Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Quilts, Bait Bags and Bits of Thread

Little baby Brooks will be snuggly in his quilt.....although sewing has been a distant thought, I managed to craft  this bright and fun little quilt last week. Andrea, really wanted a quilt by Yo, so much more than a store bought set. This one should carry the new one from day one until at least he is in double digits.

After that I moved on to my latest idea hatching....Mrs. Huff's Bait Bags....for Collecting Treasures. Story written, tag crafted and bag crocheted. Here's a peak at the sample.

And then...
today the idea hatched to package up some of the yards of vintage silky thread/crochet cotton for sale on my Etsy account. There is so much I can never use it all on my books. I think these are rather cute. Made from a stamp in my collection and wound with 4 generous yards of this gray-green luster. 

This is what has been hatching over here at YB Crazy.....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Trio of Love 3 book set

Trio Of Love
   Trio of Love is a 3 book set now on Etsy. They are just waiting for you to fill in all the ways you love someone.
   I'd happily make you your own custom Trio in other colors with similar little friends on the cover.
   What would you love to see in a tiny book?Anything special......I would love to hear what you dream for a little book.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ok, So It's not a Book...but it is a Pink Moment

Pink Moment:
 This tiny crocheted basket is barely an inch high without the handle.

It was among some tatting & crochet cotton of my mother's...what a treat to discover. Such tiny work.

I love tiny things....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

All New Books at Bambi's

Just one little orange octopus...
Fill in what you love...or give it to your teen and let her journal all her favorites!
Quotes from my family's favorite movies....
Goonies, Toy Story, The Kid, Finding Nemo, Matilda, The Iron Giant, Veggie Tales
There are 6 new large books.

Write what you love about someone...

What kind of stripes do you have?

 "I asked the Zebra, 

are you black with white stripes? 

Or white with black stripes? 

And the zebra asked me, 

Are you good with bad habits? 

Or are you bad with good habits? 

Are you noisy with quiet times? 

Or are you quiet with noisy times? 

Are you happy with some sad days? 

Or are you sad with some happy days? 

Are you neat with some sloppy ways? 

Or are you sloppy with some neat ways? 

And on and on and on and on and on and on he went. 

I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes...again."  Shel Silverstein  

     What kind of stripes do you have?

“Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Harold Whitman 
        Be Authentic...

There are 10 little black and white books...
reminding you that you are extraordinary, strong, creative, bold, smart and other great adjectives that we all need to hear....  

All the ways you are loved, prickly, happy, loud, quiet....
A little about how you SHINE...

Almost all of the new books at Bambi's have been filled so you can get an idea of how to use them........
fill them with silly things, things that make you laugh, write your own story, record you favorite things, say how you love those you love..........
I hope that you will be anxious for some more blank ones that YOU can fill.

Let them take the place of a CARD....they can be the GIFT for someone who has it all.....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Well, Wrentham Day was a lovely sunny day, with a few gust of wind....nothing that sent the books flying. I was very grateful for that.

YB Crazy Books were met with interest and curiosity. The books are a hands-on experience...hard to know just how much someone really wants to look, so it wouldn't seem too pushy.

Happily several of each size sold and now I can see that I'll need to reproduce the Beach book which was my first book. Seems everyone loves the beach or knows someone who does....

The next thing on my list is to start working on some books for the holidays.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wrentham Day extravaganza

YB Crazy Books noted in the Wrentham Times  I have been getting ready for days, is so scary. Glad I have good friends and a sister who helps keep me on track. Hope that you all stop in and see the little books for yourself.