Hi! I’m Tracy. I am the crafter behind Tracy Lynn Crafts and so glad to have you join me!
I have been a DIY-er and crafter my whole life. Crafting runs in my family. I got it from my mom and she got it from her mom. I learned so much from both my mom and my grandmother. When my grandmother passed away, at 94 years of age, I was given many of her crafting supplies and I feel like I honor her memory every time I used some of the crafting supplies that used to be hers.
I absolutely love DIY and craft projects! Whenever my family gets together, we add a “Craft Day” component to our gathering where one of us teaches everyone else something new. Not only do we learn something, we have great fun being with each other!
Crafting is something I make time for outside of my regular full time job working in Information Technology at Ford Motor Company. Yeah, I’m a geek. 🙂 I also like to play video games. Yeah, I admit it… I play World of Warcraft. I also like gardening and cooking. Why do we only have 24 hours in our day?!
I like so many types of crafts and plan to get posts written about all of them. This is just a sample of some the arts and crafts I have done: stenciling, weaving fabric, card/inkle weaving, basket weaving, glass painting, string art, felt crafts, illumination, appliqué, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, sewing, silk painting, paper making, glass etching, bead weaving, jewelry making, polymer clay items, upcycling crafts, and more decorative and creative projects. There are many I have never tried but want to try. At the top of that list is leather tooling and pewter casting. I will definitely share those adventures with you here!
You will find many of my posts are about stenciling. I became a Certified Stenciler in the mid 90s through the Stencil Artisans League (SALI). SALI is now the International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) and you will find me listed on their site (under my previous name Tracy Bougher) in the list of Certified Stencilers. I still have my wood and cloth certification pieces.
About the Tracy Lynn Crafts Blog
My friend, at Jennifer Maker convinced me that I should blog about my crafts. I was already half-way there because I always make posts to my friends on Facebook to share what I’ve done and to teach and inspire them. Jennifer convinced me to take the extra step and write actual blog posts. My plan with this blog is to try to teach you what I’m doing so you can have fun doing it yourself and to love what you do — to DIY with TLC.
I have always loved teaching others how to do things, so this seemed a natural fit. With a blog, I can reach so many more people and help others enjoy learning how to make fun and creative things.
Tracy Lynn is my first and middle names and works so well with TLC so I chose that as my crafter/artisan name. Making things and giving handmade items as gifts provides so much personal satisfaction. My handmade gifts are made with Tender Loving Care.
I’m glad you found my blog and look forward to crafting together with you!
I would love to have you join me on Facebook where we can chat about crafting. I really want to know what you like to craft.
You can also find me on other social media. I update these when I write new blog posts.
I also have a mailing list. I send only one email per week to keep subscribers updated about my latest posts. It’s only one email per week because, frankly, I hate spam as much as you do and, well, I am too busy to write to you more than once per week. 🙂 If you are interested in knowing when I have updates on my blog, you can subscribe. I will NEVER sell your information. That’s not why I have a mailing list. This is just between us so you can stay informed and stay connected to my free resource library. Oh, yes, I have a resource library where I upload all my patterns. When you subscribe, you have access to everything in that library.
I try to make a little bit of money from this blog to help cover my expenses. To do that, I use affiliate links, such as the links to Amazon for the items I use in my crafts. If you click on those links to buy your craft supplies, you help to pay for the expenses of having a blog. It’s no extra cost to you. I thank you for any Amazon purchases you make through those links.
Thank you for reading this far. This is my passion and I am happy to have you join me on this adventure.