Unique items on sale at hand­made expo

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

DIS­TRICT res­i­dents flocked to The Hand­made Expo Air­lie Beach at Can­non­vale in search of a unique piece to take home last Sun­day.

Be­tween 60 and 70 stalls sold hand­made or home-baked goods, with ev­ery­thing from jew­ellery, to jerky, leather craft, pot­tery, dec­o­ra­tive frames and cup­cakes on of­fer.

Mar­ket organiser Noella Brick­ell was pleased with the crowd num­bers at the mar­ket.

“It was a fan­tas­tic turn-out,” she said.

“With the heat we weren’t ex­pect­ing too many peo­ple to turn up.

“There was amaz­ing sup­port from the com­mu­nity. “It was a con­stant through­out the whole morn­ing.”

Ms Brick­ell also praised stall­hold­ers.

While stall holder num­bers were slightly down this year on last year, Ms Brick­ell said those sell­ing their goods came from through­out the Whit­sun­days and Mackay re­gions, as well as one woman from Mel­bourne who sent goods up for her sis­ter to sell.

Ms Brick­ell said the stall hold­ers were pas­sion­ate about the hand­made goods they cre­ated for the mar­ket.

“They’re giv­ing away a lit­tle bit of love with every piece they sell,” she said.

PHOTO: MONIQUE PRE­STON

UNIQUE: The Hand­made Expo Air­lie Beach mar­ket organiser Noella Brick­ell was pleased with last Sun­day’s mar­ket in Can­non­vale.

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