A Special, Glittery Tutorial for our Special, Glittery Friends

We’re all about spreading the Girl’s World love!

We know you’d all adore the book and find something special inside just for you or a sweet little girl in your life– and if you don’t have it yet we wanted to give you another little taste of just how fun it is.

Below we we’re sharing another blog version of a Girl’s World project! (did you catch last week’s Girl’s World tutorial?)

This is one that was posted on the Chronicle blog a while back, and in case you didn’t catch then, here you go! It’s a great gift for that special little girl who’s just starting school!

Materials (in order of use)

-Maya road cardboard cutouts
-Sponge brushes – any craft store
-Mod podge – any craft store, such as Michael’s
-Glitter – artglitter.com OR marthastewart.com (small, beautiful viles)
-Hot Glue – any craft store, such as Michaels
-Computer access (to type up featured messages in necklace)
-Paper Punch
-Seam Binding ribbon – Zipperstop on ebay
-Gems & other goodies to embellish (optional) ours are from flea markets & ebay!

Chose a large, flat surface, lay down a sheet of plastic (you can even use a garbage bag!), and throw on some gloves to avoid super sticky hands!

Step 1) Using your sponge brush, lightly spread a layer of Modge Podge over your Maya Road cardboard shapes

Step 2) Within 30 seconds, sprinkle your glitter color of choice evenly over the surface of the cardboard shape that has been covered with Modge Podge
Step 3) Let your glittered cardboard shape dry and simply admire its beauty! After your shape dries, apply Mod Podge along the edges, followed by glitter to ensure total glitter coverage. Glamorous!

Step 4) Repeat the process as many times as desired using different colors and shapes. The more varied, the more fun! Tip: be sure to supply yourself with glittered shapes that provide holes for the seam binding to pass through (this will give you the necklace feature at the end!)

Step 5) Type up fun & special words / phrases in your favorite font. We suggest you use cardstock or glossy paper (as pictured). Experiment with font size compared to the available area within your cardboard shapes. Print out a sheet of paper with your saying(s). For circular shapes, use a paper punch (instead of a scissor) to pop these words / sayings out of their page creating a circle shape that will fit nicely behind your cardboard cutout. For squares and ovals, either cut out manually or use appropriate paper punches. Keep Brides & Grads in mind! These are fabulous gifts for both parties. Bridesmaids will also look stunning in these sparkling statement necklaces! The possibilities are endless!

Step 6) Using a hot glue gun as an adhering method, attach the punched out paper circles against the back of the cardboard cutout so that the words show through the little “frame”. Tip: Use a thin strip of hot glue to avoid seepage through the front.

Step 7) Have fun! Match your favorite shapes together, vertically, using hot glue as a adhering method in the back. Tip: Always end with an “o” piece at the top, which you will string your seam binding through to make a necklace!)

Step 8) Embellish your beautiful design! Add streamers to the bottom (by glue gunning them to the back)

Step 9) Add gems here and there for some sparkle and shine, or hang dazzling ribbon to create a whimsical, girly look!

Step 10) Hang all of your beautiful masterpieces together and show them off! You did a fabulous job! Be proud! These are stunning pieces for fun, whimisical, DIY weddings, graduations, little girls, and of course, anything else you can dream up! Go crazy! It’s all about having a good time and letting the glitter fly!!

Still no Electricity for Jennifer…

Hi, everyone!

It’s Madeline and I’m here to tell you that Jennifer misses you terribly! The poor thing has been without power since Irene barreled through town. She is safe and sound, but what’s a girl to do without her twitter! She looooves her twitter, that Jennifer!

We hope that you’re all safe and back to your normal routines… with electricity! And if you happen to know a mysterious wi-fi fairy that might be able to get Jen back online and rolling in her blogosphere, twitter world, and facebook situation, please do tell 🙂

Check back later for a fun tutorial … here’s a hint…


Thinking of you All!

Hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and sound after the big storm. What a scary weekend! Now that you hopefully have your power back, kick back, relax, and sew up a storm (no pun intended).

On a brighter note, we are really excited to share the details of our Barnes and Noble book signing in Westport, CT! If you’re local, won’t you please come and join us! As always, we will have special trinkets for those of you who come to visit. We just can’t help ourselves! Details below.

Going overnight?

One of our most favorite projects (who are we kidding, they are ALL our favorites) in Girl’s World is the Chloe Paper Doll Overnight bag!

The Chloe Paper Doll bag is this super cute drawstring tote featuring a vintage paper doll gal with Sis Boom fabric as a backdrop!

Dying to make one at home? We thought so! Well, here’s the deal…

Below is a tutorial for the Sis Boom blog edition of the Chloe Paper Doll overnight bag! Have fun!

  1. Pick up or order some Inkjet Printable Fabric, which requires a sew on application (print, peel & sew!)
  2. Select your lucky bag of choice (go crazy and use something else- maybe a pillow? surprise us!)
  3. Click on the cute little paper doll gal below to download an 8″ x 11″ PDF
  4. Print her out on the special printable fabric paper
  5. peel off backing (instructions will come with paper)
  6. Sew the printable fabric onto your special item of choice!… a bag, pillow, or anything else that could use some paper doll love!

Gift the bag to a special little girl and make her day! Have a fabulous weekend!


Aprons, Aprons, More Aprons!

Come shop our new, fabulous, selection of Sis Boom Aprons! They’re sweet, practical, and great as gifts too! Our beautiful model, Miss Katie, shows off the flattering fits, which include an empire waist (on the Natasha & Priscilla), and an adjustable neck halter and waist tie (on the Victoria & Cecelia).

Prices include shipping and handling!

What we are loving today!!!

With Jake Finch at the helm Of Generation Q Magazine only good things can flow from this uber talented team of Sewers and Quilters sharing the world of fabric wth us!!   We are so pumped by this exciting online Magazine that shares both quilting and apparel notions with it’s reader. There is so much more to these fabrics that we are still learning about on a daily basis.

We are so grateful for the spotlight and are so thankful for their debut.  We wish them much success and are excited to share them with our followers. One of our favorite friends Scott Hansen who is an amazing quilter and colorist is also involved with this exciting Magazine.!!  Lucky for me he is now into bright in your face colors and we have become besties!!

So excited for his new position as tweetmeister and cabana boy for Gen Q Magazine.  Oh and did I point out he has a great sense of humor. So thanks my new friends for sharing us with your readers ..so lucky to have you in the Quilting Neighborhood.  Thanks for all the good work with charities to ..your goodness is showing.


GiGi Ruffle Pillow

Don’t tell but GiGi is my nickname for George!!!  I was determined to have him represented in Girls World!! By the way are you new to Girls World???  This is just one of the many projects included in the book!  If you are new please join us on facebook to chat or twitter or our flickr group which is always hoppin!! We want to see. We want to share and we want to share the love with ya basically.  Tell us about your experience with the book we are dieing to hear!!  Now I have to get ready for Irene’s rath..be safe everyone!!!

A Joyful Quilt

Do not miss these pre-cuts to make this fabulous quilt. So inspiring is this quilt done with the Honey Child Fabrics from Sis Boom.  It will delight for years to come!!!  I’m GaGa over it!!! Joyful Soul Fabrics is having a ball with this fabric line and is showing the quilt in progress on facebook!! Like them for me will ya???   We are just dumbstruck what the white sashing does for these bright colors.  They also have a wonderful website where you can purchase from.  So get the kit and make one by Christmas or if not that ambitious maybe by the time the baby goes to college.  So thank you Joyful Soul Fabrics for this beauty and the love that is poured into it!!

See you next Summer!!

2 beauties in Queen Street, we are thinking long.  These will be patterns offered next summer but wanted you to get a jump on yardage in West Indies because as you all know our favorite fabrics are always the hardest to find. (no hard sell here) Can’t wait?  Try a long frock from one of your favorite pattern designers !!These are just the best of the best and Sis Boom brings it to you in a very big way!!  Please find online sellers on our blog as well as brick and mortar by pressing this Freespirit link! We love you guys !!! If you are a shop and have Queen street available please share with us!! Photos by our very own Tim Geaney!


That’s the greatest review ever!!!!  George the Puppy from Girls World is a star!!!!!!  Boys and Girls alike are making them compulsively and we here at Sis boom think it’s the cutest of craze’s!!! We just wanted you to see how that fabric diamond from West Indies called Luca makes the prettiest and coolest of pups!!!!  And the quilty goodness underneath Nancy Geaney from Dark Horse Farms.  Thanks for coming by and omg thanks for filling up our Flickr Group Sis Boom Sightings with all your original Artwork , yes you are all artists in my book!!! Oh and ours are $27.00 each and includes shipping. Just Sayin.