I finally got around to sending out my pay-it-forward gifts just before we went away on our little holiday. I had such fun putting these parcels together. It's such a sweet thing to recieve a parcel in the mail with your name on it, and it's just as fun to send out little parcels of nice things to others, knowing that you might bring a smile to their face and a wee bit of happy to their day.
Christina and Tammy and Meghan have already started their pay it forward parcel sending. But if you pop over and visit Janelle's blog Heart Felt before Monday you might be able to join in with her. And keep an eye on Garden Mama for another chance to join in the giving and recieving fun.
I sent out:
Breadbags made out of teatowels and tablecloths. I'd been wanting to make some of these since I had seen Amanda's ones. I made a few for myself too.
Along with my favourite bread recipe.
Yoyo brooches made with one of my favourite vintage fabrics and old buttons from my collection.
Notebooks with covers made from the pages of old children's story books. They are stitched together with the sewing machine.
I made a couple of these for myself too. One has become my day-to-day lists, ideas and things to remember book. And the other has become my grocery book with shopping lists, price comparisons, recipies to try and monthly spending. They are proving very useful indeed.
Now I'm thinking after writing this, that it would be rather nice to send parcels in the mail more often, just for the simple joy of parcel sending. Because it really is such fun.