If you don’t already know, the bold, vibrant, joyful and stunning colors used in all of Jennifer’s lines are a tribute to her time growing up in the Caribbean. That’s right, Jennifer grew up in St. Croix! How cool is that?! Bold colors are popping up all over the place these days and we want to share with you some of our favorites! Here is our first installment of a new series called Caribbean Colors! Today our focus will be the 2014 Emmy Awards! Here are our winners for Best Dressed in Caribbean Colors on a Red Carpet:
Samira Wiley in Christian Siriano:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera:
Heidi Klum in Zac Posen:
Edie Falco in Escada:
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta:
And finally, a special mention goes to Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture (who along with Heidi Klum was my personal best dressed star) for Best Pop of A Caribbean Color:
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
Ok it’s no secret. I just love her heart and her ability to make you feel welcome and part of something great. She is so super excited about life, about love, about quilts!! Most of you know her through her show Quilty on PBS. Recently I had the good fortune to meet Mary when she came to my home about two months ago and I tell you It was if I knew her my whole lifetime. It was girl talk central and I just so enjoyed her company As well as my all around Gal Pal Susan Morgan who introduced us. Believe me an overnight was not out of the question but they had plans the next day. …. I pictured us in (what else) Pajamas getting CRay CRay. What can I say? I actually had the opportunity to fly to Iowa yup with Springs Creative for the Jenny Eliza Brand for JoAnns Fabric and Craft and tape a PBS show for Fons and Porter..yes!! in the same exact room as Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, I know I know I know…so giddy and trying to act professional when inside I was like Check Me Out!!!!! So Mary has just come out with an amazing Quilt Book called Make + Love Quilts and will be signing May 20th at City Quilter in NYC from 6-8!! That’s a big deal and a big honor for anyone. She is so approachable so fun and so easy to be with oh and did I say her quilts are divine?? I meant to open with that. Please go to her facebook watch her gorilla marketing style video for Make + Love Quilts and her opening a fedex package with her book inside and then you will see why I love her so much. Like all of us in the SisBoomer Jenny Eliza Family we know how to have fun…Fabric and quilts just make us fun to be with!! Oh and get a daily dose of Mary at her blog PaperGirl !
It’s in the hands of the testers right now… the Jenny that is! Before you know it, you’ll be downloading it to your very own computer and sewing up a storm!! Let’s hear it for our beautiful Jessica in the beautiful Jenny!
Hawthorne Threads ordered more Circa for those collectors (hoarders) out there! They have cut you fat quarters and charm packs and all that good stuff. So please take what you need to complete your Sis Boom Treasury!! We are so excited this line filled you with inspiration! We love all the ideas and are amazed at the talent out there!! This may be the end of it so grab up when you can!! The sellers shelves are making way for Lucky Girl!!!
So speaking of Lucky Girl Lynn Harris of the Little Red Hen made the most gorgeous quilt from Lucky Girl!!
We are so in love with this Herringbone design!! Lynn you always turn us on with your amazing color choices and this one is no exception! With the most sincere gratitude we thank you!!
Gorgeous Quilt from Lynn Harris
Here’s the remarkable tote everyone talks about in our Happy Home book. We actually have a beautiful sunhat as well to show you the versatility of quilting cottons, not just for quilts but has expanded to apparel and home dec product categories. We just adore Circa and are so glad you have decided to hoard that line because it will be years before it makes a comeback if at all. It is a classic and will live on long after the shelves are depleted. We thought we’d show you two of the projects from Happy Home done up in Circa for your viewing pleasure. As you all know I have made it my mission to get these books into every sewist’s hands so they can have fun creating all the loveliness inside these books!! I know I belabor the issue but I love that these books connect us all and inform us of the aesthetic that is Sis Boom. We love that you join us in our homage to color and all the artists that have gone before us in celebrating color!
So enjoy making the market tote and sunhat we appreciate you!!
Lovely to meet you!
Like my Hat??
One of my favorite things to do is to share with you the Scientific Seamstress Patterns with you. Carla Crim Just introduced the Be-bop!! For Girls and their Dolls!!!! Yes you heard me correctly. I just absolutely love this one …heck I would wear it! so pretty, so painterly like the artists smocks from back in the day. Purely and genuinely innocent and lovely!! We are so happy for her and we love that her team has been doing sew alongs and how-to’s on the Scientific Seamstress website. They will be putting zippers in this week so pay attention to the Scientific Seamstress website!! Look at the beautiful flower pin from Girls World that she designed for our book Girls World. She is the very very best their is. Carla continues to be one of the first PDF designers and consistently on the cutting edge. We are so grateful to have her in our business but more importantly in our lives. Hats off to another win Carla!! Oh What I love about her work is that she gives options, This one can be a flutter sleeve, a long sleeve, a dress, a top, lots of bang for your buck!! Check out the photos on Etsy. Sure to become a classic!!