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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: clothing

skirts and a winner

The winner of the selvedge giveaway is: shann – Ohh, dear…be still my beating heart! I would BE SOOO very honoured to have your selvedges. I have resenctly fallen in love with the spiderweb seledge quilt and have no hope of ever finishing with out help!  This is the best givaway bag I have seen […]

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joel dewberry skirt

I fell in love with these Aviary 2 fabrics at Crafty Laine and knew just what to do with them: make my favorite skirt to match my favorite cardi.  It’s 6 panels based off the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt from Weekend Sewing (the panels have been altered slightly–I took off about 6 inches off the […]

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shirred skirt revisited

I wanted to try out the shirred skirt using Anna Marie Horner’s with elastic instead of elastic thread.  I love my shirred skirts, but a decent tug from Ellie does send them shooting down to my ankles.  I used just two pieces of elastic instead of three for two reasons:  (1) I’m lazy and (2) […]

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5 minute skirt (with pattern notes)

I bought this red fabric about 100 years ago to make the ‘5 minute skirt’ tutorial from Angry Chicken. It’s a bias cut a line skirt with a fold over elastic waistband and rolled hem.  I finally made the skirt this weekend.  I’m just plowing through old projects! It’s okay.  It’s certainly fast, and I […]

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I finished this swiss dot skirt a month or so ago, but haven’t had a good chance to take pictures.  I’ve even worn it but forgot to have Nic take some pics.  My plan was to have him bust out a few pictures today of these two skirts in use, but it snowed this morning […]

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