If I had a penny for every time a new poster said “I’ve been reading for ages but I’ve been so nervous about posting pictures!” I would have at least $1.37
It can be nerve wracking putting yourself out there, but there’s really no need to feel shy. It’s a proven fact that WeSewRetro fans are statistically the least likely people on earth to raise an eyebrow at someone gallivanting around town in beach pajamas and an enormous hat.
Sewing, wearing, and showing off your creations is supposed to be fun, not stressful, so to encourage us all to stop putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves, I’m declaring 2012 to be The Year of the Mildly Insane Photo.
What do I mean by Mildly Insane Photo?
- Wearing full evening attire while driving a tractor.
- Skipping down the street in lederhosen.
- Surfing in pedal pushers.
- Shooting a gun in a wiggle dress.
- Doing karate in a sailor suit.
- Vogue-ing in a tree with a paper bag on your head.
- Wearing a poodle skirt while hand-feeding a wild grizzly bear.
Actually, no, please don’t do that last one. But improbable scenarios and throwing dress codes to the wind are the name of the game…
If you want to play along (I can hear BoPeep champing at the bit already ;)), just use the Mildly Insane Photo category when you create a post and I’ll start gathering the pics up into a Mildly Insane Photo Gallery. There may even be a prize involved…nudge nudge wink wink…
Of course this is all entirely optional. If you prefer doing what you’re doing, keep doing it! But if you’ve been itching for an excuse to get theatrical or have been stressing yourself about photoshoots, I’m giving you an excuse to stop agonizing and start being Mildly Insane instead.
And now, in completely unrelated but still awesome news….
Win the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook
To celebrate the new year, be it mildly insane or not, the beautiful people at BurdaStyle have a copy of the recently released BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook for you to win. I know this book was certainly on my Christmas list, so if Santa didn’t come through for you this year here’s your chance to get your very own copy.
If you’ve been living under a sewing rock and have not yet heard about the handbook, let me fill you in. It features fifteen projects from five fully customizable sewing patterns and has comprehensive step-by-step instructions, making it the go-to guide for sewing hobbyists and budding designers alike.
You can get a peek at the book in the video here
As always at WeSewRetro.com, this giveaway is open worldwide. I’m a huge fan of the global nature of the our little online sewing community and the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook embraces it too, with contributions from nearly 80 designers across 22 countries.
How to Enter:
To enter, leave me a comment below telling me about your new year’s resolutions.
The winner will be chosen at random on January 15th.
Ok, that’s it. Happy New Year, ladies & gents!