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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: skirts

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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a new spring skirt

I made this about a month ago but the weather this weekend finally warranted busting it out of the closet!  It uses my twirly skirt tutorial and the pattern from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing book.  It’s made from one of the Denyse Schmidt Joann Fabric lines that leaves a lot to be desired in the quality […]

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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 looks […]

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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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