If you are anywhere close to the Fairfield County CT area, stop by Christie's in Norwalk for an open sew. If you've always wanted to learn how to make Hexies, Christie is your gal! She created all the gorgeous hexies below and will be sewing them together for a quilt. Stop by and say hi, pull up a chair and learn something new. Christie is always happy to answer any of your sewing and quilting questions, plus she has many of the Sis Boom fabric lines in stock. Hope to see you there!
That chill in the air could only mean one thing...The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner! Wahoo!! Get excited because this year's annual event will take place on December 4th, 5th and 6th! The sale, located at the address above in Wilton, CT, will feature many handmade items crafted by Jennifer herself as well as items featuring exclusive Sis Boom designs! Handmade items will be easy to spot with this adorable tag attached: FYI - If there are any business owners out there looking to make tags and save some money, here's how we did the one above: Click this link and follow the prompts to create your tag using the business card template. Scroll to the bottom and upload your artwork by clicking on "Use Your Complete Design." Design the artwork for your tag using Photoshop or Illustrator. After the upload process is complete, expect to cut and punch holes in your card. Here is how we cut ours: We are so excited about this year's show and can't wait to see you there!! -- Lisa
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. 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: To see even more images click here For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here -- Lisa
Can you keep a secret? Since I totally trust my Paganelli Peeps, I'm going to let it all out...just don't tell my boss... You guys, I have the BEST job in the world! I get to be surrounded by incredible people and breathtaking fabrics all day. We chat, we work, we craft, there are puppies here...what more could you ask for? I feel so incredibly lucky and grateful to have landed a job with Sis Boom that if someone dared me to eat dirt, I'd totally do it! So, what has me jumping for joy today? The answer is: the job perks, of course! Yesterday the most incredible dress arrived at the office and I got to try it on!! This patchwork Good Company (in stores November 2014) dress was inspired by a J.Crew silhouette and the seamstress absolutely nailed it! Not only was it super comfortable, but it ended up being super convenient during a business meeting as well. When speaking about Jennifer's upcoming line, Good Company (did I mention it will be available in stores November 2014), I simply stood up to reveal what was to come! What else did I do for the hour I spent in the dress? Craft and snap some selfies, of course! Hope everyone enjoys the sneak peek at the collection! -- Lisa
The Sis Boom Collective market opens!!! 8pm for the US and 10 PM tomorrow Saturday in Australia!!! I am beside myself with anticipation. It has been so joyful to see all the contributions to this collective. Karynne Johnson of Chook Shed Design and Christie of Christies Quilting Boutique have organized quite a fiesta!! I am so moved by all the love! Get there and if you see something pounce, it moves quickly..just write sold and its yours!!
Ooooh baby! Something very special is happening around our offices these days... Jennifer's right hand gal, Madeline, is pregnant! Yaaaaayy to Madeline and her hubby, Jordan!! Thanks to my fellow Sis Boom admirers (i'm talking about YOU!) and a one stop shop at Etsy, Madeline can spend her entire maternity surrounded by all things Sis Boom! Need some bloomers? MaggieBogart has you covered: Rattles? LoneCedarStudio saves the day: Mama needs a coffee break? Protect your fingers thanks to ckstitches: Ensure sweet dreams for your little one thanks to bailybelle: Zurelli knows that no nursery is complete without some plush animal friends: And finally, for when you're overwhelmed with joy, love, and happiness towards the perfect little human you've created, reach for those tissues in style with help from SarasDaisyLove: CONGRATULATIONS MADELINE AND JORDAN! WE LOVE YOU! -- Lisa P.S. Madeline will be posting a big nursery reveal in the coming weeks on her blog, Oh My Gemini!! Make sure to check it out!
Look who made the cover of this month's Summer Markets Highlights Magazine: I'll give you a hint: It's not Jennifer's high school crush, Donny Osmond, that we're excited about! It's the pillow featured directly above him that has us jumping for joy! That's right, that Jonathan Adler-esque pillow is one that our very own Sis Boom gal, Jennifer Paganelli, designed for Peking Handicraft! So cool, right?! Jen even told me that her inspiration for the design came from the back of a vintage playing card from the 1940s! To view the article, click here. -- Lisa
Nothing motivates us harder at Sis Boom than the love we receive from all of you so today we're celebrating Jenny Eliza through your eyes! So here are some "#JennyEliza" pics we found within the past week on Instagram! We hope they bring you as much joy as they bring us:Keep the photos coming!!--Lisa
Hi Everyone! As I previously mentioned, my professional background includes putting together bedding collections. In fact, long before I joined Sis Boom, I was using Jennifer's lines to make duvets, sheet sets, dust ruffles, upholstered headboards, toss pillows, curtains and more! While my mind automatically sees a large scale floral and thinks "duvet," you guys turn the same exact print into the most beautiful clothing, quilts, aprons, shower curtains, etc. I have ever seen! I am CONSTANTLY blown away by your creativity. Since you have been so gracious in sharing your creations with us, I'd thought I'd share with you how my mind views a brand new Jennifer Paganelli collection. And speaking of brand new, I will be using fabrics that can be found in her upcoming "Good Company" line to be released in November 2014. Duvet: Reverse of Duvet/Dust Ruffle Options: Sheet Set: Another great suggestion is using a large bold pattern for an upholstered headboard like these: and use a combination of solid colors found in the print as your duvet! An upholstered headboard can be found in Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli! Keep your creations coming! We love seeing them!! -- Lisa