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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, 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: clothing

The Date Night Dress by April Rhodes Pattern Review

Guess what?!  I made a dress for me, that’s what!  The good news is, it’s a dress, and it more or less fits.  The bad news is, Anne Shirley would love this dress (puffy sleeves for days) and it doesn’t really do anything for my figure.  I’ll wear it a couple of times to feel […]

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Star Trek Pajamas

I made these Star Trek for the pajamas a summer (or two?) ago.  Women’s pajama pants in a different Star Trek print were supposed to immediately follow that project, but, you know…life. They miraculously pushed past their neglected status today and were finished… Modeling pajamas comes naturally to me.  😛

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linden sweatshirt pattern

My self proclaimed Summer of Knits began this weekend with my very own Linden sweatshirt!  I did a lot of blog reading before starting this one, and chose my fabric based on an instagram post from Film in the Fridge.  Supplies:  Linden sweatshirt pattern, 1.5 yards of Splendid sweatshirt fleece, 2 inches of a knit I […]

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Oliver + S Tea Party Dress Pattern Review

Confession:  I have several Oliver + S patterns that I’ve never used.  I had the best intentions, but after making the Birthday Party dress I kept shying away from them because I realized just how much work these patterns would be!  They are made for people without a serger, so you won’t find any time […]

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Disneyland Sewing: What we wore, an accidental Disneybouding story, and Modcloth coupon codes!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but the opinions are 100% my own.  I love Modcloth so much I joined their affiliate network.  They couldn’t be a more perfect spot for Disneybounding wardrobe shopping!  I have coupon links for both new and returning Modcloth shoppers New shoppers, $20 off $100 purchase with this link Returning […]

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