Friday, March 06, 2009

the early bird


Sweet Teresa's blog was the first place that I saw this particular handmade giveaway twist, and since I was one of her first five commenters, I'm 'paying it forward'. (I haven't decided yet if that's one of those phrases I detest, but I think it might be. Too catchy.)

The rules are (and I'm copying the text from Teresa, with some edits):

The first 5 people who respond to this post will get something made by me: it will be my choice, but will, hopefully, be something you can use or enjoy for its aesthetic merits. (The picture of my sewing machine does not mean that it will be used in the handmade wonderfulness which is this swap, although I just had a brilliant idea...) This offer does have some restrictions & limitations...

*I make no guarantees that you will like it...but I hope you do!
*You will receive this item before the end of the year (December 31, 2009) or sooner.
*You will have no idea what the item will be, or when you will receive it.
*To participate, you must re-post this meme on your blog and put together something to be sent out as 5 surprises of your own. These surprises can be anything....a piece of art, a photo, a poem...whatever you choose.

Now I'll just wait for the comments to come rolling in! If you're one of the first five commenters, please e-mail me your mailing address (grahamsherrie AT yahoo DOT ca), and those will go in the mail sometime in the next 9 months! Happy Handmade Friday! (Yes, I just made that up.)

10 comments:

Sarah C said...

Woo hoo! I'm post #1 :) What a great idea, Sherrie. I won't be able to copy this meme to my blog until next week, but I promise I'll do it, at which point I'll also hopefully know what our address will be for the next 9 months...

HighlandGhillie said...

well, count me in... this sounds like fun (as my 5 month old pulls my lunch bowl onto the floor)
I will have to consider what I'll make and send out... I love this idea....I don't think I'll get it posted until monday (hopefully sooner)
and the baby wants to type so he says:
bggggggggggggbbbbbbbbbbbbbbh,,,,

I think that means he likes it too!

Barb said...

Hi Sherrie, This is a wonderful idea and I'd love to participate. Good job we have the full year to send it out, because I need some time to think about what I'll make. Anyhow, count me in I'm #3. Barb xo

Colleen said...

I love the giveaway idea. I will play. Uh Oh, I responded on Barb's blog too. Does this mean I must do it twice. It seems like I should huh?! Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?
hee hee

esteemed director said...

Hi Sherrie,

I don't count since I don't have a blog. But in saying all that I think it's a great idea. Share the joy of giving - go girl! And hooray for the next response since they will be #5.

Teresa R said...

ooooh! If Esteemed Director doesn't count, can I be the 5th? 8)

I've been away from Blog-land for a couple of days after posting, and I'm just catching...was just over at Amber's Ambry and I want to ask you what I asked her: would it be ok for me to enter yours even though you entered mine? It'd be like an exchange instead of a pay-it-forward. :)

And thank you for calling me sweet!

Colleen said...

I would like to withdraw mine please.

I think I should just play once.

I'll give my spot to some other lucky person.
:-)

ibabe said...

I have just received something form you...have no blog, but must say that I have used the soaps and that are so...sweet...

Thanks...

Ibb

sherrieg said...

Teresa, that's fine with me! You'll get something... sometime! :)

Teresa R said...

Thanks, Sherrie! I'm sooo excited!