I’m a lucky girl! Diane Gillelland of Craftypod sent me a copy of her new book, Kansahi in Bloom. Maybe you’ll be lucky too: she sent me a second one to give away as part of her book release Blog Tour!

Traditional kanzashi are beautiful Japanese flowers created by folding small squares of silk into petals and then gluing them together. Diane has developed her own method for making these flowers and her book shows you how in clear, simple step-by-step photography.

There is an extensive techniques section followed by projects that vary in materials and ideas for creative embellishment using kansashi. I love the Butterfly Jar Toppers! See below…

Ok, so here’s the skinny on the give-away, are you ready? It’s going to be a fast one!

1) The Kansahi in Bloom book give-away is only open to residents of the USA. Sorry, postage is a bugger.
2) Enter by commenting on this post by 12:00 NOON, EST Wednesday July 29th. (Be sure to leave a means of contacting you in case you win!)
3) A winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email after the drawing. You can also check back at the bottom of this post to see who won.
4) If I am unable to contact the winner within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck! And be sure to check out the rest of Diane’s Blog Tour!

***Comments now closed!*** Congratulations to Ferne, you won!