Selfie. One of the new words to enter the Oxford Dictionary: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
Selfies are one of the many unexpected by-products of the mobile phone revolution. And now they’re the inspiration for a whole new idea – Sewing Selfies! Okay, not the only inspiration. When I saw The Guardian’s Shelfies feature, it made me smile. Could Sewists do something similair?
We all know we’re part of the best community in the world, right? But what do my online friends look like? How are they getting ready for Christmas and, most importantly, what handmade items are they wearing?! Let’s find out!
If you fancy contributing a selfie, all I ask is that you feature some creative detail. It can be taken with your sewing machine, in a haberdashers, wearing something you’ve made, holding your knitting needles, baking a cake, making a Christmas gift… anything, as long as it’s creative. Then you can upload it to the Sewing Selfie Flickr group. I’d love a little explanation of your photo, too. Mine was taken in MacCulloch & Wallis, one of the best fabric shops in London.
I can’t wait to see your Sewing Selfie!