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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: Halloween Costumes

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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the elsa frozen dress

It has recently come to my attention that there are still people left in the world who don’t know what Frozen is, so in case you have been living in such a world, let me tell you:  in 2013 Disney came out with a movie called Frozen.  It was the best movie ever.  The end. […]

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a renaissance dress for Ellie

We go to the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur every year.  Last year I made this quilt for watching the joust, and this year on my to do list was a period appropriate outfit for Ellie.  I used the Children’s Workshop Tab Front Jumper ‘instructions’ for the outer piece and the Sweet Little Dress pattern (extending […]

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homemade star wars jedi costumes

I realized today that I never shared what I spent much of October sewing–these Star Wars costumes for the family.  I used the Simplicity 5840 pattern for Nic’s and my robes and tunics (and Heather’s white flannel Princess Leia robe, which we decided was a must because of our Colorado cold), and then used the […]

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