Thursday, 19 May 2011

What I’m loving right now

I took a look at Pinterest yesterday for the first time and I have requested an invite. Not sure how much I’ll use it but the theory sounds good ‘Pinterest is a place to catalogue the things you love’ I am forever coming across ‘stuff’ all over the internet and it sounds like a damn good idea to be able to quickly pin something you like to your board. For example right now there this gorgeous door calling out to me:

Sliding-Doors-Wood

Original can be found here

Isn’t it lovely, I can just picture this at The Hovel somewhere, not entirely sure where but I can work on that bit. On Pinterest you can follow the link right back to the original location as well as see all the other folk who’ve either ‘pinned’ or ‘liked’ it themselves. I’m not sure how the whole structure of it works yet as I was very quickly distracted yesterday by this blog here:

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The owner of ‘My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’ goes by the name of Kristin and by all accounts she’s had this blog for just under a year. She has loads of inspiring photos and projects of their work on their family home with some fantastic ideas for decorating on a budget. Click the link above to take a look for yourself. What I really like though is that she weekly links to other folk all doing similar things – I could get lost for hours in all the gorgeousness that’s out there. She’s really inspired me to get on with all the bits and pieces we need doing around here.

Last but not least I’ve just signed up to Kim Glasson’s Cafe to receive her wonderful texture freebies. Plus I’ve also just signed up for her Photoshop Skinny mini eCourse. This started a few days ago so I’ll need to try and catch up somehow. I’ve seen lots of folk/blogs using Kim’s textures and, presumably, her tutorials and all of the work looks pretty damn good so I’m really looking forward to having a play.

That’s all for now, I think I’ll grab a coffee and spend a little while cooing over all the wonderful ‘stuff’ I’m going to do – who am I kidding, still at least I can dream can’t I?

Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to leave me a comment.

Wendy xx

7 comments:

maryjo Materazo said...

thnx! these were some great links. also inspired me to get going on some long awaited projects around my house.

Alison said...

Oooh!...Wendy, I had to jump out of that blog pretty quickly, or I would have been there forever! TFS
Alison xx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

THank you so much for your very sweet note! Isn't it funny how we can get lost in blogs for hours and time goes so fast :)
I think you will love pinning pictures! I even use it for things I want to make, I just pin it and now have 1 place to go. Before I would have all this stuff saved in favorites, word, printed out.....
Great to meet you, have a fabulous day!
XO
Kristin

Gem's Crafts said...

Its so easy to get lost in the world of the internet isn't it! I hope the pin board is useful for you :)

Sian said...

I just got an invite this morning, so I'll be investigating Pinterest with interest(!) later tonight.

Denise said...

This all sounds very interesting-I so know what you mean about being lost in Blogland for hourrs- I do it frequently!

Ginger said...

ewww... I have avoided pinterst for some time now, not sure I can continue after seeing this :) I joined Kim Klassen's newsletter and signed up for 1 month at the kitchen thingie as well... I have not been into the skinny mini classroom for a few days so this was a good reminder! Hope you're weekend is going well!