Make some of your own.  Download a shape of stocking you like from the internet and then mix it up with some Sis Boom Fabrics.  I love these they were done for a Woman's Day Christmas photoshoot.  They hold quite a bit of Christmas Booty too!!!!


Christmas findings

Collections are the best way to celebrate the season!!  I love my collections of Victorian beaded ornaments and the shadowbox of Santa with three glittered reindeer's….it doesn't have to be complicated but it has to move ones heart.  The legacy of praising the folklore lives on..storytelling lives on in the things previous generations leave behind.


A Better Rendition

A little secret!

I'll be honest I don't show very many of my crafts on my blog because one day I opened a magazine and there smak dab in the middle of this very glossy magazine was my project with absolutely no reference to me.  It stings a bit but that goes with the territory and I must expect some of that.  Heck we all know what it feels like but we know when the project originated it's nice to give a salute of some kind.  We know when somethings original and this idea I'm sharing with you now is very original,  as far as I know ,but then again we never can be 100% sure because creative minds pick up stuff all the time and simulate things in their mind.  Anyway I am always using storybook pictures and wondering how to frame them then one day I glittered embroidery hoops and voila instant frame.  So I glued pictures to the bottom and the frame still felt empty so I glued old glass Christmas balls (tiny ones) to the border..I only work with hot glue..and then lightly glittered the overall frame and then used a Maya Road glittered die cut to the back for a hanger.  So there you have it.  Please if you can reference where you saw it it makes me more willing to share! So have fun and please show me what you've made I do love to see!!!

Another view

Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber

In light of the season, we wanted to let you know that we are so, so thankful for your business, patronage, whatever you want to call it…we love our customers! We get such nice e-mails from you everyday (they get passed around the office), and you make us laugh (with you, not at you), and…well, without you we wouldn't be here. So here's a little Thank You, from Fat Quarter Shop to you, that'll get you 20% off your next purchase with us! 🙂



you are so lucky I like you!!! Look what I found..Only three days left stock up on your favorite Sis Boom fabrics. love, Me

Carly’s here!!!

The Carly Bubble Romper  over at one of our very favorite spots You Can Make This!  Thanks for waiting for the big reveal!  I had no idea Carla Hageman Crim from The Scientific Seamstress had so much up her sleeve!!!  Carly is reversible!  And check out the three sleeve styles! Then without me knowing Carla adds a little fleur-di-lis from our Sis Boom embroidery collection! You will fall in love when you see all the different variations on our little model Ellie!  The photography is stupendous! We are so excited to add Laura Pearce to our roster of amazing photographers. Ellie is her daughter so we are blessed to get so many different perspectives of this downloadable PDF reversible romper!!  Thanks Laura!! and please don't forget to get your very own easy fit pant from Carla's etsy shop.  Folks are raving about the new pdf pattern and creating easy fit pants like hotcakes.  We are full of surprises so stay close!!

Sisboom launch

Bring the Girls!

Two weeks till showtime and I am doing it up having a ball and giving it my all!!  Show peeks all week so keep coming back!!!  Look forward to seeing you.  For those who can't make it to the showI have a wonderful product line of aprons coming out in February.  More on that later!!

Dec 3rd 4th 5th Wilton, CT.

Show prep

Works Progress Administration: Music


Unreal, not kidding! My husband went to hear these guys the other night and now we've been listening 24/7 and believe me when I say that , in the car, and on the computer and on the home sound system we have been listening none stop. He went to their concert in Bridgeport the other night with my assistant Madeline and her significant other Jordan and I'm hearing it from all angles. These guys will get under your skin and into your hearts! Have fun listening….

WPA is:

Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)  – vocals, guitar

Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Fiction Family) – guitar, vocals

Luke Bulla (Jerry Douglas Band, Lyle Lovett) – fiddle, vocals, guitar

Executive Board Members:

Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) – fiddle, vocals

Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – piano, organ

Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, Bill Frisell) – pedal steel

Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Imposters) – drums

Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Cracker) – bass

Audio Archivist:

Jim Scott (Wilco, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Rolling Stones)

Something new and very exciting!!!!!

no it's not a baby!!!  Carla do not tell!!  Come back next week for the big reveal! oh and a raffle is not too far off in the future!!!So keep checking back!! My stats go way up when you do! xo



A blog devoted to a quilt made form Sis Boom Fabrics called Sis Boom POW ! !  30 lovely folks participated in developing a quilt for charity under the direction of Victoria Findlay an uber quilter in New York City!!!  Please do yourself a favor and check out the quilt squares that have been coming in from around the world! So good for my ego!!!!!!  Seriously I love how quilters donate their time and love of the creative process!  This blog will inspire everyone!  So many different points of view and beautifully executed!!  Some special person will know the love and meaning that went into it!!!I Love you all for participating and making this incredible quilt!!  I feel privileged to be a part of it all. Thanks Victoria.