A woman has returned to Cobram in triumph after raking in the awards at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show’s arts and crafts section.
Maree Logan won awards for every item she submitted, including a handmade porcelain doll which won best in show and scored a near-perfect 99 points out of 100.
She also won second prize in the sewing section for her flowery dress, third prize for her crocheting and a very highly commended award for her smocked dress, which scored 95 points.
‘‘I’m really happy each of my items got somewhere this year,’’ she said.
‘‘It was a great day and I’m really hoping to qualify for next year’s Melbourne Show.’’
Ms Logan qualified for this year’s Melbourne Show by winning awards at last year’s Cobram Show and the Victorian Agricultural Show’s regional competition in Shepparton.
She qualified for the next regional competition when she won awards at this year’s Cobram Show, where she took out 17 first prizes, seven second prizes, four third prizes, two highly commended and a runner-up award in photography.
Her award-winning craftwork now decorates the walls of her hair salon Absolute Hair by Maree, where she can be found knitting, sewing and crocheting whenever she isn’t cutting hair.
‘‘I’m never still, I’ve always got to be doing something,’’ she said.
‘‘I’m passionate about honing my skills and getting a little bit more creative.’’
Ms Logan said she was still buzzing with excitement from the Cobram Show, which she enters every year and encourages her clients to enter.
‘‘I like to see people supporting the local show,’’ she said.
‘‘I love to see the kids, all the youngsters coming up. The children in secondary colleges have done wonderful work.
‘‘I like to look around and see the up-and-coming artists and creators of the town.’’