Making it by hand and paying it forward

I know various people are aiming for 50 handmade things in 2009 and never one to miss a bandwagon, I’m going to give this a bash too! In a bid to make me try some new things, I’m only going to list the things I’ve tried for the first time ( some of my baking I can do standing on head so I don’t think that’s much of a challenge. Some of the things listed have been blogged about here and some others I don’t have photos of, so you’ll have to trust me a wee bit 🙂

1 Rachel Allen’s Honey Buns
2 Rachel Allen’s Butter free sponge
3 Journal jar – this was a present for Vonnie, she can back me up!
4 Blue bead necklace for Mum
5 Heart necklace for Eileen (I do have a pic of this somewhere)
6 Earrings for Step-mere
7 Fifteens
8 Knitted java jacket
9 Lavender bags
10 Rachel Allen’s Lemon Cupcakes (there’s a pic of those somewhere on the right hand side here)
Not a bad start for April and I’m sure there’s other stuff I’ve forgotten! 
In the meantime, I’ve also given into the craze that is Pay it Forward – I’ve signed up on Beaky’s blog (more info on PIF here) so 3 people who leave a comment will get something handmade from me – the condition being you need to do a ‘Pay it Forward’ yourself. I don’t know if 3 people actually read this apart from me, but nothing ventured, nothing gained!

About paddymade

Thirtysomething PR type, Northern Ireland born and bred, now residing in Aberdeen. I drink tea (a lot), swear (loudly) and craft (badly) This is my little corner of the internet, pull up a chair and get comfortable :)
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3 Responses to Making it by hand and paying it forward

  1. 5currantbuns says:

    I read you, but I do pay it forward anyway…I’ve also just been the happy recipient of a Random Act of Kindness (RAK)…so I guess I don’t count…good luck to the next 3 people…and I thoroughly recommend the fudge !!

  2. amylane says:

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog. I’m interested in joining in the pay it forward 🙂


    • paddymade says:

      Hey Amy – sorry it’s taken me a couple of days to reply – drop me a note of your address to – and remember you need to to do a PIF for at least 3 people to spread the cheer! Do you have a blog at all? Can you drop me the link to that too?


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