Thursday, 13 January 2011

Pay It Forward!

Have you come across this idea before? I've seen it on a few blogs, but was always either too late, or commented on those particular blogs so rarely that it didn't feel right to pop up only when there was something on offer! Having said that, if you are someone who visits me regularly, you're most welcome to put your name down for this, even if you don't usually comment. It would be a great way to start getting to know you :-) But yesterday I saw it on Beverly's blog, and I was in time, yay!!


This is how it works:

I promise something handmade* to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade (or homemade) by you and it must be sent to your 5 people some time in 2011**. Ready, set, GO!

*I'll try to tailor the item to the recipient. I have a few ideas already, but when I know which of you will be receiving something, I'll contact you to check a few details, look at your blog to get an idea of your tastes and interests, and make something accordingly. It may be stitched, papercrafted, baked, something different, some combination of the above!! But it will be handmade by me, especially for you :-)

**I can't guarantee quite how quickly I'll get the items made and posted!! But I promise it will be by the end of 2011!

15 comments:

K said...

Oooooo me please Mel **waves hand excitedly**

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a great idea, Mel....I'm in, please.

Rusty said...

I am a silent follower, but always love your things, I think I might have to do this myself!! x

Melissa said...

I always enjoy your blog and would love to play along!

helena said...

yay made it into the first 5 - like you have been wanting to do this for a while but always too late

humel said...

OK, folks - the 5 of you are in :-)

Sorry if you missed out, but hey, it would be worth keeping an eye on the blogs of the 5 above, ready for when they Pay It Forward....

Rusty said...

Wow thankyou so much, I have done one on my blog now xx

Liberty :) said...

boo hoo!!!! just missed it! thanks for your thank you letter, you are too cute!

Lizzie said...

This is fun! I hope your recipients all enjoy their pressies (of course they each have to make 5 things now!).

Cheri said...

I was at work today, so missed out. Ah well, so it goes! But it is a cute idea!

Amy said...

Ahhh, Mel, you are always thinking of lovely things for people - whoever receives and handmade special from you will love it for sure :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I've seen this on facebook, too. Interesting that it's crossed over to blogland.
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Looks like fun!

humel said...

Kate, my dear - K has kindly offered me a 'swap' so I can benefit from her PIF too. I'm therefore going to count hers as an extra, so I can include you as the next commenter :-) I'll be in touch! xx

Rachel B said...

Whoops, missed it by miles! I'm playing catch up in blogland again! :)