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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: clothing

children at play twirly skirt

I have loved the green floral print from Children at Play since I first saw a little thumbnail of it!  While Ellie will get plenty of Children at Play dresses, I knew this print was for me.  🙂 I used my twirly skirt tutorial for this one (thought it was so windy today that it […]

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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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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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open backed and shirred baby dresses

Remember this shirred dress I made for Ellie?  The straps in front were too far apart, and it took me until yesterday to get around to fixing them!  It’s super cute on her and I know there are more in our future! Underneath she wore a pair of bloomers that is able to do double […]

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