Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since my punch needle book “Punch als een Pro” had its very festive launch at Wolplein!
I’m still on cloud 9999, and feel happy, loved, excited (and a bit tired to be honest, haha).
To let you share in all festivity – and my happiness – I’m hosting a couple of giveaways during the next few weeks, so you want to keep your eye on my social media channels (the blog, Instagram and Facebook)!
The first one is at the bottom of this post!!
Before all else, I’d like to take you with me on a little tour of the big day itself, and some merry prepping leading up to book launch day!
In the relative calm&quiet in between the book being at the printer’s and the actual launch of “Punch als een Pro”, I worked on a couple of enjoyable punch projects, interviews etc. that have just been published or will be published soon.
I also sewed drawstring project bags in “Punch als een Pro”- theme for all the pre-party attendants: lots of them and I loved doing that.
Last Thursday the lovely people at Wolplein and I installed all the punch projects that are in the book (can you spot the ladder ;-), as well as the cute special rainbow-projects I made especially for book launch day and that you can get the punch kit of exclusively at Wolplein (just click here).
Saturday started with a pre-party and punch-lunch for a group of crafty friends, the (excellent) catering of which was in the ultra-capable hands of my brother. After coffee, tea, and delicious cake, I gave a shortened “Punch als een Pro”-workshop, and everyone set to work (while sipping more coffee, and eating more cake ;-).
As always it is fabulous to be surrounded by like-minded, creative friends! And the fantastic gifts they brought… my-oh-my: so thoughtful, sweet and gorgeous! As a maker I truly appreciate all the time (and love –> I can feel that too) that went into these gifts-from-the-heart!
Feeling special, blessed, and loved!
Around 1pm all other guests arrived, and I was presented the “first” book by my publisher, Marieke/Kosmos Uitgevers. Followed by a short but heartfelt thank you from yours truly, a glass of bubbly (plus more delicious food) after which the reception-type festivities began!
Wolplein has made a fun video, that gives a nice, quick impression of the book launch, and a lot of lovely peeps have shared photos and vids on Instagram; I’ve gathered them in a highlight on my account, so if you want to see more, this is the link to follow! Blog posts to read up on (Happy Handmade Living, Essiebirdies and AK at Home) can be found here, here and here.
I’m very proud of this book, and it’s just wonderful to see (and read) that people love it too! Could I ask for a small favor? If you’re happy with your “Punch als een Pro” book, would you be so kind as to leave a review (here)?
I’d be so pleased and thankful for that!
Also: if you want to learn to punch like a pro during a live session, this is the time to sign up for one of my workshops (schedule here); they fill up rather quickly (and some of them are already fully booked), so if you want to secure a spot, you’ll want to sign up now. I’d love to see you!
And now for the giveaway, the first one of a couple!!
You can win a “Punch als een Pro”-book AND a project bag, just as you see on the photo below!
Note: this giveaway is open for all! The book is in Dutch, but has great visuals – so I’ll happily ship this prize anywhere in the world!
Just leave a comment under this post before Wednesday September 18, 2019 (24:00 CET); a random number generator will pick a winner. If I do not hear back from the winner within 24 hrs after notification, a new winner will be drawn.
Good luck to all!
edit: a winner has been drawn and notified – this giveaway is now closed