To gently segue from sewing back to librarianship and cpd 23 here is a post covering some crafty-slanted social media sites:
Photo and image sharing sites
Flickr – Social media, photosharing, photostorage.
Picasa – Photo and video content storage and sharing. By Google so links with Google+.
Pinterest – Social media centered around image sharing, moodboard creation and sharing. There has been discussion recently about the Pinterest Terms of Service which I understand state that if you use an image that is not your own, then you are responsible for any copyright infringement. Phil Bradley has written a lovely summary of the issues around the sharing of photos that are not your own. New terms of Service come in to force on 6/4/12.
BurdaStyle – Sewing themed online community and marketplace; commercial and non-commercial elements.
craftgawker – Craft ideas, inspiration and tutorials, set firmly in the non-commercial camp.
Etsy – Craft themed marketplace. Vintage and modern mix with hand-crafted. Vast array of sewing patterns.
Folksy – British hand-crafted items for sale. No vintage.
ravelry – Yarn-craft themed online community and marketplace; commercial and non-commercial elements.
I am sure that there are many others out there. Please feel free to comment and share your top tips, best-loved sites and trade secrets. Cheers me dears.