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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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: babies

stroller blanket part 2, revenge of the batting

After the first cheater blanket with fleece backing and serged edges, I turned this one into the real deal with a top, batting, backing, and hand-stitched binding!  I managed to cut, piece, baste (using basting aerosol spray) and quilt a second stroller blanket all in one morning and afternoon! The binding is on it now […]

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wip: stroller blanket

We are headed to Disney soon and I wanted to make a stroller blanket that will attach to Ellie’s stroller so she can’t kick it off (she loathes any attempts at covering–socks, shoes, hats, blankets all immediately end up on the ground).   I have some navy fleece that I bought to make myself pajama pants, […]

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homemade shopping cart / high chair cover

When Will was a baby I had a shopping cart cover that saw a ton of use…right up until the day I realized it was all hopeless.  Between rubbing the bottom of his shoes and sucking guard rails, a cart cover was really more of a protection for other children from Will than it was […]

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