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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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: August 2011


The seasons must be changing because I am getting the urge to clean and reorganize.  I tackled my craft books today, putting my knitting, (and now crocheting–I have a new crochet book to go along with my new hobby), sewing, and quilting books together on my dresser.  Oh holy idea overload, batman! Between this and […]

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another toddler border print dress

I am loving this border print dress tutorial–after making one with the Children at Play border print, I was excited to try it with my Gnomeville border print!  It’s a much more casual look, and will hide the dirt and grime of toddlers better, but my heart is with the while Children at Play dress!  […]

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Quiet Book Sew Along Week 4

Okay, epic fail.  I missed not one, but two weeks.  The first week I had a really good excuse–I’d been up until 4am photographing this momentous occasion: And the next week was the first week of school around here, and we were busy with all that goes along with it.  But I think we actually […]

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children at play border print dress

I fell in love with the Children at Play border print, but until I saw this dress tutorial at Little Blue Boo I wasn’t sure how I’d use it. I’m way proud of the way I was able to make the repeat match up perfectly: Since the summer is ending, I decided to make this […]

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I was upstairs, Ellie and Will were playing downstairs.  And then I heard “MOM!  ELLIE’S PEEING ON THE POTTY!  YOU GOTTA COME SEE THIS!”  By the time I got downstairs she had hopped off and was tossing a ceremonial bit of toilet paper into the potty before flushing.  She’s never gotten up on the toilet […]

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