I simply adore Pinterest, so when I was approached to take part in the Pin It Forward UK Campaign I jumped at the chance. Pinterest is a wonderful tool – its part mood board, part scrapbook, part social platform like Twitter but using pictures rather than words. I love how visual Pinterest is, I am a designer so for me to be able to browse the web, collect images that appeal to me and be able to organise and share them, in a way that is both attractive and inspiring is fantastic.
If you’ve not come across Pinterest before, I would really urge you to sign up I guarantee you’ll be inspired and probably wonder what you ever did without it – mind you I will warn you it’s also very additive – like chocolate!
So how do I use Pinterest? Well apart from just re-pinning and collecting fabulously images that excite me, I now use Pinterest to help me with my design research. For example, I have just created and filmed on online class for Craftsy where I will be showing students how to carve and decorate a vintage birdcage cake – where did I collect my inspiration? You’ve guessed it Pinterest!
I think however that as a cake designer probably my favourite board has to be my Wedding Cake Inspiration board, here I just collect images I see of cakes on the web that for one reason or another appeal to me. If you like what I like then you can follow all my boards or just ones that interest you.
Another really lovely aspect about Pinterest is that it will take you back to where the image originally came from, so if you see a pair of shoes, a gorgeous rug or a sugarcraft cutter that you simply have to have, you just click on the image a couple of times and you’re there back at the original webpage – fabulous!
I love the concept behind the The Pin It Forward UK Campaign as not only is it promoting Pinterest but it is also introducing us all to wonderful and inspiring bloggers who love all things visually gorgeous. We are all introduced by fellow bloggers, so thank you Sarah from Annaboo’s House for your very enthusiastic write up and then in turn we introduce the next blogger in the chain…so it is now my turn to hand you over to Sarah Knight from Crafts from the Cwtch who is a self confessed addict to knitting, crochet and blogging…. and Pinterest!
So what are you waiting for! Sign up to Pinterest right here, follow my boards, create your own and be inspired……