Holiday Show

That chill in the air could only mean one thing…The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner!

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Wahoo!! Get excited because this year’s annual event will take place on December  4th, 5th and 6th! The sale, located at the address above in Wilton, CT, will feature many handmade items crafted by Jennifer herself as well as items featuring exclusive Sis Boom designs!

Handmade items will be easy to spot with this adorable tag attached:

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FYI – If there are any business owners out there looking to make tags and save some money, here’s how we did the one above:

Click this link and follow the prompts to create your tag using the business card template. Scroll to the bottom and upload your artwork by clicking on “Use Your Complete Design.” Design the artwork for your tag using Photoshop or Illustrator. After the upload process is complete, expect to cut and punch holes in your card.

Here is how we cut ours:

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We are so excited about this year’s show and can’t wait to see you there!!

Lisa

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!


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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One Million Pillowcase Challenge

Sis Boom is delighted to be participating in the American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge!! Together with the blogs listed below (and fellow quilter, sewers and crafters), we are helping APQ meet their goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities! We are sending 20 pillowcases to Queen Louise Home for Children, an organization close to Jennifer’s heart, located in the US Virgin Islands.
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For more information and free Pillowcase Patterns check out the following:
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Blog Participants List:
·    Alison Glass (http://alisonglass.com/blog)
·    American Patchwork & Quilting (www.allpeoplequilt.com/blog)
·    Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs (http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/)
·    The Benartex Design Team: Sew in Love with Fabric (http://www.sewinlovewithfabric.blogspot.com)
·    Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts (http://www.laundrybasketquilts.net/blog/)
·    Heidi Pridemore (http://heidipridemore.blogspot.com)
·    How To Sew (www.howtosew.com)
·    Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom (http://www.sisboom.com/blog/)
·    Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts (http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/)
·    Karrie Winters of Freckled Whimsy (http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/)
·    Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle (http://www.annkelle.com/category/blog/)
·    Linda Carlson (www.lindacarlsonquilts.com)
·    Modern Quilt Studio (http://craftnectar.com/)
·    Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft (http://modernhandcraft.com/)
·    Northcott: Patti’s Patchwork (www.pattispatchwork.com)
·    Shannon Fabrics: My Cuddle Corner (http://shannonfabrics.com/blog/index/)
·    Tammy Silvers (http://www.tamarinis.typepad.com)
·    Timeless Treasures: Sew Timeless (http://www.ttfabrics.com/blog/)
·    Valori Wells (http://www.valoriwells.com/blog/)
·    Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool (http://freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/)
·    Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring (http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/)
We are so excited to share our growing pile with you, Thanks for the challenge such an uplifting cause!!!
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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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Hickity Pickity for Jenny Eliza

hickity hickityp hickitypick HickityPi HICK HickitypickitySo by now you have heard of Hickity Pickity and I know for some of you it can be confusing because we are always talking about them on Facebook. they are the leaders in their genre. They use quilting fabrics for all of their products and we couldn’t be happier that they are smitten with both Sis Boom and Jenny Eliza. Judy Buchannan has been the visionary of Hickity Pickity and now along with her daughter they have artistically styled a very branded look.  They bow to Lily Pulitzer but have a certain signature that moves beyond that and distinguishes them from the pack.  They are also the ones that got the Aussies all their Jenny Eliza and we are so grateful for their generosity.  Hickity Pickity  you make us thirst for more of the incredible style that is you!!! Follow them, They will make you anything, you will enjoy working with them. They are in Florida and ship internationally!!! Organic Moments thanks for all the beautiful photos.

 

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!!

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Meet Judy- she’s FANCY!

Introducing our newest PDF pattern, Judy’s Fancy Pants.

Judy’s Fancy Pants are the epitome of casual elegance. Whether you are rushing kids off to school or hosting a luncheon, these will be your everyday go-to. Whip up a quick pair of comfy PJs, or go to town with little details like a drawstring, double top-stitching, and faux-piped pockets. Pair them with a tunic or a tank and you’ve got a brilliant outfit.

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Psssst. Coming very soon is the kiddo version, The Katie Pants! Here’s a sneak peak for you, featuring our darling Abby…

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Be prepared to flip out!!

Melissa P. is under the weather and never made it to quilt market but she sent these lovelies ahead to represent Lucky Girl and boy is she amazing with color. Melissa P. of 100 Billion Stars has 100 billion ideas and they are all amazing.  Melissa, Utilizing 2 patterns from K Whitt’s book ‘Sew Serendipity Bags’ she came up with these amazing looks!! These bags are sooo good looking.  So be sure and read Melissa’s blog for more info and the next fabric giveaway we do will include a free pattern for the   gorgeous pillow!!!  Melissa, thank you so very much.  Nice work!!  I swear as a bad sewist I appreciate anyone who sews with such conviction. I love her free motion quilting.!!

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