I Am Smiley

i am smiley

I smile a lot. Often when I’m smiling, my mouth is open. I’ve gone through photos of parties where I was having a grand ol’ time and in the dozens of photos of me, I cannot find a single one where my mouth is closed. Okay, so some of that is because I talk a lot. But most of it is because, when I’m happy, I have a big ol’ open-mouth cheesy grin on my face.

I really do love to smile. And one of my favorite things about smiling is that it is contagious. Walk around with a cheesy grin on your face and people respond with smiles of their own. I really like making people smile.

I definitely see my smileyness playing out in my wardrobe. I like to wear bright and silly and slightly outrageous things (e.g. my dinosaur dress or my monster hat and mittens) because they make me smile, and when I wear them, they make people around me smile as well. One of the best feelings in the world is to be able to walk down the street and put a smile on the face of a stranger simply because of my presence.

Do you wear clothing to make yourself smile? Do you wear clothing to make others smile?


Each week this year I’m going to reflect on an aspect of myself and how it affects me as a sewist, crafter, or blogger. It may get deep, it may get emotional, it may get totally silly. It may be something I’m proud of, it may be something I cringe at, it may be something I aspire to. I may say a lot, I may say a little, I may ask questions, I may not answer them. I don’t quite know where the project will take me, but I’m excited about the journey. I’d be honored to have you join me on this journey. Chime in any time this year in my blog comments, on Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog. Join me in my theme for the week or make up your own.

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  1. My mother has often asked ‘why?’ that the best photographs of me have my mouth open in a cheesy grin! or laughing! happiness is contagious xx

  2. Sometimes I feel like we could be sisters. Hurrah for the smiley photos with mouths wide open! I definitely dress to make myself smile.
    I don’t intentionally dress to make others smile but one of my dreams is to dress up as storybook/movie characters and go on a children’s hospital ward and bring cheer.

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  3. I’m smiley too! My friend gave me a colorful Coach purse as a wedding gift because the wild, colorful print reminded her of me. I get so excited when I make something in a fun print and I just know I’ll pull it off, like a boss! My favorite being a fat cat Francioise dress. What’s happier than a dress covered in fat cats?! It’s just a matter of time before I make something with dinosaurs too.

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