Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Have a lovely evening and a great New Year!

2013 was very good to me! I am very thankful for that. Hope it was a good year for you too! I wish you all a great evening and a fantastic 2014!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


For some years now a number of prints that I designed are available on  the baby- & kidsclothes from GoodMoodKid. Unfortunately GoodMoodKid has decided to close their webshop at the end of this year :-(. The only good news about this is that you get 50% off in the next 4 days. So if you want one of these nice and comfortable items with one of my prints, please visit their website.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New product at Studio Haikje!

Yayyy, I am very happy with this new item in my webboutique! It’s my modern interpretation from the old painting: Girl with the Pearl Earring from the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It's printed on canvas which is stretched on a wooden frame from 4,5 cm thick. I made it a while ago for our living room and actually never thought on selling it. But I got so many positive reactions that I decided to sell it in the shop. Whish you all a good week! Here it’s very busy with all kind of nice things: work (it’s my hobby you know ;-)), Christmas preparations, fun Christmas activities at Tein’s school, furnish the attic again after we have had it isolated and so much more things to do (I also still have to make and send a lot of Christmas cards…) Wish you all a nice week prior to Christmas.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sorry neighbors!

A few weeks ago our big roof & attic renovation started. At first we got all new roof tiles and after that was done the attic got isolated and finished with a filler ceiling. After the roof people were done I bought our neighbors flowers to say sorry for the inconvenience. And though our working crowd worked very neatly some inconvenience is inevitable (sound from the carpentry, work vans which are sometimes parked at the sidewalk etcetera you know waht what I mean.). I bought 2 big bunched of gladiolas and made a little rabbit tag which I attatched to the flowers with a big ribbon. The neighbours loved the flowers and so did I, so I made some pictures for you guys. Each bouquet contained 15 gladiolas which where taller than a meter each! It was a heavy but pretty bouquet. About the renovation: yesterday our painter did the last painting and now we are waiting for the electrician to make the lights. And then we are finished! Soooo happy with that. The whole house feels like a mess because everywhere are boxes and all the other stuff you collect (and what a collector I am!: I sea potential in every piece of paper and can't get rid of anything (one very little, minor thing Rik doesn't like about me...he is very neat!)). Normally all that stuff is hidden away at the attic, but for the renovations we had to clear precisely that space out. Well it's going back to the attic and soon! I will post some photos from our new attic when the lights are on over there ;-)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tricia Guild

A few weeks ago I met Trica Guild. What a lovely and powerful women she is!Tricia is the leading lady from the colorful brand Designers Guild. She established the brand in 1970 and after all these years her company is still going strong. Designers Guild designs furnishing fabrics, wallcoverings, upholstery and bed and bath collections worldwide. The company is headed and owned by brother and sister, Tricia Guild (Founder and Creative Director), and Simon Jeffreys (Group Chief Executive). The Designers Guild business philosophy is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality: quality of design, product, service and people. The color use from Tricia is remarkable and in her new book and collection I am happy to see a lot of blue and lots of grey (which I like and also happen to have a lot in my living room :-)). Here you can see some photos from the collection (and from me & Tricia!). For more beautiful interior photo’s you have to check out her new book: Tricia Guild Colour Deconstructed