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My brother-in-law asked my husband to ask me what I wanted to do with this site. Holy cow. Has it really been nearly a year since I posted anything?   I’m going to try and give this a go again. But this time I’m not going to let the crazy rush of tours and deadlines and wanting to participate in all the things happen. I’m going to blog just to share. I’m not going to do series, and...

Scout Uniforms

Boy scouts have a really iconic look. If you see a boy in that blue shirt and yellow neckerchief you automatically know what he is representing. But why wear a uniform? Here’s what the BSA has to say: [U]niforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and...

Desert Island Sew: EBTKS Henley

The answer to that question came easily for me. I’d be sewing the EBTKS Henley! This is my first henley, made when I tested the pattern. (The Badenator is so little!) A photo posted by Maegen Foster (@maeandk) on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:15am PDT This color blocked one is probably still my all-time favorite. We got so many compliments every time he wore it, and people would ask where I bought it so they could get...

Sew Americana: Captain America

I love throwing nerdy references in whenever I can, which is probably why I love making Captain America themed clothes to celebrate the 4th of July. The Captain America free cut files and freezer paper stencil tutorial have been up for quite some time. My kids are so tiny in the pictures, it’s definitely time to make them new shirts.                 Avengers Studio...

Real Life, Real Sewing

This fun little tour has come at exactly the right time for me to reflect on my sewing. Moving requires that I pack away all my sewing things, as well as the things I’ve made, and packing is prime reflection time. 1. What do you look for when choosing a sewing project? I choose projects based mostly on whims. I wish I had the kind of persistence to sew all my boy’s clothes, but my work in progress pile...

The New Halpert Tie and Bartowski Makeover

I’m super excited to have another tie pattern for you named after another one of my favorite TV guys. Through the end of May you can use the coupon code FACTBEARSEATBEETS to get 25% off your purchase. This means you can get both the Halpert and Bartowski ties for only $7.50! These ties are exactly what you’re looking for for First Birthday Photos, Easter, First Communion, Church, or any time your little...

Spring Break Pajama Party Tour

    Ah, Spring Break. What better time to finally sew your kids’ Christmas jammies. Yes, you read that right. I bought fabric and grabbed the Pajama Party PJ’s for Christmas jammies this past year, but with moving and one thing and another, they didn’t quite make an appearance Christmas Eve.   The boys love whenever I make anything for them, so these pajama pants have been a big...

Free Pattern Friday: Baby Groot Amigurumi

This little Groot was a fun project!  Amy asked if I would make him to go along with her Guardians of the Galaxy Cosplay outfits. The pattern is from Twinkie Chan, and she puts her Groot into a little pot so he can sit on a desk. You can check out the pattern here. Groot is made up of a lot of little pieces, so there was hand sewing involved, but it was so worth it.  His arms have pipe cleaners in them so he can be...

Boys Can Wear Pink

      This series is so fun.  Because boys can wear pink!  They don’t wear it enough. But why?  Why is there an assumption that boys don’t or can’t wear pink?  I did a little digging to find out, and came across a fascinating article from Smithsonian. It’s quite the paradigm shift to think that the original idea was pink for boys, blue for girls.  Can you imagine that a...

Free Pattern Friday: Capote Pattern

Today’s pattern is something a little different.   Have you ever heard of a capote?  Not Truman, the author.  Capote, the coat. (They’re pronounced differently.)  These coats were made and worn by American Indians and Mountain Men.  They are traditionally made from wool blankets.  We cheated a little bit with this capote, and used a fleece blanket as a liner.  The Olive outer blanket is a wool...

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