From little things, big things grow


High St shop, That Little Place has successfully grown its online presence after updating its website to sell products.

Owner Jedda Hindmarsh found herself quickly building an improved website when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

The store, which showcases local artisans, producers and craftspeople, stocks a range of fascinating and unique products made by locals from Wodonga, Albury and beyond.

Handmade items include hair accessories, crochet items, artwork, jewellery, clothing and baby items.

The store also stocks a range of food from pasta sauces, dried pasta to coffee beans and preserves.

“I am no digital expert or photographer but I had to quickly photograph our stock and get it on our website,” Jedda said.

“We have gone from a basic three-page website to six pages with 250 products.”

“We now also have a great online presence and we are selling some of our products to people in Gippsland, Queensland and Bendigo.”

Yarn and food such as dried pasta and pasta sauces sold well during the first few months of the pandemic while gifts and jewellery sales increased around Mother’s Day.

Jedda liked to joke that at one stage they were the only shop in town selling items which were high in demand including pasta sauce, dried pasta and soap.

“When the worst of the panic buying was happening, we looked after our regular customers,” she said.

The store also runs craft lessons. Lessons were suspended from late March until June 1 but have now resumed.

“It’s nice to all of a sudden have social classes booked and craft sessions back,” Jedda said.

There is a limit on the number of people attending a class, so people are encouraged to book.

Upcoming social crafting classes include resin boards, resin jewellery and crochet for beginners.