Tuesday, January 31, 2012

mother/daughter pins

I stayed away from Pinterest until I knew I could give it a little attention. After hearing how addicting and delicious it was, it seemed safer to wait until I had a chunk of deadline free time. I decided it might be a nice post holiday present to myself... a little winter feast after months of hard work. Unbeknownst to me, my mother had the same idea at the same time. I know, we're odd that way. It comes as no surprise that the two of us have been having an exciting week or two with long distance "pinning parties" that last for several ferocious "midnight minutes". So fun and it feels like play... I hadn't anticipated that. My mom's boards are stunning... breathtaking. She is a collector and curator in real life, so those skills truly serve her virtually, as well... and she may just be spending a few more moments on it then I am. Ahem. You can find her right here.  As for me- I may still be learning the ropes, but I'm totally enjoying my new inspiration boards. In fact, I feel a bit silly and shy about how happy they make me, so I've been very quiet about it. Until today. Want to peek at what I've been selecting for: outdoor spaces, home, studio, child, make, diy, repurpose,sew, eat, wear, textiles, dream, garden, dye... the list keeps growing. You can find me by clicking the Pinterest button over in the sidebar or just click here at mayamadepins.

And dear friends, that makin' mojo we talked about on Friday... I do believe a little dose of Pinterest has the potential to get the creative juices flowin'. Let's just remember to turn off that screen and dive into on our own projects most of the time... which really is the most fun of all! 
Signing off as I click my sewing machine on!

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  1. Yay for pinterest! I have made so much from there but I do have to give myself a time limit...it can go on and on!!

  2. I started recently as well, after being to afraid for yet an other addiction.... but I love it (of course!).
    The boards of your mother and you are great inspiration!

  3. I can really appreciate what you wrote in your postscript. I often think the same thing about pinning.
    Lately, when my baby and husband go to sleep, I escape to Pinterest for some 'me' time. It's such an endulgence and so much fun....so many incredibly inspiring things out there!
    But, as you mentioned, it's important to actually put the creative juices that start flowing to good use. :)
    Looking forward to following your pins!
    xo Dawn

  4. I don't do Facebook, Twitter or Flickr but I so love my Pinterest! I started a few months ago and have spent way to much time there but I do find that it's most handy for sourcing. I used to cut and paste images into folders on my computer but then could never remember what site the photo came from.
    My only complaint is that I don't think there is a way to print my boards so that I have inspirational hardcopy?
    Have fun, and come visit me!
    ~ joey ~

  5. I enjoy seeing your pins come across my stream. :)

  6. Followed you straightaway. I'm a big Pinterest lover. It's why I don't have as much time for blogging!!! x

  7. While I do love the inspiration found on Pinterest, I wholeheartedly agree that it is more important to be DOING things rather than simply looking at them! Sort of like reading a book about running...but never lacing up your trainers and getting out there ;)

  8. It is completely addicting! But I find, like the blogs I read, it gives me inspiration. And then I go "make and do" the things I pin. Such fun!

  9. Oh my goodness I cannot wait to sit down with some tea and go through both you and your moms boards!

  10. I was simultaneously elated and dismayed to read that you and your mom are BOTH on Pinterest! I've been trying so hard to "unpin" myself from the computer, and have already (between reading your post and leaving you this comment) gotten stuck on your boards! So much gorgeousness for inspiration.

    p.s. I got a funny word for my word verification on this comment. It is, like me, "untall."

  11. Love your blog and your work. Looking forward to following your boards on Pinterest. :)