1.11.2012

i like me some me


i don't actually play xbox.  i just have a profile because you get to dress them.  I WANT THIS OUTFIT.  and one day, they will have my hairdo.  yo microsoft, can i get a what what for mixed chicks?  recognize!

so, i was thinking the other night during my clickety click down the drunken rabbit hole, how great would it be to use pinterest to organize the things you've made?  you could have your dresses, tops, skirts, UFOs, all at your online fingertips, in one beautiful clean space... you could get an idea of what you need to make and what you need to stop making...  genius, no?  everyone must already be doing this!

then i looked around, and it seems that nope, no sewist is pinning their own creations.  it can't be that no one has thought of this yet.  or you know, it could be, i am an innovator of the first degree.  or maybe i'm just full of myself.  which begs the question, is it against pinterest etiquette to pin your own garments?  is it totally big headed bratty?  

be honest, you never know which mood i'm in, saying it's big headed bratty just might be the swing vote i'm looking for.   

35 comments:

  1. I was just having the same thought about using Pinterest to keep track of my finished and in-progress projects. I say let's do it!

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  2. My XBOX Live Avatar has the same top. Glad to think that I am on the same wavelengths as the lovely Oona. =)

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  3. I actually considered this when I signed up for Pinterest, but then I felt like I would look more narcissistic than I already am. Actually, I'm mad at Pinterest because half of my pins won't show up. Wah!

    Anyway, to answer your question - there is a website for your wardrobe, called Go Chic or Go Home (http://gochicorgohome.com/explore); I signed up for it last year but idk, really don't feel like uploading all my clothes. BORING. Instead I just made a giant page of every garment I've made and linked it at the top of my blog. Lazy way out!

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  4. I like that idea! I'll sometimes randomly post a picture of a finished project of mine on Pinterest, but don't have a set board to put them on. Plus, I often wonder if people will think I'm just being a show-off? (Yet weirdly I don't feel the least qualm about posting my outfit pictures though... Go figure!) We should just start doing it. Someone has to be an early adopter...

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  5. I totally did this last month with finished objects, but UFOs is a great idea too. Granted, I only made like five things last year, two of them for other people, so I only have one board, but why not? Pinterest is about keeping track of inspiration and things you like, not showing off to everyone else. And if other people like what you've done, well, you've just made it easier for them to pin your photos. ;)

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  6. Can you just post a picture? I though it had to be up on a website before pinning?

    Love the idea -- but my clothes mostly consist of blue jeans, t-shirt, cardigan. Nothing as interesting as your wardrobe, Oona!

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  7. **

    IT IS DECIDED. i'm pinning away, as soon as ruggy is done playing call of duty.

    and then i'm checking out that site, lladybird,

    and your supposedly bare closets, rachael & abby,

    and our similar closets and bratty ways, meghan and lindsay,

    AND your pins, casey...you were the first gal i checked my theory on the other day, your etiquette being top notch!

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  8. i have pinned three things that i either made or revamped. i never thought about what others might think but now you have me questioning whether or not i should! haha....i still probably won't care:)

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  9. I'm following suit just as soon as I can figure out how to pin my own pictures. Great idea!

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  10. OK, good. I'm not the only person who was hesitating to do this. I actually posted Mena's "Slow and Steady" dress from the "dye it" challenge....why can't I post mine too?

    I'm in.

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  11. My friend who has a food blog has been pinning all of her own recipes for a while now. I thought it was kinda strange for her to be pinning her own stuff, but now that you mention using it to track sewing, I finally understand. Seems like a great way to stay organized. Thanks for straightening me out!

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  12. I have posted a few things on pinterest and I have to say it's pretty exciting when someone repins something you have made yourself. I have mainly posted recipes but I'm going to start posting things I sew as well.

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  13. Sounds like a great idea to me! I love organisation and clean spaces (just don't look at the current state of my neglected sewing room, it might reveal a conflict of interests).

    ... am I sensing a potential ODI challenge? Outfit based on your favourite outfit for your XBox profile...avatar? Is that what they're called? I think I'm shaming my nerd husband. Hairstyle excluded though, that can stay strictly pixelated.

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  14. GO FOR IT! I see it only as an extension of your blogging.

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  15. I say it's fine. I know a lot of Etsy sellers who pin up their whole shop on Pinterest. So if that's okay, pinning your creations should be more than okay.

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  16. The Pinterest terms of service say that you're not supposed to use it for self-promotion, so I think that's why it's not done on a big scale. On the other hand, it's annoying that you can't see what people have pinned of your from your flickr stream (like you can see if people have pinned things from your blog).

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  17. That's actually not a bad idea! I have a "handmade wardrobe" tab on the top of my blog to keep track of my garments, and I think some people have dedicated flickr folders, but pinterest is so much fun, it really should be used for that!

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  18. Pinterst is about YOUR organizational needs, not anyone elses. I know there is a social aspect to it, but that is not why I joined. I say go for it. Anyone who is bothered by it can take a hike.

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  19. I haven't started a pinterest account yet but I think I'm going to have to. It is really cool. And I seem to get a bit of traffic to my blog from there. I don't see anything wrong with pinning your own stuff.

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  20. @ fingers: no, don't question! it's become a movement!

    @ faye: you can pin from your blog, from flickr, from anywhere on the web, and you can even upload a pin from your computer! ask me how i know...

    @ amanda: THANK YOU MY FRIEND FOR TAKING THE BAIT! erm, i mean, challenging me! i owe you a drink.

    @ mjb: i wonder if you can, though? you should play around with the web address, like, if you see your pins from your blog, try replacing your blog name with your flickr account?

    @ vicki, natasha, sarah, agri, kaylee, alessa, grace, liza jane: pin it peeps! occupy wall street!

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  21. I take bait, especially when alcohol is on offer. It was a bit like this.... (you're Ernie, I'm the fish):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUusX1Js6R0

    For future reference, I also walk into traps (but more usually doorways).

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    1. i love that video!!! so if i yell loud enough, youll hop on over here and have a drink? EXCELLENT!

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  22. Great idea, there does have to be some better way to organize my handmades than by sorting them by color before they go in the wash! I actually tried putting my creations in polyvore so I could play around with outfits, but realized I would need to reshoot everything in higher quality with plain white backgrounds. Plus, it made me realize how many more pairs of shoes i need.

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    1. i did the same thing! photographed a mimi polyvore of christmas gifts, and then thought about all the things i needed for it...

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  23. I just spent WAY too much time doing this on pinterest... and my patterns, too. You've created a MONSTER, Oona! (Also, some day I'll screencap my avatar off of Rock Band 3. She looks scarily like me. And I totally want her wardrobe.)

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    1. YAY! your closet must be bursting. i'm going to look. and i bet your avatar kicks ass.

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  24. Oona, I did it... I have a board called "my closet" http://pinterest.com/mama_rachael/my-closet/

    It has 1 picture -- my uniform. I"m branching out and picked out a fun outfit for church tomorrow, even wearing my boots! I'll get a picture and pin it up. Might just inspire me!

    Oona -- I love your ideas.

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    1. yay more closets!!!! now you must fill it!

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  25. You should totally pin your own stuff! I've seen heaps of people do it; I've only had ONE thing of my own that I thought was pin worthy but I put it up.

    Note to self: Find oonaballoona on pinterest.

    Re the Xbox hair options, while I can appreciate the difficultly of rendering the beautiful and famous oonacurls, I can only think, microsoft, try harder. Your lil outfit there is really cute though. I'm trying to think whether they'd actually be able represent my hair right now: I'm rocking dark roots with the odd frizzy gray squiggle, damaged lengths gone, uh, 'auburn' from years of ammonia and peroxide damage, and prison highlights.

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    1. and where are you and your roots on pinterest?!

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  26. I do this (but it's not very good because there are things I've made that I haven't gotten around to photographing)! In place of having a blog :) search for mangoflavor, if you'd like

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  27. I suppose I already breached a vanity rule by posting my own lapped zip tutorial. Haven't done any outfits/garments yet, but that is about to change.

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  28. My sewing machine is still in its box, but I pin the recipes I make (on a separate board from ones that I have seen and plan to make in the future)... I like to see what I've done all in one spot! :-)

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  29. Ha, when I first started using Pinterest (well over a year ago. yikes, time it does fly!) I really REALLY wanted to do this, and I wanted to do my whole BS/BWOF collection of line drawings, and patterns images too. I was afraid of the "self-promotion" rule back then, because there weren't that many people using Pinterest at the time. Heck, back then if you had a question, Ben himself answered by email. Anywho, I should totally revisit this idea now that the P is so big no one would ever catch on! (I'm what beangirl calls a "rule-follower", heh.)

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