In the last few years, I've been really into anything DIY and homemade. In the last year, I've learned how to can food, bake bread from scratch, brew beer, and crochet. It started out as a hobby, and now it's a full blown obsession. I'm always looking around my house thinking, can I make that? Haha, a sickness I know! The homemade food and drink grew out of my desire to control what goes into the food I consume. Knowing that I organically grew the berries, beans and cucumbers that I pickle and jam gives me peace of mind that there are no weird preservatives or toxic pesticide in my jarred food. My new goal this year is to try to learn how to take my crochet skills to the next level. Maybe there will be socks or knit hats in my future... we shall see.
My Freezer is Full's website a fun handmade Pay-it-Forward Challenge. Essentially, the goal is to make some fun handmade items that you send to your blog readers. Hopefully, it will encourage others to go handmade as well.
Here's the challenge info that I pulled from My Freezer is Full.
I will send a handmade (by me!) gift to each of the first 5 commenters on this post. This can be something large or small, my choice. But, there is a catch... of course, you knew there would be a catch! The catch is that each recipient of my gift must also pass it on and give 5 gifts themselves... and so on and so forth for all eternity... or until people get burned out.
There is a year to get your gifts sent out, so I'll have a year to concoct something- until December 2012. Who knows what you may receive from me: pot holders, socks, pickles, bottled beer, a jar of jam... there are so many possibilities.
So, anybody out there want to play along?? Let's hear it for the 2012 Handmade Pay it Forward Challenge!