Friday, November 25, 2011

Do you Pin?

pin cushion

I might be a bit slow to catch on to these things... but I'm finally Pinning!

How about you? Are you a member over at Pinterest?

At first I wasn't entirely sure that I would use the site, but it really is VERY handy...

If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet, it's basically a virtual notice board. You 'pin' photos to your board, which includes a link back to the original source. It's kind of like 'bookmarks' but with photos.

You can set up different pin boards within your account... for example, I have one for recipes and one for craft ideas, that way you can keep things organised.

So...

Let's say I was browsing my way through the internet, and I came across an excellent tutorial for Slippers made from Old Jeans...

Now I'm not ready to make them now, but I do want to be able to find the instructions at a later date.... So what do I do?

I 'pin' a photo from the tutorial to my virtual notice board... then in six months time when I'm ready to start making those slippers, I just click on my 'pin' and the link takes me to the tutorial... How cool is that?

So if you're already a member, leave me a comment here so that I can follow you at Pinterest... That way I can see the cool stuff that you 'pin' and if it interests me, then I can 'pin' it too!

And if you're not a member yet, you can either request an invitation from them (which apparently takes a while to come through) or I can send you an invite. Email me from my profile page if you would like one.

5 comments:

Kristi West said...

I LOVE Pinterest! And I've even made some of the stuff I've pinned! :)

Erin Kate said...

I love the picture you put with this post. And who doesn't pin these days?! I love pinterest!

Aimee said...

Oh, yes, I PIN!

http://pinterest.com/aimeewrites/

mini_mum said...

Oh, how I pin!

I even got my husband pinning - makes it so much easier when it comes to presents, and as I do Craftster swaps easy for my partners to 'stalk' me too :)

http://pinterest.com/sirrahh/

Sam said...

Another pinner here! Don't know how I managed before ;-)

http://pinterest.com/asimplemelody/

(And I see you have a fellow Minecraft fan. Creepers for Christmas - yay!)