Update and Giveaway (deadline Jan 31st 2013)

Update and giveaway (deadline: Jan 31st 2013)

Update Feb 1st 2013: Thanks so much for the tons of supportive messages. I haven't had the time to answer any yet, but have read all of them and appreciate your kind words greatly. I'll answer as I find the time, but right now time is short. Especially the last days Felix was much worse again, but he's getting better now. In any case, here are some fun stats: After removing duplicate entrants, I received: 269 YT comments, 8 YT messages, 36 comments on happyfolding, and 28 emails for the giveaway -- and randomly selected 1 winner: Balloo17mai

More info on the book: happyfolding.com/book-terry-licence_to_fold

How to participate in the giveaway:
Do one of the following before or on January 31st 2013:

  • Leave a comment on the YouTube video page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4_ba4aA29w, or
  • leave a comment on this page , or
  • send me a YouTube message mentioning you want to take part in the giveaway, or
  • send me an email (sara@happyfolding.com) mentioning you want to take part in the giveaway.
  • If you are under 18, please first get your parent's permission to take part, as the winner will have to send me his/her full name and mail address.

    Again, sorry for not being able to upload a new origami video instruction this month. Thank you for your understanding!


Hi Sarah!
Don't feel blue about not doing a video this month! You are accomplishing amazing things. Getting your PHD, and being a Mom, everything else is far behind in importance.
Having said that, I'd love a copy of Nicholas Terry's License to Fold! Fold when you can!
Have a great day,
Veronica S.

Please enter me in the drawing! thank you very much, i love your videos!!

I would love to take part in your giveaway!
Thank You

Please enter me into the contest :)

Hello I would like to be entered for the giveaway!

I'd love to enter your giveaway!

I really love your videos and so appreciate you posting them. Some models really can't be explained well in a diagram or book, so your videos fill a big gap. I particularly find your videos helpful for tessellations. If you are taking suggestions, I'd love to see more tessellation videos! Thanks!

I would like to take part in the giveaway.

Dear Sarah,
I love your videos. They are very clear and easy to follow. I love them.
I admire your dedication to everything that you do. I thought I did a lot but you beat me hands down. Never do I want to hear anyone say that they have no time. I shall point them to this video to show them that if you want something you can do it.
Take care,

I would love to enter the giveaway. I'm so happy that I've entered one of your giveaway. This is my first time.

Totally support your priorities Sara. Keep working on the dissertation, and enjoying your time before work with Felix! And glad to hear that you're both over your cold/flu.


I have found things I need to do tend to overwhelm things I enjoy doing from time to time. Sometimes I need to put aside cherished activities and pursuits for years before I can get back to them. I have always given myself full permission to do this without any regret whenever needed. Life is long, avoid regrets.

Getting your degree and attending to Felix are both full-time challenges. Stay healthy and happy, and know there is no need to apologize. For every origami breadcrumb that falls our way we thank you, but just do what is convenient. Maybe change the goal to two video's a year, maybe just put videos on hold for a while.

It's all about balance, as I'm certain you realize. Life is long. Happiness is precious. Savor life.


I have a suggestion for one of the future giveaways. How about a model folded by you? Anything you felt was particularly interesting in the design or execution. Just a thought.

Sincere thanks for your contributions to the origami community.

I love your videos because it's very good explain every model. :)
Also I would love to enter to your giveaway.
Thank you!

Please enter me in License to Fold give away.
Looked a little dangerous having Felix waving around the pen point.
Good luck on your Phd.

Motherhood- work- phd? Talk about burning it at both ends. Rock on Sara and Felix!

Hi Sarah!

Please count me in for the giveaway!

Just found your site! Delightful! I think your pursuing a PHD is admirable, good luck!

Hi Sarah!

I know how hard it is to make a PHD with children at home, so I wish you the best to finish it the best way you can. Take your time for your little family and stay healthy and as little distressed as possible!
We are looking forward to the next videos you will make public, no matter when it will be!

Greetings Eva

thanks about this giveaway i'm really want this book !!!

Hi Sara,

Please enter me in your January giveaway. Love your work! Admire your commitment.

I love your videos (not only the ones with origami) and would of course be very happy to be chosen.. :))

You have nothing to apologize for! Your priorities are paramount and I totally support you. I think you and all of your accomplishments are amazing. Thank you for a wonderful site.
Best wished to you and your family

Congrats on finishing your Phd. That is awesome! I love your site and your videos...there's plenty for me to explore while you are working hard with school, family, and everything else. Take care.

Hi Sara,

Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
I really want this book and would be so nice to have it on my shelf (of course i will fold things from it, definitely).

I like all your instructional videos :)

Hello Sara.
I am sure I am not the only one who has missed you and your amazing videos but fully understand that you have other, more important, matters to attend to. Good luck with all your future endeavours.
Very best wishes

Looking forward to your next video, whenever that may be. Please enter me in this month's drawing. Thank you !

Hey Sara!
I like your videos a lot but don´t worry if you can not make them that often as you would like. We must prioritize things and family is very important, especially that little Felix. I wish you strength and happyness!
Thank you for all these videos you have allready done.

Hi!Please enter me in the contest!BTW your models are great and Happy Folding!

good luck with finishing your PhD!
you have your hands full with your beautiful boy!

Hi Sara,

I'm totally in. Ive kept checking out your chanel, but no knew vids. Glad you made a new one,


Hey Sara! I dont care if you dont upload for quite a while. You have multiple videos to keep me busy. You are also very busy and have your own problems to deal with (like felix being sick). I would love to take part in the giveaway as well! Id love that book. Thank you so much for doing everything you do.

Hi Sarah
It's Amazing to have a family & successful career work God bless you and your kid
i Hope i can win i am in a really bad need for that book

Excellent work so far, you shouldn´t feel about not uploading videos that often!

Thank you so much for everything you have thought me so far! I wish you the best of lucks with your kiddo and with the PhD!


Hello Mrs Sara Adams,
Glad to learn I have been chosen at random to be the winner of the giveaway ...
But what is to happen now ? Should I do something ?

Hi there,

it seems you didn't receive my YouTube message:

"Hey there,

this is just to let you know you're the lucky winner in my January giveaway! Can you please send me your full address, so that I can send "Licence to Fold" your way? I'll wait one week and if I haven't heard back by then I'll select a different winner. But I'm guessing you'll answer faster than that, right? :)

If you're under 18 years old: please remember to check with your parents first whether you're allowed to send your address to me.

All the best and happy folding,

-- Sara"

So, can you please send me your full name and postal address? You can either send it on YouTube, or to sara@happyfolding.com - as soon as I have that data I'll post the book and that's it. :)

-- Sara

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