Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Pencil Boxes etc

My other half makes the boxes, I decorate them with prints of my own Art work. Then they are varnished, finished off and packed. We travel around Oz and sell them in craft markets, from Victoria to far North Queensland. I have added magnetic Bookmarks with the same designs. I have 28 different designs and also paint on canvas, usually landscapes.
More on that when I get used to Blogging.
I do have an small outlet at Whyalla. The Tanderra Craft Village there sells my goods, and it is a wonderful village, on the site of the old BHP single mens quarters, a must visit for all craftspeople, with Quilters, spinners and woodturners just a few craft groups who have rooms there.
I am venturing into embroidery, and hope to make designs using my originals. More on that later. Then I can add them to my quilts.
Quilting is a craft I am very new to; my late sister Pauline Green was a fantastic quilter and embroiderer in New Zealand, but she unfortunately passed away before I got the quilting bug. So I am teaching myself, with the help of the lovely ladies in the craft forum.


  1. Hi Norma- your art work is just beautiful. You are very talented! I love the pic of where you live- it looks so peaceful- especially to someone who lives close to the Pacific Hwy :(
    I am sure we are going to see some lovely quilts on here as you get into quilting. Sandy.

  2. Thanks, just did the 498 kms to Melbourne and back, picked up oldest grandson, and got the order from oldest (14) granddaughter for her quilt, purple and green. She even sketched it, so that will be a joy!!! She has faith huh? Tomorrow I'll get stuck into that, let junior chef wild in the kitchen. He' fansies himself as a junior Jamie Oliver.