Sewing handmade gifts and Pinterest

I had fun stitching up some gifts today for my #2 and #3 names in the giveaway day drawing! I made another gathered clutch (Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt fabrics)…
Gathered clutch

Gathered clutch, open

And a fun checkbook cover (Ruby Star Rising and Michael Miller fabrics).

Ruby Star Rising checkbook cover

checkbook cover, inside

In other news, I’ve joined Pinterest. All the cool kids were doing it, and I have to say, I do think it adds something to the craft bloggy experience experience. What I really like is how easy it is to scroll through other people’s “pinned items” (pretty photos), and quickly comment or “like” them without switching screens.

The other main aspect of Pinterest is the ability to pin your favorite items to boards so you can go back and scroll through them later for inspiration, recipes, redecorating ideas, etc. I typically use Google Reader for this, because I subscribe to a ton of blogs and then I star then ones with projects I’d like to try. But Pinterest could change that, since now I can see them all neatly on one page without having to scroll, scroll, scroll.

I’ve typically searched Flickr or Google images for inspiration when I want to make something specific, like a vintage sheets quilt. Now, thanks to Pinterest, there’s one more place to go for that sort of thing. The only other site I’ve tried like this is Wists, but the search function there doesn’t work nearly as well, and it’s slower to load.

Pinterest is fast to load, easy to start using and pretty to look at. You have to be invited to join, but if you’re like me, you can just head to the site, sign up for an invite, wait a couple days and you should be good to go.

I don’t have a lot of “pins” yet, but if anyone wants to follow me, here’s my Pinterest profile. Are you Pinterested yet?

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!