Tuesday 3 July 2012

Pay it forward

Yesterday was a dull rainy day.  Little Miss Mack had had her jabs and was decidedly grumpy and I was feeling a little swamped with the house, business and everything really.

Then the postman turned up.  There was a package for me and it was squidgy!  I knew I had not ordered anything and I wasn't expecting anything so what could it be?

I opened up my package and look what was inside!

WOW I actually squealed! How stunning is that?  A custom made stallholder apron not only in my company colours but with my logo appliquéd on the front.  

I am totally in love with it and cant wait to use it for this weekends Leigh Handmade & Vintage Fair.

So where did it come from? I hear you cry.  Well....................

It was made for me by Tracy of Mad About Bags as part of a Pay it Forward (PIF) swap.  I entered a competition on her blog back in April and she chose me as a winner.  I had totally forgotten about it which made the surprise even better.

So now here is your chance to take part in the Pay It Forward the rules are nice and simple
I need to find three bloggers who would like a handmade gift from me and who are prepared to do the same, and I have 365 days in which to do it.
If that appeals to you just leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite colours. The closing date will be 14th July and if more than three people are interested, names will be drawn from a hat.
I don't know what I'm going to make yet but I can guarantee you'll like the colours and I promise it won't take me a year!
So if you would like to take part and continue on the Pay It Forward please leave a comment below and don't forget to let me know your favourite colours!!!


  1. Wow I've never heard of this before but it sounds like such an incredibly fantastic idea!!

    My favourite colours are Turquoise and Purple :-)!!

  2. aha, that's easy! plum teal and olive green. I would love a handmade gift from you Claire, Judith xx

  3. What a lovely surprise on a crappy day!

    I love olive green, scarlet, Cadbury purple and chocolate brown.

    Goo luck for the fayre!


  4. Hi there! A new follower via Tracy. I love blues and yellows. My pay it forward will e up shortly!