I've been rather distracted of late, in no small measure by Pinterest.
If you're not familiar with this new-ish procrastination phenomenon, it's a site where you can make your own virtual pinboards, then whenever you see something on the internet that you like, be it links or images, you can "Pin It" onto one of your boards. It's a bit like visual bookmarks/favourites.
People use it for collecting tutorials, patterns, recipes, party/wedding ideas, blogs/websites they like, or just images of funny things, ideas for their house, hairstyles & make-up, beautiful people, whatever you like!! (as long as it is reasonably polite).
BUT, this is where the dangerous part comes in, you can also check out what your friends have been pinning... and then you can browse what everyone has been pinning!!! So basically you can while away hours looking at all the weird & wonderful things that other people find interesting.
I love Pinterest.
Why? For a start, I love being able to see at a glance what I've bookmarked. When you have 20 "Girl's Dress Tutorial" bookmarks, it all gets little meaningless! But by pinning it, you can see which one it is! And, if you "follow" people with similar interests & aesthetic to you, it's like having your own little squad of personal net browsers, providing you with a heady diet of things you might like. Mmmm... megalomania...
AND I have actually been making things based on things pinned on Pinterest!!! So it is NOT a waste of time!! Thus my "Pinspiration" tag is born lol...
Here's something that I made this morning, for a little gift, based on this Pin -
My friend has been working SO hard on an event we're organising, the tickets & posters of which have a pinky-purple 5 petal flower on them.. so i made this on a whim, using scrapbooking paper, so it has a radius of roughly 15cm. It was really fun to make!!