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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best-ever day

The Best Blackberry Crisp Ever

Please note the very large difference between the phrases “best-ever day” and “best day ever”. This is by no means the best day ever, but I have named today best-ever day because of two accomplishments.

Primarily, the completion of The Softest Shirt Ever. While I was not able to experience its softness for an …

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banana peanut butter coconut muffins

banana peanut butter coconut muffins

banana baking cravings are only quelled by oven fresh, moist goodness.

banana peanut butter coconut muffins

One food that always makes me happy is the Perfect Banana. Freckled all over, a few days past ripe, sweet and slightly squishy… that is …

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cloudy day projects

pumpkin bread pudding… mmm

mornings give choices. make your own misery, or embrace the new day.

It’s wet outside and very cloudy, chilly inside and quite dark. It’s a day with a choice: Be A Sloth Day (just don’t get out of bed) or Baking and Sewing Day (once the lights are all turned …

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mm mm cookies

m&m cookies

sometimes change of plans can be blessings in disguise or just delicious.

m&m cookies

Today I was supposed to start working on the dress I’m wearing to my brother Ben’s high school graduation, but I ended up sleeping way later than I meant to. …

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adventures in baking!

crêpe in the pan!

crêpe in the pan!With summer in full swing, I love the luxury of taking as long as I like to eat breakfast. Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. It’s important, good for you, and a special breakfast can make the whole day better. …

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