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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Monthly Archives: February 2011

ooh la la

It’s appropriate that it is Oscar time, because I’m about to say ‘it really IS an honor just to be nominated!’  I have fell behind on my google reader feed this weekend and so I didn’t know that my eiffel tower pillow had made it into Rachel’s top nine February pillows until now!  It didn’t […]

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branching out

I was recently at a fabric store in the Springs that sells a lot of non-quilting fabrics.  Their anniversary sale (and the pretty colors) convinced me to go out on a limb and purchase some new fabrics.  As I’m tackling more and more clothing, I’m really wanting to branch out into apparel type fabrics.  Here […]

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another wallet

I made a bunch of these cash and carry wallets before Christmas and found them to be a fun quick project.  I think my confidence level was too high because when I made this one for our trip (I don’t want to carry around my big heavy normal wallet all day), it turned out to […]

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name tag

I’m buried in laundry, but I keep forgetting to share my front range modern quilt guild name badge!  I was in the mood for some free motion stitching one night, and I’ve been in love with this idea since seeing it in Scandinavian Stitches, so I whipped this puppy up!  (The V.P. stands for Vice […]

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Will and Ellie are playing together. I hear her giggles turn into hard core laughter. I turn around to watch, and Will is letting her draw on his face with a ball point pen.

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stroller accessory mania – a bottle leash

I’ve been seeing these little bottle/sippy leashes on strollers everywhere, but when I looked at BabysRUs for one it was something like $7, and since that will buy me a churro at Disneyland I decided to skip it.  But I couldn’t get the idea of how nice one would be out of my head, so […]

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