My schedule today included a fun destination to visit the studio sale of my good friend Jennifer Paganelli. I saved it for the end of my round of errands and appointments, knowing that it would be uplifting and fun. I was right.
A few times a year Jennifer converts her beautiful Wilton home into a showroom for her crafts. It’s appropriate, because her colorful fabrics add vibrancy and energy to each room. In fact, the raison d’etre for this event was the publication of her second book with Chronicle Books entitled Happy Home. I wanted to get an autographed copy.
Boy is it a gem! I haven’t sewn in years, but I’m excited to try some of the projects in her book that don’t require a machine. There are the luxurious looking, but simple to make crochet-edged pillowcases and the colorful, fun giant letters wrapped in fabric that don’t require sewing expertise at all. I’ve got to go through my calendar and see whose birthday is coming up so I can give myself permission to create. Anyone?