"Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment. They must in turn post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011. Many thanks to my friend Emily for passing this on to me!"
That was my personal facebook status posted on January 4 of this year. I think it's a lovely idea. Sharing a bit of yourself with someone else. Did you see the movie back in 2000 with Haley Joel Osment?? It's all about paying back a good deed done to you by doing a good deed for someone else. This is like a pass it on of handmade goods!
Anyway. I'm really excited to see what my friend Emily comes up with this year! As for me, I knew I needed to get on my "pay it forward" project right away or I'd forget all about it! I had each of my friends who commented send me an email with their favorite color and their address. After, a bit of thinking I decided to make a bunch of little pouches. They are just big enough to hold your phone, a bit of cash, or coins & they have a nifty key ring on the side!
Now, here is the sort of giveaway part. Did you notice that I will be "paying it forward" to five of my facebook friends but that there are seven pouches in the photos???? Yup, one of them is for one of you!!! The catch is that if you win, you must pay it forward by passing on one handmade item to the person of your choice. Now, I can't prove that you will do this, but I'd love it if you'd show me what you pass on. And if you are thinking "oh, I don't sew, or I'm not crafty, think about other things you could pass on. Some homemade soup or cookies?? a hand decorated greeting card?, hair bows or clips?? Really, the possibilities are endless!
So the winner of this Pay It Forward Pouch Giveway will receive one pouch handmade by me. Either the multicolor persia print or the blue & brown paisley print. Sorry, the red one is spoken for.
Here's how to enter:
1. Be a follower of Sweet Pea and Jojo and leave me a comment telling me that you are a follower.
For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each one:
- Like Sweet Pea and Jojo on Facebook. Leave me a comment telling me that you do!
- take a look around the archives of Sweet Pea and Jojo and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite project was.
-leave me a comment telling me about a time you "paid it forward"
Also, be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner! The contest will end at midnight on January 26, 2011 and I will announce the winner next Thursday!!
And if you don't want to enter the giveaway but want to make some of these cute little pouches, I kind of sort of followed the tutorial from Noodlehead.