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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: February 19, 2020
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

ABC’s of ME!

A: art, apparel, avengers, apples

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

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

D: design, desserts, drawing, dachshunds

E: ecru, eolienne, eyelet, embroidery

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, random crap, retro, religious

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

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

Dislikes

  • 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 Eureka (I know it’s older, but I just found it)! And The Expanse! I also enjoy 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 daughter recently took me to see Raconteurs- amazing! 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.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the great envelope and extras you sent! I will definitely look into making envelopes from napkins - what an interesting idea!!
orneryswife rated for UHM: Hand-made Envelopes on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
nannydino rated for FPRU: Anything Goes Postcard #2 on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi Anna thank you for the vintage Aukstais dailums PC: cold nobility .Happy 2020 swapping peace love light
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Comment: Hi Anna! Thank you much for the beautiful landscape PC's and Halloween stickers( I've not seen stickers like this before!) Love them all!
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Comment: What a fun tag! I love the safety pin with fabric tag on the tag!
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Comment: Thank you very very much for the ribbon choices you sent me! I love all the colors & like you, I love ribbon!
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Comment: I want to eat this meal you're describing! I eat roasted brussels sprouts almost every week. This card is so cool, too. I need to go here and enjoy the desolation. Thank you so much for sharing! :):):)
Sagerie rated for PH: List 5 Series - Songs on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and your list of songs. I've heard some of them, but not in a while and not all. I'vee been listening today. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely painting postcard! I had a lovely holiday season and am ready for the spring to come.....it's freezing here in Korea this week! Best wishes.
Poohtat rated for SF~ Snailmail Supplies #1 on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: What a lovely swap. Thank you. The Vanity Fair postcard is adorable!
Zander rated for YTPC: Love/Valentine Envelope Pocket on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank You so much for the wonderful envelope pocket, love the beautiful heart tag and all the fantastic extras , Thank You
ScrapHappyGabi rated for SSM: Find four on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: Lovely swap! Thank you so much!! Love everything! xx
gizmodust rated for DIY Mini Charms Swap on Feb 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the pretty mini charms. Nice selection. I'm starting a quilt for our newest great grandson and want to put a border on it of all mixed colors and prints. Hopefully I can put all these mini charms to use. Thank you again.
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Comment: Very nice. I did the same thing you did and made some for myself, too! Thanks!
cherylld rated for Shaped Paper Clips on Jan 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the great magazine envelopes! LOVE them all! I especially love the postcard you sent me with your note. I have a HUGE button collection and I always think of my mom and grandmother.
beaglemom rated for DIY Mini Charms Swap on Jan 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fabric and extras! I am sure they will be beautiful in the scrap quilt I am making!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely New Year tag. It was funny because I used the same colors in the tag I made. Thanks for goodies too. Love it!
Readergirl rated for SF: Not Store-bought DIY Postcard on Jan 29, 2020
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Comment: A fun, unique card. Thank you.
ToujoursMoi rated for DIY Mini Charms Swap on Jan 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great charms and the extras. The letter made it to me without any problems.