Welcome to my Crafty Blog!

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

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the floodgates open

window full of trims in valencia, spain

fabric-buying bans do not apply while shopping in foreign countries.

window full of trims in valencia, spain

Tomorrow my family and I are flying off to Frankfurt and driving from there to Cologne and then Paris. I’m getting excited, …

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seam ripper ≠ my friend

stop sign at night

sew through frustration ripping, re-ripping, striving for perfection…. no.

lots of redos today. tomorrow’s forecast: partly cloudy with a chance of grumbles.

stop sign at night


a sneak peek at some upcoming wrist wallets!

sew until eyes blur, back aches, wrists clench, thought dissolves, and problems vanish.

a sneak peek at some upcoming wrist wallets!

by royal decree


i hereby resolve better utilization of my button stash.


I may not have tons and tons of buttons, but I do have enough to be considered a stash, and it’s a lovely one. I think most of them are just too pretty to use! …

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plaza de toros … bull ring … madrid.

i’ve deftly conquered the evil sweatshirt of doom; victory is mine.

plaza de toros … bull ring … madrid.

At least two years ago, I cut out a sweatshirt. It was to be a lined, zippered hoodie. I …

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