Monday, 8 June 2009


First of all, do you like my new blog layout. I thought it needed a bit of an update.

I don't no what it is with me and the bath mat but I love making them at the moment. Maybe because it is winter here, we don't have a heater in the bathroom and my feet are very cold.
I made this one out of an old sheet that I teared apart and with a big crochet needle I went round and round and round. As backing a piece of the old sheet as well so it will match perfect.
It was easy to make and went quite fast.
I made some for my shop as well.

I love looking in other peoples houses. I think we all do, so here is a little look in our en suite bathroom.

And last but not least a look in our kitchen. This is how it what it is at the moment. A big mess. But it will be beautiful in a few weeks time. I'm busy painting the doors.


Andi said...

Love the new look blog.
The quilts in the header are divine!!!
Andi :-)

Corine said...

Leuk die badmat!! Gehaakt? Ik dacht te zien dat ie van stof is..En ook ik kijk idd graag binnen bij anderen, je zeepbakje vind ik erg mooi, en je keuken.. succes met verven! Moeten alle schrootjes ook? Groeten, Corine(THUIS)

Elly said...

Wat ben jij toch super veelzijdig! Je badmat is geweldig, mooie stof ook! Leuk om een kijkje in je huis te krijgen, want jawel, ik ben ook zo'n "binnengluurder"! Succes met je keuken!
Oh, en je nieuwe banner is hardstikke leuk! Prachtig zo'n stapel quilts!

Kristina said...

Both bath mats (I had a peek on etsy!) are really great - I love the other side as well. They seem soft and inviting to stand on them :)

Still can't believe that it's winter in New Zeland... Does it get really cold? I had a friend who used to live there and she said that the climate is more or less like in Lithuania (that's where I am from), but will you get snow?

little grubs said...

Love the new look (must update mine soon too!) and I love the new bath mat. I got a really inspiring book from the library about crochet with things other then normal yarn and big hooks - this looks like a great thing to try - if I may? x

willywagtail said...

Yes I love a white background. I think it is less stressful to read and more professional. Congratulations on moving along. That rug is so, so beautiful. Absolutely the bees knees!! Cherrie

Ira said...

Mooie lay out! Heb jij die quilts zelf gemaakt?
En herken ik daar een wieglakentje van de Hema in je badkamer?
Ik heb nl een lakentje dat er precies zo uitziet :-)

groetjes Ira

Lola Nova said...

It looks wonderful! I really like your bath mat as well.

lisette said...

Ja pakketje is gearriveerd!! Super! Helemaal spannend, de tree quilt! En super bedankt voor je lieve kaartje en foto!
Je nieuwe lay out van je blog is heel mooi. Super toffe header!! En wat gaaf, die gehaakte mat. Wil ook zeker nog eens proberen.
Ben heel benieuwd naar je keuken..

Heleen said...

Je blog ziet er helemaal nieuw uit!
En even binnengluren... echt heerlijk!

Heb zojuist je brief ontvangen, Super bedankt, de stofjes, kaart en foto, hartstikke leuk!

my day said...

Hoi Lien,
ik kom hier via Elly haar blog en vind het hier erg gezellig.Mooie badmat heb je gemaakt,gehaakt zei je?, echt heel mooi geworden.Gebruik je zeker wel een hele dikke haaknaald?Nou ik ga nog even verder lezen bij je en kom hier zeker nog eens terug.
Groetjes Ingrid.

Anouk said...

hello mum,

i really like your new blog look
it looks so much brighter
it stands out the photos

x Anouk

little grubs said...

Just to let you know I've tagged you for a meme if you fancy doing it! x

Marian said...

Leuke badmat, geweldig idee. Ach had ik maar wat meer tijd!!! dit weekend is bijna helemaal opgegaan aan mijn schoolwerk; het zijn echt de laatste weken vóór de vakantie! Ik heb je brief met stofjes ontvangen. Dank je! Ik heb nog niet voldoende mensen die meedoen, dus ik ga er morgen eens even tegenaan om dat rond te krijgen want anders gaat het zo lang duren. Succes met je keuken schilderen.

Heidi said...

I love your new lay out. And the!!!

Schrijf je eens een tutorial?? Ik wil wel weten welke naald je hebt gebruikt en waar je de knoopjes hebt gelaten en hoe je de achterkant zo mooi ertegen hebt gekregen.............

Prachtig! XO Heidi

Margie said...

I love the new layout and header, and your bathroom is fantastic, very nice mat and all the more special that you made it yourself. Good luck with the kitchen. Happy Summer Solstice. hugs Margie.

Beata said...

The bathmat is so pretty...I started one but never finished it using a cotton knit fabric... I think I like your idea better though...Your new blog look is great by the way...

Beata xxx

Maureen said...

Ik vind de badmat echt geweldig en zit te denken of ik me er ook eens aan zal wagen....alhoewel....7 paar vieze kindervoetjes...


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.