Favourite Thing On A Friday - How Pinteresting...

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and words of support on my last post.

It made a big difference to know that you were rooting for me and sending love and hugs.

The world has stopped spinning and I'm chilling in my jimjams with a natty pair of stripey socks.

I've spent the past couple of days resting up.

However, although I'm feeling more rested, I'm still done for.


I've only gone and joined...


"What's that all about?"  You say.

Well it's my Favourite Thing On a Friday this week.

As if I didn't already have enough ways of losing track of time on t'internet.

Last week I got a mysterious email message telling me that my lovely friend, Colette, from Serendipity Handmade had invited me to join a strange netherworld known as Pinterest.  Then, in a real stroke of serendipity, my lovely friend Vanessa, from Coco Rose Diaries, wrote a post about how she'd found Pinterest and was totally addicited.  I had to know more!

is an online network where you can surround yourself with beautiful images and post them to your personal virtual pinboards.

As far as I'm concerned this is food for the soul.

So many beautiful things to look at.  So many new websites to discover.

I already collect images here at home, tearing them out of magazines, slipping them into wallets or pinning them to my pinboard.

Imagine having access to all the images you could ever look at, alongside more pinboards than you can waggle a stick at, with the ability to select and organise those inspirational images just as you might want them.

For a visual person like me, with what some people might have called Monica-esque tendencies, it doesn't get much better. (For Monica-esque tendencies read "A little harmless dollop of OCD".)

Every image that is pinned is linked back to it's original source.  So by clicking on the image I can trace it back to it's website and find more gorgeous things.


You can find and look at my Pinterest pin boards here... 

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Here is a taste of some of the creative things I've pinned...

All positively pin-worthy.

I love a good pom pom.  And is it just me or would you totally wear that apron out and about?  As for that knitted coat...  *Sigh*.  Oh, and those ballet slippers.  Things that make you go "ooooh".

Thank you Colette and Vanessa for giving me a nudge in the direction of Pinterest. 

I also wanted to let you know that over the past few weeks I've been getting my knit on.  I have photos to show you next time.  As well as a set of silver stacking rings I made back in May, and some more etched copper earrings I racked up in April.

Cripes.  It seems a rest is as good as a change when it comes to blog inspiration! (Apparently, lying in your winceyette nightie at 2pm in the afternoon, squeezing a cat while trying not to fall off the bed cos you're dizzy and a tad nauseaous, has big benefits when it comes to organizing your thoughts.  Every cloud, eh?) 

How has your week been?

What's your...


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  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of pinning! You will become completely hooked! ha ha!

    It's always lovely to see so much beauty. The most perfect place to be if you are a visual person. I spent years tearing from magazines and have papers all over the place, so to have everything organised and there at a few clicks of a mouse is heaven to me!

    Happy pinning!


    p.s glad you are feeling a little better! x

  2. Pinterest sounds interesting, but I wonder what is the difference between it and flickr?

  3. Hey Em, ooh glad your spinning world has stopped and your snuggled up in your pj's and stripy socks. Pinterest is CERTAINLY food for the soul....and perfect for a pj day. :)
    I've remembered its Favourite thing Friday Yay! Sewing sewing is my all time fave thing so i hope you don't mind me sharing a wee freebie pattern with you today :)
    Hugs of the healing nature being sent xxx

  4. You've convinced me to finally check out pinterest and see what all the fuss is about! I love the knitted coat, and your amethyst pinboard is lovely :)

  5. I'm not sure what Pininterest is eitehr, I'll have to investigate as your pictures are gorgeous. Glad you're feeling a bit better and that our good vibes did the trick. x

  6. I'm up for the pinterest, just waiting now.
    What a great idea. thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    Have a lovely weekend

  7. Cute stuff! I love that sweater wrap thingy, looks super cozy. I just joined twitter, so I'll think about pinterest a little bit later (I feel very 'plugged in' at the moment), but if I do join I will follow you!

    Glad to hear you a feeling a bit better,

  8. Hello Em! I finally worked out what to do and THINK I have written and linked up! Sorry to read you have been poorly and hope you soon feel properly rested and better. (My hubby sometimes gets labyrinthitis and it's horrid!) I am sorely tempted to get into Pinterest...

  9. I discovered pinterest recently and I am so addicted to it I could spend way too much time on it :)
    I am following you now on pinterest, here's mine:

    I added my favourite photo for todays link party, I hope it's ok :)

  10. I've literally just figured out how Pinterest works, I will have to check out your boards, not much on mine yet. Love those cookies!

  11. I am TOTALLY addicted to Pinterest.
    I've lost days and days wandering through all the loveliness, pinning like a mad woman.
    It's a wonderful creative feast.
    Hope you're feeling better

  12. So glad you are feeling better Em! There is nothing like time spent in your PJs and socks methinks!

    I have heard of Pinterest but am too scared to investigate as I spend way too much time on the computer as it is! Sounds like fun though, maybe I need to give it some further thought?!

    Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see your knitted creations.

    Hugs, Stephie x

  13. I am totally addicted to Pinterest my friend...I try to stay away or I will be on it for hours. xoxoxo Have fun.

  14. Hello I just found your great blog via Jumbleberries blog.
    I love browsing pinterest but avoiding joining as I know I will be addicted.

    {Dab and a dash.}

  15. I LOVE Pinterest! I just started following you there and have already repinned your lovely rose cupcake find.

  16. Hey! I'm so sorry I forgot to visit the other day. I should stop reading emails when I just waken up ^_^ I love your pins! I've had that emmelines apron pattern for about 4 years now and I'm still deciding on fabric =s! It requires quite a lot of fabric. I love your second giveaway! I have that book. Of course, the cath kidston addict! You should download google picasa.. It's a free editing tool and you could lighten the button a wee bit. Found it quite hard to see on my wee phone ^_^ xo


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