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I'm Samantha (Sam), a mechanical engineer, seamstress, crafter, & entrepreneur. Enjoy perusing photos of my sewing and craft-related adventures. I hope my blog brings inspiration and happiness to your day!

My Products

maker signs from lasercut wood, available at samanthasnap on etsy

plush narwhal sewing kit: make a narwhal! available at fluffyland

wood camera necklaces, available at samanthasnap on etsy

Fluffyland Narwhal Sewing Pattern, Whale Sewing Pattern PDF

popular posts

Handmade Wool Alpaca Plush Tiny Handmade Plush Cactus
Annual Ladies' Board Rummage Sale orange sewing machine from germany
Marietta Big Chicken custom plush tiny narwhal graduation gift

Tutorials & Free Projects

Tiny Thread Spool Pushpins Tutorial X-Stitch Throw Pillow Tutorial
Starburst Wrapper Bracelet Tutorial Vintage Hassock Reupholstery DIY
Safety Eye Installation Tutorial for Plush a guide to sewing in your dorm room
Sewing Basket Essentials for Beginners a gift guide for the seamstress who has everything

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pre-4th fireworks

Last night we caught some pre-4th fireworks (as Andy called them, “fake fireworks”), and I brought my tripod along. This is probably quite obvious to most people, but the tripod made a huge difference in the quality and clarity of my firework photos.

Since last night was more of a practice run, today I flipped through Google to find the best tips for taking pictures of fireworks… and I know it’s late, but I thought I’d compile a quick list of the most useful:

· How to Photograph Firework Displays
· Get Better Fireworks Photos This Fourth of July
· 11 Tips for Sparkling Fireworks Photos

I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!

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