Pay it Forward

A few months ago, Lou from Happy Serendipity posted about a little game with the following rules:

  1. I make a handmade gift for the first 3 people to comment.
  2. I have 365 days in which to send you the gift.
  3. The gift will be a total surprise.
  4. You keep this going by posting Pay It Forward on your blog (obviously, you must have an active blog to participate).

Luckily I had just stumbled upon her blog and was the third commenter, lucky me!  If you don’t follow her blog, you should, she posts about all sorts of inspiration and sewing crafts, all the way from GERMANY!

So go ahead, leave a comment on this post and the first 3 people to do so will get something handmade by me!  I won’t approve comments until the end of the day so the comments will show as ZERO until I approve them, that way it will be more like a surprise who wins!  Assuming I even get 3 comments by the end of the day! I won’t have much time to check my blog or yours (sorry!) today with being crazy busy at work and traveling home today. 😉  The reason I’m posting this sooo many months later is because back in March when Lou did her Pay It Forward post, I didn’t feel like I knew how to make a lot of things, but with this blog as my motivation to be crafty (and possibly one day open up an etsy shop), I feel like I’ve come a long way!  And really, I just wanted to take this time to THANK YOU all for following me and always leaving such encouraging, hilarious, and supportive comments… each one truly does put a smile on my finger(s)!

Say HELLO to Mrs. Rosey Posey and Mr. Pearl Man, these pictures were so random, just like me!


  1. August 4, 2010 / 8:06 am

    Hi, let me try to win something awesome handmade from you! 🙂

    And I’d love to see the launch of your Etsy shop Sandy sometime soon! 🙂


  2. August 4, 2010 / 8:10 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I love meeting new bloggers!

    And what a great idea this Pay It Forward is! I hope I’m one of the top 3 commenters!! And I think I may just do this on my blog too!

  3. August 4, 2010 / 8:18 am

    Ohhh, I’ve always wanted to do this! I hope I’m one of the first 3!

  4. Nani
    August 4, 2010 / 8:20 am

    I want to win stuff by YOU!~ I seriously cannot wait until you open an Etsy shop your items look so CUTE!

  5. August 4, 2010 / 8:59 am

    Ohh pick me!

  6. August 4, 2010 / 9:02 am

    hey!!! what an sweet idea and i personally LOVE your pictures!
    ps – am i really the first commenter?!

  7. August 4, 2010 / 9:02 am

    Holy moly, am I really the first to comment?! I feel kinda selfish since I just got some beautiful hairpins from you!!! haha those finger faces crack me up 🙂 YOU have been such an encouragement to ME!!

  8. August 4, 2010 / 9:39 am

    This is amazing. I’m posting a blog entry right now!

  9. August 4, 2010 / 9:49 am

    ooh, I’ve never heard of this before, cool!

  10. becks
    August 4, 2010 / 9:55 am

    i hope i’m one of them!

  11. August 4, 2010 / 10:21 am

    I doubt I’ll be top 3 but LOL those fingers! Cute 😀

  12. August 4, 2010 / 10:36 am

    THIS is serendipty!! this is so nice and makes my day (and it’s really a shitty one today). i’m curious what you’ll come up to! 🙂

  13. sheila
    August 4, 2010 / 10:40 am

    awww you’re so cute. as if you’re not gonna get 3 comments 🙂

  14. August 4, 2010 / 10:45 am

    Oh, what a fun idea!! Those finger people are hilarious 🙂

  15. August 4, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea! 🙂

  16. August 4, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    Oooh! This sounds like a brilliant idea!

  17. August 4, 2010 / 2:38 pm

    Love this idea of paying it forward! 🙂

  18. August 4, 2010 / 2:38 pm

    love mrs. rosey posey & mr. pearl man. seriously cool happy fingers!

  19. August 4, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    what a fun fun idea and great way for people to get connected in the blog community 🙂 i should do something similar to this on my blog 😉 xo.

  20. August 4, 2010 / 4:37 pm

    Dear Sandy a la Mode blog,

    My apologies for not visiting for so long. I have no good excuse. I have been a bad bloggy friend. I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me.

    Elisharon blog

    Hi Sandy!!! Hee hee. I actually visit you everyday. But just haven’t left any comments. 🙂 I hope you are doing well. You looked gorgeous as a bridesmaids (a couple posts down).. that wedding looked spectacular!! I’m interested in seeing what you decided to do to the sewing machine table your picked up. And I’m sad I didn’t get a chance to enter your stationary giveaway. 🙁 I think I’ll just have to buy some myself. Super cute stuff!

    Well, the weather here has been soooo hot! When are you going to come to visit? I hope we’ll get together soon. Kisses from Maui!

    xx Love & Aloha

  21. August 4, 2010 / 5:47 pm

    hellO mrs. rosey posey and mr. pearl man! i’m diggin’ your hair accessories! YAY for an etsy shop!!!

  22. August 4, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    I’m not entering, b/c I’m already doing it. But I’m glad to hear you are too! I haven’t even started making my gifts yet, but I have half a year left – HA. Thanks for reminding me to get on it 😉 xo

  23. jennifer young
    August 4, 2010 / 6:14 pm

    what!! me me me!

  24. jennifer young
    August 4, 2010 / 6:17 pm

    oh haha! i just read the part on how you aren’t approving them until the end of the day–i totally thought i was first but you probably have TONS of comments! hahahah.

    sweet idea sandy 😉

  25. August 4, 2010 / 8:55 pm

    I like the hand puppets 🙂 That’s a really neat idea! I already know I’m AT LEAST after the 27th commenter! lol.

  26. August 4, 2010 / 9:18 pm

    ohmygosh, so cute. haha, i love your mind.! <3
    ohh, so tell me about these j.crew belts! i would lovee to see them. always looking for new ideas. and ok, it's hard for me to believe that you weren't crafty. you're so creative! uhh, like those finger people – brilliant! oh, and sorry, but i overread (hahah, sounds funny) on someone's blog that you are planning on starting a wedding blog??? omgomgomg. tell me when please! it already sounds amazing. gahhh. ohh, and what are you thinking of doing for etsy?!

  27. August 5, 2010 / 12:52 am

    love these! i can’t wait for your etsy shop to open! you are one of the craftiest people i know. =)

  28. August 6, 2010 / 1:51 pm

    That’s such an awesome idea! I’m going to check out her blog now, thanks!

  29. August 11, 2010 / 1:17 am

    Oh, how fun for your first three to get a handmade gift from you! 🙂 I’m SO excited you’re opening an Etsy shop! What kind of shop will it be?

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