Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Handmade Business Deals

I wanted to share with everyone all the special deals going on with some Handmade Business's this weekend.  In my store I will be having free shipping on everything from 11/23 to 11/27 at noon.  Here are links to a couple other places where you can find other business's with special deals.

Daft Crafts Blog -has a great list of business's that I highly recommend with link to their stores and what deals they will be having
June's Pretty Things Blog - has a great post with quite a few handmade business's
Indie Minded - will be posting the list of business's and deals on friday

Go check out one or all of these to find some wonderful handmade gifts for the holidays! I think handmade gifts make the best gifts!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

I loved this book!  It is so nice to see a female character that stands up for her beliefs and fights for those beliefs, even though she should have planned out some things more before acting. This book takes place in the 1880's in the logging camps of Michigan. Lily travels with Oren as his assistant taking photos at lumber camps.  She takes on this job to help in her search for her sister that she believes has turned to the life of prostitution.  Lily puts herself into many dangerous situations in her search for her sister and when standing up for her beliefs. At times I do think Lily needed to put more thought into her plans then she was doing, but luckily there was someone to come to her rescue. Connell, a man in charge of several logging camps, comes into Lily's life and becomes her rescuer. Even though Lily and Connell clash on a lot of issues it is interesting to watch how their relationship evolves over time.  It was a great historical fiction book that I could not put down.  Jody made it easy to read while keeping to the time period and using real life people in the story. I look forward to checking out more of Jody Hedlund's books in the future.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I Love Owls!

I love owls! The owl pillows are one of my favorite things to make out of all my products!  Every single one I make I want to keep for myself even though it is for someone else.  The owl pictured is made with a yarn that I found and fell in love with.  The color choices they have in this particular brand of yarn are amazing! This particular owl is made in the color Rodeo, and is looking for a good home!  If you are interested in adopting this owl then you can go here. If you are interested in one of these owls but in a different color you can find them here and order the color you want.

Photo Challenge - Day 10 - Nature


Here are my kids out in nature.  We went to visit a new park we had not been to before and they had this beautiful trail around the lake that you can see in the background.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Photo Challenge: Day 8 - Favorite Color

Favorite Color

My favorite color is dark blue like this yarn!

Day 7: Something Funny

Something Funny

I couldn't help but laugh when my husband called me in to check on my son.  This is how we found him sleeping.  He has always been able to sleep in the most amazing positions.

Fearless Daughters of the Bible by J. Lee Grady- Book Review

Fearless Daughters of the Bible is not a book I would have picked up if I saw it in a book store, but it called to me because my Mom's Sunday School Class are studying women in the Bible.  I thought this would be a great book for her to use in her studies, plus after several conversations with my mom I was intrigued to learn more about some of the women in the Bible that we don't hear about.  There were several women that were discussed that I was familiar with but also several that I have never heard of before.  I really enjoyed how each chapter focused on one woman and they also related them to women of the present or recent past.  It was very interesting to learn how that some women have been challenging tradition from the very beginning of times. This book would make a great Bible study group for women!

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review from Chosen Books.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Photo Challenge: Day 5 - Morning Sky

Morning Sky

This is looking out my back door in the morning.  The last several days we have awoken to very dreary looking skies.

Photo Chalenge: Day 4 - Leaves


I know these are not real leaves but they will have to do, because all the leaves are off our trees all ready and gone since we were in a severe drought all summer.  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Shirt to Pillow Line

Do your kids have a favorite shirt that they love to wear all the time? Is the shirt getting to small but still in good condition? If you answered yes to both of those questions I have a solution for you. 

Shirt to Pillow

I can take the shirt and cut it down and turn it into a pillow for your child.  After I cut the shirt down I crochet around the edges and then stuff it with poly-fill.  Now your child has their favorite shirt as a pillow to hold onto. The pillows can also be used to just decorate your child's room! Check out my shop at Unique Creations by Tracy if you are interested! This cute monster one is up for sale in my shop right now!

Photo Challenge: Day 3 Happiness


This is happiness for my kids! They loved all these rocks, and were having a blast picking them up and looking at all of them. My son did not want to leave.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Photo Challenge

I know I have not been good about keeping up to date on my blog, and am going to try harder this month by participating in a challenge.  My business Unique Creations by Tracy has been keeping me very busy, so I am going to try to take a few minutes each day to post during November.  The challenge this month is to take a photo everyday. I am following the photo challenge I found at Craft Gossip. Today I was to take a picture of my favorite food.  I know some don't consider this food, but I sure do right now.


As you can see it is candy! Lots and lots of candy from trick or treating last night! I have had a few pieces from the stash that the kids don't like to eat, but that is all I get as I start a new challenge with Advocare tomorrow to work on losing some weight to help some of my health issues. Come back tomorrow for day 2 of the photo challenge which is SMILE!