The second annual Christmas Gift Market and fund-raiser for Cootamundra Scouts was a great success on Saturday, with the Scout Hall filled with people only ten minutes after the doors opened at 9am.
A brisk trade was done by all 24 stall holders inside and outside the hall, selling a range of clothing, toys, jewellery, artworks, decorations, candles and novelty items all hand crafted by local artisans.
Organiser Dotti Le Sage was amazed at the hundreds of people who flocked to the event, shrugging off the very hot weather.
"People kept saying how good it was," she said. "Locals and tourists commented on the extensive variety of the stalls, so many compliments.
"I think everyone was surprised by the variety of local talent - several of the artisans were participating in their very first event, and there were a lot more things made by young people."
A barbecue outside the hall was run throughout the day by Joeys, Cubs and Scouts.
Stall fees were donated to the Scouts, with proceeds going to raise funds for attendance at the National Scout Jamboree planned for Victoria in 2022.
The two raffle prizes were won by Kate and Bianca both very happy locals.
Plans for The Cootamundra Mothers Day Gift Market are in the pipeline.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND MORE PICS:
C*O*T Handmade ~ Alyssa & Steph _ Baby accessories;
Bernadette Wilson & Louise ~ Handcrafted Garden Creations, Garden Containers, Kokedamas;
Dusty Road Coffee Roasters ~ Ozzie Campbell;
Merilyn Pickford ~ Eco dyed scarves. Gift Wrapped Chocolate Prune & Port puddings;
Unique Arts & Crafts ~ Janet & Reuben -wooden & Glass Sculptural Artworks
Joyce's Jewel Box ~ Lisa Collingridge - Cabochon and resin jewellery
aRTglass ~ Richard Turnbull - Glass jewelry
Heaven Scent ~ Shanlee Mesulame - Candles, soaps, homewares.
Tiny's Pottery ~ Lyn Cameron - Ceramic / Pottery - containers /Christmas Decorations
Catherine O'Brien ~ Kitchen Crafts
Lily & Ray ~ Lee-Anne Kessell
Jewels by Jules & Kiera's Tack~Julisia Cross - Handmade Glass Jewellery & Horse and Dog Tack & Collars
Delicately Made By J ~ Jorja Holder - Acrylic Pouring Artwork (Canvases, Coasters, Cheeseboards, Lazy Susan's and Serving Trays)
Paloma Le Sage Handprinted ~ Dotti Le Sage - Hand Printed and Original Fabric Designs , Artwork Cards
Cathy Olofsen ~ Wombat Beauty - Locally crafted Beauty Products
Sausage Central ~ Cootamundra Scouts & Cubs
Scrunched ~ Trysta Willoughby - Hair Scrunchies and purses
Macrame By Mrs K ~ Elaine Kelly Fabulous Macrame Hangings
Grandmas Cottage Crafts ~ Dorothy Brownlea - Knitted Crochet and sewn toys and homewares
Clay Creations by Britt ~ Brittany Howarth -Polymer clay jewellery a& silicone bead keychains.
Plants by Can Assist
Kevin & Colleen Flynn ~ Beeutiful Honey -Back Garden Honey
Yarn Central ~ Sue Dunn - Hand spun yarn, woven and knitted garments
Shed 41 Woodcrafts ~ Brooke Frantz Wooden Christmas Ornaments
E'claire's Coffee Shop ~ Clair Black Cookie jar Kits