Little Red Wren

October 3, 2011

Pinterest Pinspiration

Filed under: Around the Home — littleredwren @ 2:35 pm

I just made that up. I am going to guess I’m not the first one to think of it, but I am still a little pleased with myself over that one.

So it seems to me there are two schools of thought on pinterest. The first is: “squeeeee! so many pretty pictures to look at!” and the second: “ugh how does everybody else  have so much time for this stuff. This just makes me feel bad about myself.” My life philosphy (well, my stay at home mom philosphy) helps me stay in the first group, the “squeee” group, if you will. Here is the philosphy – nobody is doing everything perfectly. I can only do one thing really well at a time. If I neglect my blog for months, it’s probably because I’m working out every day and am less interested in blogging. If my house is perfectly clean, I haven’t been creating. If I get in a reading zone, pretty much everything else falls behind. I think most moms are like this. And if they aren’t, please don’t tell me.

I am loving pinterest. I love seeing all of my bookmarked ideas laid out in front of me, it makes them more accessible and makes me more likely to act on the inspiration. For example, I bookmarked this lovely idea two years ago. I never got around to making some for our house. Until I pinned them a couple weeks ago and seeing them on my board a couple times reminded me how I wanted to tackle the project.

I added some knit stems for a little extra interest. I made a few more that are unpictured in the same vintage fabrics as shown, but reversed. I like how they coordinate in lighter tones as a result.

The kids were so excited about these squishy pumpkins. It makes me want to try harder to decorate for the seasons for them. They just get so excited over this stuff!

p.s. Want to follow me on pinterest? Here I am!



  1. Pinterest pinspiration… I would be proud! Such cute pumpkins!

    Comment by Michelle Blair Shaw — October 3, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

  2. Super cute… I need to decorate more for holidays too. When I got out my 4 pitiful little halloween decorations, my kids were like “where’s the rest?”

    Comment by Jana Quigley — October 4, 2011 @ 10:51 am

  3. These are very cute. I wish you could have seen how the kids reacted when they first saw them.

    Comment by Greg — October 5, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

  4. I am so in love with these pumpkins! So cute. I have been wanting to make some out of cream-colored fleece. You’ve inspired me friend. Thanks so much for linking up with me, and for sharing.

    Comment by crystal beutler — October 5, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

  5. I am totally addicted to Pinterest so I am in the first category for sure! Isn’t it a great resource?! Your pumpkins look wonderful-you are very clever!

    I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog and if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by. I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my Pinning and Singing Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

    Comment by Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me — October 11, 2011 @ 3:36 am

  6. These pumpkins are great!

    Comment by tooodayi — June 3, 2012 @ 3:57 am

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