Merry Christmas to All

Wishing our Sis Boom family a joyous holiday season:

May love increase, may cares all cease and all the world rejoice in peace…


Original Madonna watercolor by Jennifer Paganelli

Instagram Inspiration

We hope you are enjoying this joyous holiday season with friends and family and getting in some sewing and crafting with your favorite Sis Boom fabric. Jennifer has been busy painting again and painted a lovely Madonna and a few joyful angels this week. Be sure to follow her on Instagram to watch her blossom as a painter with every brush stroke!

megsbrill – Meg made a treeful of Sis Boom’s newest pattern, the Rachel Reindeer. Don’t forget you can download the FREE PDF pattern and whip up a few yourself before Christmas. It’s a quick and easy pattern.


quiltsalott – we love when an older Sis Boom fabric shows up on our newsfeed. Most of the time, the sewist has kept it for a long time and waited to make something extra special. This darling bag in the blue toile from Mod Girls is no exception.


belloquacity: – made this stunner of a bag with Jenny Eliza fabric from JoAnn Fabrics


kbsdesigns– a cheerful and bright lampshade in Melody from the Good Company line.


tallpoppykids– any little girl would be lucky to have this bag and hair clips in Taylor from the Circa line.


inkiemay – rocking this beauty of a skirt in Isabelle from Good Company.


trace_wal1 – Tracey’s 15 year old daughter Chantelle working on a lovely quilt.


twoprettypoppets – black glittered vinyl topped with Jessie in pink from the Good Company line is swoon worthy.


Sis Boom and Malabar Bay – Just In Time for Holiday Gift Giving

We are thrilled to announce Jennifer’s debut with Malabar Bay, an online gift and apparel store known for their bright colors and bold designs. Jennifer is the fabric designer behind these fabulous PJs with the line expanding to other clothing and accessory items to come in 2016! Currently there are 4 colorful and comfy PJ sets to order and if you use the code “SisBoom” at checkout you’ll get 15%! This is THE perfect gift for the hard to shop for in your life. Who doesn’t love a new pair of soft, vibrant PJs? Buy one for a friend and treat yourself to a pair while you’re at it.


Don’t forget, if you’re in the NYC metro area visit Jennifer for one more Open House tomorrow, December 18 from 12 to 5 pm in lovely Wilton, CT. Lots of goodies left for your last minute shopping needs. See you soon!

Sis Boom Super Fan: Robin of Kiddlestix Quilts

Every day our heart skips a beat when you guys share all the amazing things you’re making with the Nostalgia line on Facebook and Instagram, and today’s post is no exception. Kiddlestix Quilts posted this stunner of a beautifully sewn and photographed Nostalgia baby quilt. Some lucky babe and momma are going to enjoy countless hours snuggling and rocking wrapped up in this beauty.

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My name is Robin Densford. I hardly remember a time when I didn’t enjoy sewing. But it wasn’t until my youngest daughter decided wearing Mom made dresses wasn’t cool anymore, that I had to find another outlet for my love of sewing . . .enter, quilting.

Now I quilt full time, from making award winning quilts and beautifully modern baby quilts for my etsy shop, to actively participating our local quilting guild.

When Jennifer’s beautiful Nostalgia line was first released by Free Spirit, I received an email from Hawthorne Threads and immediately clicked the link and bought fabric from the entire line. It’s truly one of the most beautiful fabrics I’ve ever seen. The classic designs and beautiful colors, along with all the coordinating fabrics in the line, give Nostalgia a timeless quality not often found.

I’m loving how perfectly the colors go together, making Nostalgia the perfect choice for baby quilts and matching crib sheets.

Baby/toddler quilts and crib sheets in Jennifer Paganelli’s Nostalgia can be found at my Etsy shop, Kiddlestix Quilts.

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Join Us For One More Shopping Day – 25% Off Open House Friday, Dec 18

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!

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Sis Boom’s Happy Home Book Makes the Off the Shelf List of 11 Beautiful Books for Decorating Your Home

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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!

One Thimble E-Zine and the Statement Clutch with Jen Kennedy

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.





Sis Boom Super Fan: Ella Rose Boutique

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.

The first outfit I made for my store was a Sun Suit with the fabric Canary Isabelle from Sis Boom’s Good Company Range. I just love the vibrant colours and tones of this scrumptious fabric.

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:

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