Sunday Lately :: Week 157

Dec 31, 2017

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, which is fearlessly led by Angelica (Gardening in High Heels) and myself. We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our own worlds. We’d love if you could join us!

This week’s themes: Advocating, Lauding, Challenging, Beautifying, Finalizing.

Advocating. For more time outside while the snow is still on the ground.  We haven’t had a white Christmas or a “real” winter in so long…I feel like Louis really misses out on the fun of playing in the snow.  Yesterday, we were able to head outdoors in our snow gear and get some playtime in.  He loved it.  So did we.

Lauding. Everyone on their “Best 9” post on Instagram.  It’s fun to see what were the favorites from 2017.  I’m a sucker for recap posts (which reminds me that I need to do one for myself.)

Challenging. Myself with a crazy schedule until the end of March.  I think I’ve already mentioned it before, but I’m going to be back in an office in a semi-full time way, to help with a transition.  It’s three months full of me being out of the house a lot more than I’ve been in the last three years…which means I have to be incredibly organized and on top of things.  I’m hoping I survive.

Beautifying. My wardrobe with one last make of 2017.  The print is a WAY larger scale than it should be (my fault for not checking before I sent it to the printers), but I still like the colors and the sewing theme.  And that I designed it…that always makes me like prints more, haha.  Scissor boobs and everything, it’s still a shirt worth keeping in my closet.

Finalizing. Some plans for early 2017.  I’ve got Feature Fridays figured out through the end of March, and am starting to work on a solid-ish blog schedule.  Hopefully I can keep up with it!


8 Comments

  1. auschick

    I should probably do a recap post too. But I’d prefer to sew today so not sure if a recap will happen! I would love to be as organized as you! For now it is all in my head as rough goals :p

    Reply
    • Katy McKinley

      Sewing over blogging would always be my pick. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Colleen Panzer

    Why do kids love eating snow so much??? It boggles my mind, but it looks like you guys had a great time!

    Reply
    • Katy McKinley

      Haha, I don’ tknow. But I remember always wanting to eat icicles too. It’s probably just a sensory overload and a fun new experience. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Shannon Mahaney

    I love how bold that shirt print is! Nothing beats vibrant colors!

    Reply
    • Katy McKinley

      I was worried it was too bold, since the trend is so heavily floral right now. But I went for it anyway. 🙂 Thank you!

      Reply
  4. Ana Maria

    I love that shirt! However in my teacher mind sometimes fabrics remind me of books. The book Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom came to mind the second I saw it. I think that’s because of how vibrant the colors are.

    Reply
    • Katy McKinley

      That’s a book that always gets referenced but I’ve never read it. Now I will have to with Lou!

      Reply

Leave a Reply to Shannon Mahaney Cancel reply

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

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...

All Buttoned Up by Patterns for Pirates

I dug into my button tin this past week, trying to find actual matching buttons because I was SUPER stoked to be able to make a new cardigan for myself.  And not just ANY cardigan, but the new All Buttoned Up by Patterns for Pirates.  Happy Release Day, y'all!  We are...

It’s the Tops! A Rainbow Dress Pattern by Patterns for Pirates

For my final share of the Rainbow Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates, I'm bringing you a TOP instead of a dress!  Judy originally didn't have this in the pattern plan, but added the top length because a) she's awesome and b) she thought it'd be a perfect layering...