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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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Ellie’s bedroom redo in progress

Last month we moved Ellie from her crib to the futon in her room and got rid of the crib.  Suddenly there was a room there instead of just a giant pile of furniture!  I made her room my November project,building a bookcase for her (and look!  there’s a floor where all the books and toys used to be!), and working on her bedding.  In a house as cold as ours flannel sheets are mandatory, and for a girl as one-minded as Ellie, pink was required as well.  I’d seen these gorgeous pink flannel sheets at Garnet Hill before so when they went on sale I pulled the trigger, buying three flat sheets so I could turn two into her princess and the pea duvet cover.  The pink was a given, but I also wanted to work in the green from her wallpaper and was thrilled to see how well the brown ladder ties in her curtains (meaning I might not have to buy new curtains after all)!

Next on the list: a quilted pillow sham, a pillow for the rocking chair, and a coordinating quilt for the extra chilly nights.

A.J. Dub (Amy) - That duvet cover is adorable!

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