Friday, December 11, 2009

The "Pay it Forward" Challenge!

Happy Friday, everyone! It's a wet, blustery day in Northern California. So let's discuss something cozy: crafts!

One of the bloggers that I follow, Debby at debby weighs in, has a post on paying it forward. She is participating in a handmade gift "paying it forward" challenge. I was a little intimidated about participating, because she's a total crafting whiz...and while I enjoy crafting, too, I'm definitely not in her league. But I couldn't resist! (My handmade gifts tend to be in the realm of baking; uncomplicated but tidy knitting with gorgeous yarns, think scarves rather than, say, sweaters; and handmade greeting cards.)

Not sure how well this will work, either, given that nearly everyone who reads this also reads Debby. :-) But here are the details:
It’s a challenge of sorts. In a nutshell, it’s to send a handmade gift to 3 people.
I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post.

I have 365 days to do it in

What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!

The catch is that you must participate as well:

You must have a blog.

And before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Just cut and paste this one if you like, which I did.

So, there you go…..if you’d like to receive a handmade gift from me sometime in the next 365 days, leave a comment here on my blog. I’m already thinking about what I’ll make and send…
Hmmm...not sure I have a good pay-it-forward story, but there's the old knitting superstition of "never knit a sweater for a boyfriend." I'm happy to say that I didn't have to go through the effort of knitting an entire sweater...I've driven men off with mere scarves and slippers. I did not knit anything for Mr. Handsome-and-Handy until we were married, though...come to think of it, I wear that scarf more than he does! ;-)

I popped over to my sister-in-law's the other evening, and I admired a wreath on her wall that was covered with vintage ornaments. It turns out she made it herself; she'd seen the idea at a local craft fair, and being a craft person herself, thought it would be fun! I'm kicking myself now for not having snapped a photo to show you all...if I get over there again during the holidays, I'll bring the regular camera and get a good one. you enjoy crafting? What are your favorite things to make?


debby said...

Again, not commenting to get a gift, but I just have to comment on your clever writing, Pubsgal! ''ve driven men off with mere scarves and slippers.' totally cracked me up!

And ooh, please take a picture of the wreath--sounds like something I could get into!

Brooke said...

i'd love to play along but i'm not crafty at all. my readers would end up with a homemade bookmark and would never read my blog again! :P

Anonymous said...

I'd love to play, but I'm already on Debby's and am trying to recruit my own victims! I want to see a picture of your hubby's scarf. :)