Thursday, June 17, 2010
100+ Followers = A Giveaway!!!
Well, would you look at that? I have 100+ followers. When I started this blog two years ago, I didn't really expect anyone to want to follow it.
Initially, this space was just a way to keep myself focused on my sewing. My projects were photographed on a dress form and it was a long time before I was ready to put myself in the pictures. When I finally did start photographing myself, I made a concentrated effort not to put too much thought into my photos. Mostly I'd just get up from the sewing table, put on some shoes, pull my hair back and snap a few quick shots. I think I was worried that it would seem self-centered to try to look too put together. That, and I was afraid that I'd be ridiculed for getting things wrong era-wise or not being enough of a super-fabulous pin-up type girl.
Then I discovered so many other vintage and sewing blogs where people do write about their lives, or how sewing and wearing vintage makes them feel, and blogs in which people are brave enough to just do simple daily outfit posts. I have been SO inspired by the vintage and sewing blogging communities. You've helped me to put a little more of myself in the picture, literally, and I've begun to write about other things in my life besides sewing (although I'm still shy). It's been surprising and wonderful to discover that there is so much support out there for this silly little hobby/lifestyle of ours. Seems like we all want each other to succeed. How cool is that?
I want to thank you all for supporting me and for supporting each other. Y'all have been nothing but nice to me and its been great. In the future I vow to do better at responding to your comments and I might even try to post more than once a week.
Now for the giveaway!
I will be giving away everything you see here: a raspberry brooch, a pair of bamboo hoop dangle earrings, and a pretty red garrison cap (all made by me), as well as this lovely pattern.
The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere, with a proper mailing address, and ends June 23rd at midnight PDT. Simply comment on this post to enter. I'll draw one name at random and post the result on Thursday June 24th. Good luck!