I say this when I refer to Kathy Hennessy because she is everyone’s cheerleader and runs an incredible group on facebook for like minded sewing gals/guys. What a forum it is and I love to see the relationships and kinship’s that develop out of such a place. She has ground rules and insists that others play fair and she encourages everyone in their passions and pursuits. Her blog the same name as the Facebook page she runs is called Handmade Dress Haven. This is where it gets exciting. Here she does a tutorial on the Crazy Love Dress she created. I love the bib front on this special frock. Follow the tutorial here.
As always thanks Kathy for letting me peek in to your sewing world and sharing the joys!! Love your 6 year old.
April Keeter approached me back in January about her Boutique challenge Auction that happens a few times a year. The theme was Sis Boom Patterns and sis Boom fabric and I am telling you, blown away!!! Oh I love a challenge and these ladies brought their personal best. Each one had me smitten and I know it will be a huge success. I am telling you a great group of women and extremely amazing talents. Love the fabrics they paired and using older lines and newer lines all I can say is brilliant. Please go there now and bid!! Thank you April and all the wonderful people of the Boutique Challenge Auction I wish you uber success in all that you venture!! Below is a taste of what you will find. I am overjoyed that you thought of me and kudos to the This amazing endeavor. Check out below the fabrics and patterns some chose..Too many to cover here so go and vote..
This is our Betty Ann Pattern with West Indies and Girls World Vibe
This is our Cathy Pattern with Crazy Love and Honey Child
Our Cathy in Happy Land!!!
Our Cathy Pattern in Crazy Love
This is the Josie Pattern in Girls World Book with Crazy Love Fabric and West Indies at the waist.
Our Vanessa Pattern in West Indies Fabric
Our Jamie Dress from our book Girls World in Crazy Love.
This is our Marissa Pattern in Happy Land fabrics
This is the Mary Fancy Sash Dress in Girls World Book in Crazy Love.
Create Kids Couture Pattern and Queen Street
Our Marissa Pattern in So St. Croix fabrics
This is our Betty Ann pattern with ruffle sleeve option and a mix of Queen Street and Crazy Love
this is the Marissa in Girls World Vibe!!
I pray I got a sample of all of you , incredible showmanship and I am beyond honored!!!
Folks are raving about Happy Land!!! Edie is wearing the Leighanna pattern in the Claudia( in midnight!!!) fabric It’s delicious! We think you will agree, in quilts, in clothing in home dec there is so many opportunities to use this pretty line!! Hey guess what webmaster extraordinaire Jordan Rabidou is going to create a drop down menu for where to purchase in your area!! Love that guy. Oh we can’t wait to see how much you love that..Oh and more in store I should say..watch for the reveal..xo
Photo Tim Geaney
Queen Street is getting harder to find folks so please share some links in the comments section if you have any luck finding. I’ve been getting so many emails and inquiries from around the world and I am so grateful you love the Sis Boom aesthetic. Nothing feels better than when you all tell me Sis Boom fabrics make you want to sew!!!!
So along comes this sweet girl Natalie Scotts Hearn from Peaches and Brown Sugar Designs!! I love what she shared on facebook.
Natalie welcome to the Sis Boom family all hoarders welcome!!!! You made me smile big and your work is amazing. Keep up the enthusiasm and laugh often!!
FYI Google search brings up lots of places that still have Queen Street.
oooohhh also a raffle. Please enter to win Happy Home. It’s a definite possibility you could win this time. Mom always says be in it to win it.. Leave a comment at Craft Foxes now!! or try this link and watch the Downy video again. xo You will love Craft Foxes!!
Get a peak! The dress is actually our very own Lucy! If I were you I’d create the Lucy in every Sis Boom fabric you own!!
Live in it !! Fabric here! Photo by Tim Geaney.
Inside Mollie Makes. You must get this issue it may be a back order now but it tells you how to make these large ruffled pillows in Happy Home!!!! It’s issue 11 and you can order!!! Thanks Mollie Makes for giving another project to our Happy Home fans!! Bookmark this folks!!!
- Mollie Makes How to
Rachael Daisy of Blue Mountain Daisy has been coming by my blog for a few years and she is so supportive and kind to all the folks we post and always has a good word to add so I thought once again I would put her in the spotlight because she really knows how to work a quilt. I love to see the quilts on a long arm quilting machine!!! I tell folks how big they are and people can’t even fathom the scale. Look at this magnificent quilt of West Indies!!!! We’ve actually had it on here before but I love it on the machine and you get a sense of scale. This is huge!!!!!! Rachael you consistently pump out the beauties. We are so fortunate that you love West Indies. Here’s a link for some West Indies fat quarters if you are dreaming of creating. Sew Love Fabrics on Etsy has lots of West Indies!! I like the green set below!
Seriously with a little shrug !!! Happiness in the Holidays!!!! What is up with me I am so in love with you all !! You are having so much darn fun with Sis Boom these days!!! xoxox
We are lucky to have you in Happy Land USA. Photo by Tim Geaney!!
Sew Fun By Monique created this beautiful collection of pillows as a special order. We peeped it on Flickr and couldn’t take our eyes off them!
The bold collection ranges from current collections to those from years past, with a common denominator of pink pom poms. So good! Nice Job, Monique! Read more about Monique’s project here.
Can you say that 10 times fast?! Wow! Looky how our friend Sassy Stitches By Lori pairs this refreshing combo from Honey Child and Queen Street!
We’re always up for a good ole Sis Boom clutch … something compact and bright that we can carry under our arm to an event. The beauty of something like this is that it can take you from a stroll at the park to an afternoon wedding!