Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pinterest - a new online obession

I don't know how many of you have heard of Pinterest.  I heard about it several months ago, but never really checked it out till last week.  I don't know what I expected, but I didn't expect to be so inspired by online media.

For those of you who haven't discovered it, this is the best way I can describe it...
Do you remember when you would look at Southern Living and see that perfect garden? You'd carefully tear it out and put it up on an idea board or post it to your refrigerator? Or decide you just had to do that cute craft in a Parents magazine with your kids or grand kids, so you tore it out and put it in a notebook? It's like that... but you have the entire internet to chose from and all the ideas go onto 'boards' that are all in one place.

I have created several 'boards' - Gardening, Food, Quilting, Ideas for Emma, but my favorite is the crafty ideas. Most of the crafting pictures redirect you to a blog that has the full instructions. It is inspiring, not to mention addicting. 

To make me feel better about all the time I spend searching cute crafty ideas on Pinterest, we are going to start having Pinterest inspired days here at the shop. I am going to commit to doing a craft on the last Tuesday and Wednesday each month.  It will usually be something to be used for the holiday in the following month or something seasonal.  For example, we'll do a St. Patrick's Day or Spring craft at the end of February (the 28th & 29th).  March 27th & 28th we'll do something for Easter and so on.

We invite you to come join us. We haven't worked out the details, but just know we will be crafting those days.  Call ahead so we can save you a space and see what you are interested in doing.

If you are not on Pinterest and need an invitation, send me an email and I will send you one. But be ready, it can really be addicting.

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