Currently | Vol 8

Jun 6, 2014

Snapping. My temper.  Yesterday I felt really wronged by a company that I had done some work for.  I even gave them a huge cut of my earnings because I believed in their message so much that I wanted to do what I could to help them.  And now I feel screwed over.  :: sigh ::


Checking.  My Etsy stats and comparing my growth from last year.  It’s been around a year since I first launched my Fifty Nifty state designs and my shop has grown exponentially since then.  It’s wild.

Learning. New sewing techniques.  And how to change/perfect things that I did last year.  For instance: I’ve changed my waistbands on my skirts to softer elastic and a way for them not to fold and move a bunch. 

I was adjusting a skirt I am wearing today this morning.  Me.  In my undies.  Minutes before I was supposed to leave for work.  Sewing up my skirt so it would match this year’s skillset.  I’m nuts.

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Dropping.  The ball.  On basically everything house related.  Cleaning, laundry, organization, the works.  I’ll catch up eventually.  Maybe. 

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Saving. My excitement about the release of Orange is the New Black: Season 2.  Or maybe I’m containing my excitement.  Either way.  I fricken love that show.  The dynamics between all of the characters is written so well and hysterically.  Plus I think I have a mild crush on Alex.  She’s so badass.

Linking up for this week’s “Currently” with Harvesting Kale + Ot and Et. Use their themes or use your own – just let us know what is ‘currently’ going on with you!


  1. Randalin

    I was so excited for the start of OITNB too! I wish I could binge watch them, but don't have the time (or energy to stay up late). I've been trying to catch an episode a night, which I guess is good because it will last longer.

    I've also been dropping the ball on stuff around the house. I find it so much harder to stay on top of things in the summer when all we want to do is be outside! I think we should all just get a free pass for summer house chores.

  2. Katy McKinley

    I just love the character dynamics and how it explains each of the people's past in such a vague way, yet very specific. We are so hooked.

  3. OTandET

    LOL on the Butthurt report card. Except it sounds like you got legit screwed which really sucks. I hate it when people are actually disappointing. Ugh. Meanwhile YOUR ETSY SHOP! You're amazing! And your skirts and dress skillz are ridiculously good. Perfecting skills is so much more important than tidying!

  4. Katy McKinley

    Thanks girl! Five years ago, I didn't even know what Etsy was…and now I'm actually getting to the point where I can support my family on my handmade efforts without needing a "real job" to cover our butts. Super stoked about this. And terrified. But mostly stoked.


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