The Yvestown Winter Fair

Oh yes! One of my big dreams is coming true: a winter edition of the Yvestown Fair. The reason why there wasn't a fair planned and why this winter fair is on such short notice is that I thought we would be moved house by now. But it seems we are not moving at all as we can't find a better home. So I have to learn to live with the size of the house and the size of the garden.

I hope to see you again on Sunday the 30th of November in my garden. I'll be selling and signing my books and there will be lots to do like Christmas workshops by Avenue Lifestyle, MUSwerk, MaandagDaandag, Ellen Vesters en Wood & Wool Stool's daughter, Pippa.

Markets by Twinklebird, Eline Pellinkhof, Stella by Rosa, Wood & Wool Stool, ByPetra, Silly Old Suitcase, MondaysMilk and by miinti all in Christmas style.

There is room for another table or two. So if you'd like to join us and your style is a bit romantic/ Scandinavian/clean/fresh/modern and you have a lot of Christmas stock, send me an e-mail with a link to your online shop.

Snor Festival and Yvestown Market

Hi Guys, so sorry for the super long absence but I had to write yet another book in a very short period of 2 months. Trust me, it's nothing like Yvestown in de Keuken it's only 144 pages. But it's cute and it's about breakfasts, more about that soon.

Today I want to share some other exciting news with you instead. As I will be moving home (or not) in September I can't host a 2014 edition of the Yvestown Fair in my garden this year as it might not be my garden in September. Instead I'll be co-hosting the fair with my publishers Snor during their festival on September 21 in Vuren The Netherlands. So not only will there be great Snor things to do (workshops, music, food and books) there will also be an Yvestown Market for you to enjoy. It will be double the fun!

The list of this years marketeers:

You can read more about the fair on the website of my publishers. The new website will be launched on the first of September but for now you can visit their old site.

A Big Announcement - Yvestown Magazine

Last weekend at Blogtacular I've made the big announcement: I'm going to quit blogging on a regular basis and instead I'm going to turn my blog into an online magazine. I'll publish Yvestown Magazine 6 times a year giving you at least 200 pages full of all the stuff I love in life. There will be craft and crochet tutorials, travel reports, shopping tips, book and film reviews, peeks inside my personal life, gardening tips, recipes ... and lots more. Obviously there will be extra Easter and Christmas specials of the magazine.

I've made this decision as I feel quite limited with the amount of space I have for one single blog post. There are times when I have so much to share but so little space that I end up sharing nothing instead. I want to be able to give you features, to tell you stories and to give you more visual happiness.

The first issue of Yvestown Magazine will be published in autumn.  I'll continue my blog for now until I launch the first issue early October. I'm really excited and I can't wait to start working on the first issue.

Blogtacular is Calling

I'll be speaking at Blogtacular on Saturday in London. But I of course have a million and one things to do before I leave. I don't know why I do this but I always love to work a deadline so I keep piling things up and then do everything on the last day. Like writing and shooting my upcoming breakfast book, A book and cake party on Wednesday just a day before I leave to Kent to attend The Decorative Living Fair where my friend Selina will be signing her new book. And I also need to clean my home as I always want to be make sure when I'm gone that Bo is left in a clean home. Something like; "if you travel alone, travel in style". In his case "when you're home alone, be in a in a clean home" or something like that.

It will be your last chance to get tickets today for Blogtacular. It's going to be pretty amazing with a fun line-up of speakers and workshops. There will be so many inspiring people to be met on those two days that my brain might pop. But I'm looking forward to it. I'll be speaking on Saturday at 11:35 hope to meet you there!

Book Signing at my Home

This is very short notice but on Wednesday I'll be hosting a book signing and cake eating event from my own home in Lommel Belgium.

You are welcome to buy the book, tea towels, poster and postcards. You are also welcome to get your own copy of the book signed or just for fun.

There is a facebook event page where you can find all the details.

Kort dag maar dit is een uitnodiging voor een boeksignering en cake eet feest bij mij thuis in Lommel België, a.s. woensdag middag.

Je bent van harte welkom om het boek, poster, theedoeken en ansichtkaarten te kopen maar je bent ook van harte welkom om je eigen exemplaar van het boek te laten signeren of gewoon voor de gezelligheid.

Er is een Facebook event pagina waar je alle details kunt vinden. Laat daar even achter of je van plan bent om langs te komen.

Shop Goodies

Hello, happy first of May!!

A perfect day to tell you about the fun goodies Roel made for the promotion of my book.

Roel made a beautiful limited edition poster of the spine of the book. Originally the whisk had the colour pink but something went wrong at the printers and now it's white. I can assure you that the English edition of the book will most definitely have a pink whisk on it's spine. You can buy the poster exclusively in my shop. It will be numbered and signed, it's on beautiful matte tick paper.

Next up is a collection of 9 book page extracts turned into a postcard set. You can buy them in the shop.

They are also perfect for framing in IKEA RIBBA frames.

And last but not least the Yvestown for Sissy-Boy tea towels in 3 colours.

All products are ready to be shipped to most countries in the world. Shipping is calculated upon checkout. I'm going to be in London at Blogtacular next week. If you wish to collect your goodies and save on shipping, please send me and e-mail so we can arrange something shop{@}yvestown{.}com

Enjoy your May day xox

Yvestown in de Keuken Press

Hello, happy new week! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with lots of lovely weather and lots of chocolate eggs.

My book is received so very well and so many people write such lovely reviews.

101 woonideeën did and so did ...

Flow magazine.

You can see more on the press page.

There will be one last signing and party day at Sissy-Boy in Antwerp Belgium - Saturday 26-04-2014 between 13:30 and 15:30 but we might just end up hanging out until the shop closes at 18:00. You can buy the book, get it signed by me, meet some of the people that are in the book, buy a tea towel and shop till your drop in my most favourite Sissy-Boy store in the world!

I hope to see you Saturday xxx