That’s what I’m learning over and over every day I don’t have to worry and the struggle is optional. My husband has a great inner compass when it comes to letting go, he doesn’t get crazy. I need help from friends and support groups to stay in that zen zone..not complaining I seriously don’t know what I’d do without the men and women in my village. I count on my tribe for necessary counsel to come back from the edge but whats wonderful is after years of asking for help and learning to cope in a demanding world I now have my own healthy inner dialog taken from all the wonderful wisdom that’s out there. Today my mantra is “everything is working out for me” it always is! When I don’t keep my focus on me and centering myself through self care then its easy to derail and feel the world is falling apart. Truth is its always falling together but I’m trained to think its all over, its the end, It will never be the same. Why bother? So guess what I’m sitting still and listening to prompts from the universe and going with what feels right. Yup that better feeling thought. Its truly working out for me. Life has never been better. I’m about to go on an adventure, leaving our home in Ct.for Florida. I love our home, it truly is a happy home it’s where we raised our children and we met the most amazing people in this wonderful town. Its where George the family dog licked everyone in sight. Its a special place. We were stewards and we took good care of this amazing place. We leave a legacy of love. The first person who saw it and wanted to purchase our home said they could feel the love….say what? Our job is done here! To my children Matt and Kate we will have new memories on Sunny shores so don’t fear. God is good. I’ll still be designing fabrics but I am so compelled to paint so paint I will. Thank you everyone for loving what we do here.
Sis Boom Room – Sail Away On An Ocean of Blue
I’m so excited, my newest fabric line, Caravelle Arcade is shipping now!!! Inspired by the lovely island of St. Criox, where I lived for many years as a young girl, this room has a dash of tropical fun, and bit of modern flair to help update any room from drab to fab.
DwellStudio’s Cosmic Chandelier is far out…but not too far out that you’ll be over it by next year. Add a dash of Sis Boom Caravelle Arcade to curtains, pillows, a fabulous upholstered piece, plus an iconic mid-century modern inspired aqua chair, a groovy clock, plus other darling accessories like this blue and white striped throw and textured vases. Sis Boom Andy & Atomic embroidered pillows are just icing on the cake. Beautiful, blue skies and abundant sunshine are on tap for today in our lovely corner of New England and we couldn’t be HAPPIER! To find Caravell Arcade, visit your favorite, local quilt shop or any online retailer! Chandelier: DwellStudio Small Cosmic Chandelier
Sis Boom Pillows: Atomic Embroidered Pillow, Andy Embroidered Pillow
Chair: Montmartre Arm Chair in Aqua
Wall Clock: New Mexico Wall Clock
Striped Throw: Blue & White Striped Throw
Vases: DwellStudio Glass Bulb Vase
You all are the best!!!!!
I am so glad you like the clutches and I’ve got more on the way so please be patient!!!!!! They hit a nerve with all of you and can I tell you? I have always wanted to do clutches, I think the way our fabric prints that they were made for this purpose toooo!!! I am so over the moon about bringing these to you!!!!! I know so many of you are not on facebook and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the wonderful projects we work on!!! So please tell us what you think of our $35.00 plus shipping little 6″ clutches we are dieing to here. We love when you come by!!!
Please stay tuned for more news when they come in. xoxoxoxoxo
That chill in the air could only mean one thing…The Sis Boom Holiday Sale is around the corner!
Wahoo!! Get excited because this year’s annual event will take place on December 4th, 5th and 6th! The sale, located at the address above in Wilton, CT, will feature many handmade items crafted by Jennifer herself as well as items featuring exclusive Sis Boom designs!
Handmade items will be easy to spot with this adorable tag attached:
FYI – If there are any business owners out there looking to make tags and save some money, here’s how we did the one above:
Click this link and follow the prompts to create your tag using the business card template. Scroll to the bottom and upload your artwork by clicking on “Use Your Complete Design.” Design the artwork for your tag using Photoshop or Illustrator. After the upload process is complete, expect to cut and punch holes in your card.
Here is how we cut ours:
We are so excited about this year’s show and can’t wait to see you there!!
This past weekend I had the luxury of attending Monarch Workshop. The workshop is run by an incredible group of women (including our very own Madeline) and aims to support “those who need a little push, those who are looking for a creative connection, and those who need inspiration to believe they can follow their dreams.”
The attendees were made up of a spectacular group of women whose occupations ranged from bloggers to therapists and real estate agents to artists. The two day workshop consisted of non-stop activities (lessons, speakers, crafting) that catered to the mind, body and soul. It was FABULOUS.
Our fearless leader, Jennifer Paganelli, was a guest speaker and led the group in creating vision books. The books were created by gluing inspiring cut outs (words, quotes, images) from magazines onto blank notebook pages.
There was yoga and lessons in make-up and skincare. We made our own dream catchers, ate delicious food (from the ladies at Whisk + Brush) and had a tutorial in all things confetti! Take a look below of more images from the incredibly talented Victoria Gloria:
To see even more images click here
For information on Monarch Workshop and to receive notifications about the upcoming Spring 2015 Workshop click here
Can you keep a secret? Since I totally trust my Paganelli Peeps, I’m going to let it all out…just don’t tell my boss…
You guys, I have the BEST job in the world! I get to be surrounded by incredible people and breathtaking fabrics all day. We chat, we work, we craft, there are puppies here…what more could you ask for? I feel so incredibly lucky and grateful to have landed a job with Sis Boom that if someone dared me to eat dirt, I’d totally do it!
So, what has me jumping for joy today? The answer is: the job perks, of course!
Yesterday the most incredible dress arrived at the office and I got to try it on!!
This patchwork Good Company (in stores November 2014) dress was inspired by a J.Crew silhouette and the seamstress absolutely nailed it! Not only was it super comfortable, but it ended up being super convenient during a business meeting as well. When speaking about Jennifer’s upcoming line, Good Company (did I mention it will be available in stores November 2014), I simply stood up to reveal what was to come!
What else did I do for the hour I spent in the dress? Craft and snap some selfies, of course!
Hope everyone enjoys the sneak peek at the collection!
Tonight at 8pm
The Sis Boom Collective market opens!!! 8pm for the US and 10 PM tomorrow Saturday in Australia!!! I am beside myself with anticipation. It has been so joyful to see all the contributions to this collective. Karynne Johnson of Chook Shed Design and Christie of Christies Quilting Boutique have organized quite a fiesta!! I am so moved by all the love! Get there and if you see something pounce, it moves quickly..just write sold and its yours!!
Look who made the cover of this month’s Summer Markets Highlights Magazine:
I’ll give you a hint: It’s not Jennifer’s high school crush, Donny Osmond, that we’re excited about! It’s the pillow featured directly above him that has us jumping for joy!
That’s right, that Jonathan Adler-esque pillow is one that our very own Sis Boom gal, Jennifer Paganelli, designed for Peking Handicraft! So cool, right?! Jen even told me that her inspiration for the design came from the back of a vintage playing card from the 1940s!
To view the article, click here.
Caribbean Colors: 2014 Emmy Awards
If you don’t already know, the bold, vibrant, joyful and stunning colors used in all of Jennifer’s lines are a tribute to her time growing up in the Caribbean. That’s right, Jennifer grew up in St. Croix! How cool is that?! Bold colors are popping up all over the place these days and we want to share with you some of our favorites! Here is our first installment of a new series called Caribbean Colors! Today our focus will be the 2014 Emmy Awards! Here are our winners for Best Dressed in Caribbean Colors on a Red Carpet:
Samira Wiley in Christian Siriano:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera:
Heidi Klum in Zac Posen:
Edie Falco in Escada:
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta:
And finally, a special mention goes to Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture (who along with Heidi Klum was my personal best dressed star) for Best Pop of A Caribbean Color: