Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Giveaway!!


When Chronicle Books was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to review the new book Happy Home by textile designer Jennifer Paganelli, I was intrigued. As you know, I tend to gravitate towards pale, minimalist interiors and colours, so Jennifer's book, a feast of brilliant colour and pattern, was a definite change for me. But though I expected colour, what was even lovelier was just how inspiring and cheerful this book is. Jennifer gives clear and detailed instructions on creating 21 sewing and craft projects that will transport you to sunnier climes instantly, and it's amazing what a brightly hued bag, cheery patchwork pillow or ruffly dress will do to one's mood — even more when you can take pride in having made it yourself! For a chance to win your very own copy from Chronicle Books, leave a comment with your favourite colour and your email address below before midnight EST on June 13 2012. The winner will be announced on June 14 2012. Good luck!!


P.S. For an extra chance to win, follow automatism on Facebook — I'll be giving away my personal review copy there!

UPDATE June 14, 2012: We have a winner! Congratulations to Kerry of First Time Fancy — enjoy! Thanks so so much to everyone who participated — the giveaway is now closed.



photo credits, from top: bouquet by leslie shewring for decor8, girl with bouquet from bloom magazine, flower in glass vase by jane of pure style blog, vase of flowers & spheres by anne naumann. all book photos are by me.

48 comments :

thea said...

mmmm my favourite colour...
is the colour of light streaming through the window in the early morning. The colours of white transformed as they shine through a prism, the soft watercolour hues blotchey and soaking on paper...

Can you tell I can't decide...? To say just.. blue seems untrue ;0)

thea.
xx

(spoonfulzine)

Kerry said...

Ooooh - looks like a fabulous book! So fun and fresh. My favourite colour is blue... I love absolutely any shade at all. My email address is first.time.fancy@gmail.com. Fingers are crossed! :)

Jana said...

Hi Lori, the book looks great. My color preferences change from time to time, but taupe is probably the favorite one. jana@idesigner.cz

Susan said...

How lovely, Lori. My favorite color is blue (all shades). My email is giuliageranium (at) gmail (dot) com. And I just followed automatism on FB.

xoxo/Susan

Unknown said...

This book is candy for the eye! White White and more White with various shades of Grey or Greige are my all time favorite neutrals. My go to colour for EVERYTHING has to be BLUE.

Summer said...

My favorite color is yellow, mostly inspired by my son (his favorite is yellow, so we've spent a lot of time with this color lately - not just fire boots, favorite motorcycle shirt and sunglasses, but also flowers, crayons, watercolor paints and matchbox cars)! Thanks for the opportunity.

Rachael said...

My top colour has to be red - I grew up pretty much in red shoes and now I wear red coats!

lo_ts@ymail.com

Shik said...

My favorite color has changed over the years. When I was four, it was purple. When I was a teen it was green. When I was in college it was black(insert psychoanalysis here). Now, it's grey. A beautiful matte grey, which, surprisingly, goes well with purple, green, black and every color in between.

webnaround at hotmail dot com

Helen@thestyleschedule said...

How great... a favourite colour would have to be something lilac- yellow based. :)x

emsi said...

this book looks fun! my favorite colour would have to be purple.

tina maria bland said...

My favorite color without a doubt is pink. every shade, every hue. A passion i have passed on to my 3 year old granddaughter Madison

tinamariabland68@gmail.com

Betty Anne said...

Green and white - I like the freshness.

bacoulter@vianet.ca

Lili Emilia said...

What a lovely giveaway!
My favorite colour is green, just love it<3
email. susanna_luukkonen@hotmail.com

liza said...

Let's see... favorite color is purple. Thanks for the chance, Lori! (and I just liked automatism on facebook too!)

shine little light* said...

I've always been a blue girl. At the moment indigo is tickling my fancy. But we are installing a new kitchen and i cant get past the idea of little patches of aqua and red mixing it up in there. How lovely! *s*
shinelittlelight@gmail.com

kelli said...

my favorite color is olive green. not sure why i love it so much but seeing it makes me happy.

kailove07@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What an inspiring giveaway! I also want to take the opportunity and thank you for your beautiful blog, I check it every morning and it always gives me positivity for the day :-)

My favourite colour must be green although I just love colours in general!

eiffelintorniatgmaildot com

Erin said...

This is tough! I teach grade 7 and one time I asked a boy what his favourite colour was, and he said, "glitter!" so I' going to go with that. :)

Nadine said...

thank you for the chance! (:

I adore blue since young <3

nadinadine@gmail.com

Lori said...

This book looks great! Naming a favourite colour is tough, but I'll have to go with a slightly greenish ocean blue. Thanks for the contest.
lori (at) shortandsnappy (dot) ca

Melissa of {craftgasm} said...

My favorite color at the moment is a bright kelly green (but that will likely change next month).

Thanks for the giveaway!

craftgasm at! gmail dot! com.

Varty said...

Favorite color at the moment is definitely red.

Hope I win!

email: vdefterderian (a) gmail (dot) com

Garilyn S said...

My favorite color is turquoise.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

my favourite colour is pink - always has been ad always will be :)
thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

Garilyn S said...

new follower on fb

Christie Brown said...

My favorite color is ocean blue

stitchnlove@gmail.com

Leslie said...

I LOVE a grassy green, it makes everything seem fresh and clean like spring. It can be as energizing as a taste of tart lime or as calming as a piece of zen heaven, it suits my mood no matter what!

Siriusly1986 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Brown Bee Studio said...

I love all colors, but my all time very favorite in the whole wide world is that minty sort of almost aqua vintage green...y'all KNOW the color I'm talkin' bout! ;)
Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! xo
email: thebrownbee@gmail.com

Lauren said...

My current fav is Robin's egg blue
laurendawn (at) gmail (dot) com

Leslie said...

I LOVE a grassy green! it can be as energizing as a taste of a tart lime of as calming as a little zen heaven, it suits my mood no matter what!

Karrie S said...

My fave color is teal. It's the "official color" for cervical cancer. My sister, at age 29, passed two years ago from it. Any time I get to pick a color I choose Teal. Any blueish color I love though. My email is: Ksmith8@emich.edu Thanks for the chance to win!

Karrie S said...

? I liked Automatism on facebook? I'm not sure if i'm supposed to leave that comment. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Leslie said...

I love a Grassy green!!

siriusly1986 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tanya said...

Blue! So many lovely shades. Love green, orange and yellow, too. tanya.hein@travnet.org

Natural Violet said...

My favorite color is aqua though I love all colors. Thanks so much!

Nancy said...

I would just LOVE to win this Book!! My Favorite Color is Turquoise and varying shades of it!!

Thanks so much for having this Give Away!!

Nancy

Tonya said...

auburntonya at yahoo.com and my favorite color is magenta!

Kim~Stay Joyful said...

My favorite color is purple, and has been for as long as I can remember. Thank you for offering the giveaway!

joyfulprincessboutique@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I Liked you on FB!! and I am following your posts by email~

Thanks!!

Huggs,Nancy

robin said...

Red!

chocolatechippers at gmail dot com

Emily. said...

Blue!! In just about any shade...
ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Laura Summerscales said...

favourite colour, pink :) like my hair!
sally_stitches_666@hotmail.co.uk

liked on facebook!

xoxox

Bec Clarke said...

Green, always green for me.
beccaj74@yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

jess said...

My favorite color is marigold-- I rarely see it anywhere but in a Texas sunset.

I'm going to like on fb as well. :)

Jessicalindsey0330 at gmail dot. Com

Gina said...

my favorite color is pink:)
gina at hiyaluv dot com

lisaanneoc said...

Too many to choose from - the more brilliant the better. Bright colors make my heart soar!! Blue is by far my favorite especially turquoise waters. I am a color junky purchasing yarns, nailpolish, paints, shoes all things possible in a bounty of colors.

lisaanneoc@yahoo.com said...

I just posted about brilliant colors etc - however, I (not so brilliantly) forgot to add my email - lisaanneoc@yahoo.com Thank you!

Gail said...

I love bright and cheery colors! My favorite combo is turquoise with red or orange. Thanks!! gkw68@aol.com

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