It's been a very busy few weeks making picture lockets, earrings and wreaths for the upcoming Handmade Canberra Markets this weekend. If you live in Canberra (politicians included), why not pop in and have a look at the fabulous items from small, independent designers? It's a curated market and over-subscribed by designers so you will know that you'll find something unique and handmade
In the last few years I've backed away from designer markets and only do Canberra every quarter as I love the atmosphere and quality of work. Also my Mum, Helen Jones from Gallery Gourmet and brother Peter Edmunds from Lindsay & Edmunds Chocolates are there too. A bit of a family affair and a great chance to catch-up. The only bumma is the travel from Sydney to Canberra leaving at 4am to be in town by 7.30. Yuk!
If you do attend, have a look out Mum's Port Soaked Minced Tarts with vanilla bean shortcrust pastry (see below). We made nearly 300 yesterday and my feet hurt like hell this morning from hours of baking. I must admit, there are a few missing from yesterdays big bake and safe and sound in my tummy
Markets are located at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, 10am to 4pm, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December