Here's a warning to all: Pinterest is not to be entered into lightly! Be prepared to enter into a twisted, complex maze of boards, links, and rabbit trails.
For me, the biggest problem is that I CAN make a lot of the stuff that's on there, and so I hoard crafty pins like I hoard ribbon and scrapbook paper. Because, by golly, one of these days I AM going to make that wall art made from plastic spoons!
Like others, I do have my dream boards. You know, those boards that are filled with the "I wish..." or "If
And there are so many things to do, so much imagination to tap into. If I find a particularly cute pin I want to hide it away where no one else can see it. That pin is mine, MINE! I saw it first! (Forget that it's probably been pinned 13,000 times already.) Not only do I want to be able to say, "I'm so creative (for pinning this)!", but also, when I am trying to sell that item at a craft show, I don't want to listen to passersby say, "I saw that on Pinterest. I could totally make that myself!"
The best thing about Pinterest is the possibilities. All those recipes, all those how-tos and step by steps, all that inspiration and motivation is just sitting there, right at your fingertips, just waiting for you to break out your sewing machine, glue gun, or crock pot. It's enough to make me want to run away from work and head straight to the nearest Micheal's, screaming, "I throw off the yoke of employment so that I may embrace my Pinterest muse and make the world a healthier, homemade, organized place!"
And one of these days I'll do it. Right after I finish learning how to make my own toothpaste.