Stop what you’re doing right now, grab yourself a cup or tea or coffee, and check out these darling tea mats Melissa Peda made over at 100 Billion Stars. Blues, pinks and big florals combine all my favorites into one easy sewing project!
Aren’t they smashing?! I can’t get enough of them. She used fabric from our newest line Caravelle Arcade. The darling pink monogram adds the perfect final touch. The best part is, these can be whipped up in a jiffy! Maybe surprise a dear friend, a favorite teacher, our invite your bestest friend over for tea and nibbley things on the back porch, and enjoy this glorious weather we are having. Melissa was sweet enough to send me 4 of these, and I’m ever so grateful for the surprise. They really brightened up my weekend.
Quick projects that make a huge impact are one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. How about you? I love seeing what you’ve been up to. Don’t be shy. Share with me on Facebook or Instagram.
To help kick off Memorial Day Weekend, we are doing a BIG PDF PATTERN SALE!!! All PDF patterns are $4 off using the code starandstripes, from today till Monday, May 25 at midnight. Now’s the time to sew your favorite summer top or dress for yourself or a loved one. Of course I recommend using my newest line, Caravelle Arcade! Its pretty fabulous, if you don’t mind me bragging. Beautiful patterns and bright colors make it the perfect fabric choice for spring and summer! Let me know what you’ve been making on my Facebook page. It always brightens my day to hear from you.
As you celebrate Memorial Day in your neck of the woods; whether its a small town parade, BBQ with friends and family, a relaxing day at the beach, maybe sewing something special with your favorite Sis Boom fabric, will you take a moment to think about our wonderful veterans? I love our vets and am so thankful for their service and sacrifice for our country.
Have a fantastic, safe and fun weekend.
Sew 4 Home made this delightful round piped pillow with a gathered top and I couldn’t be more in love. Comfortable, colorful and easy to make. The darling contrasting covered button and piping is icing on the cake!
They used 2 fabrics from an oldie but goodie Sis Boom line called Happy Land. Since Happy Land can be hard to find these days, may I recommend our newest line of fabric, Caravelle Arcade? It launched at the beginning of May and would be perfect for this project!
I’m thinking Jessica in blue paired with Bonnie in blue….
Jessica in Blue
Bonnie in Blue
Hop on over to Sew 4 Home and give this project a whirl. I think a few these comfy pillows, tossed on your favorite sofa, with a copy of Happy Home would be a perfect way to spend a relaxing spring afternoon. What have you been making with Caravelle Arcade? I’d love to see them!
So much going on at Sis Boom and Jenny Eliza We have been developing fabrics for both the Independent stores and for JoAnn Stores and we are loving the end result and we think you will tooooo!!!! Good Company released earlier in the month and I am watching Facebook Daily for your wonderful creations..God I love my job!! Good Company has sent you all swooning and I am so appreciative of your positive responses!! Then I got the most amazing delivery from JoAnn Stores of our new release in January!!
….and finally the Sis Boom Sale is heating up!! Please bring friends, I have #overdoneit this time and plenty of stock on the things you love! and Jewelry at cost..What’s a girl to do!!
Watch facebook for an upcoming video of what we have in our little factory/studio.
That chill in the air could only mean one thing…The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner!
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:
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:
We are so excited about this year’s show and can’t wait to see you there!!
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!!
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!
Hope everyone enjoys the sneak peek at the collection!
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:
Rattles? LoneCedarStudio saves the day:
Mama needs a coffee break? Protect your fingers thanks to ckstitches:
Ensure sweet dreams for your little one thanks to bailybelle:
Zurelli knows that no nursery is complete without some plush animal friends:
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:
CONGRATULATIONS MADELINE AND JORDAN! WE LOVE YOU!
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!
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.
Reverse of Duvet/Dust Ruffle Options:
Another great suggestion is using a large bold pattern for an upholstered headboard like these:
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!!