Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pay It Forward!

I recently started following a blog called All The Live Long Day, which is penned by the lovely and crafty Annika. A couple nights ago, she wrote a post about the Pay It Forward crafty swap that she had just joined. I have never done a swap before, but when I read the details of this one, I immediately wanted to get in on it too.

Pay It Forward is about making some crafty and thoughtful things, and giving them away to someone else (three someone elses, to be precise, as you'll see in the rules below). I love this idea because you can use any crafty skills you like to make your items, and you have a WHOLE YEAR to make them. (Now that's a deadline I can live with!) Just read the six points below, and if you'd like to get something handcrafted from me, be one of the first three commenters on this post!

The Rules

1. Important! You have to have a blog.

2. I will make something for the first three blog owners who comment on this post. It will be a surprise and I will make it and send it to you some time during the next 365 days after you have commented. I'll check out your blog, your Flickr page, your Pinterest, etc., for inspiration for your gift.

3. Make sure you let me know your email address, so that I can get your contact details.

4. To get a handmade present from me, you have to play too! This means YOU pledge to send a little handmade something to three readers of your blog. It doesn't matter what you give, as long as it is handmade by you!

5. Once you comment here, you need to post about your Pay It Forward on your blog to keep the fun going -- you can just copy the rules from me and please include the Pay It Forward badge in your post. Also, feel free to join the Flickr group to see what else is being sent!

6. If you aren't already a Fourteen Countess follower, become one now! You're also welcome to visit me on
Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

I can't wait to see who comments here so I can start brainstorming your gifts!

P.S. Annika got into Pay It Forward from Julia over at Blue-J Cottage. Julia seems to be quite a prolific swapper AND she's getting married TODAY. Many congrats, Julia!


  1. Oh my goodness, this sounds like so much fun!
    I would love to participate!

  2. Whoops, my email address is


  3. Hooray, Allie! So glad you've joined in! I look forward to reading your blog and coming up with something gorgeous for you. xo