Paid it Forward

You probably don't remember, so let me refresh your memories.

Back in October I was one of the first 3 to comment on Cara's Pay It Forward post. Sometime in the beginning of January a lovely little pouch showed up at my house. It is the EXACT size for my point and shoot camera and travels with me frequently.

So then it was my turn to pay it forward. In late January I posted my own Pay It Forward post and promised to make something for the 1st 3 commenters. It's been 3 months and I've been thinking about it on an off. What to make, what to make??

Pay It Forward Ditty Pouches

Keyka Lou was my answer. Her patterns have been popping up all over Flickr, and her sale was just the incentive I needed to bite the bullet! $5. Anyone would buy anything for $5, right Tam? (Sorry, really old inside joke). I went with these 4 (click the image to be linked to the store).

I bought 4 patterns. You know how I feel about patterns? OK, so here it goes. GO NOW AND BUY THESE! They are CLEVER and well written and adorable. Sure, I made modifications, but that's just how I roll. I learned something from them. And to me, that's worth at least $5.

Back to Pay It Forward. I let my husband choose the pattern. He went with the Ditty Bag (far right), I suspect because it looks like a turtle. I picked the fabrics based on what I thought the lovely ladies would like.

For Jeni I went with Anna Maria Horner because that she said that was one of her favorite designers.

Pay It Forward Ditty Pouches-2

For Sara I went with Amy Butler because of this awesome dress that she made.

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And for Kerry I went with Denyse Schmidt because she said that these were her favorites and because I bought the FQ bundle for her so I thought this would be a nice connection. Also. Kerry, this is my husband's favorite, so if you don't want it let me know and I'll give it to him instead. ;)

Pay It Forward Ditty Pouches-4

Once you receive these, it will be your turn to pass it on to 3 people. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. Um, skip Josh! I WANT the last one. ;)

  2. so cute Ali!
    But the Ditty bag is now $8! :(

  3. Wowee Ali. I love love love mine! The outer fabric is my favourite of the whole range! I confess I bought some of these patterns in Keykalou's sale so I guess the same might happen when I pay it forward! Thankyou x

  4. They look great! I did pay it forward a long time ago and the person who started it never even sent to me. LOL go figure

  5. Oh my gosh!!! What!!! I saw that you tagged me in a photo on Flickr, and at first I was like, "Why am I in this photo?" lol!! But now I get it! Thank you SOO much! I have had my eye on this pattern, just haven't had any time/$$ for new stuff, thank you so much! I love the fabric you used! I am so excited and can't wait to 'pay it forward'!! :-)

  6. darling! I love little zipper pouches! lucky girls.


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