Monarch Workshop

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.

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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:

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To see even more images click here

For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here

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Job Perks

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!!

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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!

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Hope everyone enjoys the sneak peek at the collection!


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Sis Boom, Baby!

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:

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Rattles? LoneCedarStudio saves the day:

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Mama needs a coffee break? Protect your fingers thanks to ckstitches:

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Ensure sweet dreams for your little one thanks to bailybelle:

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Zurelli knows that no nursery is complete without some plush animal friends:

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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:

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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!

Cover Girl!

Look who made the cover of this month’s Summer Markets Highlights Magazine:

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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!

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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.

 

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Caribbean Colors: 2014 Emmy Awards

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:

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera:

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Heidi Klum in Zac Posen:

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Edie Falco in Escada:

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Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta:

zooeyAnd 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:

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Insta Jenny Eliza Love!

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:je1je2je3je4je5Keep the photos coming!!–Lisa

 

 

 

 

Sis Boom Bed!

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:

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Reverse of Duvet/Dust Ruffle Options:

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Sheet Set:

 

 

 

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Another great suggestion is using a large bold pattern for an upholstered headboard like these:

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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

Your Next Beauty Queen

Hi Guys!

We’ve noticed lately that it has become more and more difficult to purchase our Beauty Queen line! Have no fear, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below of online vendors across the world where Beauty Queen is still available:

 

http://quilthome.com/Jennifer_Paganelli/Beauty_Queen

http://www.thequiltedcastle.com/Jennifer-Paganelli_c_1138-2.html

http://www.pinkchalkfabrics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=37_47_999

http://muddyruffles.com.au/category_164/-Beauty-Queen–Jennifer-Paganelli.htm

http://www.whimsyquiltsandfabrics.com/shop/whats-new/beauty-queen-by-jennifer-paganelli

http://www.teatreefabrics.com.au/c/455/beauty-queen-by-jennifer-paganelli

http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/jennifer_paganelli/beauty_queen

https://www.fabric.com/brands-and-designers/jennifer-paganelli

www.plushaddict.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=beauty+queen

http://www.fabricpixie.com.au/-Beauty-Queen_c_83.html

 

Also remember a lot of Ebay and etsy sellers offer Beauty Queen as well!!

Wholesale inquires please contact:

http://freespiritfabric.com/

 

Enjoy!

Lisa

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There’s a New Girl in Town

Hello fellow Sis Boom admirers! My name is Lisa and I am the newest addition to Team Sis Boom! From here on out one of my many tasks here will be to serve as your Style Maven! We’ll talk about the latest trends in fashion, fabrics, furniture and many more things that don’t necessarily start with an “F”. Before we get to that, here’s a little bit about me: I grew up in Connecticut with a fierce passion for design.  While I studied creative writing my background includes running a children’s shop, bedding design, interior design, visual merchandising and being a pretty awesome Aunt to 4 little girls and 1 little man. In 2008 I caught a glimpse of my very fist Sis Boom design (in the collection “Bell Bottoms”) and instantly became a fan!  To quote my brand new Twitter account (www.twitter.com/lbeesa) I’m a “lover of laughter, textiles, elephants, pineapples, triangles, the beatles and much, much more!”  I am thrilled to be working side by side with Jennifer and Co. and cannot wait to meet and speak with each and every one of you!

 

For my first post I’ve decided to let my OCD get the best of me and bring something to your attention….Have you noticed that the dots featured in JennyEliza on the JoAnn Fabrics website look enormous?!? I promise you they are not! The image shown is a highly pixelated version! I want you guys to know exactly what you’re getting so below please take a look the ACTUAL scale of the dots featured on our lovely Sophie. I’ve included the pixelated version as well for your viewing pleasure. PHEW! I feel better getting that off my chest!

 

Thank you so much for welcoming me into your world Sis Boom fans!

 

Untill next time -

Lisa

 

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P.S. Here’s a picture of me in all my Sis Boom glory!

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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