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Saturday, 7 March 2015

My Pinterest Obsession

Like most of the world I am obsessed with pinterest.  I can easily lose hours looking through all the awesome things that I plan to replicate some day and pinning to a board that I have every intention of coming back to make from.
The sad truth is that like most although I put the hours into pinning, very little time is ever spent actually creating anything from my boards.  Periodically I may have a little pin or board cull where I decide to organize my jumble, but even then it is rare that I see a DIY I decide to actually make.

I mean how awesome is this tea set from Good Housekeeping? When I saw it, I thought it was adorable and would be really cute in our kitchen.  Heck, I even have the porcelain pens to create it!  However, I've never gotten round to it.


This amazing etched glass trifle bowl by makeit-loveit was one of my very first pins!  In fact, this DIY was one of the reasons I bought my Silhouette Cameo!  A friend even presented me with an exact replica trifle bowl as an anniversary gift so that I could make my very own.  But, after some not so great attempts at glass etching, I always manage to talk myself out of it :(

It's not just homeware DIYs either!

When I spotted this cute skirt from iCandy, blog hopping on Kojo Designs, I was desperate to make it!  Sadly the sewing machine has not been out to whip this up, instead I continue to look lovingly at it sat on my 'Sewing Patterns to Attempt' board.

It's not all doom and gloom though, I mean I have managed to create a few pinterest finds!

 Who could forget our awesome Wizard of Oz Dorothy glass?

And we actually use pinterest as a family quite a bit when it comes to arranging dinner recipes!

I have two main boards; 'Possible Dinner Recipes' which is where we store all the recipes we would like to try as a main meal and 'Tried and Tested Recipes' which is an elite board that only the yummiest recipes are pinned to.  For our pins in the tried and tested board, I use the description text to make any notes about the recipe.  For example we have a mean pizza dough recipe that we slightly alter by omitting the corn meal, but adding Italian herbs into the dough.  Adding notes ensures I don't forget when whipping up the next batch.

I actually know of a few ladies that have made it their New Years resolution to make one new thing from their pinterest boards a week.  I'm not sure I could quite manage one a week, but I'm definitely going to try and increase the amount.

In an effort to start as I mean to go on, tonight I am making Roasted Cabbage Wedges by MeandPinterest.  Fingers crossed it makes it onto the Tried and Tested board ;)

**Update**

The roasted cabbage wedges were okay, but not amazing.  In truth, I probably wouldn't make them again as both myself and Chris prefer boiled cabbage!

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