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Christmas on a Budget Series – Gifts for Less than $2 Each

Posted by supermom on April 25, 2011

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Christmas on a Budget Series – Gifts for Less than $2 Each


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Pay It Forward – Lovely Surprizes Arrived Yesterday

Posted by supermom on February 11, 2009

Every once in a long while, the mailman brings something besides bills.  Yesterday was that day.

Just look at the surprizes that were inside the package he delivered.surprizes-in-the-mail

Aren’t they lovely!

Several months ago, I left a comment on Katherine’s “Pay It Forward” post over on her blog Sew Me Something Good.  And as if the above wasn’t more than enough to fulfill her promise to send a small handmade gift to the first three commenters, here are the treasures I found inside the zippered bag:treasures-inside-zippered-bag

Notice that the strips of fabric on the back of the bag match the pin cushion.  And don’t you just love that strip with the cat peaking over the strip of fabric beside it.

You can find info on the little needle book on her post “Give your needles a pretty home.” I really like the idea of repurposing thrifted shirts.  The fabrics are just so beautiful.

Each little treasure, has found it’s way to their new homes amongst my sewing and crafting supplies.  I can’t thank Katherine enough.   Everything she sent was just wonderful and put together with such thought and care.

Oh and of course… you have to know that the chocolate didn’t last long.  🙂

Note:  Just to update those who commented on my Pay It Forward post… I’m working on your surprizes and hope to have them ready to go out to you soon.

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Setting the Tone: Pay It Forward

Posted by supermom on March 18, 2008

I’ve seen this on other blogs and decided that I wanted to do this to set the tone for this blog.    Different blogs have worded it differently, but the main idea can be paraphrased in this way:

To the first three people who comment on this post, I will send a small handmade gift.  It may not be tomorrow or the next day or even next week, but within the next 365 days, I promise to make and mail a gift to each of those three commenters. 

So please take a moment to comment and allow me to Pay It Forward.

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