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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: January 9, 2023
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

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ABC's of Me: updated September 2022 A: โ€œAโ€ monogram, art, apparel, avengers, apples, address labels, Autumn, altered books, acrylic paint pens

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, rocks (for painting)

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 โ€“ 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! Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve taken classes in oil, watercolor, etc. I also minored in Costume Design and so love history of clothing. My โ€œmediumโ€ is more into fabric and fiber. I love vintage fabrics, buttons, trims.

My favorite color is that dark blue that sometimes looks purple.

I am an instructor at the Portland Fashion Institute. I have taught sewing classes and lead Fabric & Fiber Meet-ups at our local library maker space.

I put my love of sewing to work in the sportswear and outdoor apparel industry. I am full time Children's apparel developer for a big global company, with 25 years of experience. My work in the industry includes project management, developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

Favorite Television

I like The Antiques Roadshow, various Marvel shows, and historical fiction subjects (mostly due to the history and costumes). I'm a Star Wars and Star Trek fan by default (my family loves it so I watch). I also love the entire 6 seasons of Grimm โ€“ 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 also like to watch crafty YouTubes!

Favorite Crafts

I've been painting rocks to leave around the community. With a new grand-baby, I sew burp rags and small blankets for strollers/grocery carts. 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 the 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 and baby items.

Favorite Books

I recently finished reading "The House of Gucci" - and saw the movie too. I've read "How to Read a Suit"! I keep cross referencing it with "How to Read a Dress" that I also have! 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 โ€“ except me (I play the radio). Iโ€™ve always been around music and had an appreciation โ€“ but for me itโ€™s driven by the mood.

I've been catching a few documentaries lately - the one about "American Pie" was fun, and I caught a bit of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert (I'll have to go back and re-watch that one).

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

Rateliff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2022 on Jan 13, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the cute holiday chunk! Love all of the jokes, even though my partner thought they were too corny he had to laugh at the last joke! "What did the gingerbread man put on his bed? A cookie sheet!"
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Comment: Happy New Year Anna! Your postcard is very beautiful! Where did you find such good looking snowflake? What box did you use? At least you work in something similar to art, while I'm in logistics now for 3 years already (right after finishing my degree) and working on iconography as a freelancer. Wishing for you more time to sew <3
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Comment: Hi Anna! Thank you for the fun postcard! And I love all of the riddles โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ
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Comment: Can you be my swap partner every month? I love the jokes! It makes me smile. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Hi Anna! Thank you for the cool postcard I love it! โค๏ธ
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for FTLOC#1-Postcard Senders Choice on Oct 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! The quotes on autumn made me smile. I appreciate you sharing them with me. Take care and keep on swapping...
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2022 on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: These are some of my favorites;) Thank you for the quotes/sayings
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for having it round stamped! Loved the quotes!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Anna, Thank you for the ice cream chunk and all the little sayings you shared! Warmly, Ginger
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
jaynesmith rated for Ugly PC Swap #54 on Oct 11, 2022
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Comment: Yes, I agree, there are plenty better pictures of Greece. But thank you so much for sending your card.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
Maddashin rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-June on Oct 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks ๐Ÿ™ Hearts ๐Ÿ’•
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I hope your having a great vacation. Thanks for the card
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
deesides rated for Male Mail #2 on Oct 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of cards!
Response: glad you enjoyed them! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards Happy snail mailing
Response: glad you enjoyed them! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
TexyDeb rated for PH: List 5 Series - On The Go on Sep 30, 2022
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Comment: thank you, I'm on the fence with liking or not liking this postcard, ha ha
Satorii rated for CPG Sept 2022 SC PC - Global on Sep 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-Postcards For My Partner - USA on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing !!
Response: glad you liked them! thanks for the heart!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Letter set switch #21 on Sep 19, 2022
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Comment: thanks so much!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
Tricia22 rated for CPG: Sep '22 SC PC - US on Sep 16, 2022
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