Monday, December 31, 2012

Kirigami Craft Book Giveaway

I haven't had a giveaway for a while so I thought I would host one to ring in the new year.  I actually have two things up for grabs, the Kirigami book pictured above and a pair of tabi socks.  I purchased both the items at Daiso, my favorite store.


Pictured above are some of the kirigami projects from the book.  It comes with templates printed on the paper so you know exactly where to cut. 



And here are the tabi socks.  I liked that they had kokeshi dolls on them.  Tabi socks are designed to be worn with sandals; that's why the toes look a little funny.  I actually bought a pair for myself too.

On to the Giveaway. . .one  lucky reader will win Kirigami-Chic Japanese Patterns and a pair of tabi socks. To enter, please share if you've ever seen tabi socks before or if you wear them. One entry per household. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. The last day to enter the contest is Sunday, January 6  2013. I'll announce the winner Monday, January 7 2013 on this post. If I do not hear back from the winner after two weeks, I will choose a new winner. Open to everyoneInternational friends welcome :)

Contest Closed

Congratulations to Melissa who is the winner of the tabi socks and book!

As always, thank to everyone who participated.  I loved reading all your comments!

73 comments:

Stephanie Booth said...

My daughter is preparing for an eight-week immersive Japanese language course in Japan this summer. She would be thrilled to win these! :O)

I've seen this kind of socks in pictures before. I bet they'd work with flip-flops, too! lol

SmilynStef said...

I've never seen those socks, but would love to have them ... I wear flip flops int he winter, and those would help warm my toes in Iowa.

La Yen said...

I have never seen these socks, but they are hilarious! (And my daughter would never ever ever take them off.) Man, I wish we had a Daiso...

Noemi said...

I didn't even know about those socks until you showed them! But that's a clever idea, if you wear sandals a lot. :) Great, really. :)

Noemi

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Paula Castro said...

Hi and a Happy New Year for you and your family. I know these socks but never had ones. I just use flip flops on summer and don't have socks to use with it.

Kamahina said...

I have black tabi socks with a lucky neko (cat) design.

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mysli said...

I've seen tabi socks quite often, since I know a few kimono-wearing people. I also own one pair of white ones, but I've only worn them twice since they're my only ones and I want them to be still clean when I finally get to wear my self-sewn kimono out for the first time.

Bonney said...

What a lovely giveaway! I've seen those socks but I've never tried them on. They are very cute!

lynaeve said...

I have never seen these. Thanks for the chance!

papelhilo said...

this book looks great ! and I love those socks to wear with flip flops (I received socks like that as gifts long ago, but they're now out of use !)

Melissa said...

OH those socks bring back the memories! We had them when we were kids! LOVED them, thought we were just so cool cuz we had them! How fun to see them again.
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Apple-Ling said...

Seen them/know of them but I've never worn them. Closest I've come is probably toe socks? Daiso is a store I desperately wish would come to the East Coast...

karen608 said...

I have seen them when reading about Japan and think they are cute. The book looks so interesting. Thank you for a chance to win!

Laurinda said...

OMG OMG OMG- I've had several pairs of tabi sock patterns in my queue on Ravelry since I joined in '09!
Here's one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flip-flop-lace-socks
I just need to be a better knitter to make them LOL!
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Christine said...

Think I saw them in a movie with wooden flip-flop type shoes. Happy New Year (mine would be a bit happier if I win)

Unknown said...

These look great! I think they would be lots of fun! My daughter would just adore the socks because she wears flip flops all year around, sun or snow!

Unknown said...

Awesome book and socks!!! I've never tried those kind of socks, but would love to try them. And the craft book looks interesting.

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onegoldensun said...

what cute socks! the book looks great. i have never worn them, but they are very cool looking.ankeney121@charter.net

Maya Sara Matthew said...

The Kirigami book looks wonderful I would like to give it a try and the socks are so cute. We get plain solid coloured ones here in India called slipper socks so these would be a wonerful addition to my sock collection. In fact I would give them to my mother who wears them all year round.
Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway. Happy New Year.

kasey said...

I know what tabi socks are but I've never worn them. As a side note, for my high school graduation (I'm from Hawaii), we were supposed to wear white shoes and some people voted to wear tabi but in the end we went with regular sandals. I'm still bummed that the tabi didn't win.

Thank you for the cool giveaway!

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laly said...

What a great giveaway!! My Granddaughter loves all Japanese thingies so it would be perfect for her. I've never seen the socks I only heard about them.
Happy New Year
Naomi
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Dotty Bee said...

My dear Japanese friend wore tabi soxs all the time when in our college dorm here in the States which brings back great memories of a great girl. I haven't seen these soxs in fifty years. Hope I can win them as I always wanted a pair.
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Momo said...

I see them in the Japanese fashion mags I like to get (Kera, Zipper, Mini, etc) and in street fashion. THESE ARE SO CUTE! <3

(Also, the kirigami kit looks awesome :3)

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Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

I've never seen tabi socks - they look cool!
I'd love to win -

4nicole at gmail dot com

jc said...

I've seen them somewhere and thought they looked pretty cool.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I have seen these in Japan when I went for my bro's wedding last summer. But alas, at size 10 1/2 Women's/42-43, I doubt these cuties would fit me! They are sweet though, and the book looks wonderful!

Heidi Margit said...

I have a friend and her husband had to go to Asia for work several times. They have socks - like those, but with every toe separated - since I can remember (at least 11 years!)

The papercut book looks wonderful!!

Warm wishes from sunny ( for now) Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Bonjour,

Je ne savais même pas que cela pouvait exister, des chaussettes pour tong, c'était une bonne idée !

bon après midi

sarvenaz

rickimoo said...

I have never seen these socks before. But I love toe socks so I would so wear these. Love to win the give away. The craft book looks interesting too. Rickimoo@cox.net

carol said...

OMG! Kirigami book AND Tabi socks! Love'em both!

Jennifer McComb said...

The book looks beautiful! I've been trying other Japanese arts - shibori is my latest obsession. I've heart of Kirigami, but haven't tried it yet. I'm putting it on my short list of Japanese arts to try! I visited Japan in 2009, 2 weeks in Kyoto, and a few days in Nara and Yokohama. What a beautiful country, what beautiful people! And I purchased pairs of tabi socks as gifts to special people in my life. They're another thing I'd like to try! Oh! I'm making a kimono for my daughter's birthday, made of habotai and crepe de chine silks, all natural dyes, no chemical mordants or dyes - my daughter's skin is very sensitive to dyes. I've drafted the pattern, with instructions on construction from the book "making kimono and japanese clothes", by Jenni Dobson. An inspirational, beautiful book, and useful, too!

almudena said...

Hello, I have never seen these tabi socks before but I like it!!!!
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Anne said...

I've never tried tabi socks, but my daughter has a pair. And we collect kokeshi dolls, so these would be fun! Thank you very much for the generous giveaway. The kirigami book looks challenging and fun.

Ash said...

Any time my father goes over seas he brings us back socks kind of like this for my mom and I. Very cool book!!

Charlene ma2vt@comcast.net said...

I have seen these soxs in pictures but did not know what they were called. What fun to own a pair! Thanks for the chance to win.

DanielleMW said...

Hello! I have seen these type of socks in pictures only. The Kirigami craft book looks terrific. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

Beky said...

I've seen socks like these, but I've never had the pleasure to wear them. The book looks fabulous.
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Amanda G said...

I received a pair of tabi from a former college roommate who was from Japan. Luckily I have small feet because they're really comfortable! That pair is so adorable and the kirigami book looks really interesting, I'd love to try some of the projects. I make a lot of paper snowflakes (you may have seen them on my twitter account @kiwiberry) but would love to expand my kirigami repertoire.

Keeping my fingers crossed for this one! My email address is luckysushi@gmail.com :)

Ulla said...

I have not seen such cute socks yet! They would be great for my birthday right on 6th of January.

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Alcy's Hobby Room said...

I have seen tabi socks but have not worn them before.

Alcy

Carmenpol said...

Hello, I know these socks exist but never worn them !
Thanks for the giveaway, the book looks great !

Liz said...

I saw the socks while I was in Japan and tried to buy a few for my mom - she loves to wear socks with flip-flops in the summer. If I win the socks I'll give them to my mom.

Iliyana Nedkova-Byrne said...

Anything Kokeshi + Kirigami will complement our humble Japanese collection at home. Thank you for your generous giveaway offer and Happy New Year!

randomcreativity said...

I've never worn tabi socks before, but I have seen them several times. When I was in Japan we walked by a building and saw several pairs hanging out to dry. I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway.

~Alesha~ said...

I have never seen Tabi socks and did not even know they existed. I think they're neat. :) Might even try them out if I don't win. Thank you for hosting!

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Lynn Miller said...

When I lived in Hawaii (in the stone age) I saw these often. Now that I wear sandles most of the year I could use them! Love Kirigami. I had a page a day Kirigami calendar - fun! Thanks for a delightful blog!

polly said...

i had never seen them before but what fun!

Celia said...

I didn't know these socks existed until you showed them, but they're so cute!
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Anna D said...

I have seen them, but have never worn them! How fun!
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Angelina said...

I've never seen or heard about these socks before but it would be wonderful to wear them as my feet are always cold even in summer.

KarenY said...

I've seen and have worn tabi's but never tabi socks...those are just too cute. Love the kokeshi doll design. thanks!

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Caca said...

My 1st time wearing tabi was during my recent trip to Japan. This tabi socks is cute, however, I love the paper cutting book more.

Candy Bello said...

No, I haven't seen these cute socks before!

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Kitty said...

I once had a pair of tabi socks which I got from Muji. They were orange and pink, but were nowhere near as cute as yours with the kokeshi dolls.

carrie ann said...

Love your site. Your fairy jars brought me here a while back. If i had a pair of socks like that, i'd never take off mt flip flops! cute!

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PS Happy New Year All!!

maxibim said...

The socks are adorable and my niece would love them. I've not seen them before. Happy New Year! I check your site often and really appreciate all your craftiness!

Anonymous said...

I love the tabi socks. When I was in Japan I bought myself many too. I got ome with bunnies and with the Mt. Fuji on them. But I've never seen any with kokeshi dolls yet. They are absolutely lovely!
mimchan7 at hotmail.com

rekutopia said...

I love tabi socks! I prefer them to the toe socks because I find they are easier to wear and are more comfortable.

They are hard to get in Germany, though. There is a Japanese toe socks shop in Berlin, where I live, but they don't really sell tabi socks and only offer them occasionaly. So whenever I go to Japan I always stock up on them!

I wish we had a Daiso in Germany...

reku@ironlungs.de

Setsuko Dalrymple said...

I own two pairs of tabi socks (one dark moss green pair with a plum blossom on a branch in black silhouette and a pair with chrysanthemum blossom on white). I also own a couple pairs of traditional/formal tabi and a several pairs of five-toe socks.

I hope I win, but if I don't, I'd love to find a copy somehow.

Margareth said...

I've only seen those socks in white. lovely book! Thanks for including your international blog readers in the give-away!

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janicebotterill said...

I'd love love love to win! am struggling to get hold of japanesenbooks in the uk. janicebotterill@btinternet.com

Megs said...
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Megs said...

Love the socks and craft book! I have seen the socks before in movies and have read about them in plenty of books, but have never actually seen them in real life...

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Anonymous said...

I love the socks. When I was much younger, I took Japanese classical dancing lessons and did obon dancing. I still have several pairs of those socks. and by the way...thanks to you I love Daiso! The closest one is about 90 min. away, but definately worth it. and I love your blog!

thanks, Kris
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arrie ann said...

Hi! I left a message on Jan 4th, and hadn't left my email. I've only seen tabis once on a friend's feet. She is from japan.

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Annegret said...

The socks look so cute. I have never seen such socks.

Happy New Year!

Annegret

Ales K. said...

I have never seen socks like that, but they look interesting!

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zuperdzigh said...

I saw those kind of socks but I never wore it, cause there were socks uniform at the school. and after graduated, I rarely use any socks.

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Kathy said...

These socks would work GREAT with "flip-flops!" So pretty, too!And my feet are always cold, so I try to jam my toes (with thin socks) onto flip-flops already - or go barefoot and FREEZE (it gets cold with bare wood floors, in the winter, in northern Illinois)!!

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