Baked Goodness? My pulse quickened. Oh, my goodness. My palms broke into a sweat. I don’t bake.


It’s a good thing Mr. Toast, our host, didn’t actually expect me to bake for Creative Tuesdays.

FYI: I only “bake” stove-top treats like gooey, Rice Krispy squares, and only once every few years. If you want the recipe I’m sure I can find it. 🙂

Mr. Toast also referred to a line from Sing a Song of Sixpence by Mother Goose,—“Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?”

The words “before the king” jumped out, making my brain whirl like a mixer.

I thought of my heavenly Father, the King of Kings, and how much goodness He’s poured into my life, and how my life continues to rise with baked goodness.

Specifically, things like my:

  • creative abilities,
  • great health,
  • awesome marriage,
  • wonderful parents,
  • supportive church family, and
  • encouraging blog and Facebook peeps.

All that goodness made my heart and hands whip up a cupcake . . .


Baked with Love—Color a Pillow © Tracy Campbell

“God, your goodness reaches far above the skies.

You have done wonderful things. God, there is no one like you.” Psalm 71:19, ERV

How to Color a Pillow with Fabric Markers

Let’s get started!

  • Wash and dry your pillow (remove the pillow form before you begin).

Tip: Do not add fabric softener to the wash cycle.

  • Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the pillow.
  • Insert the cardboard into the pillow.
  • Pin the fabric in place to prevent shifting.
  • Color the pillow with fabric markers (available at your local craft store).

Tip: Keep the fabric tension tight as you color.

  • Once the marker has dried, insert your pillow form.

Viola . . . you’ve colored your very own pillow.

To order your very own two-sided pillow or a tote bag, visit my Fine Art Shop.

I can’t leave without mentioning Sherry Ellis’ blog post on how she (unknowingly) opened up her home to “bake goodness” with her son’s neighborhood friends. Please drop in and visit Sherry Ellis, a talented author, and blogger. She likes to bake. Oh, my goodness.

What “baked goodness” is rising in your life?

Happy Heart Hugs,




P.S. Don’t forget to visit all the other inspiring art over at Creative Tuesdays’ blog.

P.P.S. If you order a pillow or a tote bag, please Message Me, and I’ll be sure to email you the printable coloring page Baked with Love. This will help you decide on what colors to use on your pillow or tote bag.

18 Responses

  1. You are all I knead!!! Oh my goodness…this is wonderful, Tracy…and I love the activity!
    If you have the time, why don’t you bring some of that creativity over to the #50PreciousWords Contest…I’ll bet you could write a little story about baking a bread of love or something like that. Deadline is Friday…and there are some great prizes. 😉

    • Hi Vivian, thank you for your enthusiasm! You made me smile. I assume #50Precious Words Contest might be a contest on Twitter? Not sure. Hmm. Thanks for the encouraging invite, but I’m hard at work on my coloring book-> Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope, & Love (Art & Soul Therapy for Kids-at-Heart). 🙂 So glad you dropped in for a visit, and thank you for sharing this post on FB. I sure do appreciate it, Vivian! Happy Heart Hugs. 🙂

    • Phew! I’m glad I didn’t get all colored in flour either. LOL Glad, you think the design is so cute. There are quite a few items anyone can color on. I just have to figure out what they all are. LOL 🙂 Thanks, Linda!

  2. I love that you included this wonderful piece of art into a pillow that you can actually colour too? Wow! It’s a really fun, clean drawing and love the cute saying as well! Great job.

    And yes, from your list, I would say that you are incredibly blessed! Why some are blessed and some aren’t is beyond me. Rather like those who lose homes in storms and those who don’t, it’s apparent it has very little to do with one’s faith, lots or none at all, but as it is, you certainly can be thankful for all you have! And with that great advantage and support of loved ones, I know you will continue to reach out to help others alongside. That’s goodness indeed.

    • Thank you so much, Michael, for your wonderful, encouraging comments. And I agree, being blessed isn’t about how strong one’s faith is. I have and had my share of pain and heartache. A lot of the time life is lived in the valley and not on the mountaintop. Whatever state I’m in, I try to look at life with the glass half-full, with God’s help, of course. And more importantly, just live in the moment. Thanks again for your wonderful prompt. I am truly thankful for the effort you put forth in coming up with creative prompts. 🙂

    • Liisa, thank you so much for stopping by. I sure missed your Creative Tuesday art which is always so wonderful. Glad to hear I’m not alone in the non-baking department. LOL

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