Getting Ready for the Holidays with Hotel Frederiksted

Once again Merav and Baby Hobbes of Baby Hobbes Design are back showing off this lovely Gabriella Fae in our newest fabric line Hotel Frederiksted due out in stores later any day now. We hope this post inspires you to include Sis Boom in your holiday sewing! Don't forget to share with us on Facebook and Instagram. We always love seeing what you are creating. hotel-fred-bh I am more of a last minute kind of gal! Somehow I stay organized (love my "to-do" list) but I am known to procrastinate A LOT! Hmmmm...starting my kids Halloween costumes 48 hours before they needed to be worn, for example! But when I received my Hotel Fredriksted samples, I couldn't resist jumping into "Holiday" Mode since this collection features gorgeous reds, greens, blue and white colorways that fit perfect with the Winter Holiday Spirit. It's tradition here for Hobbes grandparents to take her to see the Nutcracker Ballet, so I wanted to create a festive look that will mirror Hanukkah and Christmas enthusiasm, yet include the comfort and wear-abilty that is my signature style. hotel-fred-bh4 hotel-fred-bh6jpeg I instantly grabbed Gabriella Fae, Hobbes favorite Sis Boom pattern and went to work. I wove Krysta in white and Christie in Blue (cutting stripes) together to create the skirt. hotel-fred-bh5 For the top, I chose Sophia in pink, a bit of white half inch crochet trim for the centerpiece and a lacy exposed zipper for the back. hotel-fred-bh2 hotel-fred-bh3 I wanted a full skirt for Hobbes size three width-I cut each stripe from salvage to salvage and then curved the bodice to create a light bounce in the front. See here for my previous tutorial on curving bodice. Let me know what you think of Hobbes's Hotel Fred Holiday dress and of you had a chance to try out curving your dress bodices too. Till next time, Happy Sewing! Merav @ Baby Hobbes Design

Monarch Workshop

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. jennifer vision-book 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: monarch-(2) yoga ladies To see even more images click here For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here flight -- Lisa          

Sis Boom, Baby!

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: bloomers Rattles? LoneCedarStudio saves the day: rattle Mama needs a coffee break? Protect your fingers thanks to ckstitches: coffee-break Ensure sweet dreams for your little one thanks to bailybelle: dream-catcher Zurelli knows that no nursery is complete without some plush animal friends: stuffed-animal 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: tissues CONGRATULATIONS MADELINE AND JORDAN! WE LOVE YOU! -- Lisa 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!

Insta Jenny Eliza Love!

Nothing motivates us harder at Sis Boom than the love we receive from all of you so today we're celebrating Jenny Eliza through your eyes!  So here are some "#JennyEliza" pics we found within the past week on Instagram! We hope they bring you as much joy as they bring us:je1je2je3je4je5Keep the photos coming!!--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            

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.  

Modern Maxi

We love our Betty Ann pattern named for a beloved mentor of mine.  This Maxi looks so terrific on Jeanne Hamling, one of our long time testers daughters.  Look at the shoes my friends , that's what caught my eye!!!  I love her confidence and pride in wearing one of mom's creations!!!  All of Jeanne's kids are beautiful and I had the pleasure of meeting this one Miss Lily out in Utah!!  Folks I'm sorry I won't be at quilt market but I will be thinking of all of you!!!  This pattern can be found under patterns on this site as well as many other pattern platforms! This fabric is part of our Crazy Love collection and can be found here.  Thank you Glam Fabrics on Etsy..  In Australia we found some here.  Thank you Fabric Traders AU So there you have it , a pretty girl in a pretty handmade dress and coordinated shoes..We love you Lily!!  

Made you Smile

Here they come our new pillows and we will let you know the retailers that will be carrying them.  You saw the ones in Happy Home and for those of you who don't sew we decided to make them available and boy are we glad we did. The outpouring of love on facebook is a good indication that we scored. My Girlfriend Jennifer at Earth Angels Studios will be a good place to start May 1st! We are so excited by their debut..we are talking HAPPY!!!!  You can also create these in our book Happy Home with any word/s you like.  Please note do to overstock issues their are plenty of books under new on Amazon with much better pricing..just FYI That's one of the best sewing books ever. ( I've been known to exaggerate.)    

New Draperies!

In my Chalkboard room I've put up some new curtains.  Using our Happy Home as inspiration I now have new draperies and I couldn't be any happier.  Everything looks great with Super Fly it gives bounce and pizzazz wherever it turns up!!  Do you have any designs on doing drapery for your home???  Make them yourself and save thousands of dollars.  That's why folks fall in love with Happy Home.  

Girls World

These Patterns and more inside Girls World!! That's quite amazing for the price of patterns these days!!!! Sew Many Patterns individually priced would be 4 times the amount of the book. Grab yours from Amazon today!!! Thank you so much..If you are teaching classes let us know cause we've got Girls World Badges!!Badges