Pin It Forward UK
22May

Pin It Forward UK

I’ve been happily pinning away for a few years now and have found it so useful and such a source of inspiration. So when the Pinterest team asked if I’d like to contribute a post as part of the UK launch, Pin It Forward UK, I was very excited. For the month of May 300 UK bloggers will be sharing what Pinterest means to them and some of their favourite boards…

I’ve heard Pinterest often described as a ‘virtual noticeboard’ and while this is true it doesn’t really do it justice. I see it more as a giant (free) online magazine where I can search for almost anything by what type of mood I’m in; recipe ideas, decorating tips, photography, children’s crafts - all fronted with beautiful images and links to the source. For someone who used to tear pages and pages out of magazines for ‘when I needed inspiring’ it’s been a blessing. I’ve also discovered some of my favourite blogs browsing Pinterest.

Once you have an account you can create ‘boards’ based on your interests. From there you can pin images you come across on Pinterest (a repin) or that you find elsewhere online. You can follow your friends or other pinners you come across that have the same interests as you – I like to follow some of my favourite magazines too.

Here are some of my boards:

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You can spend a lot of time browsing Pinterest (A LOT) by using the categories or typing in what you are looking for. For example I recently decided to have a go at some homemade ice cream. I simply typed that into the search bar and was instantly inspired by pages of mouthwateringly beautiful recipes!

My favourite board has to be my Woolly Inspiration board where I pin everything (wool related) that I find inspiring. This may be crochet, knit or even pom poms. Sometimes I will just pin an image because I am drawn to certain colours and would like to remember them for future projects. I used to pin these mainly from my laptop but I’ve since downloaded the free app for my Ipad which makes browsing so much easier for me. 

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If you’ve not signed up already and would like to try registration is very simple you can join here.

If you are already on Pinterest you can find my boards here and, if you'd like, please feel free to share your username/links or your favourite pinners in the comments so I can see what inspires you too :)

Now I’m passing on to Deborah who blogs over at Metropolitan Mum - I love her 'Ice Cream and Pixie Dust' board.

If you are on Twitter you can also catch up on the previous Pin It Forward posts using the hashtag #pinitforwarduk

Pin It Forward UK 2013

 

Bye for now. Em xx

Comments (8)

  • Metropolitan Mum

    Metropolitan Mum

    22 May 2013 at 08:49 |
    Wow, can you actually crochet anything of the above yourself? I am a hopelessly uncrafty person - I am sure I'd manage to pick an eye out or two if I attempted to fiddle with needles ;-)
    Thanks for the lovely introduction!
    Deborah xx
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      22 May 2013 at 13:38 |
      The crochet projects - yes, the knitted ones sadly not! Only one hook needed for crochet so half the potential for damage ;) Look forward to reading your post. Em xx
  • Lauren Michaels

    Lauren Michaels

    22 May 2013 at 15:59 |
    Thanks for participating in Pin It Forward, Emma! I'm glad to hear that you have discovered so many inspirations on Pinterest from recipes, decor, photography & more- it surely does fit all moods!:) I love your Wooly Inspiration board- the crocheted frames are amazing! Lauren, Community Coordinator
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      23 May 2013 at 09:04 |
      Thanks for inviting me Lauren, I've enjoyed reading everyone's posts (and finding new boards to follow)! Em xx
  • Ana

    Ana

    22 May 2013 at 18:07 |
    I believe Pinterest is one of the best applications I found lately. You can combine beautiful things with something very useful…organization :) A thing we both love, isn’t it?! :)
  • Michelle Phillips

    Michelle Phillips

    08 June 2013 at 09:42 |
    I absolutley adore Pinterest. I thought myself to Crochet through the pins on there. It is my go to place for inspiration and patterns now!!!

    http://www.pinterest.com./ttvphoto is my boards

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