You know how much I love social media. Facebook was my first love (well, I did have brief fling with Myspace back in the day), and now we’ve evolved into an old married couple, comfortable and predictable. Twitter and I had a brief but intense relationship until one day I realised it just wasn’t for me and walked away. These days I’m in love with Instagram. I love the photos by people I’ve never met and I love the way it has brought some wonderful talented photographers into my life. And the yarn porn! OMG, it’s an addiction.
But through it all is Pinterest. Pinterest is my Great Love. And Pinterest loves me too. Over the last year, it has driven more traffic to my website than all other social media combined. Isn’t that mad? And now the analytics have improved, it’s incredible to see how far the reach actually goes.
What I also love is that with Pinterest you can engage easily with beautiful images and projects from people all over the world; the concept of Six Degrees of Separation is alive and well on Pinterest. Last week a friend told me about a project of mine that appeared on her Facebook feed via a friend that had pinned one of my images, all the way across the world in Melbourne!
But today, I want to share some Local Love. Some designers that I’ve come across via the Internet, and since had the enormous pleasure of meeting in person.
I love everything that Maaike makes. I love her style and I love her colour choices. I love her ethos and how her projects make me want to be a more conscious crocheter.
Wink is a blogger I discovered about a year ago via the tuts+ website. I was looking to make a rug (which never eventuated), and she created a tutorial for one on the site. I spent the rest of the day devouring her website.
Even though Esther is a crochet blogger, it wasn’t via crochet that I first came across her work – it was thanks to this bag that she designed. I love it!
I can’t get enough of this vintage ripple blanket. Kirsten is a blogger that I only recently discovered while I was expanding my blog horizon into Dutch language blogs. Both Kirsten and Esther write in Dutch and English, a feat I’m yet to attempt!
You already know how much I love Tammy. She knits as well as she crochets, and she’s just generally awesome.