Crafty ideas help reduce depression
AFTER going through what she describes as a 'pretty dark patch' following the birth of her third child, Grafton crafter Rebecca Yager rediscovered her passion for making things, which helped her overcome post-natal depression.
"I got back into craft and found it was good for my soul and helped out with the depression," Rebecca said.
"But I've always been crafty - I'm into anything; I love my power tools as well as making pretty things."
Quilling, which was popular during the Renaissance and involves crafting strips of paper which are rolled, shaped and glued together, is one of Rebecca's favourite projects.
She can spend up to 25 hours on some of her one-of-a-kind pieces.
Rebecca will join 40 other Clarence Valley crafters, makers and artisans on Sunday for the first ever Valley Made Boutique Markets at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club.
She says she's feeling excited and a little anxious about her first experience as a stall holder.
Market organiser Carly Mill said she was also excited about seeing the market come to life after months of planning.
Carly was thrilled with the amount of support from stall holders and the community in general.
"Looks like we'll have a full house - and most of the stall holders are from the Clarence Valley," Carly said.
WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 9am to 2pm
WHERE: South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club (air conditioned)