Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 6:49 pm


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

What I expect from SwapBot

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)!



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, fat quarters

G: grimm, gelato

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

I: ink, indigo, ikat, inchies

J: juxtaposition

K: kites, khaki

L: letterpress, lace

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

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

U: useful things, urchins

V: vintage style, violet, variegated

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

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 β€œmedium” 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 am freelance/contract for an apparel sourcing agency here in the Pacific Northwest, with 25 years of experience including Nike, Castelli, Columbia Sportswear, Merrell, Norm Thompson Outfitters, and Sebago among others. My work in the industry includes project management, developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

I teach sewing classes and lead the Fabric & Fiber Meet-up (we're doing virtual meet-ups during the pandemic!) at our local 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’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 presented a lesson at the NBS annual convention in 2019 about how buttons are made today in large scale industrial button making processes, and small-scale buttons made at home.

Favorite Television

Been watching Dead Like Me, and recently finished season 1 of Space Force! Hilarious!! Loved Eureka And The Expanse! I also enjoy Victoria on PBS Masterpiece – 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. I have a desire to watch The Crown – but it will have to wait.

Favorite Crafts

I've decided to try "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 new fabric for an over-the-shoulder bag. I have made some hand-made postcards. I’m discovering modge podge and have some wood I want to decoupage on.

Favorite Books

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!!

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.


Comment: Love the PC & message. I'm about to ban pancakes in my house...we are having them all too often!! I just had that conversation this past weekend. Lol Thanks again & have a great evening! 😁
Comment: Thank you for the mini pockets,a fun swap.
Comment: Thank you! I do some of those same ones as well!
Csomma827 rated for CPG Oct Scrapped Mini Tag - US on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the tag. While I am giving you a 5, I was a disappointed that you essentially just put stickers on a tag. This series of swaps is really supposed to be about multimedia art decorating.
Inesrv rated for Happy Mail #4 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you :)
Lilyhax rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2020 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: I got my lucky charms.
Mindy82671 rated for AI: Let's Make Some Clusters ~ US on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Loved the clusters! Thank you
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - Tag It on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: The tags were beautiful but directions on swap stated back to be blank. Lovely work and I’ll use as bookmarks . Still you deserve a heart
Response: Thank you for not rating down... while the back was not solid plain, I did leave room for β€œto” and β€œfrom” to be written if needed... glad you liked them!
Comment: Yes I love coffee too!! Great swap thank you for sending! It was not opened by customs. take care, Robyn
Response: Oh great! I always wonder when they are a bit bumpy.
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2020 on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: The sweet cereal is always the best LOL. Thanks for the chunk!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #113 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great selection and the extras! Love the Jack Russell Terrier and the map card!
fairyduster53 rated for Destash your stash on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank a bunch!
Comment: How doesn’t love Lucky charms? I may or may not have picked out all the marshmallows when I was a kid. HahahπŸ€ ❀️ 🌈 ⭐️ πŸŒ™ πŸ¦„ thank you! πŸ’Œ
Comment: The sunflower really perked up my mailbox, thanks!! There is a beautiful field of sunflowers right outside my work and admire them every day while coming and going.
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas Scavenger Hunt on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks a bunch!! The sewing on the book page folder was great!!
shalvorsen rated for YTPC: Fabric Pocket Booklets on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: These are SO adorable, thank you so much! I love this swap, it's such a fun and unique addition to a junk journal. I love both the booklets you made for me, thanks again :)
Response: Great! I had fun too... I made extras to add to swaps later too!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything :)
debtea2 rated for CQ-Autumn Hello -USA on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Hello Anna I loved your note Oregon is wonderful, I spent two weeks there and would love to live there. I feel the same about the rain I love it.. I hope things turn around and we can all get back to some kind of normal..hugs and prayers Thank you for sharing
Comment: Thank you for the tag and ATC! Both are very cute! The envelope is also nice!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
kizzlets rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #5 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies you sent me! I loved the gorgeous large cactus postcard!!

Rating Overview

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debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

thisismeAXiD on Mar 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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