If you’re just catching up with us this week, we’ve been talking about sources of inspiration…
One of our favorite sources for inspiration is other blogs, which is why we feature a blogger/shop each Friday and projects on Saturday.
Last week, we introduced you to our friends Amy Butler and Bev McCullough and during the course of each post offered a few items for giveaway. Nicole has won the Amy Butler pattern. Ami, Katy and Jane have each won Anthro knock-off necklace kits. Congratulations ladies!
Today, I thought I would share a couple sites I enjoy going to for unique inspiration. Some of them I am sure you will recognize, while others might be a little bit new.
- Pinterest. Pinterest is an online pin board to help you organize and save all of the lovely things you find on the web. With Pinterest, you can gather ideas for redecorating your home, save recipes, plan a wedding or maybe even a conference. Want to learn more? Check out the Pinterest tutorial Stories From A to Z put together or let us know you’d like an invite.
- Delicious. Delicious is a bookmarking site that allows you to save, organize and share web pages and posts. This would be a great place to bookmark projects who don’t have photos or have photos that are not quite worthy of your boards on Pinterest.
- StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is a cool little tool that acts like a little discovery engine scooping up the best from the web and making content recommendations based on your interests. Confession: I may or may not have spent two hours stumbling one time…Want to learn more? Check out Tidy Mom’s tops for Stumble.
- Make Projects. Make Project is like a collaborative Wiki for makers. The site is full of project how tos and tutorials that users can edit and add to. It’s full of great stuff!
- Instructables. More than 800,000 readers subscribe to this DIY and maker site that was started in the labs at MIT. The site features frequent contests and may make you feel like an inventor as opposed to a crafter
- VideoJug. When it comes to video tutorial sites, VideoJug is probably the most comprehensive. It has snippets of video on everything from choosing a new hairstyle, home DIY, how to be good at fatherhood, or how to kiss someone passionately (ewww!).
- Su Tree. Su Tree actually aggregates video tutorials from over 250 sources. The Su Tree library contains over 10,000 videos covering just about every topic you can imagine!
- InLinkz and Linky Parties. I love to get lost in linky parties a couple of times a week. There are several regulars that showcase our community, but one of my favorite places to get lost is on the InLinkz site, where you can click on random links from all over the web.
- Emery and Cie. This European (I think French) design company has the most incredible photos! Seriously, if you love design, you will fall in love with this gorgeous site…
- Household Hacker. Okay. So this really cool video tutorial blog is actually a big joke. Want to make an iPod out of an onion and some Gatorade anyone? But, the videos are fun and most definitely put me in a fun, creative mood!