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samantha sews

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!

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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gaudete sunday: pink candle on the advent wreath, Christmas almost here!


a good day falls together

God’s intervention, coincidence, good fortune… different names, same thing.

prayer candles at notre dame du paris

My 10am badminton class is canceled, and my 1:15 computer class is …

…continue reading “a good day falls together” »


i am reminded that church, just like ice cream, makes everything better.

gelateria in paris


cloudsToday’s first reading at Mass really struck me. From the book of Joshua, Joshua tells the people:

“And if you be unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, … but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

…continue reading “re-aligned” »