Sunday, 13 May 2012

the pass it on project

I first read about 'The Pass It On Project' at Karah's, over at The Space Between.
She came up with the great idea of passing on a little gratitude to fellow bloggers, in the form of presents.

I have watched beautiful gifts passing from blogger to blogger with admiration. Not only because of the time spent and the sentiment, but also because I would be nervous of making something for fellow bloggers, who are all so 'crafty' themselves !

Then when I was away, working in Hertfordshire in April, I had a lovely e-mail from Natalie in New Zealand.
She wanted to join in, and asked if I would take part. That would mean accepting her gifts and making more to pass onto others.
I was quite shocked, and initially started composing a refusal e-mail (sorry Nat - I'm not so good with pressure). Then I read her e-mail again and thought how generous of her. To make things for someone she had never met, who lived on the other side of the world - really, I couldn't refuse.

And this week (a bumper week for me), my presents arrived !

In a really pretty little box - a charm, and two bracelets. Yes, three presents, which must have taken ages to make. And so I am passing on the pink bracelet to my closest friend Pandy, because she really is a pink girl. And being greedy, I'm keeping the other two. I love the other bracelet, and the charm is so adorable.

This weekend I have been making four things and will pass two each to two lovely fellow bloggers. I decided on these two people ages ago, but I hope you all realise, that any of my bloggy friends would have been worthy, (that sounds really toffee-nosed. I'm not sure my gifts will be worthy, but I just meant, that I wish I could send everyone a present !).

So to Danielle at Silver Pennies
Maureen at It's All Connected

I will soon be sending, one thing each for them to keep, and one to gift to a friend. They have both agreed to do the same and pass on some gifts.

I won't post about what I've been making, until the packages have arrived - surprises are always best. I really hope they like them, and just as a teaser - I had to get out my sewing machine !

And I would just like to finish by giving a great big THANK YOU to Natalie for not only sending me some wonderful gifts, but also for getting me to take part. I have really enjoyed it, and can't wait to post off my gifts - thanks Nat xx


  1. I've never heard of it before! It sounds so interesting!

  2. How nice! A lot of the bloggers are doing this--I think it's a wonderful idea.

  3. This is so, so awesome!! Can you believe Natalie sent gifts all the way from New Zealand?!?! I really appreciate the shout out about the project!!
    When you post about your own gifts please feel free to post it on my facebook page. I am pinning everyone's projects that I know about to my Pass It On Project pin board. :)
    Have a wonderful week!!

  4. Fiona, the charm and bracelets are charming. I've never heard of this before, but it sound like a fun project! I hope your friend enjoys her gift!

  5. What a sweet idea....your bracelets are gorgeous too!
    Have a great week :O)

  6. Fiona, thank you so much for thinking of me! So honored. I think this is a great idea and a great way to pass on gratitude.


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