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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: September 14, 2021
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)!

I PLEDGE TO RATE!

Likes

ABC's of Me: updated Feb 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

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)

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

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

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

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
  • anime/graphic novel/video game related
  • beauty products (lotion, face mask, etc.)
  • 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 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 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 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’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

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

I loved Dead Like Me, Space Force, 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.

Favorite Crafts

I've been working on Mod Podge napkins to paper, 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 new fabric for an over-the-shoulder bag. I have made some hand-made postcards.

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading "How to Read a Suit" which I got for Christmas! 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.

Ratings

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Comment: I love the Vader card! Sorry for the late rate, my mail is so screwed up and I just got it.
bpl76 rated for MMHWH - Blind Envie - Happymail #2 on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: WOW thank you
Response: Glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
shirleyinCA rated for 3 AD Cards to 2 Partners on Sep 12, 2021
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Comment: Nice variety of ad cards and thanks for an extra!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Rbrstmpr rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes! on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Love all the envelopes you made, particularly the little ones. Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Writercat rated for ISS: 3 PCs in an Envelope on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks very much for the nice postcards. Much appreciated! Cathy
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I especially love the "eye" note card. Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart!
evanselli rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Sep 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap.
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! Hope you had a nice time celebrating your mom's birthday. Take care and keep on swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards
Response: Glad you liked the postcards! Thank you for the heart!
Drvr337 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun items. The stickers are great. I love the old postcards especially the used one.
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart!
Rbrstmpr rated for Why is my mailbox so empty ? #29 on Aug 31, 2021
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Comment: Woo Hoo!! Love that 23" printed village border!! Have never seen anything like it and plan to revamp my bulletin board to display it. Many thanks!!
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the swap, those doilies are sooo cute!
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart!
Camiliann rated for FTLOC#1--Napkin swap-US on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: lovely selection and the will use the pattern paper
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart!
FieryCanuck rated for MMHWH - Blind Envie - Happymail on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: I loved all the fun and creative things you made and added for me! Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked the items! Thank you for the heart!
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2021 on Aug 30, 2021
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Cynfully rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Wended rated for FTLOC#1-Ribbon and Lace -US on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection..I love it all..
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
georgiafae rated for YTPC: 3 mini envies - USA on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Very nicely done envelopes-love the string closure on the two of them-thanks for the extra tag too! Take care and stay safe!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
AJ73 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Anna. What a fun envelope you sent! There was a wonderful variety of fun things to look at and play with. I'll enjoy using everything. Sincerely, Alma🐱🐾❤
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you very much, for the great PC's! Esp. extra of photo your daughter took. Very nice job!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!