The title of the book is vive la vie, which translates itself along the lines as "Enjoy life" or "Long live life!"
Ingrid had been preparing the book launch for weeks including assembling goodie bags, making craft examples and more recently baking apple pies.
|interiour of the shop Handmade Heaven, Amsterdam|
Vive la vie is a feel-good do-book with lots of simple DYI projects with paper, scraps or used items, including step-by-step explanations, drawings and anecdotes. The shop was full of examples from her book like the giant paper wheels in the picture above.
|Ingrid van Willenswaard signing my copy of her book|
|bag made out of a vintage scarf and a folded swan|
|paper garlands and folded paper cranes & swans|
Ingrid's book is full of little and simple projects involving crochet, sewing, paper folding and embroidery. I might try her DYI on binding booklets, making bags out of vintage scarfs or folding paper wheels. I simply love her vintage style, her pointed drawings, well chosen quotes and her little stories.
The book is published in Dutch and can be bought at bol.com.