involved every success!
We would also like to thank all of the designers who have committed to trading with and promoting our shop. It’s been an incredible privilege to work along side such diverse talent. We couldn't have had such a vibrant store and developed a loyal customer base without them.
Making Spaces closes its doors at 3:30pm Saturday 21st January - so if you’ve been meaning to pop by and stock up on handmade designer wares, make haste!
Thank you again for your tremendous support and enthusiasm, what an amazing time we’ve had!
Wow! What a day!
There was a wonderful festive feel all day at Making Spaces yesterday. You
came, you shopped and shopped and shopped some more! We're so pleased that your
Christmas list was full of lovely handmade things from the shop.
We're also pleased
that you got to go into the draw to win 1 of 14 incredible prizes donated to
the event by our generous designers. All winners have been contacted and are listed
below. A very big THANK YOU to our designers, our customers and our helpers for
making our Christmas Shopping Day such a wonderfully successful event!
First Prize (approx $200.00 value)
A Phoebe Lamps lamp of
+ Making Spaces $25 store voucher
+ store hamper
WON BY: Emily P.
(approx $50.00 value each)
RMD Jewellery :: sterling silver and resin set pendant and
matching drop earrings
We've been working hard to make Christmas shopping easier for you! So, as well as our amazing Christmas shopping day, we've developed a gift guide to get you started.
We will have printed copies of the guide available in store soon but for those who need a little time to get their ideas together for the shopping day, you can download a PDF version of the guide right here! Just click the pic:
This Saturday, Mountain Makers is on - A designer and artisan market held at Springwood, in the mid Blue Mountains. We know that many of our customers are mountain locals, so do stop by if you are in town. Be sure to look out for our designers Needle vs Thread, planettreasures and Indigo Elephant too!
We love pretty shiny things and Jenna Appleton's jewellery is that and so much more! In her own words "Jewellery satisfies both my need to learn and my need to create objects
with my hands. I try to bring an ‘engineered’ perspective to
much of what I do, because that’s how my head works… I’m a problem
solver first and an artist second."
The engineered approach is evident in the beautiful, precise and simple lines, infused with stunning textures and splashes of colour.