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April 5, 2011

Pay it Forward 2011 - CLOSED

Guess what I found in my mailbox today? A handmade gift from lovely nette!
This truly made my day - all the cute stuff pictured below was handmade by her. A couple of weeks ago, nette posted about "Pay it Forward 2011". It's a chain mail about friendship and sharing, and, as I saw on her site the first 5 people who commented on her post would receive handmade gift from her. I was the lucky enough to be number 5! It must be admitted that Nette did allow me to cheat, because although I posted, I did not post about "Pay it Forward 2011"thinking that there had already been 5 people ahead of me. But Nette kindly let me know that it wasn't the case and allowed me to be the 5;)

I'm just truly amazed by her craftmanship:
I received a stuffed elephant for the baby, a small mirror with my initial cross stitched on, a pale pink mini bag, and a pin.

I haven't bought diaper bag yet, and I'm not sure if I will - but this mini tote will be perfect to hold a couple of diapers, wipes, bottles and other necessities. I will be using this along with my regular bag to go out! Oh I'm so excited.

I know Nette intended this cutest elephant for my baby, but this little guy is way too cute - so he will stay in my bedroom for a while!!
This is how "Pay it Forward 2011" works, a quote from Nette's blog:

"The first five people who comment on this blog post will receive a handmade gift from me.
The only requirement in return, you must FIRST write a blog post explaining 'Pay It Forward 2011'.
Then, about the most exciting part, make and send a handmade gift to the first 5 visitors who comment and commit to do the same.

So here is the fun part:
I would love to extend this cause, but modify it a bit. My version will work so that the first 3 visitors who comment and commit to do the same, "win".  I'm cheating by not using 5, but making handmade gift s for 3 people is what I'm capable for right now..sorry!  The gift will be a combination of the following: vintage pattern, Japanese fabric ,  notions, and some handmade goodies.

Looking forward to seeing the comments from you all! xo


Ai Dihayco said...

I'm IN!

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...

oh i forgot to mention, make sure to provide the link to your blog post about "pay it forward" and your email address!

Ai Dihayco said...

oww!i did this round days ago from Paunnet's site so i guess im not qualified anymore to your pay it forward post. other bloggers will still have more chance to join this. this is really interesting.

Nomaliza Azman said...
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aeris da bearis said...

aw, I would love to join, but don't have a blog!

This is a great your little elephant btw :)

rebecca said...

I hope there's still room!

Nomaliza Azman said...

Chie, I'm in and this is my link

Take care Chie!!

Hygien-uh said...

Uh! I have a blog but no followers yet since it's new so it would defeat the purpose, but this is great! Hopefully I can partake in the next giveaway! :D

Emily said...

Love the gifts! (and your pillowcases) I did a similar thing on fb but not everyone wants their gifts. ha. (maybe b/c they don't want to pay it forward too).

nette said...

Wow, I am so surprised that it already arrived! :D I just send it on friday.
AND I am so glad that you like my presents and even blogged about them. I have to admit, that I was a little scared, because you are such a talented seamstress yourself, but I tried my best! :)
Take care Chie and cheers for friendship! xoxo nette

Amber Bockman said...

What a great Idea, I'm encouraging everyone I know to get in on this!

::HARUNA:: said...

oh darn! I was too late!!
what a wonderful sweet idea though!

Joy said...

I just discovered Vivat Veritas..and i'm in love!! You look wonderful, congrats on the happy baby growing in your tummy and and your lovely blog.

it would mean a lot to me if you checked out (and followed!) my blog :)


miamoonlove said...
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miamoonlove said...

Hi Chie
I hope I made it in time.., I would love to join. These will be the giveaway... but I am going away for a month.. if I make it I hope I can give them out by may..

miamoonlove said...

Oops, here is my correct link!!

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...

This has been closed -
Rebecca, Liza and Hambergoosa, you girls are in!
i will send you messages to ask your address. thanks everyone for participating!

Nomaliza Azman said...

OMG, for the first time! The first time ever in my sewing life, I finally won! Ahh...thank you Chie! Can't wait, can't wait...

miamoonlove said...

sadness :( but next time I will be faster :)

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...


aww im sorry about that! ill do another giveaway sometime soon:)