Sis Boom in Homespun Magazine

headboard We are thrilled to be in this month's issue of Homespun magazine out of Australia. Older fans might recognize this photo from a few years ago, but it's a timeless idea worth sharing again. Here, Jennifer used her grandmother's yo-yo quilt for the upholstered headboard. You know how we love mixing vintage looks with the new here at Sis Boom! Pillows by Jennifer for Peking Handicraft. Photo by the uber talented Tim Geaney. Below is a picture of the magazine cover. Its worth seeking out for our Australian fans. Interested fans outside of Australia can download a digital copy as well. It's a lovely issue loaded with ideas. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! HSP1708_cover

Are You Ready for the Nostalgia Line?

Shae from Saflower Photography and Saflower Designs wrote a lovely and informative post on Pattern Revolution yesterday on how to best photograph your boutique creations, fabric and patterns. If you've ever wondered how to best photograph and style your creations, run, don't walk over to her post and read it now! We are honored she made a dress in Sis Boom's newest line, Nostalgia shipping next month, with amazing lace trim and button details for her daughter. Seriously, how amazing are these photos and the dress on her cutie patootie daughter?? Shae1 Shae2 Shae4 Shae5 She also used Nostalgia fabric to create this to-die-for dreamcatcher. Find the free tutorial over on Pattern Revolution. Dreamcatchers Shae3 We hope you are in love with Nostalgia as much as we are! What are you going to be making when it drops next month?

Sis Boom Room – Sail Away On An Ocean of Blue

I'm so excited, my newest fabric line, Caravelle Arcade is shipping now!!! Inspired by the lovely island of St. Criox, where I lived for many years as a young girl, this room has a dash of tropical fun, and bit of modern flair to help update any room from drab to fab. DwellStudio's Cosmic Chandelier is far out...but not too far out that you'll be over it by next year. Add a dash of Sis Boom Caravelle Arcade to curtains, pillows, a fabulous upholstered piece, plus an iconic mid-century modern inspired aqua chair, a groovy clock, plus other darling accessories like this blue and white striped throw and textured vases. Sis Boom Andy & Atomic embroidered pillows are just icing on the cake. Beautiful, blue skies and abundant sunshine are on tap for today in our lovely corner of New England and we couldn't be HAPPIER! To find Caravell Arcade, visit your favorite, local quilt shop or any online retailer! Sis Boom Room Caravelle Arcade Moody Blues Chandelier: DwellStudio Small Cosmic Chandelier Sis Boom Pillows: Atomic Embroidered Pillow, Andy Embroidered Pillow Chair: Montmartre Arm Chair in Aqua Wall Clock: New Mexico Wall Clock Striped Throw: Blue & White Striped Throw  Vases: DwellStudio Glass Bulb Vase 
 

Holiday Show

That chill in the air could only mean one thing...The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner! SB-holiday-sale 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: tags-10 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: tags tags-11 tags-12 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!! patchwork 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! crafting selfie Hope everyone enjoys the sneak peek at the collection! -- Lisa

Cover Girl!

Look who made the cover of this month's Summer Markets Highlights Magazine: Home-accents 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! pillow 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.   -- Lisa    

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: sw-in-cs   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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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: gcduvet     Reverse of Duvet/Dust Ruffle Options: gc-duster   gcduster   Sheet Set:       gcsheets   Another great suggestion is using a large bold pattern for an upholstered headboard like these: gcheadbaord   gchb       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 bq   bqq            

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   Sophie2 SophieMumper dotsalot   P.S. Here's a picture of me in all my Sis Boom glory! LB