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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: January 13, 2022
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

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ABC's of Me: updated November 2021 A: “A” monogram, art, apparel, avengers, apples, address labels, Autumn, altered books

B: buttons (the sewing kind), books (see that section), bookmaking, blue, balloons, buckles, bling, boho, that blue that sometimes looks purple, baking, book pages

C: coffee anything, cross-stitch, costumes, cats, crafts (see that section), Christmas anything, crochet, cupcakes, chocolate-dark, collage, cookies

D: design, desserts, drawing, dachshunds, donuts

E: ecru, eolienne, eyelet, embroidery, embellishments, ephemera, envelopes (collage/handmade), enamel pins

F: fabric, fine art, fashion, fonts, fat quarters, Fall, fringe

G: grimm, gelato, glue dots

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

I: ink, indigo, ikat, inchies

J: juxtaposition, junk journal

K: kites, khaki

L: letterpress, lace, letter sets, lap quilt

M: music (see that section), muji, maps, moos, mountains, mug rugs

N: nature, night owl, notecards

O: outdoors, oatmeal, owls, old book pages

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

Q: quilt (crumb, lap, scrappy)

R: royalty, random crap, retro, religious, roses, ribbons, rain

S: sewing anything, scraps (of fabric/trims/paper), shells (especially abalone), spring, sharpies, skeleton keys, sunflowers, snow

T: tea (mint or ginger are favs!), theater, theatrical, television (see that section), textiles, typography, toggles, trims, tassels, twinchies, texture, twinkle lights

U: useful things, urchins, ultramarine

V: vintage everything, violet, variegated, Victorian

W: water color, wrapping paper, wall paper, winter, washi tape, washi stickers

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

Dislikes

  • anything for kids (mine are out of the house)
  • actual food items
  • tea (I'm a coffee girl)
  • anime/graphic novel/video game related
  • beauty products (lotion, face mask, etc.)
  • nudity/horror/violence
  • licorice/anise
  • cigarettes/smoking

About Me

I am a button (the sewing-kind, not the pin-on kind) collector and enthusiast! I’m a member of the National Button Society, Oregon State Button Society, Western Regional Button Association, Oregon City Button Club, and Portland Button Club. I continue to learn about button collecting and history. I help with various social media and publicity functions for the button organizations.

I have a dedicated craft room with shelves of paper, fabric, beads, rubber stamps, yarns, trims, patterns, crafty magazines, and jars of buttons. 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 cover-stitch machine.

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 of clothing. 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 have taught sewing classes and lead Fabric & Fiber Meet-ups at our local fabric store and library maker space. The maker space (called the Collaboratory) helped me learn: 3D Printing, Sizzix Big Shot and Silhouette Cameo die-cutter, and the Glowforge!!

I put my love of sewing to work in the sportswear and outdoor apparel industry. I am freelance/contract for an apparel sourcing agency here in the Pacific Northwest, with 25 years of experience. My work in the industry includes project management, developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

Favorite Television

I'm more likely to watch crafty YouTubes than TV.

I like The Great British Baking Show, The Simpsons, Ted Lasso, and loved Dead Like Me, Space Force, Eureka! I also enjoyed Victoria and Bridgerton – mostly due to the history and costumes. Star Trek fan by default (my family loves it so I watch). I also love 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.

Favorite Crafts

I watched a few You-Tubes and have a friend that does Snippet Rolls - so I'm working on that, and I've been working on Mod Podge napkins to old book pages, or rocks. I've been giving a go at "crumb quilting", I'm not sure I'm patient enough to do a whole quilt, so I'm working on some mug-rugs! I have made hundreds of masks for this pandemic! In between I discovered (through a swap!) "scrappies". I like to sew fabric and paper together. I am working on sewing my scraps of fabric together to make some hand-made scrappy postcards.

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading "How to Read a Suit"! I keep cross referencing it with "How to Read a Dress" that I got last year! I also enjoyed "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!!

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.

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.

What I Expect From Swap-Bot

I am hoping to connect with people from all over the world. I love learning about people and other cultures. Swapping should be fun and without stress, no drama, just loving, positive people trying to connect and grow!

I will almost always have my items ready to mail as soon as I get my partners snail mail address, so if you don't receive something from me, please let me know! I'm always happy to re-do.

I will NEVER flake!! I will also ALWAYS rate as soon as I receive your item(s)!

I PLEDGE TO RATE!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the chunk and the cute joke!! I hope your holidays were great!!
Murras01 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2021 on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap & the laugh!! Best wishes to you for a wonderful new year.
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Comment: Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
Cellolady rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2021 on Dec 16, 2021
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Comment: Love your comments. My husband is a sports fan, but NFL politics has discouraged him, he just wants sports...so he's watching college football and then the highlights of NFL on youtube when they get posted. And yes, musicians! :-) We both are. Merry Christmas!
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
m3i5 rated for MZA: Blind envie #36-Christmas Card on Dec 15, 2021
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Comment: Hi Anna, thank you very much for the Christmas card, the hilarious Christmas Jokes and all the extra's! Love it! :D have a happy holiday season! :)
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2021 on Dec 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! Still chuckling over the elf joke!
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2021 on Dec 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the glittery chunk - I love glitter! Happy Holidays!
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2021 on Dec 15, 2021
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Comment: MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope your holidays are filled with joy.
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌲
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much. I truly loved going through all of the beautiful things you sent me,I ❤ I love the stickers and paper cutouts this was so fun to open!! Have a merry Christmas!
Response: Glad you liked them... thanks for the heart!
AmySue2 rated for 🎄 Christmas Tags!! 🎄 on Dec 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tag and goodies.
Response: Glad you liked them... thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I thought the Kleenex chunk was so fitting for the season. I hope your family is healthy and well!! Happy holidays!!! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
Rateliff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2021 on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the yummy ice cream chunk! The weather in Arkansas is so up and down that I could go for some ice cream too! Happy swapping 🤗
Response: Glad you liked it... thanks for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for Holiday Baking Recipes - by mail on Nov 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the recipes! They all sound great!
Response: Glad you liked them... thanks for the heart!
DRMOM rated for EPUSA: Holiday Gift Tags on Nov 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a bunch for the tags 😁
Response: happy you liked them!
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Comment: Thanks for the great envelope of goodies!
Response: Glad you enjoyed all the goodies! Thank you for the heart!
marsiemade rated for 🎄 Christmas Tags!! 🎄 on Nov 20, 2021
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Comment: lovely and thanks for the extras!
Response: Glad you enjoyed all the goodies! Thank you for the heart!
debbiespoms rated for Holiday Baking Recipes - by mail on Nov 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the 3 Holiday goodie recipes. These so sound yummy!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to try the cranberry bundt cake!