Monday, January 17, 2011

Pay it Forward Crafting 2011: I'll send you something!

The other day I received a postcard in the mail from a friend who went to the Henri Matisse museum in Nice, France and thought of me. "A little something colorful to put up in your creative space," it says. This must've been about the same time Allison received a letter from her friend and felt compelled to write a "pay it forward craft-style" post on her blog. I jumped in and signed up; I confess to attempting this via a Facebook post last year and I failed miserably, so I'm depending on the accountability of the blog to shame me into following through should I find myself empty-handed in October. Still, I feel more prepared for it this year and already have a few ideas up my sleeve. In fact, I felt so inspired that I created a treasury over on Etsy entitled "I'm Sew Inspired"!
There are so many inspiring things on Etsy, aren't there? If these folks can create enough to run a shop, then surely we can send five things over the course of a year, right?

Curious to see what I'll send? I promise it won't be anything with a really curved seam, ha! I'll send something handmade to the first five people who comment on this post....but the stipulation is that you have to post about it on your blog, too!

How to enter:

- Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here... They must in turn post this on their blog and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

I've added 2 tiny amendments in order to comment:

- First, write a post on your blog with a link back to wherever you heard about the idea first (I think this is a fun way to see who else is taking part and you may find some fun new blogs while you're at it!)

- Then come back and comment here and include a link to your post (this way others get a chance to check out some new blogs, too!)

Are you in?

6 comments :

Monica said...

So, this is gutsy for me because I am a "commitment phobe", but I am in. Here is the link to my post:
http://3at12.blogspot.com/2011/01/pay-it-forward-crafting-2011-i-am-in.html
Should be fun!

Jutta said...

Hei Juliette, I've been going back and forth since yesterday whether or not I should participate. It sounds nice, but like Monica I guess I'm a bit of a commitment phobe :) But then I thought it's a whole year to do it, so why not! I'll be posting about it later, but count me in! :)

Traveling Mama said...

Hahaha! Glad to see I'm not the only one with commitment issues! I was sitting here wondering what I might send 5 people and then looked around and realized that I have 5 lovely things sitting on my desk right now that I could send... so I'm in too! Explain it to me slowly, though. This means I will send you something in the mail (oh, shucks!) and then I will post about it on my blog and ask for five more participants who I will send something to and they will send something to me in return?

Juliette said...

Yay Tina! Ok, so actually you don't have to send me anything (darn!). You only send things to the 5 people who comment on your post. So, in theory, you get 1 thing from whoever you signed up for on Craft it Forward and then you send out 5 things. =)

ALTHOUGH - I've never seen more rules, so if you've already put your post up you could probably continue to sign up to receive stuff from others, lol! =)

Hope that helps!

Traveling Mama said...

Well, I think we should exchange if you want to! My mouth is now watering after looking at those cookies you made, so I'm thinking an exchange would definitely be in my interest! LOL! Just let me know, ok? Hope you are having a great weekend!

Fredda said...

Sehe ich das richtig? Hier sind noch gar keine 5 Leute?! Dann kommentiere ich jetzt hier *freu*
Liebe Grüße, Fredda

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