Tuesday 27 September 2011

Gorgeous gift, and would anybody like a wee handmade pressie from me?

 Last week I received the prettiest little handmade cushion from the lovely Reene at Nellies Nicities. I was one of the 3 lucky people who played in her Pay it Forward event on her blog. She sent me this really sweet little cushion and some lovely scraps including some a favourite line - Snippets by American Jane :)


I held off posting this because Reene also sent a goodie to Jan, and I wanted to let her fill her PIF spaces, and I think we share a lot of the same bloggy pals :) I think she's filled all her spots now so.......

I know a lot of you may already have signed up with someone else for Pay it Forward, but hopefully there's 3 people out there that would like me to make them a wee handmade gift in the next year.

Here is how it works:

I will make a little something for the first 3 people who comment on this post and say they want to play. It will be a surprise and it will arrive when you least expect it.
I will have 365 days to do it in. What's the catch? To get a handmade present from me, you have to play too! This means YOU pledge to send a little handmade something to 3 readers of your blog (but remember you will have 365 days to make and send it too). It doesn't have to be quilty - just handmade.
You must have a blog.
Once you receive your "little something", you must post about your Pay it Forward on your blog to keep the fun going - be sure to use the Pay It Forward badge.

Thank you so much Reene! I love my little cushion :) I feel like you've been really spoiling me lately!

If you do want to play with me, remember you have a whole year to make your items (it might take me a while to get mine made!) and please tell me you would like to play in a comment.

I almost forgot to mention that if you are living in the UK and Ireland, Emily over at Strawberry Patch is setting up a charm square swap. Each participant buys one metre of Christmas fabric - and puts it on the Flickr group so everyone knows what has already been purchased - and then cuts it up into 56 5" squares. We send that off to Emily and she divides all the squares between all 28 participants. You get back 2 squares each of 28 different fabrics. So a lovely unique festive charm pack with 56 squares :)

 Only we need 28 people to take part for it to work. We are looking for modern/cool Christmas fabric.

Recently Cindy at Fluffy Sheep organised a Japanese charm swap and it was fantastic! I've ended up with the most gorgeous charm pack of cool Japanese prints!

Go on - it doesn't take long to chop up a metre of fabric!

Edited Again!!!
Think I need another cup of coffee! I also forgot to mention that my lovely pal Susan from Canadian Abroad has organised a Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap on Flickr. This looks like it's going to be a lot of festive fun! Pop over to the Flickr group and take a look at some of the inspiration mosaics posted there - There's some gorgeous festive inspiration going on there!
The swap is open internationally, so you don't have to be in the UK or Ireland for this one :)

Fiona x


  1. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, yes please ;-)

  2. Thanks for the mention of the swap Fiona. And not thanks to the PIF, as much as I would love to get something for you, I am still to make the third person in my PIF anything and I signed up for it last winter!! I am sure you will have people lining up for it though!

  3. I've already done PIF Fiona, and thanks for the heads up re: Christmas charm swap at Strawberry Patch. I've signed up! Jxo

  4. I would love to play, I mean, pay it forward with you!

  5. ps- I blog over at dashasel.blogspot.com :)

  6. I stumbled across PIF over the weekend and was happy to keep it going. What a wonderful idea. Your package is great, and I can't wait to see what I get. I'm also having a Christmas charm swap open to everyone.

  7. You are just making me giggle with your many edits :) Did you get that coffee?

    PIF is super great - I hope you have a lovely time with your partners :) I just signed up for another round and am really looking forward to digging in. Good luck!

  8. Reene did us proud didn't she? I thought this one might be for you!

  9. If you are still looking for a PIF partner then I'm in. hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. just let me know and I will post on my blog to get 3 people of my own.


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