Stop by this Friday, December 18th at Jennifer’s lovely home in Wilton, CT for 25% off all your favorite Sis Boom goodies. No, we won’t have snow due to all this warm weather we are having, but we will have lots of cute stocking stuffers and last minute gifts. Hope to see you there!
It’s almost the middle of December. Where has time gone? We hope you are enjoying a joyous and wonderful holiday season, no matter what you celebrate. Sis Boom received an early Christmas gift this year! We are thrilled our Happy Home book made Off the Shelf’s Life by Design: 11 Beautiful Books for Decorating Your Home. Off the Shelf is a website created by passionate editors, authors, and others inside the book business to help you discover—or rediscover—great books and it’s an honor to be included in this list.
If you don’t own a copy of Sis Boom’s Happy Home, you can order your signed copy today! Makes a wonderful holiday gift for all the DIYers, sewing enthusiasts or the design lovers in your life.
See what the author has to say about Happy Home:
In this gorgeous collection, textile designer Jennifer Paganelli shows you how to accessorize your home. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive glossary of techniques, pattern sheets tucked into a handy front pocket, and lush color photos, this book makes it exceptionally easy to pretty up every room in the house.
If you already own Happy Home or Girl’s World, share with us what you’ve made on Facebook or Instagram ! We love seeing Sis Boom in the world. We have the most creative and inspiring fans, and we are so grateful for all of you!
Our annual Holiday Show was a HUGE success. Thank you to everyone who traveled from near and far to attend. We love seeing old friends and making new ones. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we list extras from the show for sale.
If you’re a sewing fan in Australia, you’ve probably seen the quarterly digital sewing magazine, One Thimble, an e-zine made by sewing enthusiasts for sewing enthusiasts. If you’re here in the States or elsewhere, check this lovely magazine out. You can subscribe to the magazine or purchase patterns individually. We first heard about the lovely Statement Clutch designed by twoprettypoppets from One Thimble Issue 9 from Merav, a Sis Boom Guest Blogger and Baby Hobbes Designs. Then One Thimble’s editor, Jen Kennedy, showed us one she’d done for her mom and we wanted to feature it on our blog. We love how, once again, the love of sewing and creating beautiful things brings generations together.
My name is Jen Kennedy and I’m the editor of One Thimble magazine. My Mum lives in Brisbane (about 1600km away) and every year she comes to visit me for my birthday. It’s such a special thing. She’s such a generous and kind lady and she’s forever helping others and putting others first. This year she asked me what she could do to help me when she came to visit and I told her she could come “play fabrics” and keep me company while I sewed. We had such fun going through my fabric stash and when she came to my Jennifer Paganelli fabric drawers she was in heaven. She picked out all sorts of combinations but decided that she LOVED the Circa and Pretty Please fabrics best. It was such a wonderful day and I was so happy that I was able to sew her something she loved. On the weekend she had her work Christmas party and she was so excited to take her Statement Clutch. She felt like a million dollars and said all the other ladies were so jealous and they were blown away by the fabrics – they said they’d never seen anything like it and they all asked her to get me to make them clutches – even the young ones.
Thank-you so much for making such beautiful fabrics.
The Sis Boom Holiday Show is in full swing but we still wanted to share with you Ella Rose Boutique and her wonderful use of Sis Boom fabrics. We LOVE how Rose has combined the new Nostalgia line with gold metallic fabric. They play off each other beautifully.
Hi my name is Rose, I share my life with my two boys Chris 13, Matt 11, husband Peter and dog Rusty the faithful Kelpie X. We live on a Sugar Cane farm which has been in my husband’s family for over 100 years! and live close to a small town called Innisfail, which is in Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. It is beautiful and green up here, possibly because it rains nearly every day of the year, well not quite, but it feels like it sometimes!!
I have been sewing now for almost 30 years. Thanks to my wonderfully creative Mum who is an avid sewer and loves all things crafty, I developed an interest in sewing from a young age. Mum would spend hours teaching my sisters and I how to sew, and we created many wonderful and varied outfits on Mum’s Bernina 730 Record, what a fantastic sewing machine it was; I think it still works perfectly to this day!
I first discovered the wonderful world of Jennifer Paganelli’s Sis Boom fabrics almost 8 years ago, while sourcing fabrics for my hair accessories business. I found them irresistible, hence my fabric stash trebled in size after this discovery!!
After designing hair accessories for a few years, I dabbled in home decor – cushion making, until about six months ago when I decided to take up the challenge and create my own Baby/Toddler wear label and tadah “Ella Rose Boutique” was born! Named for my 3 gorgeous nieces! Ella, Frances Ella & Annamieka Rose.
At Ella Rose Boutique you will find an eclectic mix of clothing including shorties, bloomers, rompers, flutter sleeve and halter neck tops, dresses, head wraps, top knots and much much more… I love to use quality cotton fabrics, lace trimmings, ruffles, pretty ribbons and bows and all those wonderful girly things! The Sis boom range of fabrics features regularly in my store as I find that with this fabric I am able to design outfits that truly reflect my creative style.
The new Nostalgia range is simply stunning, I love the golden highlights, and rich hues which work perfectly with my Vintage Metallic gold range of clothing.
My passion is creating and I constantly find myself dreaming up new ideas for outfits, thanks to Jennifer Paganelli’s range of beautiful fabrics I have been able to create unique, fun & stylish designs for little ones all around the world!
Please contact or follow Ella Rose Boutique on social media to order or learn more about this lovely clothing line:
Meet mother and daughter quilters, Tracey and Chantelle from Australia. We love this sweet story of Tracey and Chantelle quilting togethering, allowing them to slow down and bond in our fast-paced, hectic world.
I’m Tracey, mother to Chantelle, 15 years of age and wife to Shane. We moved from Victoria to the beautiful Swan Valley Region in Western Australia 10 years ago and fell in love with how relaxing it was.
I started quilting after watching my mother make a small quilt for Chantelle when she was a baby. Internet and books were my friends and I’ve learnt from lots of mistakes. The quilts I make have been for my nieces, nephews and of course Chantelle.
In 2012 I discussed with Chantelle learning to sew so that we could spend time together after school and work and talk about how her week had been. She didn’t take to making clothes. In 2013 she made the transition to quilting and hasn’t looked back. Chantelle has made a number of quilts, mainly for herself but has given a couple to friends. Last year we met another West Australian quilter, the one and only Edwina Foskew. This is when we first heard of Jennifer Paganelli and were introduced to the fabrics. Chantelle was gifted some Jenny Eliza and fell in love with the colours and prints. Edwina also encourages Chantelle in all her sewing and fabric buying. She’s yet to use it, waiting for the perfect project.
This year we encouraged Chantelle to create her own facebook page, Chantelle’s Sewing Adventures to show her creations and to be proud of what she does. She’s also started working at Handcrafters House, our local quilt store, gaining more experience from the talented team.
We have been blessed to have a fantastic network of family and friends who encourage Chantelle with her quilting.
Tracey’s Felicity’s Quilt using Jenny Eliza II
Chantelle’s Beauty Queen rectangle quilt
Chantelle’s Good Company Cushion