Several weeks ago a friend of mine posted this as her Facebook status:
Interesting twist on pay it forward, and right up my alley.
"Pay it forward 2011: I promise something handmade to the first 5 people who comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your people sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!"
This sounded like a wonderful idea to me so I quickly replied with an emphatic “I’ll play!” Then I immediately reposted the message.
Over the weekend, the first of my participants received her handmade item. She and I took the opportunity to meet-up and chat over a cup of coffee. I highly suggest this to anyone participating in a similar activity. It’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Below is a photo of the item I gifted that day.
I will be posting a photo of each handmade item after they have been gifted. Are you participating in "Pay it Forward 2011"? If so I would love to hear about your handmade gift ideas in the comments below.