Wilton is home to many artists, including Jennifer Paganelli, who owns Sis Boom, a fabric design, DIY crafting, home decor and lifestyle line. But lucky local residents get the chance every December to get access to Sis Boom items when Paganelli throws open the doors to her home studio for a 3-day sale.

This once-a-year event is held in Paganelli’s home at 40 East Meadow Rd., on Dec. 4, 5 and 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. She says it’s both a sale and a way for people to see the possibility of DIY or ‘do it yourself.’

“We love when people buy, of course, but we really want people to get inspired. That’s so much of what we do–we tell people how things are made. We’re very supportive of people doing DIY and handcrafting,” she says.

As such, the Sis Boom sale will feature both adorable products (women’s and kids’ dresses, aprons, jewelry, home decorations, and more) as well as fabrics for sale. The jewelry is sold at cost, starting at $15. Some tunics are priced $25 for kids, $45 for adults; others are $75 with newer fabrics. Quilts usually priced at $400 will be sold half-off for $200. She’ll also have great stocking stuffers for $2, as well as one-of-a-kind items she designed for photo shoots.

Paganelli said that people come to the sale from Massachusetts, New Jersey and all over Connecticut, all for a chance to touch and feel the fabrics, and see them up close. There are also rugs, pillows, clutches and purses, holiday decor (including ornaments), and more, all with the Sis Boom esthetic that has a world-wide following (helped along by her website and two books about crafting and DIY).

Sis Boom fabrics are carried locally at Christie’s Quilts in Norwalk, as well as in hundreds of stores in the U.S. and internationally. Paganelli also designs a separate fabric line for Joann’s Fabrics.

Paganelli started Sis Boom in 1996. Her knowledge about all things fabrics came from years of working for Knoll Furniture, selling their fabrics. She took what she learned and incorporated it into what did with Sis Boom.

“I learned the business–how you get things made, going to mills–so it was a no-brainer,” she says.

There’s something about the colors, patterns and motifs in all of Paganelli’s works that is so unique. The way she combines them is really spectacular.

“I started collecting vintage fabrics and we take elements from them and add new elements, so that it resonates with people.” She also picked up more ideas from her regular visits to the Elephant Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, and the way she mixes the vintage essence with a modern edge that she picked up from her time with Knoll is really one of a kind.

But there’s also an undertone in a lot of what Paganelli designs that reflects a twist in her personal path. “I was brought up in the Virgin Islands for about 15 years, and the other half of my family is in Puerto Rico. So that vibrancy, the patinas and everything, has stayed part of my esthetic.”

Her crafting experience runs deep–she was recruited to design projects for Country Living magazine, something she did from 2001 to 2011. But she says it started even earlier, dating back to her childhood love of paper dolls.

“I never knew it was in me like this. But it’s a muscle. If you use your craft muscle, you do have to exercise it. The more I did, the better I got,” Paganelli says.

She designs about 60 new fabric designs every year. She also creates a number of sewing patterns every year–she designs the clothing item, and her pattern-making partner, Carla Krimm, turns the design into a PDF pattern, that are sold by retailers and on the Sis Boom website. As well, there are children’s clothing manufacturers who buy her fabrics to incorporate into their own designs.

“Our biggest demographic is Australia. There are many children’s manufacturers there, and they love the bright colors,” Paganelli says.

While the business she created is growing every year, she’s excited to bring new people in every year to the sale, to introduce them to what Sis Boom is all about.

“We’re always trying to give people an idea of what to do with the fabric.” Shoppers will see everything from drapery and wreaths made out of Sis Boom patterns, to creative bead garland on a hot pink Christmas tree wall appliqué.

Of course, there’s a philanthropic element, with a raffle to support a Lyme Disease cause. “My daughter had it for five years, so we’re very active.”

All in all, Paganelli hopes that more people will come find out what Sis Boom is all about. “We don’t watch bags, if you buy, you buy; if you don’t, you don’t. Just come and learn a little more. We want the brand to grow and for people to know about it. We’re just about the love that we get from this town, and we give back a lot–we never say ‘no’ to a local charity.

The Sis Boom sale is at 40 East Meadow Rd., Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4-6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.