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Craft Pad Giveaway!

After seeing all of the beautiful things that Aya made with the Origami craft pad papers she designed last week and reading all of the great comments left on Average Jane Crafter’s fantastic blog we thought more people deserved to get their hands on an advanced copy of our new craft pads. Two lucky people will receive a copy of the Creatures & Critters Origami Craft Pad and the Sublime Stitching Craft Pad. Just leave a comment below telling us what you dream of making with either pad, a favorite gift you’ve made or received using one of Jenny’s patterns, or simply say hi! We’ll randomly pick two comments and send the winners a copy of both craft pads.


All comments posted before 3/31 at midnight will be entered in our drawing for the craft pads. Check back here next Thursday when we announce the winners. And thanks to all of you who have commented already! Keep it coming. We adore all of you!

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  • Kris March 27, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I have made onesies with sublime stitching patterns and they turned out so cute! I would love to win these!


  • Tricia March 27, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I would love to make something with those!


  • *karen March 27, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I went to the local Kinko’s, enlarged some of Jenny’s patterns and plan to embroider and hang them as large wall hangings. I was really inspired by the origami craft pad projects you posted earlier this week.


  • Anna March 27, 2008 at 1:51 pm


    i would love to make a paper quilt with the beautiful papers.

    thanks for all the lovely work you do.



  • Thedmo March 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    great looking books!


  • kelly March 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    new to your must be fate, my daughter want to learn origami, she’s 9 this would be so much fun for her (and me too)


  • abmatic March 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    I love using oragami paper to embelish tags. Those prints look especailly fun!


  • Thien-Kim March 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I have some journal covers that’s on my to do list to embroider. Thanks for an awesome contest!


  • Toni March 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Chronicle Books does it again! Great books 😀


  • Vanessa March 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I would love to add these books to my collections of craft titles. They were already on my list to get.


  • Stephanie J March 27, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I loooove Jenny Hart. I think she has single handedly made embroidery relevant for a whole new generation of stitchers.

    My fav project so far…hmmmm…would have to be some pot holders I stitched on for my sister. She isn’t such of a cook, so I used the sublime stiching patterns of frying pans on fire.


  • Stacy March 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Oh, I just ordered a starter kit from Sublime Stitching. I’ve wanted to embroider forever and am soooooo looking forward to it!! I’ve got so many plans for my stuff, my kid’s stuff, and on and on….


  • Carol March 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    How fun! Both these books look terrific. I think Anna has a great idea to make paper quilts with the origami paper. They look so much like fabric patterns. They would complement my fabric quilts!


  • Keely March 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Drool worthy! Love it 🙂


  • Momala March 27, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Too cute! I love them both!


  • Molly March 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Pick me!! Pick me!! I love the Sublime Stitching patterns. I’ve made a ton of pillowcases and kitchen towel and now I’m moving on to clothing. I NEED that new book. Origami sounds cool too! I would love to get into that.


  • Libby March 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Would love to have both pads. My daughter has started expressing interest in embroidery and would love to get her started with the new designs.


  • Emily March 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Oh I’d love to try either of those- they look so inspiring!!!


  • Hope March 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Oh how I would love to win! I am just getting interested in embroidery and a supply of patterns from Sublime would definitely set me off in the right direction. As far as the origami, it’s always facinated me and would be awesome to have some detailed instructions. Soooooo. Pick me please!!!!


  • Rebekah March 27, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Jenny is who got me interested in embroidery. Thanks!



  • Ali March 27, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I looove pillows! If I won, I’d make pillows for the girls in my Bible study group!
    I just started embroidering a few months ago, but this would be a GREAT way to keep up my embroidery-momentum!! 😀


  • pamela March 27, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I bought a tie at a thrift store and embroidered a guitar on it using one of Jenny’s patterns. I always receive enthusiastic comments on it!


  • Amy March 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I am making embroidered baby sun hats with Jenny’s patterns. I love her patterns and the class I took from her!


  • Leah March 27, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Oh My Gosh I would love to win these. Neither of them would go to waste if they were in my hot little hands!!


  • Patty March 28, 2008 at 1:45 am

    I have no idea which patterns are in the Craft Pad but I do have some of Jenny’s other patterns so I’m sure they’re great. And, I just ordered some carbon paper from her site so I can transfer a pettern on to dark fabric.


  • Michelle March 28, 2008 at 4:09 am

    How cool! I haven’t done origami in years and I’d love to get some more inspiration to get back into embroidery. I bet my nieces would love some doll clothes with cute embroidery on them.


  • terri March 28, 2008 at 4:48 am

    i am new to embroidery and jenny’s designs have been a big part of my interest in starting. i am so inspired by her many interesting and modern designs. i’d love to win her new craftpad!

    have a creative day!


  • Jamie B. March 28, 2008 at 4:57 am

    I imagine many items embroidered with Jenny’s patterns. Pillowcases, bibs, a quilt!

    I think the orgami pad would be great to make a paper crane mobile.

    Thanks for offering this!


  • Kasey March 28, 2008 at 5:41 am

    I’ve been trying to teach my 15yo how to embroider. We would love this!


  • Danielle Allison March 28, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Dear God I would hit the floor if I won these! What would I make…..WALL ART!!!!! I need to decorate my new place with new art. I don’t want to fill it with someone elses though. I would love to do a collage mural with those papers!!!! And Jenny’s Craft PAD (whipes drool from lower lip)would be FABULOUS to decorate some couch pillows and shirts. Oooo I hope I get picked!


  • Mare March 28, 2008 at 6:17 am

    These are great…..what a great prize to win! 🙂


  • Jessica Hood March 28, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Sublime Stitching’s patterns are my favorite! I have many of them & have thoroughly enjoying crafting with them.


  • Gina March 28, 2008 at 7:02 am

    I would love to get these craft pads. I have two boys that play baseball. We spend a lot of time at the ball park so I take stuff to stitch with me. I could take paper to fold as well.


  • Kathleen March 28, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Embroidery for mommy, origami for the kids! Here’s to the whole family being happy and crafty! Best wishes to all!


  • Nise March 28, 2008 at 7:05 am

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been dying to try some of Jenny’s patterns.


  • Katie March 28, 2008 at 8:25 am

    How fun! I have been drooling over the embroidery patterns at Sublime Stitching–the trick is which one to choose to start! And origami is something that has been beckoning for a while..what a fun set to give away!


  • Sue March 28, 2008 at 9:03 am

    These look like very interesting books.
    The craft pad seems like a great idea!


  • RobynE March 28, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I’m eagerly awaiting my first Sublime Stitching patterns after being a die-hard cross stitch person. I wanted a quicker way to smother my friends and family in gifts.


  • Raquel March 28, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Jenny’s patterns at Sublime Stitching have renewed my embroidery fervor (fever?) and origami was something I loved to do as a kid – would love to share this with my daughter – Thanks!


  • Dawn March 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I dream of embroidering thinks on to skirts and t-shirts. And I love Jenny’s patterns.


  • Heather March 28, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I’m working on a crazy quilt using some of Jenny’s patterns and love her patterns. My husband has recently started doing origami, so we’d both get something wonderful out of this!


  • Jess March 28, 2008 at 11:06 am

    What an amazing giveaway! My backpack definitly needs more embroidery all over it!


  • Odean March 28, 2008 at 11:19 am

    This looks like a fun item to have!


  • Lisa March 28, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I’ll end up buying these anyway but if I got one for free…then I could share, instead of hiding it and looking at it over and over like I do with Jenny’s other stuff….My precioussssss.


  • miss paula March 28, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I read all of the Yada Yada Prayer Group books. In one, one of the members a Japanese student, made origami for the birthday girl. Everyone else signed one and they were placed around the cake. This sounds like a fun thing to try!!


  • geek+nerd March 28, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve made a retro pin-up shrug out of an old work shirt with Jenny Hart’s sparrow patterns among other things. I loooooove her transfers!


  • Roberta J. March 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Jenny taught me how to embroider through her Sublime Stitching book. As a result I completed my first embroidered tea towel this week! 😀


  • Wendy March 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    I’m thinking I’ll make some pillows and tea towels with the craft pad.


  • Alli March 28, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! I put Jenny’s patterns on EVERYTHING – I just love them. Embroidery and paper crafts are two of my favorite things.


  • gina March 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    The favorite gift I made using a Sublime Stitching pattern would have to be the pillow for my mom using the Roller Derby transfers.

    {my parents met roller skating and she’s done it all her life – we even celebrated her 80th b-day at a Roller Rink!}


  • Tara H. March 28, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I have been embroidering burp cloths and would like some new designs. :0)


  • Nicole March 28, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to make a quilt with the sublime stitching patterns! And oragami is just cool 🙂


  • robin March 28, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    This is horrible but I bought some Sublime Stitching patterns for my first (cotton) anniversary and was planning on making ‘his’ and ‘hers’ pillowcases for me and my husband. We just celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary and the pillowcases still aren’t done. Maybe winning these would motivate me to finish the project!


  • kritty March 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! My daughter and I love sublime stitching.


  • Lola March 29, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I was re-inspired to take up embroidery because of Sublime’s philosophy. I mistakenly thought it had to be perfect and polite. Currently I am dreaming of making sexy t-towels with tattoo lettering and yummy cupcake or pin-up girl motifs.

    Just recently I was given a gift with a simple note but it was folded Oragami style and I was intrigued. Such a simple message made extra special because of the time and care. A few years ago my oldest son’s girlfriend made him a treasure. A glass bowl filled with 1000 cranes she made with bright papers.


  • Trace March 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Nice! Just discovered this blog. Love love love it.


  • M.Morris March 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I will love to embellish with embroidery a few bags, towels and some shirts for my toddler girl.

    I’ve never try origami, but have always being curious about it.

    Thanks for (very soon) making 2 persons very happy with this giveaway !


  • Jen March 29, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I’m new to embroidery and love Jenny’s work. Hello!!!


  • Malina March 30, 2008 at 1:21 am

    I LOVE this combination! I’m 33 and I have a 12 year old sister, so needless to say, we don’t have a lot of common ground to connect with. I bought the Stitch It kit, and she LOVES the patterns! I’m just learning to embroider myself, so we sit and learn together, and she fills me in on all the gossip. It’s our “girl time”. But the oragami along with that! I took her out for her birthday to try sushi, and they had oragami cranes, which she thought was the neatest thing. I promised her one day, we would learn to do oragami lol Thanks to Sublime Stitching for bringing me and my little sister closer together.


  • Kari March 30, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I’ve recently been obsessed with embroidery – I blame – I mean, *credit* – Sublime Stitching! Love her patterns, would love to win this!


  • Teddy March 30, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I`d really like to make something for my good friend Patty, who does so much for others 🙂


  • Miss Crafty March 31, 2008 at 4:02 am

    I’d love these as I really want to get into embroidery and can’t think of a better starting place.


  • Kim March 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Ohhhhhhhh! Jenny is my hero! She has made my favorite craft so hip. I want to own everything she creates.


  • Claudia Marchan March 31, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    this couldn’t be a more perfect giveaway. jenny hart has inspired me and so many others to embroider again. i would love to have a copy of her new designs.


  • Michelle March 31, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Would love to win these books for my crafty friend! Thank you for the opportunity!


  • Jennifer April 4, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I would love to learn how to make these! I just got a new machine to learn embroidery but have no clue where to begin!


  • Ellen April 8, 2008 at 4:04 am

    I hope I win, I hope I win I hope I win

    I wish you all luck, but I hope I win


  • Tamrah T. April 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful paper deserve a little attention. I think to use them as handmade envelops would get a lot of attention not to mention the *BIG SMILE* the recipient would have in seeing it in the mailbox. And, include an origami crane for just that final touch.


  • Barbara April 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Just seen this and I remembered when I was a child
    my Mom taught me to stitch. I enjoyed sitting and making beautiful things with stitching. To show others and to give away as a gift. Thank you.


  • Dana August 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I’m obsessed with pillow cases right now — pictures of fruit and cupcakes and cakes from Sublime Stitchin that say “Sweet dreams”


  • Giddy May 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    OMG! I can’t have too many Sublime Stitching patterns! I’ve probably stitched about 25 pairs of pillowcases over the last 5 years, and now I’m stitching a queen-size duvet. 🙂


  • Mindy February 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I made a super-cute dish cloth for my brother for his camping kitchen with Jenny’s pattern.


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