: February 2018

  • Somehow the months have whizzed by and I haven't taken the time to update this little blog. However a few of my customers reminded me that it is now February!

    It has been wonderful to meet many of my past customers at the Market again this year. It is so good to be able to catch up and to get your feedback on what styles you would like added to my range. Thanks to a couple of customers at the end of last year who said that they would like a set of table mats with 4 different birds in the set. It seems that others wanted the same as Four NZ Birds is the fastest selling table mat style - they keep flying off the table. I vary the combinations of birds, but of course I can always make to order.

    This past Saturday was one of our wettest days, but inside the Old Dairy Factory the atmosphere was upbeat with music, conversation and more than a dozen stalls of handmade goods for sale from my Kiwiana items and paintings to wonderful leatherwork - belts, bags, wallets; colourful custom-made shirts, hand wrought silver jewellery, lotions, potions and jams, leadlight angels and beautifully crafted cutting boards and kitchen trolleys ...and a whole lot more.

    Time for another visit even if it is wet!

    Till next time

    Posted: Sunday 11 February 2018

Welcome to the Greenleas Handcrafts website.

 I sell only from the Matakana Market or directly from home - see the Contact Us page for details.

 All items are made by me in my workroom in Snells Beach from very good quality cotton.

The Art Quilts are original one-off pieces. They are sometimes appliqued, sometimes they are collage with beading, painting, or  layered fabrics. Every one is unique and has a sleeve at the back for the insertion of a rod for hanging.

 The Children's Play Quilts are also individual and colourful made from hardwearing cotton. They are all fully  machine washable.

Kiwiana tableware (table mats and table runners) and wallhangings are attractive, lightweight but hardwearing.

I look forward to seeing you at the Old Dairy Factory, Matakana Market .