Fes­ti­val close to the heart

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

CROWN­ING GLO­RIES: Carrie Far­rell started millinery af­ter mak­ing her own fas­ci­na­tors.

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