Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pay It Foward Pouches- a giveaway of sorts

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"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!

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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.

31 comments:

  1. Those are darling! I'm a follower, here and on facebook. And there's no way to pick one favorite project! You've been inspiring me to do more with my kids. We just did the paint chip valentine thing, although ours didn't turn out quite as nice but I think they add a nice touch to the living room.

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  2. Love love love these! :D
    I follow your blog :)

    janey-poo(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  3. I'm not going to participate in your pay it forward, because, oddly enough, I just posted a similar one today! Thanks for finding me and commenting. :) I'll be following your blog!

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  4. I am a new follower-love your blog

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  5. I'm a follower!! Those are just too cute!!

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  6. These are nice pouches. I like to make things that are useful and these are IT! Thanks, Linda

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  7. Good morning! I just wanted to stop by to let you know that I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award from my blog, www.countrybymarriage.com. I just always love your projects and posts. So much fun, and these pouches are darling. I'm your newest follower! Anyway, run by and grab the button for the award if you want! Thanks, Deana

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  8. I am a new follower

    maren.brown19@gmail.com

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  9. Liked on Facebook

    maren.brown19@gmail.com

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  10. I'm a follower and I'm so glad you commented on my Pay it Forward blog entry so that it could lead me to your blog. Love it!

    She Loves Life

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  11. Thank you for the opportunity~! I am a follower.

    I posted that status on my FB page and can you believe that not ONE person commented? I was so sad.

    hrmpf.

    If I win I promise to make something! AND to blog about it and share it with you... <3

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  12. I'm actually doing the Facebook Pay it forward this year too! I've got the gifts in mind for each of my friends and have started making them!

    Love the blog idea you're doing here too!

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  13. Found you on Tatertots and Jello and I'm your newest follower. Love your pouches and the Pay it Forward idea.

    haarde@hotmail.com

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  14. Liked you on Facebook!

    haarde@hotmail.com

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  15. I follow your blog. thank you for the chance to win!

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  16. I love your blog, and I am now a follower. Your kids are just the cutest!

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  17. I just love the flower clippies you made from the lining of your husband's suit coat! Now I just need to find some acetate type fabric....

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  18. I have been doing a "pay it forward" project just since the new year. I have been making little "bottlecap" pincushions, and just giving them to people at church to make them smile. I gave out 3 of them this week. We'll see how many I can get made this week.

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  19. By the way, your pouches look so professionally finished, and I have such a hard time with zippers...could you post a tutorial some time?

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  20. THOSE ARE SO CUTE! I'm a follower of your blog...daily I must say. :)

    Lorie

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  21. I'm actually done the "pay it forward" to 5 friends on Facebook before, I sent handmade bookmarks and gift tags to 5 of my friends, actually 6, the 6th person to reply was such a good friend that I couldn't not send her stuff too...and don't you know, she was the first to tell me she got them and loved them too. :)

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  22. gosh, it's hard to pick just one thing that's a favorite on your blog. I really like your valentines hair clips and want to try them for my girls...I also like your sweater turned ruffle cardigan, I can't remember the name, but I'd love to try and make it.

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  23. I am a new follower and I like the pay it forward idea! :) I have just been a little nervous about committing! The blue and brown pouch is adorable. Thanks and have a great day!!

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  24. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  25. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I love the idea of "paying it forward". I'm a loyal follower of yours!

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Thanks so much for letting me know what you think! I really do appreciate every comment and will do my best to respond to any question you may have!