made in the USA kids fashion roundup

There are a LOT of kids fashion prospects out there right now. Here are a few that I've fallen in love with.  (AND A SHAMELESS PLUG FOR MY SPIRIT BIRD SHIRT, OBVIOUSLY) 

scout folks spring kid fashion - all made in the usa

scout folks spring kid fashion - all made in the usa

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These are all made in the states. I just bought the zuzii oxfords for Luna and I CAN'T WAIT for them to get here. I also bought these from Neve and Hawk and they're the softest pants ever, I wish they fit me. 

I gotta start sewing some more scout folks stuff to keep up with all my photoshoot purchases. 

xo / ally

a story about the store

So I finally started selling little t-shirts! It's been a long time coming, and I already can't wait for the next 'line,' if we're going to call it that. We're also working on some jewelry and other goods.  The goal is to have a dry goods store that supports artisans and contributes to a charity. 

I know it doesn't look like much, but It's been an emotional process. I'm really happy and proud of myself for actually doing it! l haven't sold a million, but enough to make me feel special and happy/surprised that people want to buy my art. 

There is a LOT of competition. But that's the game--It doesn't have to be a bad thing. I want to stand out, so I'll take measures to be authentic and serve a market. I think I need to try a little harder to be cool.....but for now, we just want to make awesome things. I feel ALIVE when I'm up at night sketching and creating. It's the one thing that wards off depression for me. Besides cookies. 

One of our goals with this project is to convince our kids that being an artist is a job, just like any other job. I have a full time job. Ben, Courtney, Michael and most of my peers have full-time jobs. We all work our tits off to make things work. We're working at night and taking care of a baby at the same time. But we believe in art, and think that eventually economies will come to accept hand-made as the superior product.

SO, cheers to YOUR art, and to you for supporting us as we get a little crazy. We love you, and we want you and your families to believe in yourselves. 

This band played at our friends' fundraiser and Luna was absolutely smitten. I think I am too. Moonsville Collective.

the constant rough draft.

I have always worked in fits and starts, and prefer to work on a million things at once rather than one singular masterpiece. So for the sake of progress and to dash all hopes of tidiness, I'll start blogging whatever crosses my brain, and perhaps fix it all later. Here it is! The new venture and the new blog. I've been wanting to make my own clothing line since before I could write my name. I wish I had the drawings I used to sell as a child - bespoke illustrations of gowns with bows and shit on them. 

I finally decided that the time is now to live out my childhood fantasies, and maybe see what I can make of them. Scout Folks is a blog for the most part, to keep us focused on documenting adventures. Perhaps most of all to make sure we're still taking adventures, and searching for new inspiration. We're making clothing because I love making art, and I want my kids to be more aware and accepting of art. Handmade by humans, or until we get that robot I ordered via skymall. 




Mr Squirrell in Joshua Tree this past weekend.