7.9.11

Pay It Forward

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A long time ago now, far longer than I like to remember, Allana from High Maintenance Hippy did a 'Pay it Forward' thingy. I happily accepted her lovely offer and in doing so agreed to Pay it Forward myself within 365 days. Well, it's been more than 365 days and I never Paid it Forward. Life happened - a pregnancy, a baby and a few things in between. But even though the 365 days may have gone by I never forgot my commitment to this lovely community project.  I thought long and hard about what I could give; a photograph, a knitted hat, something else? And then during my crazy sewing and nesting frenzy in the weeks leading up to Emilia's birth an idea came to me. I would make something for baby, which was also quintessentially Berlin; a Berlin TV Tower rattle.
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Would you like one? I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea but even if you don't have a baby yourself, perhaps you have a babe somewhere in your life who might appreciate this toy.  The only catch is that you agree to Pay it Forward too, three times over. It can be anything you like - craft, op-shoppie finds, photos - really the choice is up to you.  The first three people to comment will be the happy winners and find one of these TV Tower Rattles winging its way to you. Just remember to leave your email address in the comment so that I can contact you to get your address.
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6 comments:

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i'd love to have a handmade toy for my little babe!

Silver Strands said...

I can't believe a young mommy would have time to make something so DARLING! Great job!

germangreeneyedmonster said...

what a fantastic idea and I love the different fabrics...as I'm surrounded by new mums (and feeling more broody myself ;-)) this would be a great gift!

lisa said...

These are great Clare, and Emilia is absolutely adorable. She is growing so quickly!!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I did this once too! I sent out my gifts to people, but I actually never received the one from person who was supposed to pay it forward to me. No big deal though -- I was happy to send a gift to those three who commented on my post.

Kimberly Wood said...

Hi! I realize this post is a year old now, but I was wondering if you would be willing to make a TV tower rattle for me if I paid you for it? I just got back from a trip to Berlin and somehow the TV tower toy I had bought my 9 month old nephew got lost...no idea what happened to it...thinking maybe it got left in the room but I called the hotel and nothing :( Yours are adorable (better than the one I bought him!), so I figured it's worth a shot? Let me know, thank you so much! kimberly.wood07@gmail.com