Sunday, 7 July 2013

Pay It Forward 2013

Sorry I've been absent for a while - sometimes life just takes over!  I've been doing loads that I want to blog about but just haven't found the time...

Anyway at the beginning of the year one of my friends posted a status on Facebook about "paying it forward".  The criteria were pretty simple - if you were one of the first five people to reply then you would get something handmade from the person posting. The quid pro quo for this was that you had to do the same on your status and therefore make something handmade for the first 5 people that commented on yours, and so on and so forth.

I naturally commented on my friend's post and then duly posted the same status on mine.  Three people replied to mine and I made the first handmade item (a personalised necklace) pretty quickly but ideas/time for the remaining two have been few and far between.  I knew however that I would be seeing the original posting friend last weekend so it was the ideal opportunity to make something that might otherwise b too heavy to post.  So I made this:

Essentially this jar contains enough to make 30 chop chip cookies.  All the recipient needed to do was cream some butter, add an egg and a little bit of water, throw in the contents of the jar and then cook.  I think the layers of ingredients look really pretty and the recipient of the jar said the cookies tasted good too.  There are lots of variations on these jars - hot chocolate, brownies etc - and I think I might make some more of these for gifts at Xmas.

Now I just need to make a start on the final "pay it forward" item....

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