Monday, 28 July 2008

I think I'm moving to my new house !







Last weekend we had stormy and wet weather , great craft weather!
I got a NZ Home and Garden from a friend and spotted lovely houses made from felt in there. I loved them so I went to the nearest craft shop to buy some nice colours of felt. A great material to work with.

The roof is made of scrap fabric from my Cath kidston quilt. I made 3 of them. Andre said that he would like to have a look inside and I would like to have them as my holiday home. I really enjoyed making them. I also made 3 houses for in my Etsy shop, and I'm thinking of making a real Dutch house group (in red ,white, blue and orange) and a Christmas group. When I'm finished with the others I'll show you. And when I'm being crafty at the big table, Lieke is always there to make something as well. She made a little cushion with a pink ribbon and a pink button.

Andre started with renovating the kitchen and the girls were helping to take the old wall out. Great fun! I always love it when we are renovating (if the mess is not too big and you can still find your stuff). I enjoy it, because you know that the result will always be better. Sometimes it's sort of camping in your own house. And I love camping, so no problems at all with me.

5 comments:

willywagtail said...

I love the fact that your daughter joins in. Mine often does to. You are the first person I have heard not complaining about renovating but treating it like an adventure. I just love to hear that type of attitude. You are a much happier person for it. Cherrie

Mirre said...

Great houses! I would love one as a holiday home too!

Julie said...

I love those little houses, so bright and colourful. I am looking forward the day that my daughter(s) will be able to sit with me and do their own craft.X

alison said...

It looks as though you had a lot of fun making the houses together. They really are the cutest!

Marian said...

Schitterende huisjes; ze nodigen echt uit om naar binnen te stappen en daar in een heel gezellige keukentje aan een grote tafel een kop thee te drinken! Misschien kan je ze ook in een delftsblauw sfeer uitvoeren? Succes met de renovatie van je keuken. Zo te zien wordt het grondig aangepakt. Mijn keueken is deze vakantie ook veranderd, budgettair zo neutraal mogelijk :) maar ik ben er erg blij mee.

Introducing

This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.