Su­san crafts unique items

One-of-a-kind hats sell well

Central and North Burnett Times - - MT PERRY SHOW -

HAND­MADE hats and tur­tle hatch­lings took pride of place at Su­san Snow­don’s stall at this year’s Mt Perry Show.

The Gin Gin en­tre­pre­neur has been mak­ing hats for 15 years and the tur­tle hatch­lings, which she sells through Mon Re­pos Con­ser­va­tion Park, for 10 years.

“In­spi­ra­tion comes from dif­fer­ent ideas (and) lots of craft shops had never seen any­thing like it,” Ms Snow­don said.

“The hatch­lings are kid-safe and ma­chine wash­able.”

The range started with the tur­tle hatch­lings, then ex­panded to a platy­pus, clown­fish (Nemo), owls and a di­nosaur, with a bar­ra­mundi re­cently de­signed for Gin Gin Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre.

Ms Snow­don be­gan mak­ing hats for her own kids when she couldn’t find a wide-brimmed one that suited.

Soon enough, she ex­panded the range to in­clude light-weight ma­chine-wash­able hats for adults too.

Her cre­ations are sold un­der ‘Nutty Cre­ations’ as she used to make things of gumnuts and gum leaves.

“I sell through word of mouth mostly, and only oc­ca­sion­ally through mar­kets.”

PHO­TOS: SHIRLEY WAY

Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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