Just try to picture this: a gorgeous yarn store, 25 lovely and creative ladies, at least 100 of their wonderful projects, lots of cake, drinks, made-with-love presents…… yep, there you have it: yesterday’s glorious Instagram Crochet Party at Echtstudio.
Gosh, it was so much fun – I’m still feeling all pumped up and happy!
Meeting people who I can share my passion for anything yarn and craft related with, is one of the things I’m probably enjoying most ever since I started my wooly adventures a few years ago.
It’s simply so inspiring to get together with like minded buddies, especially the ones that you already kind of know through their Instagram account.
We were all asked to bring some of our projects, which resulted in a delightful show and tell (and touch ;). Truly special to see everyone’s beautiful crochet and/or knitting in real life!
Above you’ll see (from left to right, top to bottom): Dorien‘s fantabulous Frida-bag, Manon‘s all so beautifully made crochet projects, rightfully very happy Lidy with her gorgeous Rustic Lace Square throw, and last but not least Janneke‘s grand scarf.
Below (and first photo in this blog post) are my show&tell goodies: the Lucy cushion, my Rustic Lace Square blanket-to-be, the flowery tea cosy, granny square blanket “Wynter“, and my latest corner-to-corner project.
The Echtstudio owner said that he was astonished to see that when this group of 25 came in yesterday afternoon, we all started talking immediately…. and did not stop doing so. And he had not even realized we mainly talked about yarn, patterns, and projects, haha!The awesome trio that organized yesterday’s party, Lisanne, Miriam and Noor, made sure we all felt warmly welcomed, and equally pampered.
There were beautiful handmade gifts for everyone, as well as a delicious goody bag.
A huge “thank you” of course to them, but also to Echtstudio, Helen of Bijderwets for her cool pattern-gift, and Jacqueline for her ever so pretty bracelets.
Lisanne, Miriam and Noor were showered with – mostly handmade – gifts as well, and these are the little presents I brought.
With a head and heart full of friendship and inspiration I came home, only to find more loveliness!
Sweet Joyce / MEZ11 surprised me with these two beautiful leather tags, saying that the rose-print made her think of me instantly.
And then she sent them to me, just like that ….. ig-friends truly are the best: thank you, sweetheart – I looooove them.
But wait …. there’s more …..;)
The Dutch February/March issue of “Simply Haken” was in my mailbox too, and I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ve been featured in this copy with a lovely interview, and some great photos of my work.
We have a saying in Dutch to express how incredibly proud one can be: “ik ben zo trots als een aap”, so yes, I’m as proud as a monkey!
Have a good Sunday!