One Thimble E-Zine and the Statement Clutch with Jen Kennedy

Our annual Holiday Show was a HUGE success. Thank you to everyone who traveled from near and far to attend. We love seeing old friends and making new ones. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we list extras from the show for sale. If you're a sewing fan in Australia, you've probably seen the quarterly digital sewing magazine, One Thimble, an e-zine made by sewing enthusiasts for sewing enthusiasts. If you're here in the States or elsewhere, check this lovely magazine out. You can subscribe to the magazine or purchase patterns individually. We first heard about the lovely Statement Clutch designed by twoprettypoppets from One Thimble Issue 9 from Merav, a Sis Boom Guest Blogger and Baby Hobbes Designs. Then One Thimble's editor, Jen Kennedy, showed us one she'd done for her mom and we wanted to feature it on our blog. We love how, once again, the love of sewing and creating beautiful things brings generations together. My name is Jen Kennedy and I'm the editor of One Thimble magazine. My Mum lives in Brisbane (about 1600km away) and every year she comes to visit me for my birthday. It’s such a special thing. She’s such a generous and kind lady and she’s forever helping others and putting others first. This year she asked me what she could do to help me when she came to visit and I told her she could come “play fabrics” and keep me company while I sewed. We had such fun going through my fabric stash and when she came to my Jennifer Paganelli fabric drawers she was in heaven. She picked out all sorts of combinations but decided that she LOVED the Circa and Pretty Please fabrics best. It was such a wonderful day and I was so happy that I was able to sew her something she loved. On the weekend she had her work Christmas party and she was so excited to take her Statement Clutch. She felt like a million dollars and said all the other ladies were so jealous and they were blown away by the fabrics – they said they’d never seen anything like it and they all asked her to get me to make them clutches – even the young ones. Thank-you so much for making such beautiful fabrics. thimble1 thimble2 thimble3 thimble4

The Blues have it!!!

You all are just the coolest ever.  I posted this photo on facebook and asked which one you liked better and after 250 comments we saw that you are unmistakeably leaning towards blue.  For those who chose the one with more yellow I promise you will see it in a future color story!!! Your compassion your love of fabric did not go unnoticed and I love you for that.  Thanks for always loving what we do and making our hearts sing!!!Mint

Flamingo Toes!

These guys are awesome.  I guess I'm the last to know about this hugely popular site. I'd been seeing them post a bunch of beautiful things to instagram and when I saw this great Fall Wreath I knew you would all want to see.   This girl Bev has it going on!!!  We are totally taken by Flamingo Toes!! I thought I was prolific!!! So anyway take a gander and view the tutorial and thank that lovely lady for using Jenny Eliza for me!!!! xoxoxox Hey our free downloadable Beatrice bow is perfect for this project tooooo!!   Jennifer   wreath   bow

Sweepstakes, Raffle, Fun to be you!!!

All you have to do for 8 yards of fabric is sign up at our newsletter!!!!  and leave a comment here please!!!!! lopsa Wishing you all the best!!!!!!

Magia Pura

This girl is pure magic!! You know her from her beautiful exquisite pottery That I post regularly !! My Argentinian friend Ani Alonso is pure love!! She is so lovely and talented and encourages everyone to find their path in life!! I love her for her spark and enthusiasm! So when she came by the Surtex booth last year I gave her this felt Garland because she touched me with her beauty!!  I love how her dog looks in all this color. Her beautiful friend that joins her also glows with radiance. As always I have a brain Fart with names! Ani please give her our love!!  Anyway you always keep it real and share the love..Thank you Ani!!! sweetdog mygirl

Tonight at 8pm

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!!collective1 frontline collective

Quilt Legacy

Cut from an old quilt that had made its way to the flea has been revived in a beautiful and luxurious way.  The beautiful Window Pane Quilt is stunning in this 12 x 24 pillow. Backed with Ticking this 50 year old quilt handmade by some wonderful person has a new legacy as comfort pillows. They are perfect for the Holidays and beyond.  We are so happy with the results.  We hope you love them $85.00 each!! All different.windowpane pillows shophopThey will also be available at the show!!!!

Mollie Makes USA

Yup you heard right and we love the editor Katherine Stevenson so much....She's doing it all right now and boy is she bringing it. Props for the All Star Girl.  Lets just say a delight to work with and totally on her game. The 4th issue of Mollie Makes is dynamite (ok so maybe we are in it)  but even if we weren't you would go CRay CRay!!  Packed with unbelievable crafts and totally upscale it is the go to CRaft Magazine of our time.  Yes I said it... So stop what you are doing and go get you a copy......and enter the contest..yes starting today!!! #jennyeliza #jenniferPaganelli oh and follow JennyEliza on Facebook  divine dressdesign  

You are loving “Jenny Eliza”

We are so smitten with this line and can't thank you enough for creating all the beauty we are seeing on social media and we can't say enough thank yous for all you do.  You enrich our lives with the items you create and inspire all of us with your unique eye!! So many talents so many gifts and we are struck dumb everyday with the multitude of  ideas.  We love Jenny Eliza and see that you love it also. Currently this line is selling at JoAnns and we couldn't be more pleased with the Launch.  Their website has to keep replenishing the goods and that's never a bad thing!!!  Please feel free to buy online.  So we had our wonderful photographer friend Tim Geaney (photographer to the stars) take some whimsy so you can see the breathtaking quality of these fabrics for themselves. red meghan hint jimbo sissy katie shore IMG_8088  

Sweetest New Pattern

Introducing the Tobago the wonderful mate to the Tortola dress/top which is only available in the bundle for now until October.  That bundle is a show stopper and you get quite the value!!!!! Join the Road Trip Pattern club...They are on the Third week of delivery s! Check it out here.  Folks are loving the bundle and while you were busy doing that, Our Girl Carla was in the Scientific Seamstress lab whipping up the companion aptly named Tobago because she knows you all go cray cray for the mother daughter patterns.  So Monday check in with the Scientific Seamstress fan page because I'm sure it will be available on Etsy. Jenny Fish had a real good time with the Jenny Eliza prints currently at JoAnns.  I love all the sweet details on this one!! make sure you have all 14 fabrics!!! They are hitting the stores right now!! pom-poms pom