A Chat With Pinterest UK’s Lizzie Sibley

It’s no secret that here at Craft Candy we are in love with Pinterest. In the first of a three-part series, we introduce Lizzie Sibley, UK Marketing Manager for Pinterest, who is here to tell you how you can get the most out of our favourite social media site, whether you’re pinning for fun, as a blogger or as a small business.

  In part one, we get to know Lizzie, our Pinterest expert, a little better.



Lizzie and Craft Candy's Zoe about to go onstage at Kirstie Allsopp's The Handmade Fair
Lizzie and Craft Candy’s Zoe about to go onstage at Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair

1. Hi Lizzie! What sort of topics are you obsessed with collecting on Pinterest?

  I’d like to describe my Pinterest tastes in the same way I do my music, it’s eclectic! I’m a huge planner so anything from what we’re going to do on our next holiday to new embroidery stitches I’m going to learn. I’m a really picky Pinner though, I can spend hours browsing before I commit a Pin to
a board, you don’t even want to know how many Secret Boards I have with Pins that haven’t quite made the cut!

  2. What do you use Pinterest for?

  Currently my biggest project is the house I’m restoring and Pinterest is such a useful tool for this. It’s a not-so-beautiful 1930s terrace house that has not had a lot of love over recent years, so I’m always pinning DIY home fixes or dream furniture for each and every room. I use a lot of collaborative boards to work together with my husband on Pinterest.

  3. If you could recreate one project you’ve spotted on Pinterest, what would it be?

  Any of my gardening Pins. I love upcycling in the garden and anything crafty for outdoors is wonderful. I love these DIY brick books I spotted on Pinterest, and would love to make these to have in piles around my garden.

  4. What’s your favourite sort of cake?

  I’ve never met a cake I haven’t liked! A current cake I’m crushing on is Lily Vanilli’s Madeira cake, infused with rose and decorated with edible flowers, fruit and buttercream. We recently held a Pinterest Community event with Lily and she showed
us all how to make them. As a result, we now have lots of this cake in our house!

  5. Do you have a favourite animal?

  My spirit animal is a squirrel but I do have a lot of love for one particular corgi called Luna.

  6. Which five people, alive or dead, would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

  I recently met Kirstie Allsopp, who is a crafting dream. I’d love to have her at the table and as much as I like to cook, I’d request Jamie Oliver to prepare a slap up meal.

  Thank you Lizzie! Join us next Monday when we’ll be asking Lizzie’s advice on using Pinterest as a blogger. You can check out Craft Candy’s Pinterest here.

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