Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pin it Forward UK


My post today is all about Pinterest.  If you haven't already discovered Pinterest, why not?!!  Pinterest has been around since about 2010, and although it is accessible worldwide, the reason behind this push for the UK is there are some developments (new language and location settings) which will just make it more user friendly for the UK audience.  There are 300 bloggers taking part, and a big thank you to Antonia of Tidy Away Today for introducing my Pinterest post today.

Before Pinterest began, for a long while I had been after a kind of online pinboard for images.  I'd tried using Flick 'favorites', but that wasn't quite right, tried using Tumblr, but that wasn't quite right either.  I've always been in the habit of collecting images for inspiration.  When I worked as a designer for Coats Crafts UK, they had literally only just got the first computers in the design studio.  This was also before Google was created, so all our research was done the old fashioned way via magazines, books, wrapping papers, greetings cards etc.  I had folders full of ideas I collected and referred to constantly.  Pinterest was exactly what I had been looking for all these years.  And now, the first thing I do after taking the kids to school is check my Pinterest feed.

I have lots of boards, some I refer to daily, like style (so I at least look slightly human on the school run) and garden ideas (given we've been revamping our back garden at home).  But my all time favorite, is soft sculpture,


this one is my go-to place when I'm sewing, this is where all my favorite things live!

If you'd like to follow me, I am here, or if you're not already pinning, follow the registration link.

To continue on the Pin it Forward UK journey, please visit Rosie at DIYcouture who is showcasing this intriguing board 'we shall not cease from exploration', you can read up on the background behind this board here.

Happy Pinning!

8 comments:

cottonreel said...

I'm also on Pinterest but don't know how to put the logo on my blog!!

Sam Gillespie said...

I love pinterest! For @cottonreel... a way of adding a 'Pin It' button which appears when anyone puts their mouse over an image on your blog ... http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/tutorials/add-a-pinterest-mouseover-button-to-your-blog-images.html

Petra said...

gotta love pinterest. i call it the age of pinterest (or the pinterest age)
youve heard of the bronze age etc... well here we are now!

shawn said...

Hi, I am now following you on pinterest and I see you have an owls board, YAY lol I love owls.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

tidyawaytoday said...

Hi Amy, it was my pleasure to introduce you and I'm happy to be following you now.

Antonia

qrhinestones said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm new to your blog and I know i gonna love it! :-)

aaron cochrane said...

I'm on pintrest I like sharing craft ideas which I find on the web I come from Northern Ireland :)

Ginger Schneider, Ginson's Farmhouse Chic said...

I love Pinterest! I've found some great ideas there - and some duds! I just reviewed a common Pin on my blog today!