Handmade Pay it Forward

I stumbled across this while blog crawling today. Thanks to anodyne design for bringing it up again. It’s truly a fabulous way to spread the “hand made” love. I’ve seen it before a few times beforegetting into blogging myself. It just seems like fun, and a cool way to get in touch with kindred artisans.

So basically: I promise that the first 3 people who comment (nicely :-0 ) on this post, will receive some goody handmade by me sometime in the next 365 days. I don’t know what it will be yet, but you can count on it involving hand dyed fabric of some sort, or possibly something new I’m working on. Not necessarily a scarf, but something. (So guys, feel free to resond too.) I also promise you I will put the same heart and soul in it as anything else I create. Sometime in the next year some lovely little thing will arrive, probably long after you’ve forgotten about it, and we will have worked to spread a little art. To any international readers- I’m willing to ship outside of the US, so feel free to comment as well.

The fine print (aka the “rules”):

You must comment with a valid email, (so I can contact you to get addresses and such) have a blog of your own, and most importantly “Pay it forward” by posting a like message on your own blog.

Have Fun! Spread Art!

********UPDATE********* as of January 30, 2007 there is just one recipient.  I’ve got room for two more!********

6 thoughts on “Handmade Pay it Forward

  1. I’ve always envied those who could knit, sew and work with materials. I’ve never really been able to. :p

    This is an excellent idea and hopefully I’ll be able to remember to post the same on my own journal–even though my hand made goodies will most probably be cookies!

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  3. I don’t have a blog so am not in the game (although I will happily trade you something) but it reminds me of something we did for a few years in my extended family. One person did a random drawing so each person (by proxy) drew one other person’s name, sent each person only the name of the person they were assigned to make something for, and we all made a gift for the person whose name we drew.
    So each of us got a big surprise on Christmas as we knew neither what it was or who it was from until we opened it. One year I made a ceramic platter for my sister. She thought I had cheated and bought it for months until she happened to look a the back and saw that I had inscribed a dedication to her under the glaze.
    Another year the same sister made me a bedspread that I used until the lining was in shreds and it was so stained by children and pets having had so much fun on it than it was twice as bad as the one I had been so desperate to replace. But this one was retired with love, not haste.
    Thank you for reminding me how sweet it is to take time to make things and share them.

  4. I don’t know why I told you my sister thought I bought the platter. I thought that was funny. It was way better than anything I could have afforded to buy!

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