A Creative way to Pay it forward

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 I was cruising some of my fellow Daring Bakers’ blogs and visited lovely Laura’s blog: Cult of Domesticity. Laura  made me laugh by passing on this post from Johnny Virgil at 15 Minute Lunch about a 1977 JC Penney Ad and so I went back a few days later to see what she was up to and I found something very nice indeed.

Laura recently posted about something she came across on a  Amy’s blog: The Knit Girl.

Amy wrote of her own inspiration to join something called “Pay it Forward Love Craft.”

The commitment is this:

“I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, which is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”

I love this idea of sharing handmade items in the spirit of just that- sharing something you’ve created with the only condition being the promise of those you’ve given to, to then share their talents with others and so on and so on…. yes!

So I am making the offer, as stated above, to the first three people who post a comment on this particular post. I’ll make you a handmade item and send it to you as soon as I can finish it- a the very least in the next 365 days ( and  I too will try to send it before Christmas- yikes!) and you just have to promise to make the same offer on your blog.  Let’s Pay it Forward with Love Craft!
I’m not sure who started it but it seems to be going strong- let’s keep it up!

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  1. Gabi says:

    Hello my sweet Vali,
    Of course it is neither selfish nor rude to jump in and Pay it Forward. Consider yourself in.
    I will get a homemade gift to you ASAP!
    Thanks for joining in my PIF!

  2. vali says:


    is it selfish and rude of me to jump right on in on the homemade gift from gabi offer? it definitely increases my chances over bookclub gift exchange. if so, then no need to send me homemade, but i will still join your ranks of paying it forward.

    love to you,

  3. Gabi says:

    Hi April, Thanks for joining in on this PIF!
    Thanks also for getting your post up so quickly!
    I’ll get working on your gift right away!

  4. Gabi says:

    Thanks Courtney and I love that you got a post up right away on this!
    I’ll get working on your gift right away!

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