Creative outlet puts Emma in right frame of mind

Emma Tennant has started holding stalls at local markets for her business ET’s Frame It.
Emma Tennant has started holding stalls at local markets for her business ET’s Frame It. Brenda Strong

A PRESENT she made for her husband has turned into a part-time business opportunity for a Gladstone mum of two.

Emma Tennant started selling her homemade wares at markets this year.

She started her business ET's Frame It after being complimented by people on a frame she made for her husband Luke as a wedding anniversary present.

Ms Tennant, 29, has now been making unique, personalised frames for people for a year and a half.

The home business fits in well with her two days of reception work at Ford and responsibilities looking after her two young children, Archie, 4, and Jimmy, 19 months.

"This keeps me sane. It gives me a creative outlet," she said.

People commonly buy the frames for wedding, birthday and baby shower presents.

So far this year she has held a stall at the Kmart markets, Beach Arts Music and the first Work at Home Mums Expo in Calliope last Saturday.

She is appreciative of the opportunities and friendly atmosphere at markets.

A couple who ran a neighbouring stall even helped Ms Tennant set up and pack up her tent at her first BAM event.

Ms Tennant's family is settled into the region and plans to stay after moving here from Victoria three years ago for work opportunities.

Although she said she struggles with the heat at times there are many positives to living in Gladstone.

"There's lot of things to do for families," she said.

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