Thursday, 20 January 2011

Pay It Forward

Some time ago I signed up to received a Pay It Forward gift from Modernjax.

I promptly forgot about it until an unexpected package, sent from America, landed on my doorstep! "What's this?" I asked myself as I opened it up. Then imagine my surprise when I found these goodies inside!

I got a lovely dotty tote bag, some ironing starch, a couple of beautifully intricate origami hanging decorations and a packet of Buckeyes - which are little chocolates with peanut butter inside - yum yum!

As is the tradition with Pay It Forwards, it is now my turn, so here is how it works.

1. I will make a little something of the first 3 people who comment on this post. It will be a surprise and it will arrive when you least expect it.

2. 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 mwans YOU pledge to send a little handmade something for 3 readers of your blog. It doesn't have to be quilty - just handmade!

3. You must have a blog.

4. Once you comment here, you must post about your Pay It Forward on your blog to keep the fun going - with the Pay It Forward badge.

Let the fun begin!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

A New Year = A New Beginning!

Isn't it odd that I said this last New Year!

And then how many posts did I make on my blog between then and now? 5!

It's not even like I've done nothing. I'm part of 7 Quilting Bees, have done numerous swaps, plus sewn some bits and bobs for actual paying customers.

We ended the year quite low as my husband lost his job 2 weeks before Christmas, plus he, our daughter and myself all had flu over the Festivities. We are all on the mend but I am still coughing continually which is mega annoying!

As I was bought a website package for my birthday, I have resolved that I WILL MAKE SOME THINGS, and SELL THEM ONLINE. My biggest reason for not venturing into ready-made so far has been a lack of confidence in their ability to sell. I've always felt to wait until someone asks me to make something is safer - as then I won't have spend time and energy plus materials making items people don't want to buy!

I have a few ideas for making some monster softies, so perhaps I'll start with them.

I hope that 2011 is a great year for you all, and I PROMISE you will hear more from me on a regular basis from now on.

Love Leah x