The community gathered at BRAG park on Friday afternoon to pick up a hand-made Christmas gift at the Twilight Market.
Local stallholders were run off their feet with interested customers asking questions and snaring beautiful gifts for loved ones and even spoiling themselves.
Debbie Bennett from Debbie Bennett Art took the opportunity to set up shop after her previous experience proved worthwhile.
“I actually had a stall here at BRAG for Mother’s Day and because it went so well, I jumped at the opportunity to be here,” Debbie said.
“I’ve lived in the area for seven years now and I thoroughly enjoy creating a variety of handcrafted items, including ceramics, eco-prints and cyanotype, right through to weaving.
“I’m not sure if I’ll sell out but it’s very, very busy and going well so far.”
When creating her artwork Debbie said she enjoyed upcycling, and she spent endless hours in her “she-shed” that others quite fancied.
“I have my own kiln and enjoy making pottery in my ‘she-shed’,” Debbie giggled.
“I think buying and selling local is very important and it’s great to see so much support for this market today.”
Just like Debbie, Kate Taylor of Black Kat Media appreciates breathing new life into old objects, and she loves the fact someone’s rubbish can be someone else’s treasure.
“I enjoy up-cycling toys and reimaging them into new things, such as army figures into popular earrings or key chains,” Kate said.
“This is my first time at these markets, and I’m amazed with how well it is going.”
The Twilight Christmas Markets were a fantastic display of all the incredible handmade items on offer from creative locals in the Bundaberg Region.
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