I’m Sam, which is short for Samantha, and I am a Mechanical Engineering major at Case Western Reserve University in the class of 2012. I am sole proprietor of my sewing business, Fluffyland, a shop filled with handmade cuteness. I am Catholic and I love going to Mass. My home is in Northern Virginia, but I’ve adopted Cleveland as my second home despite its terrible weather and consistently gray skies. I have two younger brothers and a dog named Pepper and the best parents ever.
When I’m not buried in homework, or going on adventures with my friends, I’m usually sewing, because that is what I love to do (see The Sewing Story). I also love fabric shopping and thrifting (which can be rather equivalent, since I usually thrift in order to find garments I can re-create), but I hate shopping at the mall. I’ve been a soccer player my whole life, and though I’m not on a college team, I’m always up for a pickup game. I love playing cards, especially euchre and spades, and I passionately hate Monopoly. I can knit straight lines, so I usually have a scarf going while I watch TV (the Office!). I’ve never figured out how to crochet, but I haven’t tried very hard since I really don’t need another craft.
I really just love making things. I have a Print Gocco that I usually end up singing to because I love it so much. I have also done some screenprinting and find it both extremely stressful and extremely gratifying. I took a ceramics class and greatly enjoyed it because I got to work with my hands in a n entirely new way. I absolutely love photography, both film and digital, and going for walks with my camera keeps me sane. Despite all my crafty endeavors, I can’t really draw. I doodle on occasion, but I’m not a pen-to-paper artist.
I love baking and inventing new food combinations, especially anything involving coconut, or pie. Did you know that the Spanish word empanar means “to wrap in bread or dough”? I think this glorious verb could improve pretty much any food. All of a sudden, anything’s a pie.
old things, whales, disneyland, buttons, typewriters, moccasins, lemon bars, cute, swings, disney princesses, cozy hoodies, hello kitty, action movies, summer breezes, peaches, owls, climbing trees, spicy food, kurt vonnegut, pie, pokemon, jeopardy!, vacuuming, airplanes, puddle jumping, driving with windows down
socks with holes, roast beef, taylor swift and equivalents, sappy romance movies, giant textbooks, most tv shows, wearing sandals, pencils without erasers, chemistry, perfume, sleet