Thursday, 24 July 2014

Pay it forward

I had a completely unexpected parcel arrive in my letter box last week, right in the middle of a very crap week. It's funny how these things happen at the perfect time - and there is seriously nothing better than a beautiful handmade gift. 

There were a flurry of Pay it Forward posts happening last year, one of which was put up by Erin of Billy Button Designs and I was lucky enough to get my name in the list. I had totally forgotten I'd signed up for it, so when I unwrapped the parcel to find this beautiful sewing kit I was beyond thrilled. The kit is just fabulous - and Erin included a bunch of fabulous extras, including those awesome covered buttons and tape measure at the top. Thanks SO much Erin, I absolutely adore it!  


So it's now my turn to pay it forward! If you would like to receive a little handmade something (cushion cover, pouch, mug rug, something like that) within the next twelve months, just leave a comment on this post and I will choose three random commenters in a week or so. Please make sure you aren't a no-reply blogger though - if I can't contact you I will have to draw a different commenter :o) 

There are a few rules to keep in mind: 

1. By commenting, you are committing to take part in the fun of in Pay It Forward yourself by making something for 3 readers of your blog.

2. You must have a blog to take part.

3.  You need to post about Pay It Forward on your blog once you receive your little something so as to keep the fun going
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So, would you like to play along? If you do, maybe let me know what sort of handmade something would appeal to you ;o)

xx Jess


19 comments:

Anita in Florida said...

That sewing kit is adorable, lucky you!!

Kendra Watson said...

What a great idea, your surprise is so pretty. I think if I was selected I'd like the item to be a surprise :) make what you like to make in the moment

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

What a gorgeous sewing kit! I would love to get something made by you ;) and then pay it forward of course!

moira said...

sorry to hear that you're having a crappy week. Love your sewing kit. I'll sign up if you need me to x

Renee said...

I don't want to play along, since I'm still trying to finish my last two PIF of many from last year! When I signed up for two last year I reposted and committed right away. I never got anything from the people I sign up with though--so I wish I'd waited until I got something to offer to pay it forward to someone else. On the other hand I'm glad not to be a dead end of making and sending lovely things--I know I've made quite a few people's day! I'm glad you weren't forgotten and got something so nice this week!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

How lovely!

Newbie Jen said...

How awesome! Pay it Forward sounds like fun.

Michele said...

That is just fabulous. I've seen this before and thought about joining in and now I really want to. Add me to the list. Since I'm trying to finally get the walls of my studio decorated, I'd love a mini quilt to hang there.

Debbie said...

I love the idea of paying-it-forward. I think I would prefer to be surprised rather than request something specific. I love surprises!!

Willit Neverend said...

Last year I won some fabric in a pay-it-forward post like this. I was so excited. I paid it forward by giving away some fabric and a book. It would be even more fun to receive and pay-it-forward with hand made gifts.

Lisa J. said...

I love your little sewing pouch. Isn't that wonderful that it arrived unexpectedly. I would be happy with a surprise as well....and I'd love to pay it forward. What a great idea!

Sue said...

The sewing kit is lovely, I have done this once before and loved what I got and then made for others. I would love to play along.

Catherine said...

Hi Jess, I'd love to join in the pay-it-forward. This is the first time I have heard about the idea and it sounds great. Anything handmade would be treasured and I would really adore a sweet pincushion. Thank you for hosting.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I would love a piece of Jess in my life!

Jennifer said...

How fun! I love the idea of sending someone a fun little package. I'd love to play along!

barcord said...

This PIF idea is great. There's nothing like getting a surprise in the post, except, perhaps surprising someone else. I love mugrugs. They would be my choice to receive. Thank you for this opportunity to play along.

Ella said...

I'm probably late to the party, but I would totally do this...might do it even if not picked. Cuz that's how I roll.

Steph Blair said...

lovely sewing kit! I'd love to sign up to pay it forward - I need some one to make a few small makes for :D

Rie said...

I love PIF's! Can I add my name to the list!
PIF's are totally fab, as they are the best excuse experiment & make something fun!
Love your happy mail too!