Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kanzashi In Bloom Giveaway & Review

Kanzashi in Bloom by Diane Gilleland

I was recently sent a review copy of Kanzashi in Bloom for the blog book tour and was excited to be included. I've known Diane Gilleland (author of Kanzashi Bloom) for at least two years now from her site Crafty Pod. As I've mentioned before here, I always enjoy craft books from blogs I read. You know what to expect and you have a little background about the author before you even pick up the book. I have always been impressed with Diane's creativity and attention to detail when it comes to her craft tutorials. So of course, I expected nothing less from her new book.

Kanzashi in Bloom is based on the traditional Japanese art form, kanzashi. Kanzashi are traditionally hair ornaments made from squares of fabric folded much like origami. In the book you will find a more thorough explanation of kanzashi and it's origins. The chapters include, Origins of the art form, Materials and Core Techniques, Projects to wear, and Projects to give. In the book Diane shows six different designs for the petals alone. There are 20 unique projects to create with the kanzashi such as hair accessories, earrings, Christmas ornaments, and more. What I personally enjoy about the projects is that they are contemporary and applicable for today's use. Below are a couple examples from the book.

Stretch & Bloom Headband

I tested out the petals in the flower above and was able to duplicate them with ease from the instructions.

Super Star Tote

This was one of my personal favorite projects due to the beach theme and sandy colors. Along with showing you how to make the kanzashi star fish, Diane has a detailed tutorial on how to make the handbag.

* Contest Closed *

Please leave in the comments your thoughts about kanzashi and if you have ever heard of it before at the bottom of this post no later than Wednesday, August 5th, 2009. One entry per person. Please leave a way for me to get back to you if you win(enter your email address in the comment form). The email address is only used to notify the winner, I do not save the addresses. I'll choose one winner at random and post their name Thursday. Good Luck!

US and Canada Residents only

160 comments:

Knit - R - Done said...

The only bit I know about it is from Memoirs of a Geisha...and that might have been some other type of hair decoration. Ever since I visited my husband in Korea, I've been enchanted with Asian crafts of any kind, including cooking.

Alex
alexcateye@msn.com

Katria said...

I LOVE Kanzashi! When I was in University, I took a Japanese class. We had to do a research project for the end of the semester on something to do with Japanese culture, and I chose Kanzashi. They can be so intricate and detailed, yet also simple and elegant.

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Serif said...

Nope, never heard of kanzashi before. D: But they look absolutely adorable! I need more cute hair decorations...

shelovesthemoon at gmail.com

hanamik said...

I hadn't heard of kanzashi before but it's been mentioned on several blogs. I think it's uber cute and seems fun to do.

pdxknitterati said...

Kanzashi is beautiful! My LYS just had a free workshop in kanzashi to promote this book, but I was not able to attend. That was the first I'd heard of it.

mamaTAVE said...

I just heard about kanzashi the other day, while looking around the Dollar Store Crafts blog. The pictures from the book have an elegant casual feel. Very nice.

mamatave at gmail dot com

Hayley said...

Nothing like a competition to bring out the lurkers! :)

I love kanzashi desperately. I went on exchange to Japan when I was in high school (10 years ago now, already!) and my host family insisted on spending an incredible evening dressing me up in three separate kimono, with complete kitsuke for each. The thing that enchanted me most was far and away the array of kanzashi. Ever since then I've tried to make my own about twice a year, but to no avail - I just don't have the knack, probably due to my low-level Japanese reading abilities. I really hope I win, but if not, I will definitely buy the book anyway. Thanks for posting on it!

hayley.casarotto at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is the first I've heard of it, but I can't wait to try it. futurehopepeds@aim.com

annemarie said...

This is new to me but oh so beautiful. I would love to give it a try - fingers crossed.

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Kristy said...

this looks beautiful - it's definitely on my list of crafts to try now!

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Bonney said...

I have never heard of this. It looks like it would be a lot of fun to try and a perfect craft for a group that will be visiting in a few weeks. So many different uses too!

Natalie said...

Kanzashi have been a love of mine ever since I started crafting. They're beautiful. Congrats to CraftyPod on her new book!

Siew said...

I had never heard of it until this book hit the blogs. It looks fabulous. I've been recently making origami flowers to amaze my 4 year old daughter. I think this book would put me over the top in the best mommies of the world.

Stephanie said...

I love them! So pretty. I had seen kanzashi before, but didn't know the name.

stephanie [ dot ] klassen [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com

emiko said...

Kanzashi is gorgeous, isn't it? I first really learned about it via Gaijin Geisha (www.gaijingeisha.com) some many years ago.

Jessica
emiko42@gmail.com

gardienne said...

I hadn't heard of kanzashi either until it started popping up on the blogs. It's just beautiful!
gardienne (at) gmail (dot) com

Laura F said...

I think it's beautiful and would love to try it.It's my first time hearing about it.
Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Gina said...

I didn't know that was the name of it but I've seen them and admired them and they are on my to-do list. Would love the book!
:-)
ginab6@yahoo.com

Annie said...

I've never heard of it but it's gorgeous! I'm inspired. Now I just need to get my crafting space cleaned up so I can make some lovely things :-)
annieblackwell(at)gmail(dot)com

EmmyLizzy said...

You are the first one to introduce me to Kanzashi - but it looks fantastic! My first baby (a girl!) is due any day now, and i'm sure i could make some adorable things for her using this technique.

Becky said...

I've never heard of it before, but I love that headband, I can see me making them for my daughter.

Julia said...

I've read about this before...and seen this same book popping up on blogs all this week... I think Kanzashi is lovely! The flowers make me think of yo-yos and I imagine they would be just as addicting to make and make and make!

Heather said...

I had never heard of Kanzashi, but the headband is so darling! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
hippolito@gmail.com

Teddi Taylor said...

I only just heard of Kanzashi since this book came out and the blog tours began. But it looks so fantastic and has been so wonderfully reviewed. I would totally love to try it because it looks so beautiful and seems so easy.
tedditaylor@gmail.com

3 o'clock walk said...

I have only been exposed to kanzashi from what I have seen here on the Internet craft/blogging world. I think they are wonderful. I love the clean lines and fresh look of the kanzashi flowers.

*karen said...

So pretty...As a Japanese American I should really know more about kanzashi. I think I wore similar pins in my hair when I was a child, but I never knew the proper name...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. You can reach me at greenteagarden@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

I've never heard of kanzashi, but those flowers are beautiful.

chppie said...

i saw kansashi when i lived in Tokyo but only in store windows and for formal occasions. I like that Diane has given it an american vibe with more casual fabrics and simple designs.

Looking forward to making a bunch. Figure out what to do with them later!

Enjoy your blog.

LynAnne Smucker said...

I heard about from Diane's blog (Craftypod) but otherwise its a new craft form for me. I love doing things with fabric, and this is such a cool three-D technique. lsmucker@hotmail.com

balbei said...

I hadn't heard of Kanzashi before learning of this book, but the fabric flowers and associated projects look like they would be a lot of fun to make and the finished products look absolutely gorgeous.

simplyblissful [at] gmail [dot] com

LindaJ said...

Love Kanzashi! I worked as a babysitter at a Japanese ESL school until it closed. I was and still am facinated with these flowers and other crafts. Would love to know how to make them. I love anything Japanese, especially their crafts. Amazing talent and skill. thank you for the chance to enter!
Linda
ljones@crownoak.com

Angela said...

I've just heard of kansashi from reading about this book in other blogs. I'm going to have a buy a copy if I don't win it, what a fabulous skill to have!

Anita said...

I have never heard of kanzashi before! So interesting! Love that flower headband! So unique!

Jenny said...

I'd never heard of Kanzashi before - but the simple, origami-like flowers are just beautiful.

handbagaddict said...

I first saw Kanzashi online and was intrigued. The book looks beautiful.

Maria said...

I have studied Japan for a while (I just got my MA in East Asian Lang & Civ, woo!) but I never heard of kanzashi until I got to Japan - I lived in Kyoto for a year and a half and would always pass by this one little shop on Shijo-dori (4th Avenue) that only sold kanzashi. They were so beautiful and the fabrics and designs used to make them absolutely mesmerizing.

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Corvus said...

I wrote a simple tutorial for one basic Kanzashi petal a while back, but I've never managed to go beyond that in complexity. I've thus got my fingers crossed, because I'd love some inspiration and more complex methodology to get me back into the craft!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. It keeps me coming back again and again. I love these flowers and hake never heard of this technique before. I really want to learn more!

Becky

bfmascagni@hotmail.com

Laura said...

I've never heard of Kanzashi before, but so cute!

CountessLaurie said...

I had not heard of Kanzahi before today, but yours is the second post I have read about this book. It is getting high recommendations. And I love the cover pic. Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurie
l.moore.j@gmail.com

Norma said...

I've seen photos on various blogs but did not know the official name Kanzashi. I'm into origami right now and this looks very similar.

Anonymous said...

I had not heard of kanzashi before seeing this book on various sites but I'm definitely going to try it! I plan on embellishing overalls and jumpers for my granddaughter as well as making some barrettes for her. I can picture many, many ways to use the designs! Thanks for offering this book, it's absolutely wonderful!
Sarah
samdomino2(at)gmail(dot)com

Beehave said...

I hadn't seen kanzashi before the book's blog tour. I think the blog tour is a great idea and I've enjoyed seeing everyone's web pages

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Hearing about Diane's book is the first time I've heard of kanzashi. But I love Japanese crafts.

ezeldabeth said...

i've seen these a few times over the last year...i would love a copy of the book! i think they are fabulous!

Jean Knee said...

I have never heard of it but aren
t those just lovely.

jeneaevan said...

I had not heard of kanzashi until this book came out. I think it is beautiful and a lovely way to use fabric scraps that I cannot bear to throw away! Thank you for the chance to win.

jharmon_1@sbcglobal.net

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

To be honest, no, I had never heard of it. But now I'm intrigued!

lmkoizumi@earthlink.net said...

Wow! I am familiar with many types of Japanese crafts but have never heard of kanzashi. But what a natural progression from origami. I loved making the yo yo flower garland from your tutorial. I love origami and this makes me want to make some hair ornaments for my daughter as I've recently become a little obsessed with the hair ribbon section of Etsy. Thanks for introducing me to kanzashi.
lmkoizumi@earthlink.net

Alcy said...

Kanzashi are fascinating, aren't they? I'm not sure if the modern/western takes are really for me, but it's interesting to see how the form can be adapted, and I'm sure I could take some inspiration from these varieties. I've been wanting to learn to fold them for some time!

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Cindy Is Crafty said...

I had never heard of it until I started reading some blogs and on a search for flower making tutorials. They are really lovely and I hope you pick me! :O)

Rebecca said...

I have never heard of that book but it sounds really interesting.I love making fabric flowers and things out of them, scrunchies, headbands, and even bracelets!!!

Carissa said...

I've never heard of Kanzashi before but it looks like fun.
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Danna said...

I have been drooling over some of these on Etsy for some time now. They are out of my price range so it would be great to make a few myself.

Thanks! Danna

onegoldensun said...

I have never heard of kanzashi, but I love the japanese arts. It reminds me of origami, and I love the delicate look. I can't wait to see the book!

Mimi said...

Kanzashi is a new one to me but it is absolutely beautiful. I would love to learn how to make some things to adorn tops, bags, etc.

Ayie said...

the tote is very lovely!

Brandy said...

I had no idea those little flowers were "Kanzashi" or that something by the name of Kanzashi even existed! But I have been dying to know how to make the little flower pictured on the headband and the ones on the beach bag as well. I have been drooling over them in the form of little girls hair clips on ETSY. I did make a hair clip (I may have mentioned this before) out of a fabric yo-yo, per your recomindation! Thanks for doing a giveaway and thanks for mentioning this book, I may have just have to pick this one up!

Dawn in OKC said...

i have never heard of it....but i'm loving what i see!

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Sara said...

Wow, would love to give this a try. I have never heard of Kanzashi before, but it seems so delicate and feminine. Perfect for my little girls! sjostamps@yahoo.com

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I've never heard of it before. It reminds me of origami, which I think is fun. I don't sew very well so I'd love to give this a try!

jlsemon at gmail dot com

cnuland said...

I've seen kanzashi before on different websites and since I love anything that looks like flowers, I'd live to give it a try - just haven't done so yet.

carly k said...

Oh, I forgot to leave my email...

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tayzzmom said...

I have never heard of Kanzashi before, but it is lovely and intriguing. It looks like it would be easy to learn. What a cute way to make and give gifts.

Linda
tayzzmom@aol.com

Kate said...

I love kanzashi. I only know what I learned from watching the extras (and the movie) from the movie Memoirs of a Geisha. I know that maikos wore longer kanzashi ornaments and geisha wore shorter ornaments (or is it the other way around?).

I've never tried making any but I would love to. This is also my first time commenting but I've been checking out and reading this blog for a few months now.

kgrant05 at gmail dot com


Kate

sb said...

I'd never heard of kanzashi prior to Diane's book release, but let me tell you - I'm totally smitten now!

melissa kaye said...

I seem to recall seeing the word, "Kanzashi" several times but I never knew the meaning of it. I would love to try it, it looks so interesting! :)

Melissa
melissak7481@yahoo.com

carmel said...

i have never herd about the name of this art. but i have seen many times in japanese craft books this tipes of flowers. and i even made one my self. but without realy knowing about the whole art around it.

thanks!
carmelita@windowslive.com

Mary Ann in Vermont said...

This is my very first learning of Kanzashi. But, I already know that I am in-love! Thank you so much!
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d said...

I love your blog. I've been wanting to try kanzashi, and winning this giveaway would really get me going! Thanks! Ballooonatic@gmai.com

Karin said...

I love that tote, it's gorgeous! The book is high upon my list of books I want to read. I can't wait to try the ideas in it!

Nadia said...

I've never heard of kansazhi, but am a HUGE fan of origami. My best friend and I stared doing origami when we were in 5th grade, and I still continue to this day with my little cousins and neices. In fact, just a few months ago I made an elephant for my 9 month old daughter, and she loved it! I'd love to try kansazhi since I just started sewing again, and the book looks fabulous!
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Windylou said...

Beautiful Ideas! Sets my creative juices flowing just looking at the pictures.

Anonymous said...

looks like another fun craft to add to my project list....
thanx for the opportunity....

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Anonymous said...

cute! I've seen these absolutely beautiful delicate hairpins before but never knew the real name. Now I do- kanzashi! thanks

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melonkelli said...

I had never seen this kind of project before Sister Diane's book hit the blogs.

Seema said...

I had seen these flowers at my friends house who is from Japan.The flowers are so beautiful and delicate...being a crafter would love to have this book and make some for myself and gifts.
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Emma said...

This looks so cool! I hadn't heard of it before but want to try it now!

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Anonymous said...

I'd never specifically heard of Kanzashi but my best friend, who is getting married, instantly came to mind as she's trying to go for less "weddingy" decor/attire. I love to make crafts and love Asian flare. I had already used your tissue paper flowers for a couple of project, these would also be so nice to add simple decor (her shower!)to a look or an item or a head piece. Very cool!

becky
baxxterr@hotmail.com

pogonip @ meadowsweet cottage said...

I'd never heard about Kanzashi before but I'm rapidly becoming a fan. The little flowers are adorable--I knew there was a reason I've kept itty bitty pieces of quilting fabric!

Melody said...

I first heard of Kanzashi from Craftster. I loved the look of it. I've wanted to try it for a few years now.
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Grammie Ford said...

What lovely flowers. I would like to win as I have four granddaughters who would learn with me as we work on the Kanzashi projects. I have never heard of Kanzashi. What fun.
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Mandy at MaKC Creations said...

Wow, these are amazing! I have three little girls and I keep looking for the perfect fabric flowers to make to accessorize their outfits. these would be perfect! I have never heard of Kanzashi before, but it looks like something i would love!

greetingarts said...

I've always thought kanzashi was right up my alley. Sort of zen-like, with those little bits and pieces, everything about it strikes a chord with me. Repetition, handwork, scraps, fabric, the delicate nature. Love it, would love to have the book. Thanks for a chance!

Liz said...

I had never heard of kanzashi until I saw this book at the store. I would love to make some hair clips for my daughter.

annemarie said...

Oh how I would love this book - fingers crossed!

Christine at Origami Mommy said...

Kanzashi really appeals to me. I love doing origami and tiny fabric projects and I've seen so much kanzashi here in Japan but never knew how to do it! Great that you are doing a giveaway!

Lavina Dee said...

I've never heard of Kanzashi but I am very intrested in trying the craft. It looks beautiful in its' simplicity. Lavina
dickinson_4(at)msn.com

Jessica said...

I have never heard of it before but I'm definitely going to check it out. Love that headband.
j.hillam@yahoo.com
Fingers crossed!

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

I have never heard of it before. But the flowers look very intricate and beautiful. Definetly something I would like to try.

Oiyi said...

I have only admired Kanzashi on the internet. There is an Etsy seller that makes the most beautiful kanzashi. I use to enjoy seeing her creations. I have always wanted to know how to make them.

cindy said...

count me in! :)

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auntbecky92 said...

This is such a beautiful book. I would love to win a copy. I had never heard of Kanzashi until this book started showing up in the craft world blogs.
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Candace said...

its beautiful! my mom is currently working on a crazy quilt and these little gems would be perfect suprise for her!

Candace
ceh4891@gmail.com
craft-crazed.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Kanzashi is new to me, but I would love to give it a try!

Sarah said...

I have only started seeing kaknzashi with the publishing of this book and it looks so fun. I would love to get a copy!

Jennie C. said...

I'm up for any craft I can do in carpool!

Anna said...

I wish that I knew more about kanzashi and more so, I wish I had time to learn how to make something that delicate looking. I've heard of it from my artistic friends and maybe now they'll teach me!

Anna
divinement@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I can use this in so many ways. One for my nerves, two to teach my autistc son and three to teach during the cultural fair at my school so 800 kiddos will benefit.

I've never heard of this before.
Tweakadilek@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

I heard about it once on Craftster. I really love what I've seen of this book. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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kris said...

I have seen these type of things before. I would love to try and make a few. thanks for this opportunity to win.
Kris

ohanacullinan@aol.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

never heard of it before

mverno said...

haven't heard of it before it looks like a goog thing mverno@roadrunner.com

blabla3269 said...

I never heard of it before today but its looks right up my alley

Suze said...

I have never heard of Kanzashi before. I would love to win that book.

Villagechick said...

I had never heard of it before, but my neighbor and I get together and do origami. We would love, love to do something similar with fabric so that we could wear our creations!
carrie dot mol at gmail do com

a rose is a rose said...

before seeing this book, i had never heard of kanzashi. the flowers are delicate and lovely!

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SmilynStef said...

I have seen kanzashi on several blogs I follow ... I would love to learn how to do it myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mamushi Love said...

I think it's a very nice design, and I know my friends would love to learn how to make the crafts since they make cosplay outfits for anime conventions. I hadn't heard of the term before, but I have seen the design several times this year.

PumpkinFreckles said...

Hi,
I've never heard of kansashi, but I love that star tote.

Sunny View said...

Kanzashi seems like a unique craft to try; I've never heard of it before. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sunnyvale said...

I know nothing about it, but it looks neat.

Anonymous said...

This is news to me! Which is why I would love to learn more...

thanks,

Paula
recyclebutterfly@gmail.com

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Kanzashi is new to me. The Japanese have such beautiful ideas!

tara trovitch said...

Hi I love your Kanzashi now that I can actually SEE it. I heard you on Sirus on Martha Stewart the other day..thought it was funny they asked you to walk them through it!!

I will be sure to pick up your book since I can't sew but keep buying fabric!!

tara
aunttara@hotmail.com

ohthecuteness said...

I have seen this book all over the place lately! I had never heard of these sweet little flowers before this book, and I sure hope I get a chance to try them out!

Deanna said...

I had never heard of Kanzashi before this book but it's beautiful.

deanna(dot)munger(at)gmail(dot)com

Queen Margot said...

i love making kanzashi's!!!! i use then in my hair, in my ears, on t-shirts!!!!
i heard that kanzashis were very important for the geishas, and i saw some pictures of their hair ornaments.. lovely!!!

www.qmargot.blogspot.com

Betty aka Fudgie said...

I have never heard of this technique before. I certainly am interested in pursue this further.
bettylouspoon@yahoo.com

Bubble Dance said...

Wow, I've never heard of it but I love it!

sherri s. said...

Oh, so pretty! Yes, I saw lovely examples of this art when I was in Kyoto last year. Wish I were there again! Thanks for the giveaway.

Angela said...

Kanzashi is new to me...but it is so beautiful and simple. What a wonderful book. I'd like to make some hair decorations or a row of tiny kanzashi flowers at the hem of a simple skirt. Asian inspired crafts have always been fascinating to me. Thanks for a chance to win! clotheslinechronicles(at)gmail(dot)com

vinnie said...

I love kanzashi. i'm so glad to hear there is a book out and it looks delicious.

vinnie451 at hotmail dot com

Erre54 said...

wow but I love all what you do
ciao
from italia
Mrita

LindaD said...

I'd never heard the word Kanzashi before, but I love the look! I have so much fabric lying around just waiting for a new craft project. Thanks for the chance to expand our minds and handiwork!

pi said...

I've seen Kanzashi tutorials throughout the internet, but have never been able to understand them! -.-''

I've also seen some mind blowingly gorgeous pictures of Kanzashi that just make me drool!

kristentkelly @ aol.com

skyxsky27 said...

I have never heard of kanzashi bot it is very pretty work that I wouldnt mind owning.
skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

taikobaka said...

I just recently bought a kanzashi hair ornament on Etsy for the obon festival--and I immediately wanted to make some of my own. I heard about this book on Amazon and am so curious. Thanks for the contest!

erma said...

I hadn't heard of kanzashi before but it looks very cute.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Never heard of it before now!

Meredith

mk467@hotmail.com

FDP 4 Life said...

I have never heard of Kanzashi before, but I would love to learn more about it. It's so neat!

Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

Misusedinnocence said...

Beautiful! I haven't heard of it before this, but I'd love to learn more.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of this!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

kngmckellar said...

I have never heard of kanzashi till now but would like to win and learn more!

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

I haven't heard of it before.
But this book looks lovely, and I love to make things, exspecially pretty things, so I would love to win this.




clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

No, I have never heard of it, but the designs are darling. I'm certainly glad that I have now. Thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Celia said...

Lovelyflowers! I have read about this book in lots of blogs but really didn't know about the author or the projects and I am amazed with them!

Kelly F said...

I have never heard of this before, but it is really cool. I love how creative it is and beautiful!

wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of Kanzashi but it is so beautiful.

plur268 at yahoo dot com

mom2anutball said...

I have never heard of Kanzashi before, but it is very pretty! Thanks!
hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Smooshy said...

i'd never heard of it but i love wearing flowers in my hair, i want to learn this!

Cathy said...

This blog post is the first time that I've heard of kanzashi, but it has definitely caught my interest. Please enter me in the giveaway.

catshaw14(at)gmail(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

I've never heard of it before today, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Rachel said...

I have never heard about it, but love to work with my hands. My neighbor has gotten me into origami, so perhaps I will like this too. If not, this would be a good gift for her. :)

racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

Marianna said...

I have never heard of kanzashi before now but these are really beautiful and I'd love to learn more about it!

wwrk said...

I've never heard of kanzashi,but I love them, very nice.

wwrkster@gmail.com

Miranda said...

these are goregous

kathy pease said...

i have never heard of this but everything is so beautiful and elegant :)

purango said...

I haven't heard of it before. I love the ideaa. Yhe designs look beautiful. garrettsambo@aol.com

Helen said...

I have loved kanzashi for years now.

Amanda S. said...

Never heard of it before, but it looks beautiful!

masonsgranny59 said...

very pretty:)
I never heard of this art before but it looks fun:)
Thank you for the awesome review, giveaway, and 4 the entry:)

Kathy said...

This is the first I have heard of kanzashi but I have already fallen in love with these little flowers. Thanks for the giveaway.

*Heather* said...

I've never heard of it before I read your post, but they are beautiful!

AmyLynn said...

This is the first time I've heard about kanzashi.

lilyk said...

I've never heard of kanzashi before but the examples of it you show are very pretty!

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avagdro said...

Pretty awesome giveaways.Thanks for sharing.

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