Meet Teigan Miller, the talent behind Micki Rose Handmade. She sews chic, boho inspired fashion for little ones and Jennifer is honored to be one of her favorite fabric designers! Follow Teigan on Instagram and Facebook to see more of her unique and lovely creations.
I am the Mummy of 2, soon to be 3, very free-spirited children. My big boy, Braxton (3 years old) and Miss Micki Rose (18 months old). Together with my Husband, William, we live in a remote mining town in the middle of Western Australia, called Tom Price, where your nearest major fabric store is an 16 hour drive away! Needless to say the internet is my best friend when it comes to shopping!
I have to admit I haven’t been in the sewing game all that long, my love for sewing all started when I found out I was having a baby girl 2 years ago and from there I haven’t stopped creating. There is no better feeling then when you have finished an item and knowing that you created that magnificent item from scratch.
I started off sewing harem pant sets for my babies and from there things took off. Friends and people in our small town started requesting items and that’s when I decided to turn this little hobby into a small business. If you spoke to my husband, he would definitely say I have a fabric addiction, I just love sourcing vintage and unique fabrics, intricate lace trimmings, doilies and delicate embellishments. I love anything vintage, unique and playful florals, light cotton fabrics and all things girly! I remember the very first piece of fabric I purchased was from the Jennifer Paganelli Lucky Girl line, Vintage Marcella. My Mum and I sat up late one night making a cute little pair of Vinties (overalls) with a doily yoke and pearl buttons. That is definitely where my love for all things Jennifer Paganelli started.
If I was asked to describe my children’s label, I would say it has a unique, boho vintage feel for the free-spirited bubbas out there. My most favourite items to create would have to be my rompers, they have a very whimsical bohemian feel to them! I try to ensure each item is one of a kind and when possible, try not to duplicate things.
We swooned in delight when this lovely bag showed up on our newsfeed one morning. Mandy Fulton won our Caravelle Arcade fabric give away on Facebook this fall and turned it into something amazing. The outside is Jessica in Ivory and Ruby in Pink, and the inside uses Abby in Gray. Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Mandy!. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you never know when the next fabric giveaway will be.
My name is Mandy Fulton. I’ve been sewing for about 4 years, and it has developed into a great hobby! I love having a creative outlet, with a useful and beautiful end product. I sew mostly for myself and two young daughters, as well as my friends and family.
I needed a bag with lots of pockets and dividers to hold sewing gear and allow me to transport it to sewing group, the local quilt store, or on road trips. This bag has a place for everything, and zips closed in such a way that the contents stay put while on the go. I love that when unzipped, there is a tray with a lip to keep my stuff from migrating as I work. I use the little zippered dumpling dish to hold buttons. The fabric dish snaps in place and holds my wonder clips perfectly.
The pattern, called the Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote, is on Craftsy, and won their 2014 pattern design contest.
Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely time of year. We are headed into one of my most favorite times of year. We are so THANKFUL for all you out there who love and share with us what you make with Sis Boom fabric. If you are anywhere close to CT, please come out to our show in December. Lots of handmade goodies, jewelry, clothing and of course the lovely Jennifer herself.
Second up are these lovely pouches to hold diapers and wipes in a new nursery in Daisy also from the Caravelle Arcade line.
searnmum: – we love this elephant quilt block with made with Sis Boom fabric
redthreadstudioonline: gorgeous Sis Boom fabric line up redthreadstudios is using for a quilt.
Meet talented quilter and Etsy Shop owner, Monique Reynolds from California. Visit her Etsy shop and follow her on Instagram. We adore the bag and quilt she made with the newest Sis Boom fabric line, Nostalgia. Have you seen the fabric line in quilting and fabric stores by you? Give us a shout!
I began sewing as a newly married wife in 1992 to make curtains for my home. I found I loved combining colors and patterns within a room, so I started sewing for each room. When my daughter was born in 1997 I made my first bed quilt for her & drew up my own design for it. Friends and family encouraged me to go into business making quilts & I didn’t think that was possible until I found out about Etsy. I opened my shop in August 2008 with purses & scarves and started getting requests for quilts. I custom made them with the customer’s fabric choices and soon added that option to my shop. I realized I could make something like a quilt with patchwork on one side, minky on the other that was more affordable and added that item to my shop. Having the support of Jennifer Paganelli trusting me to sew from her new fabric lines has helped me tremendously in getting my name out there to others who are in love her fabric as well but don’t want to tackle quilts. Today I have over 1,000 sales and love that I get to sew every day!
Meet the talented Sarah from Piccolo Studio. Follow her on Instagram and visit her Etsy Shop. Sarah’s quilt was made with Sis Boom’s newest line, Nostalgia. NOW in stores. Check your local fabric/quilt store for availability.
My studio is on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South of Adelaide in South Australia. It is home to some of the most spectacular beaches, wineries and scenery. I live there with my husband Peter and 3 children Abby, Cooper and Hannah all of whom helped with my beach photos (hence the little fingers and toes you can see peeking out under the quilt).
I have never really considered myself a quilter, more a lover of beautiful fabrics. I strongly believe that everyone in the world should own one fabulous thing that is beautiful, practical and made just for them. Fabric is my medium of choice because I love the tangibility of it, it holds memory and smell and can physically comfort when needed. Quilts eventually became a natural way for me to make beautiful things that fitted in with my beliefs, and I haven’t looked back since my first one over 9 years ago. My work will always be about the fabric first though – no fancy piecing here! I love using simple shapes and basic fussy cutting to make quilts that are beautiful because the fabric is beautiful, not because, I as a quilter, am technically brilliant. I love working with beautiful florals,they remain my first true love and it is why I was so excited to see Nostalgia by Jennifer Paganelli. I have a desire to use fabric and not have it sitting on a shelf to look at although cutting into beautiful ranges can be difficult! I need to know I have exactly the right pattern in mind before I start. I have a real passion for handmade and what it represents for me and my family.
Finally I also have a passion for colour and pattern, life should be as full of it as possible! My favourite part of my job with Piccolo Studio is always the custom orders, and I love working with families to create the perfect nursery or bedding set. My mama throws are becoming more and more popular too which is a joy because it is lovely seeing a mum spoiling herself. I always try to work with classic fabrics that wont limit or date so they can be loved forever.
Now about my Nostalgia quilt – I have used every fabric in the range and I love how it turned out. I used the Fat Quarter Fizz pattern (free to download) by the Fat Quarter Shop and had her long arm quilted by Quilting in the Vines, a business local to me. The backing is a perfect pink damask and I have machine bound in a mint fabric I had in my stash.
Photos were taken by me with the help of my 3 children at our gorgeous local beach, in Port Willunga. It is such a beautiful place and I took the photos about an hour before sunset, in my very last photo you can see the light hitting the water, it is a truly spectacular place to visit.