Monday, March 14, 2011

I Need a Project....

I posted earlier in the year about a Pay it Forward project, where I would make a handmade gift for the first three people to comment that they wanted to receive said gift.  (except I accepted four, because the fourth person who posted is someone it just tickled me to think of making something for....). 

Only now I'm stuck.

I don't know what to make.

I am having trouble deciding --- would people prefer something I sew? A quilted hot pad? Or coaster set? Or placemats???

Should I look for some fun tote bag or mini tote bag pattern and try that??? Or something else?? What all stuff can be sewn????

Would they prefer a photo something? A set of photo notecards using some of my photos?? Beach photos? Amazon photos? Flower photos? Crazy pet photos?? Is that cheesy???

A photo calendar?? I did that for a few folks at Christmas and it was  a hit. But then, who wants a calendar in the middle of the year, so scratch that.....

What about a paper crafted something? I do have all my scrap booking supplies and could do cards or note cards.......a set of paper notecards they can use?? Wrapped up in a quilted pouch???

See -- I'm stuck. 

I had an idea rattling around for a quilted 12x12 square, which could be used as a hot pad in the kitchen, or a wall hanging or something. But I'm having trouble converting my loose idea into an actual pattern. And I keep second guessing -- would people be glad to receive such a thing???  I mean, I was given one at Christmas by a friend, and I love it. A lot. I use it daily. But maybe everyone else is not like me.

So -- I'm turning to all of you. Suppose you had been (or maybe you really are!) one of the three (but really four) people who commented on that post.

Suppose I was making something for you, just because I think you are really cool and I'm glad you read my blog. What would you want me to make for you???? 

10 comments:

  1. Photo notecards all the way!!!

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  2. Quilted coasters would be my top choice.

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  3. Jennifer, why does that not surprise me from you :)

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  4. Anon -- are you one of the four?? And, which types of photos?? Beach? Amazon? Sunsets? Flowers?

    Too many choices!!!!

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  5. Sorry not one of the four--I just love your photos and return to your blog for the pictures and sense of adventure. I was a friend of your dad's a while back....

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  6. Popping in! I love the idea of notecards. I am always hunting around (and lacking) something special when I want to write a quick personal note to a friend.

    As far as the type of photos go...
    I think I most often write notes when I think someone could use a bit of encouragement.

    Does that help? :-D (So excited!)

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  7. I say notecards. Either paper handmade ones w/ your sb talents or photo ones (beach).

    I think making 4 sets of coasters by hand is a big bite!! :)

    I'd make a fabric paper covered book, it I was in on the project. ;)

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  8. I think the photo note cards with waterfalls and beaches. Love, Mom

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  9. If I was one of the lucky four... ;)

    Something sewn would be fun - a tote bag, pot holders, pad or hmm have you seen mug rugs? here's an example: http://stashmanicure.blogspot.com/2010/11/mug-rug-of-scraps.html

    But actually anything at all - that's the fun of getting happy mail :)

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  10. You are so sweet. I think anything you made would be lovely and the recipients I'm sure would be delighted. I'm a quilter though so I vote for something that you sewed.

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