Monday, 8 September 2008

New bag

Spring is in the air, time for a new bag. I made the bag for myself. Normally I make them to sell but I saw the fabric and I was in Love! My favorite colour for the summer is bright pink so this will suite my outfits. It's a big bag so I can put my whole household in it. Everybody is always surprised what is coming out of my bag.

I'm really busy sewing these days. There is a Art trail coming up in the beginning of November and a school fair at the end of November. I have a stall on the school fair and my house and garden is open on the art trail. Hopefully the weather will be nice then. I'm making bags, roll-up pencil cases, lavender love heart and nice hair accessories for the girls,and probably much more.

This week my dad is coming over from The Netherlands and we haven't seen him for almost 4 years, so we are all very excited. This will be an other busy time.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

I've been tagged !

By liset, So here are the tag rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules in your blog.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on there blog.
6. Let the tagger (me) know when you entry is posted.

Now six random things about me:
1. My days are to short, I wish we had 40 hours in a day so I can do everything that I like.
2. I always say I live from 10 am till 10 pm. I love morning tea time and sit outside with a cup of coffee on the veranda. But normally I'm not home around that time so I'm really happy in the weekend.
3.When my girls are growing up I like to live in Africa to help other kids.
4. I'm always busy making things or thinking what to make.
5. Don't put me in a room with chocolate, I'll eat it all.
6. I'm happy that we are emigrated to New-Zealand almost 4 years ago, I love it here and I hope this place will help me to make my dreams come true!

I can go on and on with this list but that's a bit borring for you to read I think. My other passion is to go to garage sales every weekend . I really like to show you what I found on a garage sale last Saturday. I found a little bit of "Home" far from "Home" .
6 lovely dutch coffee cups in a perfect condition. They are standing now on my new kitchen shelf.
Are you comming over for coffee one day?

I like to tag Lyndele, Suzie, Petra, Heleen, Yvonne and Lisa.


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.