Friday, July 17, 2009

Jess had an idea - Handmade Pay it Forward

Jess of EpheriellDesigns sent me a gift today:) It is from her new "handmade pay it forward" plan! To share the love! I haven't taken it off since it arrived in the mail. I love it:) Thanks Jess! You can buy Jess's jewellery here at EpheriellDesigns.

If you would like to participate in Handmade Pay it Forward you should follow these instructions that Jess wrote -

"Those of us in the handmade scene love what we do. Many of us would also love to make a living from it, but I think the love of the craft came first.

I’m sure many of you have participated in craft swaps over the years, but I want to take the concept of sharing what we love that one step further.

And so – Handmade Pay It Forward. The idea is simple. You recieve a handmade gift from a fellow craftsperson. You Pay It Forward by sending some of the things you have made and loved to others.


In order to participate in this, there are a few requirements:

1. I will choose an undisclosed number of people who comment on this post to send a gift to. This gift I have made with my own hands, and with love.

2. If you choose to comment, and you receive a gift from me, you commit yourself to Paying It Forward.

3. You must then make a post on your blog, making the same offer to your readers.

4. On your blog post, you must include this list of requirements (basically, all the text between the asterisks). You choose how many people you Pay It Forward to – though it would be nice if it was more than one. However, I realise that some of you make high-end or expensive wares, and I don’t want to exclude you from participating by setting a minimum number above one.

5. In each of your packages, as well as your gift, please include a minimum of 5 business cards (if you have them). Also include the business cards that you recieved in your gift – this allows every recipient to visit the people who’s generosity brought Handmade Pay It Forward to them.

6. Finally, in your PIF blog post, include the history of your gift – i.e. the name and blog of all the people before you in the journey.

Handmade Pay It Forward 2009 – Those that gave before me: Jess from EpheriellDesigns,

7. Please only participate once. Obviously, if you haven’t recieved a gift within a few weeks of leaving a comment on a PIF post, you can probably assume you missed out that time, and try again if you see it elsewhere :) This keeps the PIF goodness spreading to new people! I think I will start a new one once a year… but we’ll see how this evolves!

Please use this button on your blog to share that you have participated!



Handmade Pay It Forward 2009 – Those that gave before me: Jess from EpheriellDesigns,

If you can't comment - send me an email:)


  1. I would love to participate, I was going to when Jess put it up but I didnt have my blog then.

  2. Hello Alanna! I think this is such a sweet idea and I would love to participate. If you need to get in touch with me, my email address is Hope to hear from you :).


  3. I think this idea is great! And yes please to being included in HPIF 2009 :)

  4. Such a great idea! One clever chookie that Jess! :-)
    The store is very slow so making a gift and give it away sounds just the cure I need right now...

    Julie x0x


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