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    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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pretty little pouch swap

In what will be my last flickr swap ever (please direct me back to this statement if I should ever lose my mind and decide to sign up for one again), I made this little pretty:

It’s the Curvy Clutch pattern from Keyka Lou (next time I will use less stiff interfacing, fewer layers of it, shorten the flap, and possibly even ditch the side darts).  It’s going overseas, hence the spring colors!  I included some US only DS quilts fabric and a couple of fun Sees suckers.  I hope it’s beloved!

I also feel like I never showed the final pillow talk swap pillow, so here that is, too:

Toni - They both look great! I’m sure your partners will be thrilled!

Susanne - That’s so funny. I was thinking maybe I’d do the pouch swap again too…there’s SOO many cute pouches!! BUT I remembered how much headache I had over the last swap, LOL. I received a beautiful pouch, which I use daily, but I ended up having to make TWO pouches for someone who never really gave me any clue about anything they liked…ANYWAY….Enough about ME-ME-ME.

The pouch you made is gorgeous!!! The hand stitching around the edge is perfect. And that pillow. I general don’t like stars, but that pillow is amazing!!!! I’m sure it will get tons of love!!!

nicke - eeeppp. i love them both. bummer i don’t live overseas! 😉

A.J. Dub - That IS a pretty little pouch. LOVE IT!
The pillow is awesome.
And now I want a See’s chocolate lolli. 🙂

Norine - The pillow is amazing!

I’m thinking the P{l}P swap might be my last one too…. 🙂

LKH - Very good use for scraps that you just can’t part with! A little elegant, a little country, a little spring = very CUTE!

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