As you all know, I'm no crafter. I drool over the centerpieces Linda creates. I am in awe over the homemade paper vintage masterpieces that Karla, Joy and Polly design. And pretty much every thing the sisters and Kim do leaves me wanting more. And that's just to name a few. But, then there's Melissa who is a most fantastic decorator when it comes to using someone else's wares. She's not crafty either. But she makes up for it with a fabulous eye for all things gorgeous!
Against my better judgment, I agreed to participate in Melissa's Pay It Forward Gift Exchange. If you notice at the bottom of her post, she has an update which talks about 2 eager-beaver crafters and one reluctant participant named Julie. I am that Julie she speaks of. I so much love the idea of giving something away. I am always thrilled to read the comments people leave on my blog. I even found out yesterday that there was someone reading my droll who was not able to comment as I did not allow anonymous comments. But Jo was sweet enough to send me an email letting me know that she enjoyed reading my blog. She made a special effort to let me know she would like to comment if she could. I changed the settings on my blog so that now anyone can comment. But anyway, my point is - it's the generosity of people like her who make me want to give something back. Make me want to Pay It Forward. Plus Melissa was kinda looking for someone "not so crafty" to play along. So here it goes...
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. If anyone is interested in joining in, I will send a handmade gift to the first three to leave a comment with their promise to pay it forward.
Now don't you all (y'all, yenz or yous - depending on where you live) come at me at once. I know, I know. Everyone is so eager to get a homemade gift from a self-professed crafting nimwit who can't sew, glaze, paint or dazzle. But I can promise that I will put time and effort and love into it. Now I'm not above stealing ideas - so if anyone out there is gracious enough to give me a few suggestions so that I do not have to resort to a life of crime, I would appreciate it.
Remember - the first 3 people who comment on my blog that they would like to participate wins this fabulous opportunity to strut your stuff. Or if you're not in to strutting but would just like to give back - you can play along too. Don't leave me hanging people. Already I can start to feel the tightening of my chest because A) I'm not good at this sort of thing but I so don't want to disappoint anyone and B) because I'm pretty positive no one wants to play with the fat girl on the playground.
Edited to add: I found this at Cre8tiva's blog. It was fun. What's your Halloween personality?
Edited to add II: I have received 3 crafters for the PIF giveaway. Please note that if this was something that interested you, you can check out Kathy's Cottage and Prairie Dreams. Remember you have 365 days from the date of your post to PIF! Thanks again!!
|What Your Halloween Habits Say About You|
You're a friendly person, but not the life of the party. You like making someone else's day - and you'll dress up if you think of a really fun costume.
No one quite understands you, but everyone also sort of worships you. And that's exactly how you like it.
Your inner child is open minded, playful, and adventurous.
You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.
You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.
You are a traditionalist with most aspects of your life. You like your Halloween costume to be basic, well made, and conventional enough to wear another year.