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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: kids

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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in progress | the cat in the hat

Disclaimer for family members and close friends:  in December I’ll be posting pictures of lots of projects–things I’m making for swaps, things I’m making for Christmas gifts for family and friends, and a few projects that I’ll be keeping.  If you want to be 100% surprised by your gift, turn around now and don’t come […]

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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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zoom quilt photos

I love Riley Blake fabric.  It’s pretty much the only fabric around that appeals to me even while being geared toward little boys.  I love love love the Wheels fabric line, and had this fabric stack on my desk for a long time before it got pieced this summer. I used a big piece of […]

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a very special quilt

His and hers quilts: Okay. These are not modern, but they are as precious as they come.  The one on the left was made 28 years ago and given as a gift to my pregnant momma for me.  When Will was born, he adopted it and continued loving it, and between me and Will and […]

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