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

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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day 1: cologne

four hours after landing, fabric is purchased. that is skill, my friends.

view of germany from a plane window

button display at a german fabric store

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the floodgates open

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

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


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

a sneak peek at some upcoming wrist wallets!