What I Have Learned From Pinterest
What I have learned from Pinterest. Lots of really fun stuff. What an addicting site!
Well, since I have discovered Pinterest, I am now loving it. Lately, I have been going there at least once a day and repinning the things I like. It’s basically like having a big reference library of things you like, things we are inspired by, tutorials we want to learn about things, and of course awesome recipes that will fill our bellies and make us want to come back for more.
But, let’s get real. If we gained pounds just by looking at and repinning all those recipes, we would probably gain 500 pounds. Thank god that won’t happen! But some of that chocolate stuff looks so so good!
So far, I have tried just a few of the recipes. I tried one that I ended up not liking, and tossed it. The ice cream punch with poured coffee on top looked good, but I figured I would be the only one drinking it. I decided to just do a few ice cream scoops in my cup and pour my coffee on top. Tasted good, but I still needed to add more sugar to get it sweet like I like it.
I did a few yesterday. A hummus dip, an orange sugar scrub, and then that natural orange cleaner. That’s sitting in a jar for a few weeks right now. Looks nice. Then, I wanted to try a gnoddi recipe that I saw on the Today show. I did my own version. And tomorrow I will boil them and add them to a pasta sauce.
Then the other fun things I have learned from Pinterest. How to make braided bracelets from tee shirts. How to make tee shirt yarn, a tee shirt mesh bag (which I might end up throwing out. A reinvented tee shirt top which I had to throw out as I made the top part too low cut. Whoops. Couldn’t wear that one!
How to make i-cord. That was very cool. I learned how to do it on two double pointed needles. Didn’t know you could do it that way. It’s going to be useful for the felted bangle bracelets. Also another Pinterest inspired idea. Trying to figure out the tutorial for unravelling a sweater.
That one is a pain in the neck. I cut up the good seam, but still, it was a machine knit sweater and it didn’t unravel hardly at all. Waste of time. So only cut up a sweater, if you know that it was handmade and you will probably have good luck. The girl at the knitting shop said some people buy the wool sweaters to cut them up and felt them. I had some good luck unravelling a few of my knitted scarves and one I bought at Goodwill a few weeks ago. But I bought some at Goodwill today and they didn’t even unravel and I wasted my money one them.
Now I have listed them instead on ebay, but I’m not sure how well they will sell at this time of year.
When I go to pinterest, I usually like to scroll down and repin things I like, then check out what my followers are pinning and then I usually go straight to the crafts section. And I check out knitting stuff.
I learned a few weeks ago how to click on a picture to get you to the site for the tutorials. Love that.
Although, sometimes it just sends you to an ad, and once in a while it sends you to spam and warns you not to go any further.
All in all, Pinterest is addicting and fun.
Although, now, I don’t dare to pin my stuff onto the site. I have heard that there is controversy with Pinterest. Once you pin something, anyone can take it and do whatever they want with it.
But I would say, check out the site and proceed with some caution. As with any site, there could be some things that you need to watch out for.
But mostly, it is a friendly site and a very visual one. Love it.
Goodbye. Going to Pinterest now, as I haven’t had my fix yet today!
Jennifer Jo Fay
Copyrighted May 2, 2012
My doll bottle cap knitting markers I am selling on ebay. Another addicting site. I’m always selling stuff there. My knitting markers are doing pretty well. There are a bunch that don’t sell, but then I get pleasantly surprised when I sell some of my sets. They do sell. Yay!
People liked some of my pretty cabochon ones too. And of course I had to keep a few of them for me. And some of these doll ones I am keeping too.