Festival close to the heart
ART AND CRAFT: Rhanni McCosker and Carrie Farrell at the Heartland Festival.
THE idea of creating her own fascinator has led Carrie Farrell into the world of small business.
Miss Farrell is now designing and crafting the fashion pieces, and had a stall at the Heartland Festival market day at the weekend.
The designer was beaming at the opportunity to showcase her hard work and design ideas.
“It started when my mum told me I should make my own fascinator to save some money, but once I had all the materials it actually turned out to be a little more expensive,” Miss Farrell said.
Over time Miss Farrell perfected her sourcing of materials.
She has learned that the true value of the item was in the finished products, which don’t take her long to complete.
“Each piece can take me a few days if I work hard on it,” Miss Farrell said.
“But it will usually take me about a week to finish one.”
Miss Farrell said she was apprehensive at first, but once she got settled into the market day her doubts were put to rest.
“Today has been amazing, I just had one lady buy one of my products for when she goes to church,” Miss Farrell said.
“I wasn’t really confident at first but today has been great.”
Miss Farrell said she wanted to continue to grow her small business enterprise into the future.
“Definitely, most of these pieces I have here are my personal ones and when I see other people wearing the ones I’ve made it’s an amazing feeling,” Miss Farrell said.
CROWNING GLORIES: Carrie Farrell started millinery after making her own fascinators.