Well, hyper return of the crochet party of Annemarie! -Yes that cheerful blonde lady with that bright crochet work- She had her birthday last Saturday and in all her – and our youth – we celebrated this with her, well, especially because her first book is in the (virtual) shelves! And what kind of book, you probably will not have missed it, because Annemarie from ‘Studio Hip and Stip’ hooks with color! So many colors together and yet it always fits! If I let myself go with color, I do not feel right about it…! Really, I think this is a gift from Annemarie!
Now I was so humble not to assume that I would get the book. People who know me, yes, really, I was humble 🙂 And now I was so modest, but not patient. Because to check that I would get the book, or not, I had to wait a week. And the combination of impatience and impulsivity meant that I ordered him!
And yes, of course, I got the book! So now I have two. But no problem, considering your loyal follower may not have one, I thought, “I just organize a super nice give-away with it.” Finally, there are enough reasons why I can also do a giveaway. But before I tell you how to win this signed copy, I’ll tell you something about Saturday.
Handletting and Dots
Because last Saturday, at 10:30 AM the party started for and from Annemarie. At a large table at Wolplein were all colored baskets of wool, on the table were beautiful vases with flowers of ‘Stip Style’. She has painted these vases, so handsome! Take a look at her website, because she also organizes workshops!
On each chair hung a balloon with your name. Written by the person who also write the beautiful title of the book and also the chapters in Annemarie’s book. This handling was done by Mattanja Kroon. On Instagram you can find her under the name @daily.dose.of.letters Now I have always been happy to have my name neatly put on paper – or on a card that I write looks decent – let alone that I could handle a balloon 🙂 The balloon hung, stuck with a bright piece of washi tape, on a chair and so you could look up the spot where you had been ‘put down’.
Sweet Flagged cake
There was a table covered with goodies, cool cups to drink your coffee or tea. -I chose for fresh mint-and in the cakes were such cute little crocheted flags, with a straw as stick, how creatively conceived!
So many crochet lady’s
There were quite a few people invited and present. So many people that I only know from their books or Instagram / blog, so nice! Also some good (hook) friends of Annemarie or people who know Annemarie through Instagram. Annemarie took the time to personally introduce everyone to the group, Annemarie understands that attention makes everything more beautiful!
In the baskets -they are called sunjellies- that stood by our seat, there were beautiful balls of wool, 2 crochet hooks, a leather label from Vanmez11 and a project book from by Byclaire. And ow, of course the book! Although it was a noble endeavor to crochet together -we could start with the flags- I did not see anyone hooking. I See them talk, see them eating and laugh a lot! What a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere was there!
lunch and a speech
Around 12.u there were sandwiches and snacks put down for lunch and around 13:00 family members came and there was a free walk to congratulate Annemarie. Annemarie her husband gave a super sweet speech. Before I did this, I asked him: “How do you really feel that your house is so full of color?” Man: “There are things in life that are not important and this is one of them. Annemarie likes this so much, this is her thing and she gets all the space ‘. Then there were only compliments about how wonderful he finds his wife…how sweet is that!
You can now also view the vlog about this day. In any case, it is recommended -if you have not already done so- to look back at the other episodes of ‘Studio Hip and Stip on Toer’!
Link: Studio Hip and Stip on Tour Episode 5
The Giveaway is only for the Dutch. Unless you can read Dutch: then you also join in!
Then let me know in the comments why you want to win this book!