Needles and a Pen » Knitting, Sewing, and Nursing School

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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: bags

a laundry bag for scrubs

I wear scrubs six out of every seven days.  Six days a week I wear scrubs and then on Tuesdays my jeans and I have a talk about how my current lifestyle is not without consequences. I launder my scrubs separately from regular clothing because my nursing school whites require a serious amount of bleach […]

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knitting bag

A few months ago my sister-in-law sent me a link to this adorable bag on Etsy.  I knew I could probably figure out how to make one, but I feel strongly about compensating people for awesome ideas, so I asked the seller if she’d considered making a pattern for it.  As luck would have it, […]

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A little bit of sewing

The biggest thing I did this year was this: I finished all of my nursing school prerequisites with a 4.0 and got a job as a CNA at the birth center of our local hospital.   And also I kept up to date with Project Life, which anyone can tell you is a miracle. (This is […]

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because I never could resist a bandwagon…

That’s right!  The weekender is on my to do list!  So far I’m only on the quilt-as-you-go panels and so it’s been a jolly stroll in the park.  I know there’s danger ahead though! There’s been a lot of this this week: So I’ve had more time for this: And before I forget, here are […]

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Halloween bag

I love my homemade bags, but they do wear out fairly quickly.  I thought a fun way to get a little bit more time out of my bags would be to rotate them more frequently by adding in some seasonal purses.  My little trick or treater ghost made his way into a practical bag.

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another multi-tasker tote

Before we went to Disney last month I made another Anna Maria Horner Multi-Tasker Tote, this one in colors a little better suited to fall.  I used the Denise Schmidt Chicopee line and found that this was absolutely a project that went much more smoothly the second time!

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