We are so excited to announce the opening of our new Etsy Shop. Stop by and check it out! Right now all patterns are 50% off if you use the code “WELCOME” at checkout. Happy sewing.
Whether you want to accessorize your home or yourself, Sis Boom has you covered. Check out these great ideas followers have shared with me on Instagram this week!
Stefdanko Another cute bag using Bonnie in Blue.
serenedesignco Large embroidery hoop + two airy curtain panels = sweet canopy for a little girls’ room. Perfectly paired with a headboard covered in a print from the Jenny Eliza line for JoAnn Fabrics.
100billionstars Use up your Sis Boom scrap fabric and make this lovely little pillow.
Caravelle Arcade came out in May and it has been a run away success thanks to all of YOU!!! Cozy up for a good read or restful night’s sleep with this graceful daybed covered in a Bonnie in Ivory bedspread and piled high with coordinating Caravelle Arcade pillows. Cute accessories don’t have to cost a fortune; these candles, candle holders and bud vase are stylish, contemporary, affordable and best of all from IKEA. Top it all off with a mini glass chandelier for a hint of glam.
Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Our new patterns and videos called Sew with Me debuted with Sew News last month and are just darling. Check them out if you haven’t already.
alliegraycreations Who couldn’t dance all night in this dress? Rachel must have dug deep into her fabric stash to combine these lovely fabrics from the Happy Land, Crazy Love and Queen Street (all retired lines).
butterflybees Denise used Jessica in Blue from Caravelle Arcade for this swim suit. Loving the matching headband.
jordankclothing A sweet floral romper for an older girl is perfect!
I was thrilled when my friend Rachel shared these photos of a woman named Gloria receiving Sis Boom fabric all the way in South Africa. Gloria, a mother of 4, is an aspriring entrepreneur who sews bags, baby bibs, shoes and commissioned work from her community to help support her family and hopes to one day design and open her own boutique. Gloria’s smile says it all in this picture: complete JOY! Gloria said she’ll be using the fabric for various projects and clothing and not a scrap will go to waste.
As a child, Gloria made clothing for her dolls from bits of plastic and whatever she could find. Gloria always wanted to learn how to sew and was thrilled when a missionary named Anneke with Ten Thousand Homes taught Gloria how to sew. Anneke gifted Gloria with her sewing machine before leaving South Africa.
Gloria’s family and others have been helped through Ten Thousand Homes, which is “a movement of ordinary people activiely building HOPE and creating HOMES for African’s orphans and vulnerable children.” I’m so grateful to organizations like Ten Thousand Homes for making a difference in this world, my friend Rachel Berwick for contacting me about donating the fabric and Christine Reinhardt for lugging the fabric and other sewing notions half way around the world!
Photo credits: Jennifer Price and Christine Reinhardt