Hello! My name is Samantha and I am the creator and owner of Silverdragon Crafts & Critters.
Several years ago I taught myself to crochet with the help of my Mother-in-Law. I started with just some simple rows, then moved onto giant granny squares, until finally I discovered Amigurumi and it took off from there. For a few years I thought to myself, and voiced to my husband, that I should start a home based craft business, but never actually got it off the ground. Finally, after much consideration I took the best advice ever given to me, I stopped talking about it and did it, and Silverdragon Crafts & Critters was born.
It all started with this little guy, a Dragon pattern that my Mom found online and sent me the link to.
In March of 2012, my page Silverdragon Crafts & Critters, on Facebook was created. I was thrilled to be doing something I love and what I would later realize was my true niche in life
Shortly after starting on this huge (at least to me) venture, I dabbled in Wire Wrapped, Chainmaille and Hand-stamped jewelry. After much practice I began offering these items and now the Crafts part of the name was apparent.
In 2013, my sister approached me with a pattern for a small airplane and asked if I could make it bigger. She wanted one to represent a C-130. I said that I was pretty sure I could figure it out. After mulling over this little plane, I started looking at numerous photographs of the Lockhead C-130, and after some nudging from my husband, I decided to try my hand at pattern writing. This is how that turned out!
Thus began my path towards pattern designing on a more regular basis. It has lead to a serious love of designing and the need to push myself to test new limits.