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fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: March 2, 2024
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

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ABC's of Me: updated August 2023 A: “A” 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 – 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 materials development classes.

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 – 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 – 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.

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

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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome and funny postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun jokes and the Avila postcard. I used to live down in San Luis Obispo.
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Comment: Great postcard, I think when I get one from Oregon, I usually get one about Crater Lake. My friends were just at Multnomah Falls and brought me back so many postcards! Need to see if they gave me Crater Lake too. Have a lovely weekend. xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Hey Anna got your envelope today 🌸 Thank you
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Comment: Would it be strange if I find the card beautiful? Lol.. It's giving me retro thriller/horror movie feels like "American horror story hotel" or "the shining" vibes. I love all the dark wood and vintage furnishings.
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Comment: Thanks for the fun papers!
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard I really liked the picture. Unfortunately it got quite mangled in the post. I don’t think the post office cares whether they bend or rip cards. I’ve always wanted to go to London also, maybe Sunday
Response: I'm happy it at least arrived! Yes! I've gotten several items recently that were "mangled" in the post :(
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bostianh rated for CPG: Swap Vintage Ephemera ~ US on Feb 10, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the mix of fun ephemera! I'm excited to add them to my paper craft staff and use them on my crafting adventures.
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Mystyne rated for PH: Spell H-E-A-R-T With Pcs #7 on Feb 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you the great postcards. Especially thr tortoise. 🐢
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of stickers. The bear saying "hey you" is my favorite of the bunch.
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Comment: Thank you for the jokes on the Covid test “chunk” - it’s certainly a sign o’ the times!
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Comment: I loved the Girl Scout Chunk, what a great motto for them. The jokes were so cute too! Thanks bunches. Have a great day!
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atlantian rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - January 2024 on Jan 28, 2024
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Comment: Love the dad jokes.
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Comment: Thank you for your COVID test instructions and jokes!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice notecards. I love the way they were packaged. Very clever!
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Comment: Thank you for the chunk!
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AJ73 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - December 2023 on Dec 20, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the Chunk O Cardboard and for singing Christmas carols on the card! Love it!!!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!!

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


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OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:

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