Coming Soon….Nostalgia

Sis Boom’s newest line, Nostalgia, debuts in October and we are thrilled to show you the full line today. Nostalgia has a whisper quality that is uncharacteristic of Sis Boom while still embracing pops of color that allude to Jennifer’s earlier fabrics for Freespirit. Confident and robust Nostalgia has a very feminine painterly quality that is soft and warm. The Harlequin pattern is perfect for creating the graphic quality in modern quilting and for bordering (framing) quilts and creating contrast with the orb quality of the other designs. It’s the pinks, the greens, the blues, the golds; the symphony that is Sis Boom. And oh the florals! Those fantastic florals with a faded old world sensibility sun kissed and ready to party! You’ll find it fits your vintage infused interiors, your vintage infused brands. It is romantic and happy just the way you like it.

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Blues in left to right: Kitty, Figgy and Jackson
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Golds in left to right: Hillary, Figgy, Tilly and Jimmy
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Greens in left to right: Kumi, Jimmy and Jackson
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Greens in left to right: Kitty and Hilary
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Pinks in left to right: Kumi, Figgy and Jackson
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Pinks in left to right: Kitty and Tilly
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What projects are you planning with this fabric? Don’t forget to share with me on Instagram. I love seeing what you create with Sis Boom fabric.

Instagram Inspiration

Sarahbear621 – crazylovequilt matching pillows

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bettylebonbon – stunning skirt in Melody from the Beauty Queen line

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melisajanehandmade – lovely bag in JoAnn from an oldie but goodie, Crazy Love!
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oneygirl50 – shared this throw back Thursday photo of me at the Country Living Fair in Ohio from 2011! You can learn to make a similar decoupage suitcase by watching my YouTube video.

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menthree_3 – Melody in midnight from Beauty Queen makes a lovely clutch

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Thanks for sharing your lovelies with me on Instagram. They always brighten my day!

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Run, don’t walk to get a copy of this month’s Weekend Quilting magazine.   Jo Avery made these sassy dolls with fabric from the Circa line and they are just darling. What can I say, I love this girl and her use of our fabrics to make these Gossip gals hum!! The pattern is in the magazine and you could make a couple by this afternoon…She also has Kaleidoscope pillows that you will totally want to create, but I won’t share here so you can be surprised. This issue is jam packed with some great great peeps and their wonderful projects…check it out!

 

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They’re here, they’re here!

We have been working hard for the past few months with Sew News to debut our newest patterns and special videos and it’s happening TODAY!  The new Sew with Me video series features moi and the ever-talented Carla Crim.  In each video, we take you through one new project from start to finish. Sis Boom Pattern Company developed four new amazing projects including Bonnie’s Flouncy Skirt, the Peggy Party Runner, the Wendy Weekender Bag and the Shellie Clutch, and all are shown in Sis Boom’s newest fabric line Caravelle Arcade.  Find the kits, patterns and videos exclusively at Shop Sew It All and all go on sale today.  Go check them out and let me know what you think! Carla and I had so much fun filming the video series, and I hope you enjoy watching and creating along with us!

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Modified Angie and Gabriella Fae for Summer

The ever talented Jeanine, customer service for Sis Boom Pattern Co and Scientific Seamstress Fan page made this gorgeous modified back maxi Angie with bold ric rac and long Gabriela Fae’s for her little girls. Maxi dresses have been a popular warm weather dress for a few years, and these are stunners!

Head over to the Scientific Seamstress blog to learn how to modify the Angie back. For the long Gabriela Fae dresses, Jeanine added a front panel and quilting details. Just darling.

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Instagram Inspiration

Seeing lots of great stuff on Instagram lately! I’m always delighted and inspired to see what a talented bunch you all are. Here are some of my favorites from the last few weeks. Keep on sharing with me. Seeing my fabrics come to life always brings me JOY! Thanks for choosing Sis Boom fabrics for your amazing creations.

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Pleatie dress by Grace of Belle Violette

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Crazy drunk psychedelic love dance quilt by Jennifer at oneofthetribeofjennifers

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Beauty Queen Romper by Feeling Peachy Creations

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Memo boards by The Tulle Box

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Lovely tunic top by Amanda at Handmade Musebellamoon

Long sleeve dress by Bellamoo Designs

 

 

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It’s been a little over a month since Caravelle Arcade sailed into the stores, and I’m thrilled to see all the projects you’re sharing with me on Facebook and Instagram. You guys are a talented bunch!

Last week my favorite photographer in the world, Tim Geaney, stopped by and we took some amazing photos of Sis Boom patterns in Caravelle Arcade. You can create the same look below by using Bonnie in purple in our Judy Fancy Pants pattern topped off with Rebecca in fuchsia in our Devon Top. Have lots of small scraps of your favorite Sis Boom fabrics left over from various sewing projects? A decoupage guitar is the perfect accessory! In this YouTube video I show you how to decoupage a suitcase, but the same technique can be applied to anything including a guitar.

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If you are local to me in the southwestern CT area, RUN don’t walk to see Christie at Christie’s Quilting Boutique because she has a windfall of Sis Boom Fabric especially the Caravelle Arcade line. Everyone else, call your local quilt shop or shop online. Hope you’re having a fabulous week. XOXO!

 

Swoon Worthy

Fiona Kelly, of Tangled Blossom Design, posted stunning photos of 2 Donna bags from Swoon Patterns she sewed using Sis Boom Fabric. They are gorgeous!!

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First up is this midnight blue beauty. Fiona used Beauty Queen Valerie  on the outside, lined it with Linky Love and has a Valerie zippered pocket inside too! A match made in heaven. I love this combination together. Perfection!

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The second is also a midnight blue nautical stripe stunner from the Beauty Queen line with Katie Stripe on the outside along with Letty on the inside. Perfect for summer. Both bags were quickly snatched up from her Etsy shop, but Fiona can make more to order. Or give making your own Donna bag a whirl. We love Swoon patterns and their easy to follow directions.

I’m always so honored and inspired when you share your Sis Boom creations with me! They bring me such joy.  What have you been working on? Don’t be shy. Give me a shout on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Beach Boho Style

Our friends over at Hickity-Pickity sent me these gorgeous shots for their new summer collection using Caravelle Arcade. All I can say is WOWZERS. Have you seen anything cuter for little girls this summer??? They have outdone themselves again!

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Holy summer cuteness! The top is called Beach Bandeaux and the bottom’s are Shelling Shorties! Loving the contrasting big bow on the back.

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Perfectly cool and comfortable for a beach party or just hanging out in the backyard on a lazy summer day.

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Who is ready for tea in these darling Twirly Sundresses?

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Judy has such a talent for mixing the colors and patterns. I bet any little girl could dance the day away in one of these dresses!

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Such much cuteness, I can’t take it! FABULOUS!

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Any summer weddings coming up? These Tulle Sundresses complete with a beautiful tulle overlay with white seersucker skirt would be perfect! Thank you Hickity Pickity for designing and making inspiring clothing for little ones. I am honored you pick Sis Boom fabrics to bring your creations to life!

Tea time

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!

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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.

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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.