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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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Category Archives: bags

gifts: tiny charlie brown christmas tree coin purse

I’m really into free motion stitching right now and having a ton of fun with it.  This little Charlie Brown Christmas tree embroidery/applique is my favorite thing I’ve ever made.  The pattern for the coin purse is based off the Atkinson Designs Cash and Carry pattern. I love the way the zipper is installed–it makes […]

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another practicality bag

This one is a birthday present for my momma so I’ve been hiding it.  🙂  Fabric is from the Glam Garden Robert Kaufman line and I lined this one (again) with Kona cotton pomegranate.  It’s the best hot pink!  My mom is big into not using disposable shopping bags, so I thought this would be […]

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glamgarden bag

I was seduced by the Practicality Bag pattern for one very important reason: it involves no interfacing or canvas lining.  Huzzah!  It makes a great diaper bag, but next time I might sew a zippered pocket into it because I do worry about my phone falling out of it since it’s so floppy. Pattern:  Practicality […]

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