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!!!!

279 comments:

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

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  2. I hve been wanting this book for awhile now!

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

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  4. Woo Hooo! I would love to have this book.

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

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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

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

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  12. What a gorgeous book! I would love to win!

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  13. 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.

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  14. I love books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Would love to win this book, looks beautiful!!

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. Cute book, I am sure filled with cute projects!

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

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

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

    cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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! :)

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  27. 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

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

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

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

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

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  32. the book looks so fresh and fun, like spring

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

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

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  35. 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!

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

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

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  38. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  45. My house could desperately use some color and decoration!

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

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

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  48. 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

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  49. Looks like a beautiful book. I love her fabric.

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

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

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

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  53. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ericanimri at gmail.com

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

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  60. 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.

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  61. WOW! Would love to have this book.

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

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  63. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  72. 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!

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

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  74. What an awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

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

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  76. 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!

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

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

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  79. 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.

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

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  81. 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

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

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

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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

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  85. 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

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

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

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

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  89. I would love, love to win this great book!

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  90. 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

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  91. Looks like a great book! Thanks.

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

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  93. Love her fabrics and patterns..thanks!

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  94. I love the color. Looks like a great inspiration book

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

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  96. 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!

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

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

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

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  100. Such a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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

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  102. The book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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

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

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

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  106. This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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

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

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  109. Woo hoo! What a great giveaway. Thanks!

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

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

    eli(at)sharksdinner(dot)com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  120. I love those projects. That book looks great.

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  121. 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

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

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

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

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

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  126. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  132. what a lovely book!
    weholman@gmail.com

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

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  134. 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!

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  135. What a wonderful giveaway! Count me in, please!

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

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

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  138. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  145. I, too, love her bright colored fabrics!

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  146. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  154. i would love to win this book thanks

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

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  157. 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!

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

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  159. 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.

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

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

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  162. my email addres:
    melodyangel@mac.com
    Thanks!

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  163. 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

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

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  165. 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!

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  166. 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

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  167. Looks like a lovely book with great projects.

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

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

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

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

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

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  173. Thanks! The book looks wonderful.

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

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

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

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

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  178. I love fabrics, books, and sewing!

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

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

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

    studiojuliesnow@gmail.com

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