The Kanzashi In Bloom Blog Tour!

Submitted by kibadmin on Tue, 07/21/2009 - 14:05

How exciting - Kanzashi In Bloom is embarking on a little blog tour! Each day, a lovely craft blogger will offer a review, interview, giveaway, or feature. And you can keep up with them all here!

July 21: CRAFT - Natalie Zee Drieu offers up a review, an interview with me, and a big giveaway, with three copies up for grabs!

July 22: Lindamade - Linda Permann gives a nice in-depth glimpse into the book, showing some of the step-by-step instructions and the Elegant Floral Gift Topper project. She also offers a giveaway copy.

July 23: A Little Hut - Patricia Zapata has an interview with me, in which we discuss my earliest craft project, a brief history of the podcast, my advice to people who want a crafty business, and my crafty obsessions.

July 24: Love Forever - Kayte Terry interviews me about how the book came to be, and how I stirred my own design aesthetic into a centuries-old craft. She's also offering a giveaway of a Kanzashi brooch I'll make in your favorite colors!

July 25: Dollar Store Crafts - Heather Mann has a nice, comprehensive post about the book, and a short interview with me about how to make Kanzashi on the cheap. She also adapted one of the book projects, the Sampler Wall Hanging, for dollar store materials!

July 26: Futuregirl - Alice Merlino reviews the book, and offers glimpses of the flower-making process, a tweed brooch and the Tiny Blossom Earrings. She also has a copy to give away!

July 27: Whipup - I contributed a guest post about one of the few remaining traditional Kanzashi artisans in the world: Kuniko Kanawa. And Whipup editor Kathreen Ricketson offers up a giveaway.

July 28: Betz White has a copy of the book to give away, and she shows off a couple of projects: a Kanzashi ponytail holder and my favorite flowery shoe clips.

July 29: Zakka Life - Jessica Okui reviews the book and offers a glimpse at two projects: the Stretch & Bloom Headband and the Super Star Tote. (Yes, you can make more than flowers from Kanzashi techniques!) Jessica also has a giveaway copy.

July 30: Average Jane Crafter - Rachel Hobson has something a little different - not only a review, but an interview with my crafty thumbs, who incidentally were an integral part of the whole book project.

July 31: Dudecraft - Paul Overton brings the hardest-hitting interview about Japanese fabric flowers ever published. I still have bruises.

August 1: West Coast Crafty - Susan Beal and I made some Kanzashi together, using vintage fabric and buttons. And she documented our fun.