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How did TheSamAntics come about?

Samantha-GoodheartTheSamAntics was created in 2014 as a reflection of myself. I’m a nerdy, comic book-loving crocheter who loves dogs and values equality.

TheSamAntics.com is where you can find the comic book part of me, while TheSamAntics.etsy.com is where you can find everything else, in handmade form.

I first created TheSamAntics.com in January of 2014 so that I could teach my superhero crochet patterns to others for free.  At the end of 2018, I figured I’d stop selling my vintage comics on Etsy and sell them here, so that they could be with my comic book-related crochet patterns.

I created TheSamAntics so that other people could express themselves with items you likely wouldn’t see in a normal store. I wanted to create unique items that I would either use myself, or gift to somebody close to me. Everything in my Etsy shop and on TheSamAntics.com was inspired by something in my life.

Maxine

As much as I love dogs, I’m actually allergic to them. I couldn’t really be around my first dog, Maxine, when I was growing up, but she still managed to be my best friend. After five years of traveling back and forth between New York and New Hampshire to see my partner and his dog, Buddy, I finally left my full-time job and moved in with them in 2014.

Maxine passed away in 2012 and I still regret not having been able to spend more time with her. I didn’t want that for Buddy and his father, so I created TheSamAntics so that if his dad had to stay in a different state for work, we could go with him and I could take my work with me.

Buddy-and-PhoebeWe finally bought a house at the end of 2016, which meant that I needed to get a job. In June of 2018, we decided to get a friend for our aging pup. By “we decided,” I really mean that I found the spitting image of Maxine on Craigslist, who also happened to be an unknown mixed breed (like Maxine), and I immediately adopted her. By the end of 2018, I decided to quit my job so that I could be around more for our aging pup and his new friend, Phoebe.

I feel like Phoebe is my second chance with Maxine, and Buddy deserves the same. I may go through a box of tissues in a matter of days, but it’s worth it so that our furry friends can have a better life.

Buddy-FlyingBeing the inspiration for TheSamAntics, Buddy is actually the logo for the company. I had taken a picture of him in a cape not long before I decided to create TheSamAntics. When I finally took that first step in 2014, there was no question as to what my logo should look like.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. I loved the mini batman symbol, I’m putting it on a star blanket for my son. I have been looking every where for the Robin “R” logo but all I am getting are iron on appliques. I was wondering if you ever thought about making a pattern for the Robin “R”. I have never made a pattern myself before so I do not know where to even begin! If you decide to attempt it thanks in advance!

    1. I did have it on a list of patterns I wanted to attempt, but there was a long time last year where I was not able to create tutorials. At the beginning of the year, I wound up putting that list aside and working on tutorials for simple stitches, just so that those following my patterns know what they’re doing. I’ll definitely try to make a pattern for it, though. If you’d like, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/SamsAntics to be alerted when the tutorial is posted for the Robin logo.

  2. I found you through YouTube looking for a superman logo for a friend’s friend who’s son committed suicide. I was asked to crochet a suicide awareness ribbon memorial blanket for them with the superman logo. I’m still a begginner as per learning to crochet and wanted to tell you THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS FREE TUTORIAL!!! You are awesome and I am able to make the pattern work that I drew up thanks to your tutorial. You are truly amazing and I must say that it was sort of hard to follow at first with the tutorial as you worked fast but hey thanks to pause and skipping back I was able to make the pattern. You rock. I am always looking for a new challenge as per crocheting and this put me to the test. Lol I must say that however so far the logo is a major hit and the person is very pleased with what I’ve completed so far. Ty for helping me to make it for them to give to their friend who’s truly missing their son and wanted a memorial blanket to hold when they are missing him. I hope you don’t mind as I have shared with everyone I can your link on YouTube that want it who as well loves to crochet. I must as well say that I’ve now learned how to do a few new stitches such as a single crochet foundation chain stitch. Was honestly worried about that part but your tutorial helped me through that with ease, again I just wanted to give you my feedback, praise, and most of ALL to SAY… Thank you so very very very much!!!

    1. Hi, Angel. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad that you were able to follow it for your memorial blanket. I’m so sorry for their loss and hope that they love the blanket. I’d also love to see it when it’s done! If you have Facebook, you can share it directly at Facebook.com/TheSamAntics, or you can email me directly at SamGoodheart@gmail.com.

  3. I found your page by looking for a crochet pattern of the Batman symbol for my daughter. She just found out she is 7 weeks pregnant. Now that I found, and subscribed, to your YouTube channel I’m torn between making her a blanket, her baby a blanket, or both. Lol. I’m so glad I found your channel, as I’m fairly new to crochet and find your tutorials on the different types of stitches very helpful! Thank you so much for what you do! It is very appreciated. I will be sure to reach out with any questions as I go forward with the blanket/s. Thank you!!

    1. Hi, Karen. Congratulations to you and your daughter! I’m glad you like the videos! I’m definitely here if you need help along the way. I’d love to see the finished work, also!

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