Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jennifer Paganelli and Happy Home

I begin this post with the highly biased disclaimer that I am a huge Jennifer Paganelli fan. I love her bold, cheerful color palette, her sense of style, and her lovely real-life personality. I had the chance to meet her at Market in Salt Lake City last year and she was so fun and so genuine. 
So when I was given the chance to review her latest book Happy Home I jumped at the opportunity.  I have a copy of Jennifer's book Girl's World and Happy Home definitely lives up to the precedent set there.  The book contains 21 sewing and craft projects, this time focused on home decor and celebrations, including pillows, bedding, bags, and party decor.  The book comes with full-size patterns in a handy pocket. I personally think the book is worth buying for the inspirational photography alone - the vibrant colors and gorgeous textiles will inspire you to create beautiful things to freshen up your own home.
If you want to see Jennifer's personality for yourself, as well as the creative process as she creates the designs for her fabric collections (not to mention a glimpse of her huge collection of vintage textiles), you will love this short video.
I'm also happy to be able to share a copy of Happy Home with one of you readers! Just leave a comment at the end of this post. One per person, please. Make sure to leave a way that I can contact you if you win.  Giveaway closes Sunday, September 16 at midnight MST. Giveaway CLOSED.

Winner:

WOO HOO....would LOVE to win this book!!!!

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Kelsey said...

What a beautiful book - the cover draws you right in!

Angela Bullard said...

I hve been wanting this book for awhile now!

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

I would live to win the book! What a beautiful cheery cover!

ItsNurseJessi said...

Woo Hooo! I would love to have this book.

B Greene said...

We moved into our new house last year and I need to add color desperately! I think this book could help - ha ha!!!

Karen M said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book. I'd love to win it.

Amy said...

I think it is wonderful that you would share a copy of that book. I love the colors and would love to try a pillow or two from her. Thanks for the opportunity and for a great blog!
Amy
fat4addict at yahoo dot com

Robin noteverstill said...

This book looks gorgeous!

Carla said...

The book looks lovely!!

Rachel Booth said...

I'd love to win this book! I'm also a huge fan! :) Thanks for the review and giveaway!

pennydog said...

This looks like a great book!

barncat said...

Looks like a beautiful book with beautiful colors and I love the full size patterns!

Harrysmum said...

What a gorgeous looking book - I'd love a better look at it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Samantha Clausi said...

Beautiful photography....I love the colorful pillows!

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous book! I would love to win!

Mommarock said...

I have my whole house decorated in neutrals, but I would love my craft room to be that bright and bold and inviting. DH can't deny me that room. I think I can still take the ideas from the book and use them in the rest of my house, just the colors will be a bit of DH's taste.

Raechel said...

I love books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay said...

This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay said...

This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie Spoelstra said...

Would love to win this book, looks beautiful!!

Cindy said...

I also have Girl's World and I'm guessing this book is just as fabulous!

Johanna said...

Thanks for a link to the video! I love technology, years ago you would only see a picture of designers. Now, with the internet, you learn so much about designers and feel like they are a real person. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anne said...

Cute book, I am sure filled with cute projects!

Thimbleanna said...

It looks so beautiful! I love her pretty colors too. ME! Pick Me, Me, Me!!! ;-D

Julie Grimes said...

I'd love a copy of that book. It looks so fun!

The Whelan Family said...

So pretty...Thanks for the chance to win one!

cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

Preschool Ministries Staff said...

Beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win it! :)
- Tracie
traciecollier@bellsouth.net

SuzyMcQ said...

Doesn't Jennifer just design the happiest fabrics? You can see the joy she puts into every print she creates. I watched the video a few weeks ago and loved to see her design process.

Needless to say, I would love to win her book and know that it would inspire me to make many of her projects.Thanks for the opportunity.

Laurel said...

I love the beautiful colors and can't wait to try out the patterns in this book. Of course, I'd love to win it! :)

mindingmomma said...

I love the cover shot! This book is full of beautiful photos and projects, thanks for sharing it with us.

mindingmomma at aol dot com

AuntieCrafty said...

I love Jennifer Paganelli's bold color comibinations and beautiful florals! I'm so excited for the book giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a beautiful book! I love all the bright and cheery fabrics.

Julie said...

Oh Amy, this is a great giveaway. This book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Ashley G. said...

Love her bold prints and great style! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Petit Design Co. said...

the book looks so fresh and fun, like spring

Suvi said...

The book looks great! I had actually never heard of her before, but she seems to be a very talented lady.

Cossebooms said...

That looks like a great book, would love to have it!
pfh04@msn.com

Kristan said...

Hexagon pillows! That green tote! Oh and stockings!! This would be such a lovely book to add to the collection. Thanks for the chance to win it, Amy!

ashley said...

If I don't win, I might have to buy this! It looks gorgeous!

Debra said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the new book. Hope I am the winner!

Pearly Queen said...

I'd love to win this book - I'm just starting out on quilting. But I live in France. Will I still qualify?

pennypeberdy(at)gmail(dot) com

Joyce said...

Ohhhh...looks so lovely, would be so happy to win!
joyce.spaulding@myfairpoint.net

Jane said...

Oh I am such a huge fan!! (Of both of you) Would love to win this book!
Jane

kathy said...

I would be so happy to win this book. Love her fresh look at things!

Donna said...

I love her style, it is very comfortable but chic. Thanks for the chance get my hands on this amazing book.

Gisela Suski said...

Love your giveaways and this is a winner.
gasuski@mac.com

Tenney Family said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!
taushatoad@gmail.com

Sonia B said...

thanks for the chance!

Jennie said...

My house could desperately use some color and decoration!

Larry said...

Beautiful. Just absolutely stunning. -Nancy (blackie_85@hotmail.com)

melliebean26 said...

What a gorgeous book! Those hexagon pillows are the front are just calling my name!

Leila said...

OMG - the video was amazing! You're right, she's very down to earth and inspirational! If I don't win this, I'm still going to buy the book! Thanks so much for sharing this great designer!
lubna_2112@hotmail.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

Looks like a beautiful book. I love her fabric.

Suzanne W said...

Thank you for this give-away opportunity. This looks like a great book to own.

Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

I love Jennifer Paganelli! That book looks gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nedra said...

What a wonderful treat of colors! Loved the video to get to know Jennifer better. Count me in!

Donna said...

those giant stockings. i want! so bad! then when i get this dang cast off i can make them for christmas. i'm in love.

CountryBelle said...

Those colors are soooo lively, and pretty! I'd love to see more in that book!

ModernPatchworks said...

This book looks gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity!
jamiespackman@gmail.com

tiffany said...

The book looks beautiful... and who can resist a title like that! Thanks for linking to the video too.

freakadoodles said...

This book is on my wishlist! Thanks for the chance!

Erica said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

ericanimri at gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Looks like a beautiful book, Thanks for the chance to win!

CJ said...

This looks like a lovely book! If I win, I will share it with my niece who is interested in improving her sewing and is enjoying decorating her new home.

pkrueger said...

WOW! Would love to have this book.

RaeLyn said...

I agree, those colors...wow!

Marian said...

Awesome! This book is already on my wish-list!

kristine lou said...

What a beautiful book! I will shamelessly share why I would like it.

I have just finished treatment for breast cancer. I am so very thankful to be a survivor! My dear children, to help me move on with life just purchased a sewing machine for me. I am so excited to explore the joys of sewing--and this book--looks perfect!

Julie Romero said...

What a fun looking book...loved her first book!

Mar García said...

I think this is a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance!
margarcia84@hotmail.es

Pontos da Flávia said...

WOW! I would love to get this book! Please pick me!

Gunilla said...

The book surely looks lovely, and Jennifers fabric is just wonderful!! Love the bold vibrant colors and patterns!

Annelies said...

WOO HOO....would LOVE to win this book!!!!

Anita said...

Looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Stacy Hadwin said...

Wow...what a gorgeous book. I love the bright colors! Right up my alley.

LindaSonia said...

The book looks like fun! How could it Not be??? Count me in for the sharing... fingers crossed!

Nicole said...

love her too! I was looking everywhere for a fabric and then found it was one of hers and out of print. I'll just have to watch for when they are new so I don't miss one again!

NW Patchwork said...

That would be the perfect book to help me decorate my "Mom Cave"!! Thanks for the chance :)

giddy99 said...

What an awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

Isabella Elias said...

Thanks for the video,it's fascinating to see her process in designing new fabrics

Calico_Quilter0321 said...

Every day a special word or phrase comes to mind and weaves its way throughout my daily thought process. Today it's "thoughtful consideration." I especially enjoyed the video clip you attached featuring Ms. Paaganelli. Jennifer's use of fresh, playful colors and her whimsical charm inspire this wishful reader to want more!

Nena said...

Looks lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Best Wishes to you.

Denise in PA said...

This looks like a wonderful book - thanks so much for the chance to win!

Shop Girl said...

I am so excited to get my hands on this book! I loved her last book so much. I have made dozens of dresses for cuties in my family from her super cute patterns.

julia said...

Looks like a fun book!

Dawn said...

Looks like the perfect book to add to my collection! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! Good luck, Everyone!! :)

Samantha Andrus said...

I could always use a new book, bringing my amazing 9 year old into the world of sewing and I'm sure we would both enjoy it!
SAndrus52@gmail.com

Leslie Loves Quilts said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the cover of this book - it's so happy!

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK!
THANKS FOR A CHANCE!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Valerie said...

I would love a copy of her beautiful book! Great review!

Pam said...

Love the video, I think the pillow is just lush. The book looks very good I will have to see if it is on sale in the UK

Catskill Quilter said...

I enjoyed watching the tape! Her approach to design is fascinating. Thanks for the chance!

Misty West said...

This book looks great! Love her style so far. I need to find her books!

Christine said...

Looks like a beautiful book!

missavene said...

Looks like a beauty! Would love to win :)
missavene at gmail dot com

KnittyKaty said...

I would love, love to win this great book!

Laura K said...

Oh I would love to win! We have moved almost every year I have been married and I hope to stay where we are for many years now. I can finally decorate without feeling like it is a waste of time because it will all be coming down in such a short time. This would be fun to use in that endeavor!
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

The Happy Lees said...

this book looks lovely =)

bhafer said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks.

Kat said...

I'd love to win this book, thank you for the chance!

Karenkay said...

Love her fabrics and patterns..thanks!

Emily said...

I love the color. Looks like a great inspiration book

Dianne Mitzel said...

This looks like a gorgeous book, have always admired Jennifer's fabrics and style..thanks for giveaway, crossing my fingers and toes!!

Pugs said...

I watched the video... Jennifer Paganelli is inspiring! I Would love her new book! I just want to sit in her creating room and stare at all of the 2,000 different vintage fabric. How would that be? Totally awesome!

Amanda Cook said...

What beautiful fabric, I'm inspired.I would love to have this book too.
Amanda
boyscook3@yahoo.com

Barb said...

Thanks for the opportunity to add more HAPPY to my home!
Barb jobafa2000@yahoo.com

Barb said...

Thanks for the opportunity to add more HAPPY to my home!
Barb jobafa2000@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

Such a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The book looks wonderful!

Kali said...

The book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Misty said...

I love her style and color selections. I watched the video, and I want to meet her!

Wlsngrl said...

Oooh, this book looks great. I love making new projects and crafts for my home. Would really appreciate the book!

Wlsngrl said...

Oooh, this book looks great. I love making new projects and crafts for my home. Would really appreciate the book!

ikk said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

HallieBerryQuilts said...

I would really like to win this wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Nest Interiors said...

what a lovely book!

Jen and Eric said...

The book looks lovely! Thanks!

The Görnandts said...

Love this looks of this book! SO sweet that you're giving one away! Thank you!

Alexis said...

Woo hoo! What a great giveaway. Thanks!

Kala said...

I would love a HAPPY HOME!

Carol said...

Looks beautiful. How fun to have such a girly book in my house full of boys!

sew4real said...

Great colors! Love your blog...

Elisabeth said...

The book looks lovely. THank you so much for the opportunity to win it!

eli(at)sharksdinner(dot)com

notqnot said...

The book looks great, would love to look through it!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Looks like a beautiful book! I am not familiar with her work.

Mev_Lohman said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Even just the cover looks great, and I could use some new ideas for my home :)

Heidi Staples said...

This book looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Phyllis said...

I would love to own this book!
Thanks for the chance!

Lynne Tilley said...

I love books! Thanks

Kelly said...

I'd love to win this book. The outside looks so happy & fun - I bet inside is beautiful

Irene said...

I would love to have this book! It is very nice of you to have ths giveaway! Tank you

stitching under oaks said...

she is an amazing designer...love her bold style!

Addibrae said...

I love those projects. That book looks great.

Slowpoke said...

The book loos lovely and gives great ideas to give a pop of colour to make Home more Happy. Thank You for a great giveaway. Luba

chris.luba@sympatico.ca

Christine M said...

This book looks great. I love how it has a pocket to keep the pattern sheets in. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Trudi said...

That's a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Allison said...

I love the hexie pillows on the cover of the book! thanks for the giveaway! :)

Lydia said...

what an adorable book! I love those cushions on the front!! Thanks Amy!!

Jenelle said...

I love Jennifer's style and have been looking forward to having a chance to check out her new book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn Osborne said...

I love the colors of Jennifer's fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laurel said...

The books looks like a lot of fun! I would love to have a copy to drool over:)

Lacie said...

What a treat this would be! Thank you both for the giveaway! :)

Ali said...

First time I've heard of this book, and it looks lovely, thank you so much for the giveaway!

Janine said...

what a lovely book - i'd love to win a copy :) thanks!

Liz said...

what a lovely book!
weholman@gmail.com

Lori Kae said...

I really enjoyed this post-especially the video. :) Thank you for the chance at winning a book off of my wish list. Smiles

Debbie N. said...

Looks like it would be a great book for my collection of quilting and home project books. I would love the chance to own it!

robin said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Count me in, please!

SewSealy said...

This looks like a lovely book. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

KatieQ said...

The book looks beautiful. Of course, everything she attempts turns out wonderful. Can you tell I'm a fan?

~ Julie ~ said...

What a sweet looking book! I love the pictures you showed with the fun projects and pretty colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great book! :)

wonkeybobbin said...

Oh my goodness her tunic is beautiful. Also, all that fabric! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy D said...

What a great looking Book. Anyone would be happy to add it to their collection.

LeAnne said...

Looks like a great book.

annemarie said...

I would love to call this book mine!! Thanks for the chance.

cherylj said...

Looks like such cute projects

Erin McSweeney said...

Beautiful...I would love to win a copy of this amazing book.

Izzy said...

Oh wow - I would love to win this book! Such gorgeous pictures!

acarballo said...

Great book and giveaway:)

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Looks like a fun book to have!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Margaret said...

I, too, love her bright colored fabrics!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous book! So fresh and 'ready for spring'! I'd love to win a copy....will keep me busy during the following months at home as I face some treatment...

luvdafroggy said...

LOVE Jennifer Paganelli! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. =)

Rachel said...

I love Girl's World and would love to win her new book!

Kathryn Knox said...

nice video and great book............thanks for the chance to win...

Helen said...

This looks like such a fun book with lots of happy projects! Thanks for the chance to win :)

motherbuzzard said...

What a fun looking book! The cover alone makes me want to jump right in.

bec said...

I'm also a huge fan and have Girl's World, I'd love a copy of this one! Thanks for the chance!

sandy said...

Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book. Just what I need before the rains start is some colour.

Barbara Woods said...

i would love to win this book thanks

Audrey Mulloy said...

I am a beginner and would love to learn anything from this book! It looks awesome!!!

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Karen said...

It's one thing to read a blog, or visit someone's website or even a book... how delightful, though, to watch that little video, to hear about creation in her own voice... thanks for sharing, and for the opportunity to possibly win that lovely book!

Alicia said...

Looks like a great book!

Anda W said...

The book is absolutely stunning! Would love to receive a copy! awolk at rogers dot com

Shelley said...

I haven't seen this book but the pictures you showed are beautiful. Looks very inspiring and boy could my house use something colorful right now.

There was finally time... said...

It looks like bright colorful sewing fun! Thanks for the chance.
chickenfolks@hotmail.com

melodyjoyangel said...

what a beautiful and inspiring book!
I would love to win this!
Blessings!
Namaste'
from
Debra J Webb

melodyjoyangel said...

my email addres:
melodyangel@mac.com
Thanks!

BlinkeysBlog.blogspot.com said...

Oh how beautiful is that video! Thank you to Jennifer. Yes, I would love this book and if I don't win I will buy it. I need some of her fabrics too. I like her simple patterns and bold colors. This is a book I will use! Thank you

ultraorganized said...

What a beautiful publication with pockets - how elegant -- thank you for allowing us to win !}

Heather said...

I LOVE those colors too! I used to get teased by my friends when I was in high school because hot pink and turquoise weren't the THING in '89. So good to see they are now!

TroyJennene said...

Thanks for the giveaway & I would sure like to take-away the book while your feeling so generous to give-away. Makes great reading at nite to wake-up & start crafting!

sewfunnytroy@gmail.com

Erin said...

Looks like a lovely book with great projects.

pizzaeater said...

I love vintage fabrics. I would love to own a copy of the book.

Linda said...

This looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

This looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

teachme2sew said...

I just recently purchased a FQ bundle of her fabric, I would love to win this book.
Teachme2sew @ gmail. com

mjb said...

I agree, I love her happy fabric:) Thanks for the chance:)

Niki said...

Thanks! The book looks wonderful.

Cindy said...

I just love her beautiful fabric- so vibrant and exciting!! Thanks!

Linda said...

Oh, I'd love to win this book. Her fabrics are great, and I can just imagine what wonders are in the book!

Cherilyn said...

What a beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Cherilyn said...

What a beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

TX Sarah said...

I love fabrics, books, and sewing!

Linda said...

I love Jennifer's patterns! I'd love to win her book.

Linda said...
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Karen said...

It looks like a great book! I would love to win

Bonnie P said...

This is would be great to win!

Julie Snow said...

I would love to win this book - it looks so fun and beautiful!

studiojuliesnow@gmail.com

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