Merry Christmas to All

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Hello Everyone,
I have popped in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and wonderful time with family and friends. As you gather around the Christmas tree to open presents with family and friends, I would like you to consider the greatest gift that was never put under a tree. God gave the ultimate gift His Son for us – He started out as a babe and grew into a Man – God knew that the birth of Jesus would eventually lead to the Cross at Eastertime. He knew the impact that Jesus would have on this earth even though he was only here for a very short while.

This is something to consider – Jesus was only on this earth just over 30 years but he made such an impact.  Your life can have an impact on this earth and the people that you encounter each day of your life. What do you want to leave behind?

Thanks for reading this post. And as always before you go I want to leave you with this final thought
Baby Jesus Christmas Card Illustration - Lisa Peruchini Design and .
As we go forward to the end of this year and into the next consider how you life can make a difference – whether big or small. Just a smile given to a stranger can make their otherwise bleak day a cheerier one.

Blessing of the Season to you all,
❤ Tracy B

My First Design Team

Hello Everyone,

Today I get to tell everyone the wonderful news that I have had to keep under wraps since early November.

I have been chosen to be a part of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog. So from now on you will see this badge being proudly displayed on my side bar

I am so happy to be a part of this team and look forward to bringing you my card projects. I also hope that you might consider coming over to the blog and playing along with our challenges. Their is a different type of project each week here a list of what we get up too

Week 1 – Sketch
Week 2 – Colour
Week 3 – Theme
Week 4 – Technique or Stash

We are also listed at…
Once again I am so happy that I am going to be a part of this design team and look forward to working with the other members to bring a little Christmas all year round. But it also helps to get your Christmas card stash to grow.
And as always before you go I would love to leave you with this thought for the day
by Audrey Hepburn. Don't let go great opportunities in life before it's too late, never regret!
And here is a link to the Welcome New Design Team Members post on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog.

Have a Happy Crafty Opportunity Filled Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy B

Baby Wrap for Friends

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Hello Everyone. I have mentioned before on my blog that I am not just a card maker. Well today I am sharing photos of the Baby Wrap that I crocheted and the card that I made as well.

This was made for Matt and Amy some wonderful friends of my family who are expecting their first child – a baby girl – in Nov/Dec of this year.

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A close up of the wrap

It is made from a Variegated Cotton yarn for the main body of the wrap and a White Cotton Yarn for the edging. As this baby is going to be born at the beginning of our Australian Summer I wanted it to be useful both now and when it gets cooler.  The wrap is approximately 90cm squared and all done in Double Crochet stitch using a 5mm hook.

And this is also the card that I made for the baby shower.

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I printed the background with a sentiment that has always been a favourite of mine. And I used an adorable elephant image from My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants Stamp set and coloured him in with my Copic markers.

I had such fun making both of these. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project today. And as always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

Elephant Quote Poster / Print for Baby's by silentlyscreaming

This is so true. A bond between Mother and Child is a powerful one. I am lucky to be called Mum by two wonderful humans. They will always be and will always have my love.

Have a Happy Crafty Wonderful Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

PS If your still lucky to have your Mum around give her a call! She will love hearing from you. This is the one thing that I did more often with my own Mum especially since we live so far apart from each other.

Jumpers And Jazz 2018

Hello Everyone,
I am sharing with you today my travels with my Ipswich Spinners and Weavers Group to the Warwick Jumpers and Jazz Festival.  This festival is held at the end of July each year and a feature of course is the Jumpers …. but it’s not quite what you are thinking!!

The “Jumpers” are worn by Trees, Lamp Posts, Street Signs, Statues …. basically anything that would stand still. Well actually most of the people were wearing them as well because the morning did start off cool but warmed up despite it only being the end of July in Australia.

My husband came with me for the bus trip and we plan on coming back to Warwick when there isn’t a festival going on.  We love visiting historical towns and seeing their architecture.  Plus places out the West of Queensland need our tourist dollars – they are struggling so much because of the drought that doesn’t look to be ending any time soon.

And here is my favourite yarn installation of the day
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Now here are the rest of the photos from the lovely day we had

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It was a great day out with friends and my Husband.  I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today I’m glad that you stopped by.  So if ever you are thinking of traveling in the near future can I encourage you to consider travelling in your own state or country.  I will guarentee that you will find some interesting people and places along the way.

Have a Happy Crafty
Travelling Kind of Day,
❤ TracyB

Everything halted ….


Sometimes you just have to bow your head. . . love it   #ENCOURAGEMENT   ~XOXHello Everyone,
This is going to be a quick post because I shouldn’t even be doing this under Physio orders. So shh … no telling this will be just between us OK!  As the title says Everything halted as of yesterday afternoon … I was out for a driving lesson with my Daughter and I hurt my shoulder.  I reached for something in the back seat while we were stopped and my shoulder gave out!!

I went to my Physio and he worked on my shoulder and told me that
I’m not allowed to do the following:
Drive or supervise lessons (means I can’t get our Son to school)
or lift anything heavy for the next 24 to 48 hours
or anything that will require a lot of muscle movement of my right shoulder.

The driving isn’t a problem because my Hubby can do the school run both Morning and Afternoon.  The lifting is a problem with trying to get my craft area cleaned and organized (see this post) but when my Physio mentioned the last one I laughed at him.  I am right side dominate – it’s also the side that I hurt the most – so how can I stop using it.  So I hope to not be out of action too long because I want to get back both into my craft zone and onto here as well.

Have a Happy Crafty

Sore Free Kind of Crafty Day,

❤ Tracy