I love autumn, and generally cannot resist autumn themed fabrics or things like this door panel with fall decorations of leaves and pumpkins. I had to have this panel, but to get it I had to buy the whole bolt of door panels and I don’t need this many! I have them for sale at the wholesale price of $6 plus shipping in my Etsy Store. How would you use this panel? As Curtains or a flag? As a lap quilt? Adding more blocks or borders? Table Runner or Front Door decoration? Here is the panel, it measures 23 ...read more
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I have finally had a little uninterrupted (well, mostly) time in my sewing room to finish up some things for new classes at the store. Right now is the back to school time of year, and that carries over to the store, too! We have a long list of new classes opening up, for a full list go to the "Classes" tab on the website and choose the list of classes from the drop down menu.
I am really happy to finally get things pulled together for a new class I have wanted to get organized for quite awhile. Since ...
I am delighted to have interviewed my good friend Pat Wys for the Aurifil Designer of the Month event! She is "Miss September'!
Pat is super talented, a great friend, and super fun! PLUS an incredible hostess! I had the honor of being invited to her home for a huge dinner party .. complete with fine china and crystal.. it was an amazing evening!
Her block and it's meaning is so touching.. you may need a tissue for this one..oh my gosh! And you'll learn a few things about her you might not know!
I tried out 2 ...
A friend of mine shared a link to this great tutorial and pattern from Choly Knight for making a tiny, stuffed Elder God. I couldn't resist. While out and about on my Sunday morning, I picked up some sewing patterns and my Darling Husband helped me pick out a couple pieces of fleece from the remnant bin.
Welcome September!! I have to tell you, this summer has not felt like any other here in Northern Virginia. It has been so mild and beautiful, normally we would have had scorching heat and humidity in August, but instead I felt like I was in Maine with cool mornings and evenings.. and highs of only 80 or so.
I feel September's arrival is going to be interesting.. I'm hoping we continue with this beautiful and amazing weather on this labor day 2014!
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So, when I'm not at home, I'm stuck in the car somewhere, waiting for someone (usually my husband who can talk for England to anyone!) then I like to do some handsewing.
I find sewing by hand very calming, even though I'm not great at it! I'm yet to master how to hide my stitches sometimes, but I'm getting better and I just tend to think of all those on view stitches as showing you all my hard work!
I have a box in the car. A very pretty pink box, with a swirly patterned ... read more
Just got back from a week in the mountains at the New River and it was wonderful! Of course I brought some handwork to do while relaxing on the front porch. Warning! Do not take only one project. I soon discovered I needed to execute the hand work another way, but did not have what I needed. That left me with the bulk of the week with no handwork! I did finish two books which was amazing. I have certainly learned my lesson!
I did get a small project done a couple of weeks ago. My sewing studio tends to ...read more
I finished another one of the kits I created to go on the trip a few weeks ago. I really like it, but my husband and my son insist it is not flattering.
I actually think I just need something better to wear with it. I may over dye it to create more unity. Here is the back:
So after finishing this one, I started on my next kit. This is a long sleeve bolero. I plan to strip piece the sleeves. Once I started on it, Steve said it should be a skirt:
I like this idea so I ...read more
I completely forgot to share my make for the August birthday girl Cinda. She mentioned she would like some Christmas pillows etc. I of course, went with a Christmas fussy square pillow. I think it turned out pretty cute! Unfortunately, I only have the picture that Cinda took on Instagram. I’ve been having all kinds of technical difficulties lately. Sigh.
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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 ...read more
Barcelona Spain! I have had a BLAST picking 9 cities to share with you in my Free Globetrotting Block of the Month. Some are cities I've live in or visited. And many are the cities I WANT to visit, Like Barcelona!
Sept is the time to get all these blocks finished. In October I have the setting and it's a bit more than one block. That gives you Oct and Nov to have your top done and quilted.. oh.. did I say QUILTED?
Read on.. you will want to ...
Nothing motivates us harder at Sis Boom than the love we receive from all of you so today we’re celebrating Jenny Eliza through your eyes! So here are some “#JennyEliza” pics we found within the past week on Instagram! We hope they bring you as much joy as they bring us:Keep the photos coming!!–Lisa
I LOVE when my friends select my fabric to use in the books they write, it's SO darn exciting to see how they use the fabric!
My good friend Lorine Mason wrote this adorable book full of easy, fun and quick kitchen projects. She used a lot of my fabric and the projects are so well written, great diagrams, super tips AND yummy photography.. yeah Lorine!
This potholder is awesome, can't you see making a set of these as a housewarming gift, a gift for your host when invited to dinner, or maybe make a set for your ...
Recently I pulled out a bunch of stuff to take to a sale, and among the fabrics were several pieces of beautiful rayon challis. I used to make a lot of my clothes, and these fabrics have been around my closet for years. I kept thinking I would sell them, but no takers when I took them to the various sidewalk sales. I actually thought about just donating them somewhere, but the last time I got them out, I was again struck by how pretty the prints are. I was inspired by the Lace Edged Skirt refashion project too. It ...read more
We're all guilty of it, aren't we? Letting our crafting workspace become an absolute tip? We promise ourselves that next time we'll tidy up a bit, but when the next time comes along, we just want to sew and quilt and be creative not tackle that mess we've produced as an additional worry.
Besides, if you're anything like me, you already spend most of your spare time doing housework, why add to the list?
I'll tell you why.
I know someone who makes cards. She's really good at it, she's got all ...
This was my first time using laminated fabric. I used paperclips to hold the fabric pieces together and started sewing away. I love the large zipper pull. It makes it nice and easy to grab and she loves it ... read more
As I previously mentioned, my professional background includes putting together bedding collections. In fact, long before I joined Sis Boom, I was using Jennifer’s lines to make duvets, sheet sets, dust ruffles, upholstered headboards, toss pillows, curtains and more! While my mind automatically sees a large scale floral and thinks “duvet,” you guys turn the same exact print into the most beautiful clothing, quilts, aprons, shower curtains, etc. I have ever seen! I am CONSTANTLY blown away by your creativity. Since you have been so gracious in sharing your creations with us, I’d thought I’d ...read more