A favorite personality of the Quilting World is Melissa Stramel , She is simply put..Lovely. She has no idea that I am a big admirer of her work and love for life. She is one of the loveliest folks I have found and she is going after her dreams which is always a positive message to carry to others. The Beloved pattern is hugely popular but because her daughter requested a ball gown she made some changes and added a couple of things and voila, she has reinvented the pattern for her daughters whimsy and now so can you! Purchase the pattern here. We love her use of Happy Land found at Hancock’s of Paducah. Just a reminder Happy Land is moving fast to make room for Circa so don’t delay your decision. Getting harder to find. Melissa thanks for delighting the world with frills and fancy!!!!
Do not miss the raffle June 15th.
As you know Circa is truly sweeping the nation and because of that I am holding tight to mine. I have a photoshoot to do!! But I thought that because all of you mean the world to me that I would at least offer up half yards of all of Circa for all my pals out there. So here’s the deal. The comments have to be here for us to really know what the heck is going on. So share with your neighbors we love that about all of you. Tell us your favorite Sis Boom story if you like but you don’t have too or maybe how you know Jennifer (me) or maybe how you got into sewing. We love your stories!! Tell us about your business and what it means to you. Short and sweet , we love getting to know you. If you know me from facebook / twitter you’ll know I try to reach out to everyone. As we are growing I’m still the same girl who launched Sis Boom and know the heart of what goes on here is because of all of you. It’s a special place with lots of special people and it does take a village.
So leave your message here and you will be entered to win a big stack of 1/2 yard of all Circa’s. I kid you not.Offer ends June 15th at midnight so everyone gets a chance.
WIN this Happy Land + Cathy pattern SEWING KIT by Allegro Fabrics!!
Thanks to our friends over at Allegro Fabrics for making this possible.
Here’s the deal: Leave a comment on this post to automatically enter yourself.
You’ll have 1 WEEK – Winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday March 5th.
also… AllegroFabrics is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary this month. For 15% off your entire order, use discount code HappyBDay at checkout . Offer valid through March 3rd.
This sewing kit includes everything you need to make this dress.
-Cathy by Sis Boom downloadable pattern
sizes 6 mo-12 years
Thread is not included
…and one to be given away at quilt market. So please leave a message regarding your passion for Happy land and you may be the lucky winner which will be announced next Sunday. Tell everyone you know!! Share as often as you like and enter as often as you like..We hope you win!!!!! Comments must be left here to ensure a spot in the raffle..Talk to you Sunday at 5pm.
Maura Madden and Jessica Pigza from Crafternoon have invited us to teach a garland class on one of their get together’s and we couldn’t be more excited…..meeting crafters in NYC is the ultimate exchange. Maura Madden also has an incredible book on Amazon called Crafternoon and both have been on Martha Stewart show so this is going to be lots of fun!!! Such a big city and hard to find like minded crafters unless you are at an event like this. We are also going to be giving one lucky person a copy of Happy Home!! So if you are in the vicinity please come and let us know you will be attending. We love to keep track of all of you!! Sometimes when I get a heads up that you’ll be there I keep you on my radar and then get a chance to hug you in person. So today’s post is garlands and just enjoy the process. See you in NYC !! Let me know . I lived in NYC for 12 years so this is like going home!! So grateful for the opportunity!! Before you go take a look at their fun blog register at handmade@NYPL.org with your name and date of event..
Mother’s Day is coming
Get some sturdy wire,, glue to the back of each flower by the way use a large 1 inch diameter circle punch it goes much faster or cut them out by hand..
wrap the wire stems with ribbon and make any mother or mother like figure very happy! Get the download here
. Print and play.
click on the image below to download your paper flowers PDF!
What I love about all of you is your willingness to make your own mark in this world. My mom once said when I had to have a gator on my chest signifying LaCoste and The elite group I aspired to be part of was that your own name is enough!! I never forgot that. Make your own way in this world , be an individual take the rules and cut them up. There’s a new Sheriff in town!! Take orange and red and put a slice of green in to throw the expected off!! Make folks think. Take that pattern and put your own flourish!! I once said to our girl Carla (Pattern engineer extraordinaire) lets put a ruffle here and add a puff sleeve yadda yadda and she said don’t worry they will do that themselves let’s just keep it simple. You demonstrate your designer sensibility everyday our job is to give you the tools and say go for it!! Sis Boom has your back!! So here our very special Jenny with a J from Sew Pretty dresses gives Kelsy a Girls World halter with her own signature style. I love how she used Girls World Vibe, the scale , the color, and then the magical trim..you guys don’t need me although I hope you always will :)!! That’s what this is all about. Never be self conscious march into this world like you own it but don’t step on others!! If you believe in you then others will too!! Okay I’ve said enough. Show us the goods!! Oh and purchase your Girls World from Martha Pullen or LolaPink Fabrics in the next month until the end of March and get two yards of Girls World Vibe free from me..show me your receipt!!
2 lucky winners announced next Sunday the 26th will win 1 pile of Crazy Love fatquarters!!!!!!!!!!! just leave a comment here, and like us on facebook or twitter..that simple!!!!
Ready Set Go!!!