See Jennifer at the Country Living Fair!

  Ya'll are about to get the show of a lifetime.. at the Country Living Fair! On Friday June 7th (4PM) Jennifer will be all up on the Main Stage doin' her thing, demo-ing mod podged suitcases, crafty fabric bouquets, and sharing Sis Boom tips and tricks! You've gotta be there! After her appearance on the Main Stage, Jennifer will be at the Earth Angels tent signing her books, Girl's World and Happy Home.

SIS BOOM CLIP ART SERIES: FAUX LIGHTED MIRROR

Hey everyone! I've got a super quick & simple project for today's Sis Boom Clip Art Series: A Faux Lighted Mirror! For this project we'll be using Sis Boom's Glitter Garland Circles All you'll need is this clip art file, some scissors, and adhesive dots. Start by printing out the clip art onto glossy photo paper and cutting out each circle. Grab some adhesive dots, adhere to the back of the circles, and start sticking! It's as easy as that!! If you want your mirror to have a more "authentic" look of lights, you can choose to just use the gold glitter circles. Line the top of your mirror with the large circles to simulate vanity lights. (You can even line the bottom with the small or large dots if you want!) Or you can use just pink, or alternate between the two colors. They could also just be used as a decorative border around a mirror - the possibilities are endless!

Solids from Westminster

Honestly, these are the best colors I've seen so many will work beautifully with Circa.  I couldn't help myself and I hope you will find something that works for you.  Feel free to call upon me for matching to Circa!!!  It won't be long now folks it's around the corner. xo    

Makes it so special!

So I had my friend Maritza Bermudez who worked on Happy Home with me create this beautiful canopy just like the one in Happy Home. Once the hardware is up you can take this and change it out. I can't get over this. All these wonderful bouquets cascading down.  I tell you I just will never get enough of Circa and I hope you don't either.  So for a fraction of what designer fabrics would cost you can have the same upscale look!!! Seriously this could cost up to $1000.00 to $1500.00 in Ct. easily!!!  DIY  this was $160.00 for fabric!!  For those of us obsessed with fabric that is a drop in the bucket. Back to back these fabrics are just so perfect together.  Please note nothing matches, I love just throwing together what I love!!!  When you surround yourself with things you love that is your signature look!!  So I hope you like what you see not at all fussy, just impromptu.  soon the Circa Pillows will be done and we will show you some whole cloth quilts. Enjoy the photos and of course Mr. George in the middle of it all.    

Around Sis Boom Town

Well Circa is about to hit and it looks like we are going to have to order more!!!  Looks like most of the yardage manufactured has been sold.  Do not worry that won't affect you just means a party for me!!!! Seriously folks we don't do it alone and it takes a village it takes your enthusiasm and excitement to carry it across the web and create a riot of sorts. We are passionate folks and when a line that we love resonates we can't contain ourselves. Am I right??? So hats off to all of you!!! The good news for you is that the stores will have it that's who consumed all the yardage.  I can't wait to see what you create.  I want to see bridesmaids dresses and , boys ties, sunhats and amazing girls dresses so bring it on, fill my inbox with all your glory. I am standing by.  So Sis Boom Town is busy and on facebook the community is jumpin!!! We sell fabrics, dresses, clutches and a whole lot more. We hope you will like us on facebook and join the fun. Purchase our PDF patterns and our books from Chronicle cause Mother's Day is coming.  Get fired up as one of my close friends always says.  Exciting days ahead. The diamond Luca fabric is perfect for the boys aand men's shirts we have them for $10.00 per yard..Holla!!

St. Croix Vibe

Look at this beauty, I would have loved a face but sometimes it's just not a good hair day.  This is my old island roots. I love woman of color in brights it brings me back to my homeland.  And when I hear a sing songy dialect of the Caribbean islands I am somehow immediately transported to a wonderful time in my life.  This color dazzles on this woman and I'm so glad her first choice was brights.  Against her skin tone it was just all meant to be.  Sara Beth Upshaw of Molly Blossom's is kicking it up big time in Jackson Mississippi and we couldn't be more thrilled with this amazing silhouette!! Follow her Etsy shop and website for upcoming releases.  Pattern coming soon so stay close.  Thanks Sara for a beautiful silhouette. Crazy love fabric found here!!  

Sis Boom Bah

I say this when I refer to Kathy Hennessy because she is everyone's cheerleader and runs an incredible group on facebook for like minded sewing gals/guys.  What a forum it is and I love to see the relationships and kinship's that develop out of such a place.  She has ground rules and insists that others play fair and she encourages everyone in their passions and pursuits. Her blog the same name as the Facebook page she runs is called Handmade Dress Haven.  This is where it gets exciting. Here she does a tutorial on the Crazy Love Dress she created. I love the bib front on this special frock.  Follow the tutorial here. As always thanks Kathy for letting me peek in to your sewing world and sharing the joys!! Love your 6 year old.    

We’re so happy you’re here!

We have been having so much fun with you with the release of Circa and it is just a few weeks away. Pre - orders are happening on facebook check under Sis Boom and please give us a like so you are notified on our postings.  Things move quickly there and we are selling lots of items. I found these on my personal facebook page and it's even a pattern. I knew you all would love this.  Kristy Smith from Hopeful threads at it again with a wonderful pattern from, You got it, Whimsy Couture !!  Whimsy Couture you rock!!!  And Kristy thanks so much for making the fabrics shine.    

Eyes and Ears, I need yours

Ok so let's have a serious chat!!  I want to help the brick and mortars of the world.  Maybe a shout out to your local store for carrying Sis Boom fabrics or a photo of old Sis Boom stock and a location they can be found.  We have a need for old stock!!! People scour the internet day and night for our first lines.  Most will pay top dollar!  We also want to get to know you if you are carrying Sis boom fabric and get you on our locator list.  It's hard in a world of online sellers to find a spot but we want you to know we are holding a place for you..Having a sale?? Tell us so we can let your neighborhood  know.  These quilters and clothing designers will travel!!! That much we do know.  We have an active community on facebook.  Alas the dreaded facebook but it's amazing how fast we can get up to speed to see our favorite fabrics.  Brick and mortars, dead Sis Boom stock, can't move, post your photos to Jennifer Byrne Paganelli and we will chat you up!!!  Better yet show us what you have and then our sewists will make the trip.  Are you a fan of Sis Boom ??? Take a photo in your favorite store that carries Sis Boom and enter to win 5 yards of Circa!!!! Ends August 31st!! We will be sharing more about that.  We want every seller to be an online seller , to be known for carrying Sis Boom.  We are an eager bunch and we love to chat!!!  Got a favorite store in your area?? Give them a shout out and tag me , tell me what town they are in and if they have a website or not. Shout out to Trains and Fabrics in Tacoma Washington, who doesn't even do email for carrying some of our new lines. They now have a facebook page!! Have any of these?? Folks are looking. Do you ship? Do you ship internationally?  

SIS BOOM CLIP ART SERIES: DIGITAL EPHEMERA FRAME

HI Sis Boom Friends! Ok.. If you've seen our Clip Art and wondered, hmm.. How can I use that?! .. then this one's for you.. (as is EVERY Friday post, shared by the lovely & oh so talented Jessica of Love Colorful!) psssst... If you're not a Photoshop gal or guy, then maybe this one's not for you.. but all of the other demos by Jessica certainly are! In this post, Jessica does an AMAAAAZING job walking you through Photoshop... explaining very slowly and carefully how to manipulate this file digitally. We encourage you to try- it's not as scary as you may think! promise! Thanks Jessica for the awesome post.. pssst.. How beautiful is she?! (scroll to the bottom!) ... Enjoy! Take it away, Jessica!... Hi guys! For this week's Sis Boom Clip Art project I've got something a little different for you - an actual digital project using the digital clip art! Shocking, I know! hah Anyways, bust out your copy of Photoshop, and let's get cracking!  For this project we'll be using one of the pieces from the Love Ephemera clip art file. First up, open the digital clip art file (.png) and a photograph you would like to use in Photoshop. (P.S. you can click any of these screenshots I'll be using to show them a little bigger if you need to! Also, if I mention any keyboard shortcuts, I'm using a Mac - things may differ slightly on a PC, but will be the same basic concept) Using the "Rectangular Marquee Tool" on the left hand side of your screen (the dotted rectangle icon below the arrow at the top) select just the frame in the bottom right corner. Then copy the selection ("Edit > Copy") Now go to "File > New" to open a new document. By default, since you have a selection copied to your clipboard, it should come up as showing a preset for "Clipboard" (This will automagically size your new document to fit your selection). Hit OK! And paste your selected image into your new document. At this point, if the photograph you chose to use is vertical, leave your canvas the way it is. If your photo is horizontal, however, go to "Image > Image Rotation > 90 CW" Ok, now for the fun part - we get to use the Polygonal Lasso Tool! You select the tool, then click 'points' in which to make your selection. Start from one of the inside corners of the center image, and keep clicking along the edge - basically trace the inside frame. While the little cherub dude is cute and all, you want to add your own shining face, right? (Or perhaps a loved one, your pet gerbil, or a pretty scene) Once you've gone all the way around the middle of the frame, you'll see the marquee dotted line wiggling all over the place. (You'll notice a little circle appears at the corner of the tool once you've made it all the way around to the beginning and connect your lines) Now we want to invert the selection, so go to "Select > Inverse" Next we have to create a layer mask, so click the icon at the bottom of your layers pane that looks like a circle inside a rectangle. Click that and you should get something that looks like the picture above. Next add a new layer. Then go to the photograph file you want to use, select all, copy, and paste it into your frame file. Use the "control button + T" (or "Edit > Free Transform")to fit the image (it will give you a box to resize it with). Hold shift and drag one corner of the photo until it is the size you need to fit in the frame. Then simply save your work, and bada-bing bada-boom: a super cute digital picture frame! SEE MORE at LOVE COLORFUL! Go on! You're going to LOVE IT.. LIKE, BIG TIME!