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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: kids

Star Trek Pajamas

I made these Star Trek for the pajamas a summer (or two?) ago.  Women’s pajama pants in a different Star Trek print were supposed to immediately follow that project, but, you know…life. They miraculously pushed past their neglected status today and were finished… Modeling pajamas comes naturally to me.  😛

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Teaching Kids to Knit

Ellie’s been asking to sew and knit for…well…as long as she could speak.  She’s five now, and since child labor laws were put in place partly to prevent five year olds from professionally knitting for 12 hours a day, I figured it was time to pour myself a glass a wine, pretend I am patient, […]

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Dr Seuss in work

Sharing a peek at my morning’s endeavors: starting an improvisationally pieced baby quilt for my soon-to-be-nieces. When this line came out four or five years ago I bought a fat quarter pack and some yardage because my sister-in-law is a huge Dr Seuss fan.  It never occurred to me that the line would have so […]

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Flower girl wreaths

Ellie got to model my friend Erin’s awesome floral hair wreath today.  She is completely in love with it–I’m thinking this might be a perfect Easter outfit if it gets warm enough and it would be adorable at her cousins’ baptism this summer!  Check out Erin’s Etsy shop–she makes them for adults, too!

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A little bit of sewing

The biggest thing I did this year was this: I finished all of my nursing school prerequisites with a 4.0 and got a job as a CNA at the birth center of our local hospital.   And also I kept up to date with Project Life, which anyone can tell you is a miracle. (This is […]

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