This is the first post of another new sew make believe blog series on sources of inspiration from around the web and beyond.
Browsing the web was how I first got excited about craft and sewing and today, I will be sharing with you one of my favourite time sucks, Tumblr. Tumblr is a microblogging and social media platform which has a strong focus on images. To use Tumblr, you need to set up your own blog which takes just moments (just add your email and choose a password and you are ready to go). As a blogging platform it is fun but a bit limited, but you don’t actually have to blog anything at all to be able to get the most out of Tumblr since it is the tag searches and dashboard that make the site so addictive.
Much like Twitter, you find people you like and follow them then the most recent posts from these people will appear in a feed on your dashboard. Also, you can search Tumblr for stuff you are interested in and although I have been using Tumblr for a couple of years, I had not really thought to search for crafty things. A simple search for the ‘craft’ tag opened the door to hundreds of beautiful images and a whole ton of inspiration. I am particularly liking all the Halloween crafts which are showing up on my dashboard. You can follow my tumblog although I am taking a bit of a Tumblr break at the moment and a lot of what I post is, let us say, frivolous at best! You might instead prefer to take a look at these pretty, pretty blogs:
Here is a pretty comprehensive video explaining how to get started on Tumblr.
A word of warning – there are a lot of people who post images without the source credit and this is frustrating and a bug-bear of mine. I try to make sure I only follow people who link through to the owner of the content.