Friday, July 17, 2009

Pay it forward

Who doesn't love new, beautiful, unique handmade items? How about if you could get that new, beautiful, unique handmade item for free? How about if you then shared your talents with others? Now I know that last one sometimes makes people nervous...but I know there are enough of you out there that are up to the challenge. So please, read on and leave a comment.

My friend Jaime posted this pay-it-forward game and it seemed like such a fun idea, so I want to play along.

For the first five bloggers to leave a comment (in your comment tell me a little bit about you and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you(blog address or email)) on this post and commit to do the same pay-it-forward on their blogs I will do the following (and if you are one of the five this is what you will paste in your pay-it-forward post too) :

I am willing to post overseas (I am in Canada), but remember you must commit on your blog to do the same for others.

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I send you. But you may be pleasantly surprised. It will definitely be sewing/craft related.

2. What I send will be made just for you, with love, by my own hands. You'd be surprised how much of our personalities come through online.

3. I will complete all 5 gifts this year - 2009.

4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world, that you can touch and feel, and not something cyber.

5. I reserve the right to do something strange. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. If you find it truly horrendous, just let me know. Perhaps you'll send it forward to someone who will absolutely love it.

6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post (one for each).

7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you to confirm.

If five people have already left a comment, do not despair. I want everyone to leave a comment and I will choose three random people to send a little something to as well, I have so many ideas and things that I would love to share with all of you.

I will be anxiously awaiting each of your fabulous comments! I can't wait to get started!!


  1. YEAH! I'm a stay at home mama who loves to craft. Kinda goes with my former life as a teacher. Hope I'm one of the first.

  2. So can I play on yours? ha ha!

    I wish that you started it so that I truly could. :) You make such awesome things!

    Have fun playing.

    Ps...Don't use mine if you do get 5...I am just happy you want to do this.

  3. Sounds great! What a great way to encourage someone.

  4. I need some motivation to get my craft back on! Hopefully making things for someone else will help.

  5. I'm the lucky 5th I believe? This is such a cool idea! I can't wait to get started on my own.

  6. I think this is such an awesome idea! My first child is only four months old and I rarely feel like I have time to do anything that doesn't involve her, but I'm going to remember this for the future and start it on my blog!

  7. i am volunteering with the activities dept. in a nursing home. I am looking all over the web for different ideas and great resources to use. That is how I came upon your blog. I want to start my own blog to help other activity directors or volunteers.
    deefna at gmail dot com

  8. Sounds like such a fun idea. I wish my son were just a little older so a little more free time could come my way.


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