Thanksgiving Give-Away: Origami Book (and resources,too!)


(((Please note: this item has been given away. Thanks for visiting, and read on, anyway!)))

Well, I’ve got a little Thanksgiving give away for you: a book called “Fantastic Folds: Origami Projects” by Andrew Stoker. It’s chock-full of origami animals, boxes, envelopes, and other goodies.

Leave a comment, Ill draw a name!

Leave a comment, I"ll draw a name!

I was into making little gift boxes for a while, and now I’d like to pass on the crafty love. If you’d like it, just leave me a comment on this post, and on Friday I’ll pick a name and contact the winner via e-mail. I’ll even pay the shipping!

Use woven fusible interfacing in lieu of paper!

Use woven fusible interfacing in lieu of paper!

In the meantime, and I have an origami tip to share, from CraftStylish. Instead of using paper for your origami, try woven, fusible backed interfacing. It’s stiffer and holds up well for larger projects, and (oh, happy day!) you can iron it to keep the folds from…um….unfolding! I love the idea of using the crisp white interfacing for the deer that they showed on their site. Sorry, no free instructions for the deer, but you can find free origami patterns at— lots of terms, diagrams, even places to find a group!

Ok, so leave a comment, and I’ll announce the winner on Friday!

About Jenny

Chief Craft Test Dummy, Craft Evangelist, Founder, Editor, bottle-washer, trouble-maker, and creative whirlwind.


  1. Kimberly says

    WOW I would love to see the book and would be thrilled to win it! Thanks for entering me.

  2. says

    Oh! I really like the idea of using interfacing! I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the link to the free origami patterns!

  3. Sue Castle says

    This is one I wouldn’t mind having. I’ve never seen directions for a seahorse before. I enjoy your blog and follow it regularly. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and coming Holiday season. Hugs, Sue C

  4. JoAnn Rissell says

    Wow i love your website,it is so very informative.
    Also what a nice thing to do,giving away a book.
    Hope i am the winner…..
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  5. Theresa says

    Thanks SO MUCH for this! I have always wanted to try this technique…hope I win! *blessings* Theresa

  6. Doreen Cosenza aka LuniLadi says

    Looks like a fantastic book and I would be thrilled to win it….great introduction to a new craft!
    Thanks for the chance to win
    aka LuniLadi

  7. Myra says

    What a great website! I wish I had found it a long time ago, but I’ll be checking it often. And I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win. I love origami and actually don’t have this book.

  8. Beryl says

    I’ve been an origami addict for years. Never got many books, but always trying new things. I’d love to get your book.

  9. Angela says

    Count me in — that would be a great addition to my growing mini-library of how-to books. Thank you for offering it.

  10. Gayle says

    Wow!! What a wonderful site. Its chalked full of great ideas. I really need to try those shrinky dink rings for some of my costuming projects.

  11. says

    I would love to have a book on origami. My granddaughter does very well with the folds, it’s something I would like to try!

  12. says

    Hey! Thanks for the chance – and for the inspirational blog. I know I can always count on you to find something adorable. (And yes, by all means sell your new MG beads on Etsy – they’d sell like crazy!) Hugs, Katherine

  13. says

    I am doing handcrafted gift boxes this year and putting them in with my orders. This was a great article for me at this time. And the using interfacing had never crossed my mind when doing other origami projects. This book would be great to add to my library.
    Great site.

  14. says

    My 17yr old DD does origami. This book looks like it would broaden her origami horizons. Thanks for the link and a great graft site.

  15. Lisa Keva says

    Cool! The book looks very interesting and we’d make great use of it not only for crafts, but, for history ’cause we will be studying China next year!

  16. Linda says

    I fold origami kimonos for my cards. I would love to learn some new tricks. This looks like a great books. Thanks for having a give away!

  17. says

    This is a great way to encourage activity on your blog. I have an extra Artist’s Way book — I should try this idea. Always inspiring, Jenny! :)

  18. Linda says

    Well,I started off with “beading daily” and went to other sites for wire knitting,including waynesthisandthat, after downloading a short story from his site about a private dectorist…anyway..great site! lol

  19. Judy says

    I loved your whole site. it gave me a lot of ideas – especially about the polymer clay covered votives, and the leave glass “coasters”. I bought a couple of votives to make gifts with clay but wasn’t sure how to go about it. Like you, I’m interested in many crafts – I’d love the book. Love the site regardless!

  20. Tina Swain says

    I would love this as a guide for new stuff to make art with. Thank you for the offer and Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  21. Sarah says

    I enjoy your site and love how it crosses all kind of craft “boundaries.” Thanks for the chance to win and hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. says

    Just happened to stumble over here….been blog hopping all night long. Recently discovered Twitter (was trying to ignore it hoping it would go away!)…had to give in and that leads to more hopping! Anyway, this is a GREAT blog! bookmarked for future reference.
    OH, and feel free to draw my name :)

  23. says

    Glad you like the blog….but the book was last-years’ giveaway! Never fear, more giveaways are coming! Craft on, Jenny

  24. Fantauzzi Malory says

    Hi everybody, it’s Thanksgiving Day! I’m enjoying my extra day off, and I am planning to doing something fun that will probably involve a bike ride and seeing something new in Oviedo I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post at Thanksgiving?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>