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an overjoyed sam at the statue of a giant thimble and buttons in toronto

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!

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

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

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armful of narwhals

an armful of freshly-sewn narwhal plush

My coworkers have discovered that I make plush narwhals, so the narwhal factory* has been super …

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chalk festival 2011: cleveland museum of art

our chalk giraffe in its initial stages at the cleveland chalk festival 2011

our chalk giraffe in its initial stages at the cleveland chalk festival 2011 Every September, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts a Chalk Festival on their spacious back lawn. Their walking paths are paved with large stone squares whose smoothness is ideal for chalking. The museum is a very short walk from Case’s main quad, so every year I’ve ended walking by in time to witness the colorful aftermath. Last year, I swore to myself that no matter what I was doing, I would not miss the 2011 chalk festival. …

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close-up: owl eyes

owl eyes (day 12 of the 30 day photo challenge: close-up) Who? …

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narwhals 2.0!

New Narwhal Plush - Gray!

Here is the result of all my scheming and assembly line work: the brand new, …

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