Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pinning with a Helping Hand

Perhaps We Can Help Each Other Out

Are you on Pinterest yet? Damn. I just love it. It's as simple as that. I still can't get over the fact that guys thought of it.  It's not that I think they couldn't , but I bet for the most part, women were cutting things out of magazines and putting them into idea files or pinning up on bulletin boards more than men. Of course, I've been wrong before. Those guys I was talking about, there were not wrong about Pinterest. I see it growing and growing and growing.  I  also see it as another way for us small independent shop owners to support each other.

I want to throw something out to you, I want to Pin you. Yes, I do. I want my boards to not only reflect my likes, but I want them, like this blog and my facebook page, to support independent shop owners.

I have a board for my Etsy Favorite Finds, but it sure could use some more pins. I also pin other Etsy favorite finds onto boards, but I want more!   

So, if you're up to it, let's do this: I pin you, you pin me and let's see where these pins may take us. It's an easy way to lend each other a hand.

Of course, you don't have to have a shop on etsy. If you have a website or a blog and you'd like me to pin something from there, just say the word.  All anyone has to do is leave a comment or link below. If you have something specific you'd like me to pin, again--let me know, otherwise I'll just browse and pick something of yours to pin. Remember to leave a comment or a link though, or I won't know you want to be pinned. Let's boost the reach even more....if you have a facebook page or twitter account, hit share to facebook or twitter after you pin when Pinterest prompts you. It'll be a Pinterest Wave!

And, if you don't have a shop, but love to pin on Pinterest, join the fun and see where the comments below take you. If you find something you like, Pin It!

I'm game. Are you?

PS- if we haven't connected on Pinterest yet, you can find me here.


  1. Hi, Pam!
    Here are some of my newest items on Lucky Cat's Etsy shop:

    1. Thanks Mafalda....love your entire shop. YOu find the sweetest fabrics! Done. You're pinned, facebooked and tweeted.

  2. Hope you like them, thanks so much for a great idea! :D
    Your flower calendar is lovely...

    1. Kind of a 'duh' moment.....why didn't I think of that before? Thanks for the kind words and for joining in!

  3. Pinterest is soooo addictive! I've followed you and re-pinned your fabulous peacock poster! My Etsy shop is here http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyLou2


    1. WOW CraftyLou....your papercuts are AMAZING! pinned courage. fantastic! so glad you're here. also tweeted.

  4. What a great idea! I haven't been much of a pinner to date but I am now following you! Here are some of my latest pieces:


  5. Hello there Pam: thanks for pointing me in the right direction - AGAIN! Am on Pinterest, but really don't know how to make it work, so perhaps this will get me going? Before I give you the links I want you to pin for me, thanks for your latest comment.

    www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com for the blog:

    www.Etsy.com/shop/coldhamcuddlies is the other one: I've just re-tagged all the Cuddlies who are now Collectable Handmade in the UK using Vintage Patterns and Upcycled fabric. Wonder what will happen now?

    Bye for now!

    1. boy isobel, you've had some year. and even though things didn't go quite as you'd both planned, it does look like a lovely spot to rest. i'm sure he'll be well looked after there.

      oh my, tags and titles and categories are never ending adjustments!!! always trying to improve and show up in as many places on etsy as possible! off to pin one of your pals.....

    2. You have been pinned and facebooked!

  6. Hello Pam,
    I've been following each other since I joined the New Hampshire Team. My Pinterest board is http://pinterest.com/valeriesgallery/



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