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The evolution of YBCrazy

YBCrazy started as the name for my little books I crafted, and then it was added to my "Stuff for Little People"-- knit baby socks and sweaters, summer sundresses and hats and tiny shoes, and then YBCrazy Cookies.

When I began making "word cookies" I became more and more excited by the power of words to remind the young people around me to value themselves, to show care and concern, to send holiday wishes, to be "crabby". That is when YBCrazy Cookies Not Cards---"Eat your words of love, angst, hope and sorrow" blossomed.

YB Crazy's Cookies Not Cards
"Eat your words of love, angst, hope and sorrow"
Hand decorated Sugar Cookies, a "melt in your mouth", all butter, vanilla sugar cookie, decorated in vanilla glaze and buttercream meringue frosting…

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  • Born on June 17
  • Joined September 15, 2010

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About

The evolution of YBCrazy

YBCrazy started as the name for my little books I crafted, and then it was added to my "Stuff for Little People"-- knit baby socks and sweaters, summer sundresses and hats and tiny shoes, and then YBCrazy Cookies.

When I began making "word cookies" I became more and more excited by the power of words to remind the young people around me to value themselves, to show care and concern, to send holiday wishes, to be "crabby". That is when YBCrazy Cookies Not Cards---"Eat your words of love, angst, hope and sorrow" blossomed.

YB Crazy's Cookies Not Cards
"Eat your words of love, angst, hope and sorrow"
Hand decorated Sugar Cookies, a "melt in your mouth", all butter, vanilla sugar cookie, decorated in vanilla glaze and buttercream meringue frosting.

Beautiful to look at, delightful to eat and inspiring....you can send "hope" to a friend having a hard time, encouragement to kids at college, celebrate life events, say "thanks", boost self-esteem, or just tell someone they are crabby.

YBCrazy Books

PART 1. The beginning:
Books are a passion of mine. When I was a tiny baby my brother put a Whitman's Tiny Tales book in my crib with me and thus began my love affair with books.

A couple of months ago I felt a book coming.....it was hatching, forming, waiting to be born. It was then that I stumbled across a tutorial on making a meandering book from one sheet of 12 x 12 paper. Fascinating!

My mother, my beautiful sweet mother passed away in October 2009 after slipping away a little more each day throughout the summer. It has been an especially hard year, as you may imagine. gripped me and I wished only to lie on the sofa or get in the car and drive away....it was then that I found these little books.

The pleasure in their craft soothed my soul. Here was something I could do. Something beautiful. The little Beach book was born...I filled it with quotes about the beach, a place that soothes me.

And every day now I want to make books....adorn them with jewels and bits of crocheting....love them into being. It heals me.

More thoughts from YB Crazy Books can be found here on my blog http://ybcrazy.blogspot.com/

PART 2 YBCrazy Books
*** My books are now--custom order only***
The little Black & White series of Tiny tiny books are inspired by a young girl who told me that she wanted to Be/Believe that she is Extraordinary.....
Someone in your life should tell that you are extraordinary and if you find that you haven't been told that----start telling yourself---YOU ARE EXTRAORDINARY!

These books are reminders to be good to yourself…
Give Love...
Crafting these tiny books, soothed my soul after my mother died. To give or keep. I hope they will bring you joy–I found joy in their making. They helped heal my brokenness.

More about YB Crazy and what to write in the blank books: http://ybcrazy.blogspot.com/

This a favorite Treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4ca68f4063448eef25a895c7/soothe-my-ragged-soul?index=2

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