16 May 2010

pay it forward

I like the idea of "pay it forward": you receive a hand-made gift and commit to make and send a hand-made gift to three other people. Spread some love...

A year ago, I was lucky to sign up for Patch Andi's "pay it forward". In perfect timing, this pretty linen notebook cover showed up in my mailbox, all the way from Australia - and just in time for my birthday, too.

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Thank you, so much Andi. It is lovely, it will be used and cherished. The pretty hexagon flowers are tiny, and so cute! And I love your pretty name tag. I have admired your quilts for a long time, and have to say it is special to have a beautiful hand-made gift from you!

; ))

So, it is my time for me to pay it forward:

I would like to make a handmade gift for three lovely people who want to join in this tradition, and receive a hand-made gift from me. You have to be willing to commit to each make three gifts to send on. You will have 365 days to fulfill this commitment, and to pass on the "pay it forward".

I would ask you to think this through, and to leave me a comment on this post signing up for "pay it forward" within the next three days. I will draw three names on the 20th of May and let you all know. Please make sure I can contact you at a later time to get your name and address. If not, I'll have to skip you, and that would be a shame.

Here is another picture of my great gift from Andi, a notebook of blank pages to be filled, beautifully wrapped.

I have a few ideas of what to make, myself. The good thing is - I have 365 days to do it. I hope there is some of you who would love to play along. What do you say - would you like to participate?

12 comments:

Andi said...

so glad you like it Marit!
I'm sure your PIF gifts will be cherished!

Katy said...

I love pay it forwards! You got a wonderful gift there! I would love to join in, it's been a while since I had one on my blog.

wishes, true and kind said...

Nice! And a good reminder to me that I have some pay it forwards of my own that I'd better get to!

MichelleB said...

Your gift is lovely. I would love to do a PIF with you!

linda said...

I would love to play!! Sounds like fun!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

I'm a 'playitforward' kinda girl...
I'm in, too.
Maybe I don't understand the guidelines - only three in one year?

Logopaedchen said...

Well I´d like to join in too, but ist seems you´ve already got three Participants.

Marit said...

Please, leave a comment if you will. I'll make a drawing of three names on the 20th of May.

sewtakeahike said...

Me too Marit! I'd love to do another PIF!

Shayla Sharp said...

What a great way to go about the pay it forward concept! I'd love to join in on something like this.

That Girl said...

I would love to participate! I love this idea... almost better than a giveaway.

Jennifer :)

Mrs Moen said...

I would love to join in, Marit; it would be my first PIF.-)