Trying not to suck.

Dec 16, 2013

I hold my aunties on super high pedestals.  They are hysterical, wise, sweet, caring, tough and amazing.  Aunts are the best, right?  Well…most aunties.  I’ve basically been a giant suckfest when it comes to my nieces and nephews and I’m trying to get better.  I have wonderful intentions but sometimes no follow through.  I’m working on it.

Part of my “working on it” was inviting Davey & Annie over yesterday to hang out.  We gave their parents a little free time and got to get to know the kiddos a little better over some lunch chat and playtime.  Although  most of the playtime involved Louis hogging their attention.  Totally cool in my book.

Louis calls his cousins “AnnieDavey” and runs their names together as if they are conjoined twins.  They are sweet enough to not get irritated about being referred to as one blob of a cousin rather than the two awesome individuals that they are.  Lou was super excited to have his AnnieDavey  at our house this time around, to show them his house [cardboard box fort], Christmas tree and toys.  The toy that got the most attention was the Angry Bird plushies that I’d made a while back for Lou from [this] tutorial.

Probably because we have created a super ghetto sling shot and we allow them to launch the birds across the room, in effort to hit the King Pig and knock him off of the slide.  Serious fun.

These three probably think I’m either nutso or annoying because I kept taking pictures and fussing over how cute they are together.  Just working toward my “Crazy Aunt Katy” status as quickly as I can.

But really.  They’re adorable.

Hopefully I can work in more hangouts with them in the near future.  And then I’ve got to figure out how to not suck when it comes to my long-distance nephews and little niece as well.  That will prove to be an even harder task because we can’t spontaneously ask them over for lunch.  The point is, I want to get better.

Maybe I should call up my aunties and ask how they did it.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.



Poe’s BB-8 Sweater :: FREE Lego Star Wars Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I have been OBSESSED with making this top for myself for over a year now.  The day has finally come and I'm now moving my obsession to the finished item.  I freaking love it so much. Maybe I should fill you in on why I'm so excited about this new top of...

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...


Fabric for Pirates :: January 2022 Reveal

Woot woot!  It's reveal time for this month's Fabric for Pirates and I'm super duper excited to share with y'all what I made!  Like, I hated having to wait to share because I'm super smitten with my new sweater! It's quite possible that I used the EXACT SAME combo of...

Lumberjack in Leopard

Here are a couple quick facts about me: My name is Katy. I love to sew. I love to sew jackets. I love leopard print. Alright.  Now that you're caught up in the important things, let me tell you all about the leopard print Lumberjack jacket that I sewed for myself!! I...

A Lumberjack for my lumberjack

I have been BEGGING Judy to design an adult version of the Lumberjack and she finally caved.  THANK GOODNESS too, because Louis is currently in the largest youth size and I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't sew him this pattern any longer.  Whewwww.  Dodged a...