Monday, July 20, 2009

Handmade Pay It Forward

I recently participated in the Handmade Pay It Forward started by Jess of EpheriellDesigns. Today I received a gorgeous handmade necklace from her. So now to continue this wonderful idea I would like to Pay It Forward.

Handmade Pay It Forward. The idea is simple. You receive a handmade gift from a fellow crafts person. You Pay It Forward by sending some of the things you have made and loved to others.

To participate just comment on this blog.


In order to participate in this, there are a few requirements:

1. I will choose an undisclosed number of people who comment on this post to send a gift to. This gift I have made with my own hands, and with love.

2. If you choose to comment, and you receive a gift from me, you commit yourself to Paying It Forward.

3. You must then make a post on your blog, making the same offer to your readers.

4. On your blog post, you must include this list of requirements (basically, all the text between the asterisks). You choose how many people you Pay It Forward to – though it would be nice if it was more than one. However, I realise that some of you make high-end or expensive wares, and I don’t want to exclude you from participating by setting a minimum number above one.

5. In each of your packages, as well as your gift, please include a minimum of 5 business cards (if you have them). Also include the business cards that you received in your gift – this allows every recipient to visit the people who’s generosity brought Handmade Pay It Forward to them.

6. Finally, in your PIF blog post, include the history of your gift – i.e. the name and blog of all the people before you in the journey.

Handmade Pay It Forward 2009 – Those that gave before me: Jess from EpheriellDesigns, Kerri from Vintagesewandso.

7. Please only participate once. Obviously, if you haven’t received a gift within a few weeks of leaving a comment on a PIF post, you can probably assume you missed out that time, and try again if you see it elsewhere :) This keeps the PIF goodness spreading to new people! I think I will start a new one once a year… but we’ll see how this evolves!

Please use this button on your blog to share that you have participated!




  1. I'm paying it forward, too! Jess really gets things started!

  2. I got mine yesterday too. Must hurry up and find my players :)


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