Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Great books.

I bought 2 great books in Nelson on our last holiday. One craft book and one family book. The crafty one is a quilt book ; Material obsession , by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. It is a fantastic book with lots of inspiration. The two girls are the owners of a popular patchwork shop in Australia. Have a look on http://www.materialobsession.com/ and you will get lots of inspiration.The second book is a Pippi Longstocking book, our Hero. We love that little girl. We've been to Sweden ones and saw "her" in real life. I try to collect everything from her. In Holland one of the girls had a real Pippi room. The book is illustrated by Lauren Child a great illustrator.
I like to introduce you all to a new blogger.
Her name is Lyndele and you can find her on http://www.creativeliving-lyndele.blogspot.com/ . It would be great if you visit her once.


Anonymous said...

I love Pippi Longstocking. One of my favourites as a child. I can't wait to read it to my daughter when she gets a bit older!

13mimosa said...

I bought the Pippi Longstocking you have as our first chapter book and I think we've read it three times through in the last six months! I've also looked at the other book, but I seem to have so little time that I'm not sure quilting isn't beyond me. I've cut up some of the girls old clothes to make into a quilt, but cutting the squares is as far as I got!


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.