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 ::

1butthurt

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.

photo 1photo 2

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

photo 3 (6)photo 4 (3)

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!

4 Comments

  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.

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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!

    Reply
  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.

    Reply

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.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

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...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

RECENT POSTS

Clone Force 99 : Team Wrecker

I'm continuing to share the items I made from the latest release from Patterns for Pirates, and next up on my list is this super fun Wrecker top I made for my kiddo! With this release, we had a set of FOUR patterns all launch at once.  The Go Team Jersey, Go Team...

Team Candy Corn : You’re Either With Me or You’re Wrong

Listen up, Internet dwellers.  I've been seeing A LOT of hate online for candy corn over the last few years and it always ramps back up around this time of year.  I'm here to tell all you haters this:  YOU. ARE. WRONG.  Candy corn does not deserve the nonsense you've...

All Leopard-ed Up, a P4P Cardigan

As if I could go through an entire pattern test and not include leopard in my sewing.  You know me better than that....right?  So when I was digging through my fabrics for the perfect pairing with the new All Buttoned Up cardigan, I found this sweet leopard print and...

Fabric for Pirates :: September 2021 Reveal

Y'all, I CANNOT believe that we are halfway through the month already!!  The only thing getting me through this harsh realization of time flying by is that I get to share this month's Fabric for Pirates!!  It's a good one too.....but then they all are, so who am I...