Children's market coming to Sawyer Park

A WIDE range of handcrafted baby and children's goods will be up for grabs at Horsham's Sawyer Park next week.

The Bubs2Teens children's market will be on February 22 from 10am to 3pm.

Bubs2Teens founder Michelle Winnell said she was excited to bring the market to Horsham for the first time.

"The Bubs2Teens children's market showcases the best merchandise for bubs to teenagers, bringing quality yet affordable products that are mostly one of a kind," she said.

"It's been very successful in Hamilton and I thought there was a good opportunity to run it in Horsham as well.

"It's something Horsham hasn't had for a while and there are a lot of people in the Wimmera who make beautiful children's clothing and deserve to be recognised."

Mrs Winnell said there would be a diverse range of quality goods and services on offer.

"There will be funky and gorgeous outfits for children, cute must-have accessories, trendy bags, colourful wooden toys, handcrafted jewellery, unique creations and modern wall art and home furnishings," she said.

Mrs Winnell said there would also be home-made food, face-painting, a crafts room, a mini photographic studio, live music and giveaways.

"There will be an air-conditioned cafe hopefully the weather is nice and it won't be too hot," she said.

Horsham's Jess Robarts, who has sold products from her Baby Dimples range at a Bubs2Teen market in Hamilton, said the market provided Wimmera residents with a great opportunity to buy quality hand-made goods.

"Hand-made products are so sought after at the moment," she said.

"It's great for buyers because you can get items customised and it's also a good business venture for stay-at-home mums."

Miss Robarts said she started designing and making baby clothes about four years ago after her son Charlie was born.

"We had a market from Warrnambool Jellybean come up a few years ago and it was so successful because it was aimed at a particular market," she said.

"It's going to be great to have a similar market in Horsham again."

Mrs Winnell said patrons could buy raffle tickets to support Wimmera Uniting Care's bushfire appeal and Parenting Education Centre.

"Every time I run a market I like to give something back to the community," she said.

"These are two very important causes and there are some great prizes to be won."

Entry to the market is free.

Mrs Winnell said people could visit the Bubs2Teens Children's Market Facebook page or email for more information.

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