Have YOU heard of Pinterest? It’s pretty much the cat’s pajamas. An online bulletin board type network, Pinterest allows you you to “pin” things you see around the internet and use the images as bookmarks for favorite articles and resources. You can “follow” like minded pinners to use Pinterest as yet another social network, and you can search Pinterest itself for thematic imagery to gawk at and be inspired by. I use Pinterest mainly as a bookmarking tool to save recipes, gardening tips and knitting patterns for later. So, in the spirit of prepping for handmade holidays, i thought i’d share some of my favorite pins from my crafty boards and i invite you to follow some of my boards if you like what you see!
From my “Spinning and Knitting” board, this “Aviatrix” bonnet is just about the cutest thing. I’ve had my eye on this pattern for quite some time, but haven’t yet cast on. Luckily Just Jussi has the pattern in many sizes, so i’ll be able to force my nephew to wear it even when he’s a little old for a bonnet.
Also from the spinning/knitting board, these wristies are my next knitting project! I recently spun some gorgeous BFL yarn specifically for wrist warmers and i think this is the pattern for me! Though i may add ribbing to the finger portion so that they stay tight along my hands. Now i just need to think of someone to give a pair to… since i can’t go knitting something for ME during the holiday prep season! Or can i???
From my “Craft” board comes this great decorating idea. Not just for a store window, this “snow storm” would look awesome in a kid’s bedroom or in the living room window or around the Christmas tree. I just love it, especially as someone who lived in the snow-less south for way too long.
Pinterest can be rather addicting, so i only browse around on my “lunch break” or late at night when my brain is ready to be off. I really do find it to be an excellent bookmarking tool and have found it inspirational for home decor ideas as well. I’m choosy about who i “follow” so i quite enjoy seeing what my friends are pinning and enjoy thinking we’re sharing knowledge over internet space. How about you, do you pin?
Featured Fiber Friend of the Week!
This week i’d like to feature a sweet little set of Fiber Friend accessories who’d look great on your holiday table this year. There’s still time to order these little pumpkins and have them arrive in time to grace your table on Thursday. They’d make a wonderful gift to your hostess, would look sweet posed around your salt and pepper and would even be cute on a plate of cheese and crackers. If you’re a doll collector, these little pumpkins would look great on a miniature porch for the holiday.
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Have a great weekend, everyone! Be sure and check out yesterday’s blog hop for some great Thanksgiving recipe/craft ideas. And remember next “black Friday” that your local economy and independent businesses need your support. Please consider including small businesses in your shopping spree this year, and leave me a comment with your favorite small shop or handmade gift you’ll be making this year. I’d love to hear from you!