I'm addicted to Pinterest.
If you don't know what Pinterest is, it's kinda like a categorizing slash bookmarking network. I create virtual "pin boards" and label them, i.e. Sewing Projects, Recipes, Christmas. I then "pin" images to the boards. So if I find a pumpkin bread recipe on the web, I pin it to my Recipes board. What's more, the images I pin are linked to their origin so all I need to do is click on that pumpkin bread image and I'm taken directly to the recipe.
The coolest part of Pinterest is I do not have to scour the web for great ideas or recipes. Because the site is networked, I can just look through other Pinterest user's images/pins/boards. I have spent HOURS looking at images on Pinterest. If it's photographed, it's on Pinterest. So not only is my sense of sight stimulated, all the images are backed up with how to's.
And it goes beyond what I'm explaining here. Crafting and baking is my thing so that's what I look for on Pinterest. Special K got tired of looking over my shoulder when I was "pinning" so he started his own boards. He's all about architecture and landscapes. Some people pin quotes, fashion or gift ideas. I have a board dedicated to just Harry Potter and another to just Star Wars.
So anyway, I found an idea on Pinterest... turn a TV tray into a ironing board. I'm a sewer and the one thing I hate is having to get up from my sewing machine to press a seam. Having the TV tray ironing board allows me to stay seated! mo.honey suggested I move my ironing board closer to my machine but I will still have to stand up and sit down. And before you go and judge me on not wanting to stand up... when you sew, there is a lot of small pressing you do. This idea is like a god-send to sewers.
So I made one! And it's fantastic. I love that I can keep my rhythm and position! I also love how easy it is to fold up and down and I can slide it between the bookcase when I'm not using it. It was so easy to make I wonder why no one else has thought of this. Well maybe someone has and I've been living under a rock.
So here is my mini-ironing board:
And if you are pinterested in making one yourself, here is the linky link: mini-ironing board