Today I want to share with you a book I came across on Instagram about a month ago. If you love thrifting and crafting then this one is for you!
Kringloopgeluk “een feelgood doe-boek” by Ingrid van Willemswaard. Published by Tirion Creatief. It’s a Dutch book sorry to my international friends. You guys can still enjoy the beautiful images though.
When I saw this book mentioned by several people on my Instagram time line I had to look up the woman behind the book. I instantly knew this was another creative and talented person to follow so I did of course. You can find Ingrid on Instagram under @ingthings.
The first thing that stood out to me about this book is the way the images have writing on them. I love this type of illustrations. It made me want to run out and buy one of those digital drawing tablets. But then I had to remind myself of my long wish list of equipment I have going on just waiting for funds to actually become reality. So for now it’s going on the wish list.
Kringloop is the Dutch word for thrift shop. The by-line reads, “a feelgood do book” and that is exactly what it is. Kringloopgeluk is a book full of inspiration and diy projects for the novice and seasoned thrifter or crafter alike. Diy projects for the sewer, crocher and paper crafter. There is even a lovely apple pie recipe in there.
Like me, Ingrid loves to collect things and reuse thrifty finds in craft projects. O I have been drooling over her creative space for weeks now. I could quite happily live there I have you know. I love the way in the book Ingrid has these collages made out of all kinds of treasures like this one below.
It inspired me to make one of my own. It has been a while since I’ve done one of those just for fun with no purpose what so ever. Ah that made me very happy.
I really love this book. It would make a great gift for that creative diy-er or crafter in your life.
Later this week I will be back with a diy post inspired by Kringloopgeluk. Hope to see you back here for that.
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Have a lovely and sunny day.