I saw this on Serena’s blog and thought it sounded like such a fun idea. And, as it turns out, I entered and WON!! I can’t wait to see what arrives in the mail.
Here’s how it works (‘ve tweaked the rules a little for my own purposes…I hope that’s ok with whoever ~ or is it whomever? ~ is in charge of these things):
Three people, chosen randomly, will receive a handmade item from me. After leaving me a comment with a link to your own blog, post a little note about Pay It Forward on your OWN blog and do the same, making and sending a handmade item to 3 people who comment on your blog. Now, Serena’s rules stated that the first three people to enter would win. I just didn’t want person number four to be depressed and despondent that they never even had a chance, and I do *NOT* want to be responsible for adding any more depression and despondency in the world. So when you do your own contest, feel free to use her rules or mine.
And so it continues on with each person. Pay It Forwards can be any handmade item or craft that you choose to send. The items do not have to be large, just something that you have made. According to the rules, you have 365 days to make & send the PIFs but most send them out much sooner.
If you are interested in entering my giveaway, post a comment saying so.
Once I contact you to let you know that you are one of the three Chosen Ones, you can then go ahead and post on your own blog about Pay It Forward.
And now, here is what my winners will receive, handmade by me…… drumroll please………………………………………
The first name I draw will get 8 hairbows. Second place gets 4 hairbows. Third place gets 2 hairbows.
I know the fact that my hand-made items happen to be hairbows, of all things, comes as a tremendous shock to you all. Try to contain your astonishment.
Since I just had a birthday and I’m feeling extra generous, I’ll let you choose the color and size, from itty-bitty-teeny baby hairbows, all the way up to Alice-in-Wonderland ginormous hairbows.
Since I just had a birthday and I’m feeling extra generous, I’ll let you choose the colors. You can choose multiple colors, or if you braid your Yorkshire Terrier’s hair into 8 hairbows and would like 8 bows of the same color…..well, that’s your choice. I don’t judge, I just try to keep my customers happy.
Since I just had a birthday and I’m feeling extra generous, I’ll give you extra entries FOR:
* Adding me to your blogroll. Because you don’t want to miss the exciting adventures of the Big Blue House. You know you don’t. Then just leave me a comment telling me you did it.
* Posting a link about my giveaway on your blog.
* Pledging your undying loyalty to purchase ONLY the best hairbows handmade in Tyler, Texas, whenever possible, and to promise you’ll never, ever, even if your life depends on it, purchase those inferior hairbows that may or may not have the initials B or N. Or W or O, for that matter. You only have to promise that you’ll try, and know that I won’t hold it against you if I see one of those inferior bows on your child’s head.
I won’t hold it against you. But you might want to watch your pet bunnies closely. I’m just sayin’….
Contest ends Saturday, February 28th.
Don’t thank me, I’m just trying to do my part to save the world from tacky hairbows that fall apart or fray at the edges…..