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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published June 10th 2013
I've got to say this. As a male, I wasn't really looking forward to another craft market on a wintry day. Wading through another corny collection of cosmetics, candles, and kids clothing in the rain was not sparking my enthusiasm.

I'm more a fan of outdoor markets like The Original Open Market where there is something for almost everyone.

But it was not to be. Thankfully the market is indoors. And then the first thing that I saw on entry was a stand selling radio controlled helicopters. I was told that one of the helicopters was actually designed in Australia too. Woohoo, there's something for the boys here after all!

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Radio Controlled Helicopter

After tearing myself away from the toys, I was admiring some stylish woollen hats when the seller told me all about her hat making machine. No longer is it necessary to hear the clicking of needles while watching TV, this marvellous device does it all for you.

Further along I saw some beautifully presented jewellery, it looks even better than the photo and was very affordable. I just wish I had caught the seller's details as she deserves credit for her creative talent and hard work.

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Beautifully Presented Jewellery

My eye was drawn to a collection of badges. Once in favour with environmental groups and the like, I hadn't seen any for some time. But they are back with a vengeance now.

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Some of My Friends Need This Badge

The thought provoking range of badges are made by Creative Oneders from upcycled/recycled materials. You can also see the creations on Pinterest.

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Badges from Creative Oneders

After my dogs gazed mournfully at me when I left without them, I dared not go home without something for them. Fortunately I came across a couple dedicated to the craft of making affordable dog treats. Life savers!

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Natural Happy Hounds Dog Food

I only have time to touch on the tip of what was there at this surprisingly active market. But I will give an honourable mention to a couple of Asian girls who had the most delightful looking confectionery on sale. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but was very tempted to try one of these.

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Delicious Confectionery

Of course there were kids clothes and other things here too. Nearly everyone had a Facebook link for their produce, so working smarter and networking has taken hold here. Despite my original thoughts, this place is definitely worth visiting.

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How Much?

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Kids Clothes

marion art craft market candles
Fragrant Colourful Candles

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Carpets for Communities

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Colourful Art Pieces

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Why? Tasty treats, kids clothes, esoteric exotica
When: The third Sunday of each month from 10am-4pm
Phone: (08) 8294 6488
Where: Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre, Oaklands Road, Morphettville
Cost: Free
Your Comment
OK. Sounds great. When in 2013?
by tknig (score: 1|12) 3640 days ago
I went this morning, its not free $3.00 entry fee.
by pdjj1 (score: 0|5) 2471 days ago
Thanks Dave for your lovely comment on my jewellery. Ann (
by ann.s (score: 0|4) 3982 days ago
You're welcome Anne. I was really impressed with their splendid presentation, hopefully you will get a few more buyers now :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11309) 3982 days ago
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