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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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Category Archives: aprons

it’s like apron palooza over here

Another kitchen-licious creation for under the tree… Another reversible cafe style apron, similar to this one.  Will picked out the elephant side, and I got to choose the forks.  Both from metrocafe by Robert Kaufman.  I really adore the forks!

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ruffle apron

In the war between me and the shipping deadlines, the shipping deadlines seem to be winning.  I am getting my behind kicked by Christmas gifts!  Oh well, it’s hard not to want to make gifts for everyone when you can make stuff this cute!  Check out all the ruffles on this little number: I based […]

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a farmhouse cafe apron

I love this fabric line from Timeless Treasures–it appeals perfectly to my inner farmwife!  This apron is based on this free apron pattern (I love that it uses a fat quarter and a half yard of fabric–it’s a great way to use up any cute-but-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-them fat quarters).  I don’t like unlined aprons, though, so I […]

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