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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!

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something i made: orange pleated handbag

me and my new handmade orange purse (day 10 of the 30 day photo challenge: something i made)

me and my new handmade orange purse (day 10 of the 30 day photo challenge: something i made)

Today’s photo challenge, “Something I Made”, is only …

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bicycle tote

bicycle tote - zipper detail

bicycle tote - zipper detail

Sitting in the kitchen watching my grapefruits simmer (1 hour, 37 minutes to go…) gives me the perfect opportunity to blog about my latest completed project: the bicycle tote.

This fabric was unearthed from the Joann’s …

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glorious.

beginnings of an owl purse… and sun!

friday afternoons. bursting with freedom and hope, a whole weekend waits.

beginnings of an owl purse… and sun! I orchestrated my schedule so Friday afternoons are my free afternoons. Most people are still in class, so I get some …

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sewing in my sleep

fuchsia shirt idea

fuchsia shirt ideaThe past few nights, as I lie on my back thinking before I fall asleep, all I can think of is sewing. Jo-Ann’s is having a 60% off sale on all of their spring fabrics, so that killed my “no buying fabric” rule for the …

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WIP Friday – pink corduroy and brown pinstripes

WIP purse

WIP purse

For Work-in-Progress Friday, here’s a picture of my sewing table at the moment. the latest purse is being put together.. light pink wide wale corduroy for the outside, lined with the same cute brown/pink/white of the Neopolitan pouch. The zipper is a coordinating …

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