Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2019 9:58 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: December 8, 2019
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

ABC’s of ME!

A: art, apparel, avengers, apples

B: buttons, books (see that section), bookmaking, blue, balloons

C: coffee (anything related to coffee), costumes, cats, crafts (see that section), Christmas anything

D: design, desserts, drawing, dachshunds

E: ecru, eolienne, eyelet

F: fabric, fine art, fashion, fonts

G: grimm, gelato

H: hello kitty, history, hand bags, holly/Christmas, handmade

I: ink, indigo, ikat

J: juxtaposition

K: kites, khaki

L: letterpress, lace

M: music (see that section), muji, maps

N: nature, night owl

O: outdoors, oatmeal

P: postcards (vintage, touristy, artsy), painting, pouches, paper crafty/handmade, printmaking, patches

Q: small quilt items for uses not in a big quilt

R: royalty, retro, religious

S: sewing related, scraps (of fabric/trims/paper), shells (especially abalone), spring

T: theater, theatrical, television (see that section), textiles, typography, trims, tassels

U: useful things, urchins

V: vintage style, violet, varigated

W: water color, wrapping paper, wall paper, winter

X: xerox (old, vintage)

Y: yellow, yardsticks, yuletide, yachts

Z: zippers – all kinds/styles, zines

3-D: printed items, stuff with filling, paper pop-up


  • anything for kids (mine are out of the house)
  • actual food items
  • anime/graphic novel/video game related
  • nudity/horror/violence
  • licorice/anise
  • cigarettes/smoking

About Me

I worked hard to finish high school and was the first in my family to attend college, my college degree is in fine arts and I’ve taken classes in oil, watercolor, etc. I also minored in Costume Design and so love history and cosplay..My “medium” is more into fabric and fiber. I love vintage fabrics, buttons, trims. My favorite color is that dark blue that sometimes looks purple. I like yarns, cording, and threads. I like paper, paper crafts, and sometimes sew paper to fabric. I have a sewing machine, a serger, and a coverstitch machine. I have a dedicated craft room with shelves of paper, fabric, beads, rubber stamps, yarns, trims, patterns, crafty magazines, and jars of buttons.

I put my love of sewing to work in the sportswear and outdoor apparel industry. I currently am Product Engineer at Columbia Sportswear Company, with 25 years of experience including Nike, Castelli, Merrell, Norm Thompson Outfitters, and Sebago among others. My work in the industry includes developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

I teach sewing classes and lead the Fabric & Fiber Meet-up at our local library maker space. The maker space (called the Collaboratory) includes: Fabric & Fiber: Sewing machine/serger/fabrics Knitting/crochet yarns and needles Micro-electronics & 3D Printing: UP mini 2 3D printers by Tiertime https://youtu.be/vX-sBznaKdo Arduino/microcontrollers Makey Makey/Raspberry Pi Paper Crafting & Vinyl: Sizzix Big Shot die-cutter https://youtu.be/j0X5aHGg3Xc Silhouette Cameo die-cutter https://youtu.be/J-k6vlZT_BU Rubber stamps/inks/pens Vellum/vinyl heat transfer sticker Flatbed heat press Laminating machine Multi-media: Laptops with maker software Digital camera with green screens Lego/K’Nex model building Glowforge https://youtu.be/ysCaqh38JVQ ... and more!!

I’m also a member of the National Button Society, Oregon Button Society, and Portland Button Club. I enthusiastically continue to learn about button collecting and history. I will be presenting a lesson at the NBS annual convention in 2019 called “What’s new with buttons?” where I’ll look at how buttons are made today in large scale industrial button making processes, and small-scale buttons made at home.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV show right now is Victoria on PBS Masterpiece – mostly due to the history and costumes. I also recently re-watched the entire 6 seasons of Grimm – mostly because it was filmed in Portland and I personally know a lot of the extras & side characters from working with modeling/talent agencies here in Portland through my jobs. I have a desire to watch The Crown – but it will have to wait.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing small easy projects... I recently make zipper pillow covers for my couch pillows. I like zipper pouches. I like to sew fabric and paper together. I am working on sewing my scraps of fabric together to make new fabric for an over-the-shoulder bag. I want to try hand-made postcards.

Favorite Books

My favorite books are historically accurate fiction about places or people (not science fiction/fantasy/romance/horror/etc.) I like something that is at least loosely based on reality. I enjoy travel writings, biographies, and text-book type books on textiles, fashion, sewing, costumes, costume history, etc.

Right now I'm reading "Worn Stories" a collection of stories from famous people about one single garment/piece of clothing that has stuck with them. It's super interesting!!

Favorite Music

My favorite music depends on the day. I love everything from Classic Rock to Classical, from Country to Alternative Grunge, from Showtunes to Pop. Everyone in my family plays and instrument and/or sings – except me (I play the radio). I’ve always been around music and had an appreciation – but for me it’s driven by the mood.


LadyJo rated for UHM: 1+1+1 Postcard Swap on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a nice selection!
debtea2 rated for Christmas Loaded Coffee Sleeve on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks
Comment: what a lovely card and a lovely sparkly glittery notecard inside!!! Thank you so much!! Happy holidays
IrinaBG rated for WIYM: RECYCLE A POSTCARD - November on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice card. Happy holidays! :)
Comment: I love them, such different ones than I have! Thanks for the extras!!!
Coffeeegal rated for FTLOC#1. Christmas cards on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Merry Christmas 🎄🎄
Comment: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....
Comment: thank you!! I love the selection of Postcards!
TreeAnn629 rated for FTLOC#1. Christmas cards on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you love the card. Merry Christmas
kricket29 rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and extra goodies!!
pandascandles rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: I loved this so much!
NeronNebula rated for packing tape postcard swap on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: I loooooved this so much! It made me so happy to get it. <3 thank you so much ^ - ^
watercolorgirl rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and paper goodies. I enjoyed hearing about The Little People School House. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thank you for the cute bookmarks!
GirlMomToTwo rated for 'Tis the Season: Card Swap on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: thank you for the card!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice-smelling 'chunk'.
myancey rated for First / Last Initial Surprises on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you so so much for the awesome overtop box of stuff. Anna thank you!!!! Love the yo-yo maker. Wow what a great awesome M and Y and all the yellow stuff thanks I esp love the Pooh & tigger. His made me smile. Thanks for the mini stitch set to and the m and m too. Thank u so so much. Happy thanksgiving
Response: Hooray! Glad you enjoyed it all!
CANNEKCUL rated for JATW- Christmas card Swap on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Hello neighbor! Thank you for the cute card. It is definitely ironic re our proximity. LOL
Comment: Pretty tag! Love it and the goodies! Thank you!
Patrice rated for Sew As You Go BLOCK on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: I received a great horizontal square. I'm sure I'll be able to use it in a project. I also received an extra piece of fabric which was very generous. It is always great getting items that use fabric I don't have.

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samjowers on Jul 18, 2019:

we have a lot in common! I love Victoria!!! I actually teach a section on her to my High School Art class!! Welcome to my swap. I hope we get lots of great 2.5 inch squares!

swayzer on Mar 5, 2019:

Welcome Anna!! Great profile.

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