Instagram Inspiration

Thanks for sharing all your goodies with me on Instagram. The pictures always inspire me to create and do more. Hope you are as inspired by these as I am. kellyhenderson_: three happy little pumpkins in fabulous orange fabric from the Jenny Eliza line for JoAnn Fabrics. pumpkins hattieluhandmade: darling handbag in Vickie from the Good Company line. Insta mybearpaw: Sneak peek of the quilt Jo Avery is working on with the new Nostalgia line shipping in November! IMG_2190 jaskabyjenni: Two great ideas from Jenny. Up first are fabulous basket liners in the fabric from Jenny Eliza line for JoAnn Fabrics. Second photo a cute shorts in Letty and Melody from the Beauty Queen line. IMG_2189 insta2 jamieharned We love this quilt in all Circa fabric! insta 4 meandleighcreations: Two beauties from Steph in Australia. First up is an exquisite cross body bag in Taylor from Circa. Second photo are a set of darling nesting trays in Jessica from the Caravelle Arcade line. insta4 nesting trays babybowjangles: 434 hexes all in Sis Boom fabric. Amazing! hexes

Sis Boom Fans – Meet Ginger and Bailey

We swooned when this blue-eyed cutie showed up on our newsfeed sporting a dress in Marcella from the Lucky Girl fabric line. The dress, made by The Sassy Chic Boutique, sports ruffled petticoats and mini cowboy boots to really send this outfit over the top. Little Bailey and her mom, Ginger, live in Louisiana and these stunning photos were taken by Jackie Bourdeaux of Jacklyn Photopgraphy. Bailey1 Bailey2 Bailey3 Happy fall everyone! We are having beautiful, cool weather up here in New England and I hope the weather is just as glorious where ever you are! Stay tuned for dates of our annual Open House in December on Facebook and Instagram.

Instagram Inspiration – Kids’ Edition

Thanks for sharing with me everything you've been making on Instagram. There are some well-dressed kiddos out there because of your amazing creations. I love seeing my fabrics brought to life. anamapetittresor: Sweet little dress with the top portion made in Nicole from the Mod Girls fabric line. kids1 thesassychicboutique: Mustard and maroon are the perfect fall colors for this dress in Bradlee and Lauren from Circa. kids2 sweetloladesigns_anna: A perfect party dress in Taylor from the Circa line. kids3 hickitypickity: Top picture is a darling romper bubble with tulle in fabrics from the Caravelle Arcade line. Bottom picture - get ready to shake your fancy pants in this cute ruffled bloomer also in fabric from Caravelle Arcade. kids5 kids10 paisleyavenue: We spy a midnight navy Charlotte dress from the Beauty Queen line in Paisleyavenues closet. kids9 littlecherryowl: We are smitten with these darling shorts in Isabelle from the Good Company line. kids8 headbandwonderland_ A top in Daisy from Caravelle Arcade pairs perfectly with a fab headband. kids11 sweetpeasandbumblebees we think this dress is the bees knees in Melody from the Beauty Queen line. kids7 the_barefoot_mum: To die for fringe on this romper in Jill from Lucky Girl kids12

Sis Boom Super Fans- Meet Jenny and Her Daughter Kelsey

Meet Jenny and her lovely daughter, Kelsey. The family lives in Texas and Jenny is out FIRST documented Sis Boom fan. For real! Jenny has supported Sis Boom from the beginning, and we watched both her daughters grow up over the years. Her youngest daughter, Kelsey, is quite the budding fashionista and we are in awe of the beautiful outfits Jenny sews for her using Sis Boom fabric. Below Kelsey is wearing the Leighanna in Beverly from the Good Company fabric line. Follow her blog and on Facebook. I am Jenny Fish of Sew Pretty Dresses and Kelsey and Caroline. I started sewing 20 years ago where I first started with quiltmaking with the occasional dabble in making clothes and bags. I switched to sewing primarily children's clothing when my daughter turned 2. She has been my constant inspiration to sew since then. I find that staying in close connection with my sewing friends keeps me motivated to create and Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom has really been my biggest cheerleader and motivator in putting myself out there and trying new things. Her encouragement, gorgeous fabrics and creations spur me on to keep sewing and designing. kelseya kelseyn

Sis Boom Guest Blogger – Rachel Hodges

Today's guest blogger is Rachel Hodges from beautiful New Hampshire. When these stunning photos popped up on our Facebook newsfeed, we had to know more about this talented seamstress and her lovely models. If you're ever in New Hampshire, do yourself a favor and spend part of your day at the Saint-Gaudens Park where these striking photos very taken. We hope you are as inspired by these photos as we were! My name is Rachel Hodges and I was born in the Philippines to missionary parents. I grew up in Southern California and New Hampshire. I currently resides in Hinsdale, New Hampshire with my sweet husband, wild little children, and scheming mini poodle. I am a homemaker who takes online college courses when I can. I sporadically maintain a blog. Late at night, after the children have been tucked into bed, and with my husband snoring loudly beside me, I diligently write my first romance novel. Sewing keeps me sane. My mother taught me how to sew when I was eight. One of my first projects was a cloth doll with embroidered hair, face, and ruffled dress. It was a deeply satisfying feeling to hold the doll, which seemed almost to have a life of its own, and realize: “I caused this to exist.” Thirty years later, I still experience that sense of wonder when I hold up a finished garment and marvel that, just a few hours ago, it was a crumpled pile of scraps on my sewing table. It brings me joy when I can combine sewing with my other loves, which are family, deep friendships, amateur photography, and places that hold meaning for me. Saint-Gaudens Park in Cornish, NH has long held a special place in my heart. My husband and I went there on our second date. Surrounded by the breathtaking views of Mt. Ascutney, beautiful sculptures, and the neoclassical architecture, we realized we had each found “the one.” So, when I had sewed new clothing for my dear friend, Sarah Cadreact, and her two daughters, I knew just where I wanted to photograph them. Our daughters played together and ran all over the beautiful place while we chased them, snapping pictures. When they had tired out, Sarah posed in her two new dresses, looking absolutely lovely. We were having such a great time snapping pictures, we almost failed to notice her baby rolling down the hill, or our two preschoolers teetering on the edge of a high brick wall. So, we only got a few good pictures, but we had a marvelous time! Pattern Credits: Sarah's dresses are Sis Boom's Carolina Mae and Sew Serendipity's Monique Dress. Baby Grace's dress is Scientific Seamstress's Portrait Peasant. Lily and Zoë's pants are Scientific Seamstress's Easy Fit Pants. Zoë wears Scientific Seamstress's Simply Sweet top and Scientific Seamstress's Stripwork Jumper. All fabric by Sis Boom. Rachel1 Rachel2 Berwick 4 BErwick3

Instagram Inspiration

Happy hump day! Hope this week is treating you well. Here are some of the amazing things you have shared with me on Instagram recently. I just love them! Thanks, as always, for sharing. chooksheddesigns: cozy up to this tea set made in Priscilla from the Crazy Love line. Insta1 tangledblossoms: darling companion carpet bag in Isabelle from the Good Company line. insta8 bluemountaindaisy: Top picture is the quilt on the cover of Simply Moderne Quilts and Crafts beautifully using many of our Sis Boom fabrics from various lines. Bottom picture is a Crazy Love quilt. insta2 insta3 paisleyavenue: perfect clutch purse in Marie from the West Indies fabric line. insta6 justjollylife: We adore this Carolina Mae dress in Jessie from the Good Company line. insta4 menthree_3: Loose change has never found a better home than in this coin purse in Taylor from the Circa line. insta7 twoprettypoppets: a perfect sized tote in Jessie from the Good Company line. insta5

Contest Time!

jamie dress Above is my sweet daughter Katie in her beautiful Jamie. Do yourself a favor and make this beauty in your favorite Sis Boom fabric and strike a pose. We would love to share it with the world. Deadline is Dec 15th at midnight EST. Winner will receive 4 yards of Caravelle Arcade. Tag me on Instagram to enter. Or email us! jamie9 Shot_01_100

Sis Boom Super Fans – Met Rachael and Violet

We were smitten when this blue-eyed cutie popped up on our Instagram feed in a stunning dress combining Vickie from the Good Company line and Maggie from the Circa line and we had to know more! Get to know talented photographer and designer Rachael Owen and her daughter Violet. Hi, my name is Rachael Owen and this lovely little peach is my daughter, Violet. This was my take on a fall colored dress that still has its foot in the door of summer. I am a full time portrait photographer out of a little town in Eastern Oregon, that is famous for a rodeo. My photography company is called Catching Violet Photography, named after this little gals exciting birth. I am obsessed with ribbon, pom trim and anything Jennifer Paganelli. This dress was designed by me and created by Sonia Hanke, my absolute favorite local seamstress that is so wonderful and never teases me about my funny print combinations. 🙂 You can get Sonia to make you a dress by visiting her Facebook page or giving her a call at (541)377-1624. Please follow me in instagram to see all the fun projects I put together. Rachel1 Rachel2

Guest Blogger Edwina Foskew Tell and Nostalgia

Today's guest blogger is Edwina Foskew Tell from Western Australia. We sent her a package of the Nostalgia line debuting this November and told her to create something wonderful. We love her stunning chair and hope you do too! I'm Eddie... I'm a fabricphile ... work full time as a Nurse at nights, but my dream is to own a fabric shop/quilt retreat/ coffee shop selling only the loveliest fabrics (no muddy reds and browns) and teaching quilting and serving home made cakes.... and nice tea in fine bone china cups.... I'm married to Ian, we have 4 children: 15, 17, 18 and 25 and 3 grandchildren.... 3 dogs, 3 Devon Rex cats and a ferral Australian cat who was sent home from work with me one morning after I had worked a nightshift in ED. I co admin The Real Quilters of Australia (and sewers) ... and 'own' the Nanny Gruff page.... which isn't kept up to date because I'm too busy. We live in Rockingham, Western Australia .... just 10 minutes walk to the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean and a 30 minute walk to natural bush and wild kangaroos.... Its a wonderful country... vast. You could fit the whole of Europe into Australia land wise... and the population is relatively tiny. Australia is a red brown and blue green country... very different to the greens found in the England I grew up in. I make 'useable' quilts... ones that can be taken to the beach, to a barbie, sat in front of a bonfire with and dragged around the house then thrown in the washing machine... week in week out.... not 'works of art' .... but I DO love making them in fabrics which are works of art in themselves (and Minions... the grandees love Minions). What else can I tell you? Quilting is my 'therapy.' Its my ME time... and along with the medications it keeps me sane .... almost. I love sharing my skills with others. I love the social aspect of quilting... and yes, sometimes getting together to quilt is sometimes an excuse to simply chat and eat chocolate cake. People ask me to make them a quilt.... and my stock answer is, sorry I don't have time... but I will teach you to make your own. Many have taken me up on that offer and have gone on to become quilt addicts too... only one person as far as I can remember didn't finish hers! When I was given the opportunity to work with the wonderful new Nostalgia fabric I wanted to combine my love of quilting with my new love of reupholstering chairs. It seemed natural to make a quilt and use that as 'fabric' .... I love wonky blocks and crazy quilts... and with the stretch and positioning of fabric in upholstery, I wanted a 'design' that wouldn't loose anything when it was stretched and pinned to the chair. I also wanted to showcase the entire fabric line range. I think I achieved what I set out to do! It was an honour and a privilege to be allowed to work with Nostalgia before it was launched.. but I need MORE because I have so many things I am going to do with it when it arrives! Pretty things.. with ruffles and vintage lace... and quilts. I have a million ideas flying around in my head.... but I shall have to wait for Nostalgia to arrive in November to be able to satisfy my need to create ... chair4 chair3 Chair 2 Here is the amazing quilter and upholster Eddie and one of her adorable Devon Rex kitties. Thanks Eddie for an amazing chair and post! Chair 1

Instagram Inspiration- Kids Edition

Its been so warm here in CT, it's hard to believe we are in September already. I hope you've had a wonderful week. Thanks, as always, for sharing your goodies with me on Facebook and Instagram. I look forward to waking up and seeing them every day! minimadbymadclothing: sweet skirt in Jessica from the Caravelle Arcade line. kids8 Another one by minimadbymadclothing: a stunning combination of Jessica and Rebecca from the Caravelle Arcade line about to be sewed into a dress. kids1 bubbymakesthree: The cutest romper in Taylor from the Circa line. kids2 finchdesigns: Somebody is going to love cuddling with this elephant stuffie in Lindsey from the Circa line. kids3 simplysweetboutique_xo sweet shorts in Jessica from the Caravelle Arcade line. kids5 blingy_chick: The cutest outfit for a 3 year old ever in Marcella and Jill from the Lucky Girl line kids7 doremicreations: We love this dress in Taylor from the Circa line. kids6