We are Loving Creativebug

Hope you had an amazing Labor Day weekend with friends and family near and far! I'd love to share something with you that's made my creative soul JUMP with joy. Have you heard of Creativebug? Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, sew, knit, crochet, quilt and so much more. If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I've taken a few of the creative sketchbooking classes with the uber talented Pam Garrison. I'd love for you to join me on my odyssey to watercolor through life. Pam teaches a very nonjudgmental approach to painting, and I've learned so much in the few short weeks I've been doing the classes. Below are a few of the pieces I've created: Creativebug4 creativebug3 Creativebug1 So if you have ever wanted to learn to sketch or try anything from calligraphy to jewelry making, head over to Creativebug TODAY. They offer a free 14-day trial and after that, its only $4.95 a month. It's that easy!

Monarch Workshop

This past weekend I had the luxury of attending Monarch Workshop.  The workshop is run by an incredible group of women (including our very own Madeline) and aims to support "those who need a little push, those who are looking for a creative connection, and those who need inspiration to believe they can follow their dreams." The attendees were made up of a spectacular group of women whose occupations ranged from bloggers to therapists and real estate agents to artists.  The two day workshop consisted of non-stop activities (lessons, speakers, crafting) that catered to the mind, body and soul. It was FABULOUS. Our fearless leader, Jennifer Paganelli, was a guest speaker and led the group in creating vision books.  The books were created by gluing inspiring cut outs (words, quotes, images) from magazines onto blank notebook pages. jennifer vision-book There was yoga and lessons in make-up and skincare. We made our own dream catchers, ate delicious food (from the ladies at Whisk + Brush) and had a tutorial in all things confetti! Take a look below of more images from the incredibly talented Victoria Gloria: monarch-(2) yoga ladies To see even more images click here For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here flight -- Lisa          

Tobago….

We are THRILLED to be announcing the girl's version of the ladies Tortola today, The Tobago pattern. The pattern Goes from size 3/6m all the way up to 13/14! Each size has the option for a little 'V' slit in front, and multiple cutting length options so you can have dress or shirt or anywhere in between length! The sizes up to and including 3/4 have a loop or tie option for the back to accommodate the toddler/baby head sizes easily into the shirt. 5/6 and above have a straight across back piece like the Tortola pattern. Check out Carla's pretty niece in her dress length Tobago made from Sisboom fabric's new line, Beauty Queen. Still need the Tortola to coordinate with your bamboozal?  Look here into the bundle available til October.   or go straight to the source...here. To see all the Tortolas and Tabagos please check in at our sister Pattern place Scientific seamstress.  Oh and guess what...

You can buy it HERE in our etsy, and until July 16, 2014 it is on intro pricing of only $5 !!!
gorgeous country set    

New Years Eve Printables for $5.00 bucks

Kinda cool, you can make anything,  look what I did in an hour and that's not even the whole kit!!! I'm telling you the kids will love it..try pom poms and stuff, I adhered mine to a crown I had!! Just play and have fun.  No need to be perfect.  Print as many times as you like to get those crowns for everyone in the family!!   I channeled Girls World Merit badges and made some for the kids tonight.   Go play, just cut add embellishments and have fun!!! Have Fun agiving amillion trythis atrinket avrown

Public announcement

Wow I am the luckiest girl I know!!!  This past weekend I was unable to attend Quilt Market due to our imminent show here back at home.  I was fortunate to be blessed by lovely friends who really did an outrageous job of sharing Lucky Girl with all of you.  First of all to know the Long Ladies of Marie Madeline Studios is to love them.  Hearts as big as the eye can see.  You just want to be around them and be smothered by there openness to love you right back.  I am so touched by their gifts and there uncanny ability to make beautiful things. This year with appliques and stunning clothing and fierce patch working I can only pray that they hit the roof in sales!!  My understanding was that the booth was always crowded!!  I want to thank Freespirit for supplying them with Lucky Girl so they could have everything ready for market.  Long Girls what can I say..except your beauty out shined everything ! I will always be your fearless cheerleader and always here for you.  Jenny thanks for your satellite reports from the Convention center in Houston you did an amazing job!!!  So please venture over they have lots of Lucky Girl in stock and Patterns that will bring a smile to your soul.!! 4our 4happy 4me  

Sequined Trees Best Seller

Soon to come to our shop..sequined 7" trees $38.00.  Not as easy as they look and they are amazing!!!  Crafts is my middle name and I love our Holiday show for our chance to show you what's been budding over at Sis Boom.  I have way too much fun doing what I love.  These trees are no exception!!  So here is your personal invite!  Barbara Strawser with her Angels and Mermaids will have her own space so please come say Hello and there will be plenty of Lucky Girl on hand and lots of items made from your favorite Sis Boom fabrics. We love when you travel distances and come hangout with us it sweetens our lives!!! Well I better get back to work, the elves are a bit overwhelmed!!  See you soon!barbara bunnies belucky betree HolidayInvite  
Barbara Strawser with her Angels and Mermaids will have her own space so please come say Hello and there will be plenty of Lucky Girl on hand and lots of items made from your favorite Sis Boom fabrics.
Starts: 11/07/2013 10:00 am
Ends: 11/09/2013
Duration: 8 hours:
40 East Meadow Rd
Wilton, CT
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Tremendous fun!!

So I took a bunch of candle sticks and spray painted them gold!!  While they were drying I took those cardboard cones wrapped old wallpaper and tinsel around and made a lovely forest of  Christmas trees. I'm finding my true north and trying to always top last years handmades..it's not easy sometimes I think where is my creativity!!! Like any creative if you don't use it you get a bit stale but I am in the groove and ideas are flying now i need to catch up with them. #sleepless nights. I hope you come this year. Make the trek and see how much fun we have here!!  Invite below in previous post.   So here are the trees. $45.00 each. decorate  

Lucky Girl Patchwork!

How about some Lucky Girl patchwork pillows?! Toss some sweet patchwork pillows on a cozy chenille chair. We patched these up in photoshop, but would love to see what YOU come up with! Don't forget to use your hashtags! Happy sewing and you go, Lucky Girls xo! patch  

This week sharing the love

As you know we continue to share the love , we continue to share projects from our books because with each new fabric collection the books come alive once again.  So please do your self a favor try Girls World and Happy Home they are filled with everlasting projects!! The clothing, the floral crowns, the pillows , all find there roots in our books.  We look back to them often to inform and fuel new ideas!!  Purchase from me and I will sign or purchase from many of the fabric stores when you are purchasing fabric.   Purchase both together and with prime shipping you got yourself a deal!!  $34.96. So take a look enjoy the photo shoot and please stop by  The studio Tuesday for some great deals!!

Sis Boom Family

Brothers and sisters can now have the Sis Boom vibe .  Check out the Hamling's on this  beautiful spring day and you can be sure mama Jeanne made the most beautiful clothes.  This just excites me so much to see a bowtie and a shirt all from Sis Boom patterns as well as the Marissa and the Vanessa.  Gorgeous family she's raising and I get to be the beneficiary of Jeanne's talents.  So thanks Hamlings for this beautiful portrait on facebook so grateful to see you all!  And on top of  all that beauty the Scientific Seamstress has 30% off all Sis Boom patterns so use code TRYSCI call her nutsy!!!!!! That is a great deal!