Using Pinterest for creative business

When the lovely folks at Pinterest asked us to be a part of their Pin It Forward UK campaign, being massive Pinterest fans already, you can imagine how flattered we were! Not only did we get invited to their awesome Pinterest Party where we got to sip tropical cocktails, decorate shot glasses and mingle with all sorts of likeminded creatives, but we get to help spread the word about the wonder that is Pinterest to all of you who haven't yet had the pleasure!


In a nutshell, Pinterest is a tool for gathering, organising and sharing inspiration in the way of online pinboards. Members create a profile of various boards to which they can "pin" relevant images and videos from websites, blogs, other pinners and even upload their own photos. The genius is that images pinned from around the web, when clicked on, will lead right back to the original article or post the image was taken from.


We use Pinterest for organising inspiration for just about everything - our ideal home, recipes we'd like to try, silly funny stuff, but above all, our four favourite boards are: DRESSES, where we salivate over beautiful designs and get inspired for future patterns; BY HAND DIY, where we compile all of our own DIY projects; and CHARLOTTE SKIRT & ELISALEX DRESS, where we pin all of your amazing creations!


Join Pinterest here - but watch out: Pinterest is highly addictive and has been known to cause inspiration overload!


  • Elisalex de Castro Peake
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Comments on this post ( 3 )

  • Jun 19, 2013

    Thank you so much for having us on board! It’s been such an honour to be featured by you guys – we’ve been massive Pinterest fans for a long long while… Party was awesome too! x

    — byhandlondon

  • Jun 07, 2013

    Pinterest IS addicting, that’s for sure. I loved checking out all of your boards – especially your Dresses board. I could ooh and aah for DAYS!

    — Kacie

  • Jun 08, 2013

    Thanks for participating in Pin It Forward UK, Charlotte and Elisalex! I’m glad you had fun at the party- we loved meeting both of you! Your boards are filled with amazing inspirations on Pinterest and I love all of the creative, fun DIY projects. The DIY dipped tank top with studs is a great idea- I’ll have to try this soon! I also can’t stop looking through your Trinkets board- there are so many pretty accessories! Lauren, Community Coordinator

    — Lauren Michaels

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