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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: gifts

christmas pillows: how the grinch stole christmas

And here it is–the last of the Christmas presents!!  These are going to my parents–they already got their store bought gifts (in time for Christmas), but I asked for an extension on the handmade portion.  I had wanted it to arrive while it was still 2010, but they are only hitting the mail now.  They […]

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wip: sherbet pips quilt blocks 4 and 5

Can I just say that I love having two?  They played in the play room so long this morning that I got two more blocks done before lunch! I am going to be good and finish up the last apron and Christmas gift (yes–I still have one Christmas gift to go) but these are SOOOOO […]

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monkey pajamas

I made a set of sock monkey pajamas for a little girl who will be celebrating her birthday this week.  I don’t know how I used to whip out these pajama pants in 10 minutes, though–they take me a solid hour now!  I loved this sock monkey fabric, and this is actually from the first […]

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a day in the life apron

I tracked down this ‘day in the life of a mom’ fabric like a dog tracking down a squirrel.  I was pretty much foaming at the mouth.  I love it.  I want to make my entire house out of it.  If you are a mom of a little boy, it will call to you like […]

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a farmhouse cafe apron

I love this fabric line from Timeless Treasures–it appeals perfectly to my inner farmwife!  This apron is based on this free apron pattern (I love that it uses a fat quarter and a half yard of fabric–it’s a great way to use up any cute-but-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-them fat quarters).  I don’t like unlined aprons, though, so I […]

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