Hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Our new patterns and videos called Sew with Me debuted with Sew News last month and are just darling. Check them out if you haven’t already.
Everyone has been busy tagging me on Facebook and Instagram. I always love seeing what you are up too. Here are a few of my favorites. I hope they inspire you as much as they have inspired me!!
meandleighcreations made this lovely iPad case or clutch using Caravelle Arcade Daisy in Ivory
alliegraycreations Who couldn’t dance all night in this dress? Rachel must have dug deep into her fabric stash to combine these lovely fabrics from the Happy Land, Crazy Love and Queen Street (all retired lines).
gumnutsandtulips Renee sewed this sassy number using Vickie in Peacock from Good Company
millaruby Another use of Daisy from Caravelle Arcade this time in blue for this adorable romper.
butterflybees Denise used Jessica in Blue from Caravelle Arcade for this swim suit. Loving the matching headband.
jordankclothing A sweet floral romper for an older girl is perfect!
hickitypickity Boho tunics in Caravelle Arcade will always be in style!
thefancyashley The dog days of summer aren’t so tough when you have a Hooray pillow to get you through….
I was thrilled when my friend Rachel shared these photos of a woman named Gloria receiving Sis Boom fabric all the way in South Africa. Gloria, a mother of 4, is an aspriring entrepreneur who sews bags, baby bibs, shoes and commissioned work from her community to help support her family and hopes to one day design and open her own boutique. Gloria’s smile says it all in this picture: complete JOY! Gloria said she’ll be using the fabric for various projects and clothing and not a scrap will go to waste.
As a child, Gloria made clothing for her dolls from bits of plastic and whatever she could find. Gloria always wanted to learn how to sew and was thrilled when a missionary named Anneke with Ten Thousand Homes taught Gloria how to sew. Anneke gifted Gloria with her sewing machine before leaving South Africa.
Gloria’s family and others have been helped through Ten Thousand Homes, which is “a movement of ordinary people activiely building HOPE and creating HOMES for African’s orphans and vulnerable children.” I’m so grateful to organizations like Ten Thousand Homes for making a difference in this world, my friend Rachel Berwick for contacting me about donating the fabric and Christine Reinhardt for lugging the fabric and other sewing notions half way around the world!
Photo credits: Jennifer Price and Christine Reinhardt
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.
Pleatie dress by Grace of Belle Violette
Crazy drunk psychedelic love dance quilt by Jennifer at oneofthetribeofjennifers
Beauty Queen Romper by Feeling Peachy Creations
Memo boards by The Tulle Box
Lovely tunic top by Amanda at Handmade Muse
Long sleeve dress by Bellamoo Designs
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!!
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.
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:
To see even more images click here
For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here
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!