Pay It Forward: Looky Look!

Pay It Forward, Handmade by Andrea for Me!

Yesterday I received a package from Canada.  It was from Andrea and the customs label gave me a little hint as to what was inside…  On the label it said ‘Frame Purse’.

You need a toddler who eats trains to help you open international packages...

So me and the Boy (with the aid of a train) carefully opened the package to find this beautiful creation, a handmade card and a lovely hand written note.


Isn’t the fabric gorgeous?  It’s such a beautiful, calm and sophisticated palette and the little pocket inside the purse is a fabulous and practical detail.

Little pocket!

I love receiving handwritten letters.  In such a tech-led society we all communicate through the typed word fare more than the written.  And in a lot of ways I’m grateful for the technology as it’s put me in contact with fabulous people I’d never have otherwise met or been inspired by.  But I do love to look at people’s hand writing, and Andrea’s is beautiful.  It is such a thoughtful note too.  The fabric on the front of the card is so cheerful, and in my mind the aqua and deep rose is lovely vintage summer palette.

So, thank you Andrea.  For introducing me to Pay It Forward and for the beautiful purse and card.

Would you like something handmade just for you?  Join in with Pay It Forward!  It’s very simple – sign up on this post and in return for a promise and a handful of blog posts, you could receive something handmade by me, just for you…

Pay It Forward = A Free Something Lovely in the Post for You!

Want one of these in the post rather than bills?

So, I was wandering around in the blogosphere when I came across a comment from Andrea on A Fashionable Stitch post.  So I thought I’d pop over to her site and have a look see and she is taking part in something rather lovely.  And that rather lovely thing is called Pay it Forward.  You can read her post here.

I really don’t know where this started, but its such a great idea!  I thought I’d be a little impulsive and join in.

So, would you like a little something made by me for you?  And all for free?  Well, here’s the rules (there’s only a few…)

  • The first 5 people who comment on this post saying they want to take part will receive a handmade gift from me.
  • In return, they will first write their own blog post about Pay It Forward on their blog and commit to doing the same for five of their readers.

And that’s it.  Simple as that.  It would be lovely to see a post about what is sent too.  Have a look at what Nette made and sent when she took part!