Meet Baka the Hooded Blanket!

Meet Baka the Hooded Blanket!

Time to cozy up! BAKA the Hooded Blanket PDF Pattern is a floor length hooded blanket that is perfect for lounging around the house with a new video game, a good book, or just ―\_(ツ)_/― !!! Add-ons include puff antlers and paint on face templates! (not intended as sleepwear!) For boys and girls, ages 12M-16Y...heck, even some adults! (check the size chart to see if it could work!) 

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the Umaru collection!

the Umaru collection!

🌞🌧☃🌸🍂A pattern collection for all seasons, all ages; from basic to the max. 😎 The UMARU Collection features four versatile patterns with endless ways to customize and make it your own! Size ranges from ages 12M aalllll the way up to 16Y (and some adults!), and is designed to fit both girls and boys. Your sewing game is about to level way up!

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Star Wars Inspired Reversible Face Masks

Star Wars Inspired Reversible Face Masks

With all the weather changes this Autumn, sniffles and coughs are bound to come our way! One way I curbed my kids from spreading their germs to everyone in the house (and outsiders!) was to make a sick mask that aided us from those nasty colds! And I gotta say, it did help. It does not replace coughing into your elbows, but it does help contain the amount of spreading.

Now these aren’t just for flu season, these are GREAT for costumes and Halloween too! I drafted a FREE PDF pattern for little kids, big kids, and older kids/ adults so that everyone is covered.

Pun intended 😉




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Sew Geeky Episode 8: EPIC FANTASY!

Sew Geeky Episode 8: EPIC FANTASY!

It’s the 25th!!!  So you know what that means: SEW GEEKY!  This month’s theme is Epic Fantasy inspired.  Think Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or really anything that would conjure up visions of enchantment.

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Sew Geeky Studio Ghibli! Nausicaä! Calcifer! Forest Spirit!

Sew Geeky Studio Ghibli!  Nausicaä! Calcifer! Forest Spirit!

I told myself that I wouldn’t go over the top; that I want to keep Sew Geeky a little more casual so that I don’t burn myself out trying to outdo myself every month. It’s exhausting! It also makes me struggle to make other things; the essential things. BUT STUDIO GHIBLI?! I could not go small. I just couldn’t! Ugh, I am my own worst enemy, I know! Narrowing it down was incredibly hard. I have the urge to STUDIO GHIBLI ALL THE THINGS!

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Sew Geeky Marvel vs DC Episode!

Sew Geeky Marvel vs DC Episode!

Good morning to you!  ^_^ It’s time for Sew Geeky’s newest episode: Marvel vs DC! We didn’t want to do just Superheroes.  We wanted to spice it up a bit, so we did a Marvel vs Detective Comics (aka DC) theme! So I decided to go with a hero vs villain approach for my outfits. I give you retro Catwoman and chibi Loki!

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This is me.

In a nutshell, my whole life I've been a cartoon addict.  No lie.  I recorded my faves on VHS when I was a teenager and I have never really stopped watching them!  

But as you get older you learn to appreciate new things and I fell, similar to Alice, down the rabbit hole, into the world of anime.

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SEW GEEKY: TANK GiRL! She's just the girl you want!

SEW GEEKY: TANK GiRL! She's just the girl you want!

"Feelin' a little inadequate?" 

So who here is a former angsty teenager from the 90s?  I was!  I was the only kid in school wearing patent leather pants in every color and donning a choker necklace made out of safety pins and I listened to punk and ska music and loved every minute of it!  The grown up Kat loves those things still, but I've evolved since then.  But ain't nostalgia grand!  Well, TANK GiRL is like a time capsule for me of my high school days (even though TANK GiRL came out just before I started high school). The thing about TANK GiRL is that she's a bad girl.  She smokes, she loves guns and ahem her tank and she dresses far on the risque side of things.  Being that I'm a mom and am not into any of those things, I made my look and accessories more of a TANK GiRL: the Mom.




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Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links.  And while I did get the pattern for free, all the opinions are completely my own.



Unofficial title for this post: GLAMPING THROUGH JABBA'S PALACE!

Why you ask?

Well, because this is Mommy's Little Puppy "Rain"cor!

Say "hi" to everyone, little "Rain"cor!


And the pattern for little "Rain"cor is from {affiliate linksWillow & Co.'s "Elm Poncho" (pattern by Celina) for their latest collection called "Wanderlust."  The tour is all about "glamping," a mash-up of glamorous and camping.  Since my outfit is a little more like glamping gone wrong, I couldn't resist the title!  I knew as soon as I saw the Elm pattern that it would be perfect for the rainy weather here and perfect for my Rancor look.

Why Rancor, you ask?  Because he is my husband's favorite character from Star Wars (which he calls "little puppy Rancor." A while ago he said, and I quote "I'd like to see you pull off a Rancor outfit."  



Once again, I got to check another item off my sewing bucket list.

I knew I needed to make a Rancor outfit!  I Found this perfect detailed brown pleather/vinyl at Jo-ann's. Then enter the Elm Poncho pattern, and all the pieces seemed to fall into place!  The fanfare played in my head as I dubbed the outfit "Rain"cor which is a name I am very proud of!

I did have to make some edits to make it look more "Rancor-like."

  • elastic casing around the face

  • nostril pleats

  • stuffed, layered circle shoulder details to mimic Rancor's bulky shoulders

  • distressed vinyl claws

I lined the poncho in a green broadcloth because of the ooze (which I assume is his blood) that comes out of him when he dies.

Gruesome? Yes.  Still cute?

Well I think so!

The pattern is really cute and has a bunch of different customizations.  I made it in the smallest size, 6-12months, so it's a little comically big on her, but I love it!  And it'll be handy for the rainy season here!

I definitely plan on making bigger ones for the girls.

The outfit underneath is a neat little sweatsuit that makes her look like a fashionable old lady to me!  At the same time, it seems very fitting for a baby rancor outfit.  It's weird how it works out like that!

The patterns are the same ones I used for this outfit (but the leggings are longer)

The fabric is an animal print knit has this neat bronze, metallic threading yet it's still soft to the touch.

The blanket she is on is a present from Rachael from Imaginegnats and is the fuzziest thing ever!!!

Now please allow me to indulge in some superfluous pics of my little critter who is almost exactly two months old in these pics!

How incredibly derpy is Akira throughout this photoshoot?!  LOL

I'll be posting the winner to the Saffron dress giveaway mentioned in part I later today on the Sew Geeky Series Facebook page! 

Next month's theme will be revealed to everyone very soon!  Make sure you follow us to find out what's new and what's next in the world of Geeky DIYs!

Now go on over to MAX-CALIFORNIA & GIRL LIKE THE SEA to see the uber-precious creature features they made for their kids!!!  Hysterical and Adorable, I promise!!!

And thank you, Celina, for the Elm poncho!  We all love it very much!

A little Star Wars inspired song to play us out, courtesy of Marissa of Rae Gun Ramblings. It's her husband's band!

So what do you think!?  Plan on coming back for more Sew Geeky goodness?!  We sure hope so!

Until then!

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