Book Giveaway: Kanzashi In Bloom

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This week the web is buzzing over Diane Gilleland's new book, Kanzashi In Bloom: 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give. You can learn more about this awesome new book here, here, and here. Diane has included 20 projects, a history of this art form, and some great tips and tricks.

We are giving away a copy of
Kanzashi In Bloom to one lucky CraftStylish member. Leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm, Wednesday, July 29th to be entered to win!

A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, July 30th.

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Comments (120)

dlipsky writes: I did not win so I just bought this wonderful book
Posted: 9:06 pm on September 2nd
BkPatSewThis writes: Nice book....
Posted: 8:45 am on August 13th
variation writes: I'm so sorry I missed this!
Posted: 1:39 pm on August 5th
FLBird writes: I've been drooling over this book since I first saw the pre-release announcement. Pick me, PLEASE!
Posted: 12:58 pm on July 30th
ajjosn writes:
it is a good place to browing,and the price so amaziong.
Posted: 4:37 am on July 30th
ScarlettO writes: The book! I would love one!
Posted: 1:07 am on July 30th
jenniferofthejungle writes: I'd love to win this beautiful book.
Posted: 10:23 pm on July 29th
shatakshi writes: would love to be a proud owner of this book.... dis would be a nice creative push towards my dreams of being a designer..
Posted: 5:58 pm on July 29th
Star55 writes: I would love to try this!
Posted: 4:22 pm on July 29th
ssears999 writes: Looks like a great book! What fun!
Posted: 1:53 pm on July 29th
LaurieJ writes: Gorgeous!
Posted: 1:32 pm on July 29th
Dreamingreen writes: Something new on my list of things to learn! I won't be disappointed if chosen by random.
Posted: 1:09 pm on July 29th
BellaBluebird writes: I hope I'm not too late. I have a new little baby girl, and this book looks like it might hold some great decorating ideas for her room.
Posted: 12:54 pm on July 29th
KathAC writes: Thank you for this generous giveaway. The book looks lovely; "fold and sew" sounds like a great new technique to learn.
Posted: 12:09 pm on July 29th
arielcupcakes writes: ooh la la!
Posted: 11:43 am on July 29th
katydiddy writes: I really, really, really want this book!
Posted: 11:40 am on July 29th
bookscout27 writes: I would love to learn to make these flowers! Thanks for the chance to win the book.
Posted: 10:45 am on July 29th
buttercup86 writes: Oh, so beautiful!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this book!!!! So many ideas for uses!!!
Posted: 10:41 am on July 29th
alidmc writes: How exciting!!! I am sure that this will be just the thing to get me started on this craft!! I hope that I win!!
Posted: 10:08 am on July 29th
Arlie1979 writes: Yay!
Posted: 1:37 pm on July 28th
hpsauce writes: The cover photo is absolutely stunning. These would make wonderful embellishments for my art quilting friends (hmmm, I sense a Christmas gift possibility here).

I can think of so many uses for these beauties. I know my little girl would adore some of these adorning her fancy frocks and coats.
Posted: 11:38 am on July 28th
daperfectmix writes: OOh, I'd love to win this book and see what beautiful things I can make!
Posted: 9:41 am on July 28th
tintocktap writes: Liiks like a fantastic book - I'd love to win a copy!
Posted: 5:07 am on July 28th
candlepick writes: Lovely. Crossing my figners!
Posted: 2:04 am on July 28th
Resmi writes: Even I would love to get a copy of this awesome book! :-)
Posted: 12:55 am on July 28th
AZAmy writes: I would love to win this book! It sounds so fun to do the projects in it!
Posted: 12:26 am on July 28th
EvaBug writes: Call me a newbie, but I have never seen anything so elegant and unique. I would love to win this book.
Posted: 9:28 pm on July 27th
midnightquilter writes: I would like to win this book.
Posted: 9:25 pm on July 27th
loti writes: I would also love an opportunity to win the book!!
Posted: 8:35 pm on July 27th
CindyIsCrafty writes: I would love to win a copy of Diane's book. I love flowers and love brooches and would love to make some.
Posted: 7:04 pm on July 27th
rachellorita writes: I've been looking for something different to do with fabric & jewelry, & the fact that it has history behind it is even better! Please choose me!
Posted: 6:12 pm on July 27th
jamireles writes: Looks very interesting - I would love to win it!
Posted: 5:54 pm on July 27th
nmj1973 writes: I want this book! Good luck everyone!
Posted: 5:42 pm on July 27th
iHanna writes: Oh crafty book giveaways are the cyberspace kind of sunshine I like. :-)
Posted: 5:02 pm on July 27th
rosegold writes: I would love to win this book! I hope you randomly pick me. :)
Posted: 4:39 pm on July 27th
dlipsky writes: pleeeze pick me. I would love to have this book.
Posted: 2:07 pm on July 27th
lheslep writes: Can't wait to see book in person. Looks Fantastic! I would love to to the winner of this book.
Posted: 1:48 pm on July 27th
maggiecdillon writes: What a great book! Definitely enter me to win!
Posted: 1:26 pm on July 27th
elizabeth4045 writes: I would love to win this book!
Posted: 12:30 pm on July 27th
handbagaddict writes: Love the look of this book. Can't wait to see one in person.
Posted: 12:20 pm on July 27th
mooney3300 writes: I so want this book!!
Posted: 11:51 am on July 27th
filigreeliv writes: This book looks very interesting. I love to learn new ways to use my fabric scraps.
Posted: 11:43 am on July 27th
LodenDesigns writes: I'm always looking for creative ways to used up fabric scraps. The possibilities would be endless with what you can do with these embellishments.
Posted: 10:30 am on July 27th
rsislandcrafts writes: That looks like such a fun book!
Posted: 10:22 am on July 27th
4catzmeow writes: Cant wait to see inside this book.
Posted: 9:34 am on July 27th
spindexr writes: What an amazing work of art! Diane's done it again!
Posted: 8:44 am on July 27th
schmuckstueck writes: I'd love to win a copy!
Posted: 7:42 am on July 27th
hardcoregirl writes: randomly pick me!
Posted: 1:57 am on July 27th
ribbonsrosesandmore writes: I would love this book. It looks like so much fun. Another great way to use up so many fabric scraps.
Posted: 1:11 am on July 27th
surprisemom writes: This book looks fabulous!! Would love to win this.
Posted: 12:57 am on July 27th
DesertLady writes: I just read about Diane and her book in Sew Beautiful. I would love to win a copy and discover the many ways I might use this fun craft!
Posted: 11:48 pm on July 26th
msnew007 writes: I love to win a copy of this book...I was recently laid off and it would keep my busy letting my creative juicies flow!
Posted: 11:44 pm on July 26th
joannlxx writes: I love Japanese fabric crafts! I have taught classes from the Omiyagi book to my embroidery guild before.

Posted: 10:29 pm on July 26th
emmaneezer writes: man, everyone is talking about this book! it must be incredible. I hope i win it!
Posted: 10:06 pm on July 26th
DarthSqurl writes: Beautiful projects-- can't wait to try some of these out!
Posted: 9:24 pm on July 26th
annquill writes: The cover of this book is eye-catchingly beautiful. Knowing how well Sister Diane writes her blog, e-books, and delivers her podcasts, there's no doubt the contents of this book make it a winner too. I'd love to win a copy.
Posted: 8:56 pm on July 26th
mamaganoush writes: I took a class from Diane at our local library and was completely hooked on this craft... I have so many in my house, my girls have them on their backpacks - I love them!

I'd love to win a copy of her new book so I can branch out on my designs and start cranking crafts out for the holidays this year... I hope she sells tons of them. She's awesome.
Posted: 7:49 pm on July 26th
photoqueen writes: I love the cover and can't wait to see more of the book.
Posted: 7:37 pm on July 26th
SarahBeez writes: I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this!!

I have a wedding coming up and these would be perfect for gift embellishments and some decorations! Plus they look like a lot of fun and something that can be used for a multitude of projects.
Posted: 6:51 pm on July 26th
StrangeFruit writes: I've been wanting to try this craft for a long time now!! Totally inspired to start now :)
Posted: 5:56 pm on July 26th
Cashroomlady writes: That sounds sooo cool. I would love to be able to teach this to my granddaughter and my fellow retiree's.
Posted: 5:06 pm on July 26th
deanna_munger writes: So beautiful - I'd love to win a copy!
Posted: 4:37 pm on July 26th
Kulispel writes: I've been following her book tour on her CraftyPod, and I'd love to win a book. I never would have thought about folding fabric into flowers, it's a cool idea, and it's neat that she took such a forgotten technique, dusted it off, and renewed it.
Posted: 4:22 pm on July 26th
jpusel writes: Both my daughter and I would love to have this book.
Posted: 4:21 pm on July 26th
sarwat writes: i am looking forward to having a great time with my mom while we make these projects ... hope i win
Posted: 3:48 pm on July 26th
SalmaMajeed writes: the cover shows a really elegant design i am anticipating even better projects inside...cant wait to win this book
Posted: 3:14 pm on July 26th
orime writes: I'd love to win a copy!
Posted: 3:12 pm on July 26th
LadyofShalott writes: I would love to learn this craft, and share it with my friends. Wish me luck!
Posted: 12:01 pm on July 26th
foxy_frangipani writes: Hello!
Hope to win this interesting book, kick off my interest in crafts. :)
Posted: 11:51 pm on July 25th
poplin writes: I would love to check out this book; I've been dying to create some pretty hair ornaments, and this would do just the trick.

Thank you!
Posted: 2:36 pm on July 25th
seventiesgirl writes: Just another wonderful diversion from all the other projects in my basket! Hope I win...
Posted: 2:36 pm on July 25th
seventiesgirl writes: Just another wonderful diversion from all the other projects in my basket! Hope I win...
Posted: 2:34 pm on July 25th
LillyT writes: This book looks great!
Thanks a lot!
Posted: 8:19 am on July 25th
Joannie_N writes: Looks like an interesting technique. I hope I win!
Posted: 8:00 am on July 25th
Iamcarole writes: This sure looks interesting!!
I don't recall having seen anything like it!
I will watch for it...
Posted: 5:18 pm on July 24th
elbowyoyo writes: I would love to try this!
Posted: 4:35 pm on July 24th
gardenbunny writes: Beautiful book. THanks for offering a chance to win it up to us...
Posted: 3:28 pm on July 24th
kvstyles writes: Hi Hi...LOVE making fabric flowers...but this is a new one, it looks soooo lovely...good luck to us all!!
Posted: 1:49 pm on July 24th
kvstyles writes: Hi Hi...LOVE making fabric flowers...but this is a new one, it looks soooo lovely...good luck to us all!!
Posted: 1:48 pm on July 24th
knitsonwheels writes: oh dear — I really want another hobby! it might make my wool stash feel a littel neglected.
Posted: 1:33 pm on July 24th
PixieCaticus writes: This book looks fantastic - I'd love to make some of these !
Posted: 12:57 pm on July 24th
kittykatbilbo writes: This book looks awesome! I'd love to read it!
Posted: 12:43 pm on July 24th
auntbecky92 writes: Just the picture on the cover make me want this book
Posted: 12:16 pm on July 24th
fashionista93 writes: This book would be a great addition to my arts and crafts collection. hopes high!
Posted: 10:30 am on July 24th
RiverSpirit writes: Ooooooo~ the presents I would make!!! I have collected several 'interesting' fabrics especially for the flowers I could find within these pages! Eyes and fingers and toes are crossed!!!
Posted: 10:29 am on July 24th
cirone writes: oh,what a wonderfulbook!
Posted: 10:21 am on July 24th
sunnychan writes: cover is wonderful! I am keeping my fingers crossed!!!
Posted: 8:30 am on July 24th
sunnyb64 writes: I would love to have a chance to win this!
Posted: 8:19 am on July 24th
beth48 writes: Thank you for the opportunity to learn a new skill.
Posted: 8:04 am on July 24th
salvina writes: Hi,
I'm a teacher and head of department for Textiles Studies in Malta. I would love to add this book to my resources at school. I teach a range of students from 11 to 20 year olds and funds are always limited. This book would be great for my creative units. Thanks for the chance to participate.
Posted: 7:47 am on July 24th
GEROANTHRO writes: Hmm. I don't know if it is sane to learn a new crafting skill, but I find these projects to be intriguing and beautiful. Would love to win a copy!

Posted: 7:41 am on July 24th
MadeByEva writes: Wow! I've wanted this book ever since I first saw its cover somewhere online. Thanks for the chance to win it!
Posted: 6:02 am on July 24th
Izabel writes: Great giveaway! Hope to win :)
Posted: 5:44 am on July 24th
Arizonadream writes: I already can see a bag in cute kanzashis :D
Posted: 3:13 am on July 24th
Flippincool writes: I'd love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 1:16 am on July 24th
serendipitydaily writes: Oh how fun! looks like some realy fun and beautiful crafts :)
Posted: 12:36 am on July 24th
rosegold writes: This book looks amazing! I would love to learn about Kanzashi. Thanks for this giveaway!
Posted: 11:00 pm on July 23rd
MaryMcB writes: Oh, I'd love to win this book! Kanzashi is something I've been wanting to learn.
Posted: 9:10 pm on July 23rd
PlaidBride writes: Oooh. I was looking at this book online last night. My relatively recent engagement has brought me back to my crafting roots, especially flowermaking and fabrics. I love the fact that this book seems to have out of the ordinary projects that are still very identifiable and accessible.
Posted: 9:09 pm on July 23rd
laceandsteam writes: What a lovely book. I'll be looking forward to adding this one to my collection soon.
Posted: 8:57 pm on July 23rd
sewkate writes: I'm thinking that I could put some of these flowers on skirts, purses, hairclips, the possiblities are endless.
Posted: 8:41 pm on July 23rd
VINTAGE2GLAM writes: Diane, what a beautiful looking book. Gorgeous photo. Would love a copy to inspire me to make these little beauties. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all. You are so creative. I am a middle school art teacher and love learning about new crafts to share and inspire my students. Thanks for all the interesting projects and posts. You go girl....xoxox
Posted: 7:58 pm on July 23rd
Linny67333 writes: I would love to have this book. My daughter has been making yo-yos to put on everything.
Posted: 7:41 pm on July 23rd
Valerie826 writes: This looks like a good way to use scraps. I'm going to have to hunt it up at the bookstore.
Posted: 6:40 pm on July 23rd
baddabinda writes: This new book looks awesome and right up my alley. Count me in and thanks for the opportunity!! LindaSonia
Posted: 6:35 pm on July 23rd
Loralynn writes: How cool! I love these flowers! I can't wait to get the book!
Posted: 6:33 pm on July 23rd
TessBrianna writes: Gorgeous, I was going to go look for this in the bookstore today actually. lol Can't wait to try the projects.
Posted: 5:26 pm on July 23rd
akaRosella writes: I love to decorate gift packages - this would be sooooo pretty!
Posted: 5:10 pm on July 23rd
Hausmaus writes: Oh, I love everything Diane makes and am a subscriber to her podcast. The snapshots from this book look amazing and the projects would be perfect for little gifts!
Posted: 5:06 pm on July 23rd
CarolynJH writes: This looks amazing. I would love to have this book!
Posted: 5:05 pm on July 23rd
MaidenJane writes: This is wonderful - the cover is beautiful. Thanks for the fun contest!
Posted: 5:02 pm on July 23rd
PRGurl writes: I just got my first sewing machine! It would be great to learn how to make gifts for my friends and family.
Posted: 5:00 pm on July 23rd
ShiningStar writes: I would wanted to make these for a while now. I could use them on bags.
Posted: 4:19 pm on July 23rd
KimHibler writes: This looks like such a fun book! Pick me!
Posted: 4:18 pm on July 23rd
Sursi writes: I would love to have this book. I can think of so many ways to use it, and I love small craft projects that make a big impact.
Posted: 4:14 pm on July 23rd
txyarngirl writes: Love Sister-Diane and can't wait to get my hands on the book!
Posted: 4:14 pm on July 23rd
vacabella writes: as a beginner to sewing this book looks easy and fabulous plus some much needed instant gratification for those of us with little patience.
Posted: 4:07 pm on July 23rd
MeOhMyOh writes: Ooooh this would be so fantastic! I love the pollows adorned with cloth flowers that I am seeing these days, but I can't afford them. To make my own would be divine!

~Macy :]
Posted: 4:07 pm on July 23rd
Corvus writes: I've definently got my eye on this one- it'll help fantastically with a long-term project I've got planned.

Thank you for the opportunity!
Posted: 3:55 pm on July 23rd
TarheelCraftyGirl writes: What a fabulous book.

I can't wait to teach this to my students.

I'm a teacher-to-be (doing field observation) and I want to use this to give my elementary students a hands-on project realting art and science (in this case plants & flowers).

Posted: 3:54 pm on July 23rd
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