Swap-bot Time: January 29, 2020 12:02 pm


Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: January 29, 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


  • 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.


ToujoursMoi rated for DIY Mini Charms Swap on Jan 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great charms and the extras. The letter made it to me without any problems.
AliCrafter rated for Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: I love the scissors and the cat! Soooo cute. Thanks for all the clips.
Comment: Thank you!
lauriew rated for Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks Anna. Love the umbrella paper clip and the avocado paper!
Arabella rated for CPG Jan '20 Mini Tag - US only on Jan 26, 2020
Comment: Love your tag, neighbor!! The tiny gems are so cute! I always have trouble getting them to stay on but yours got here in perfect order!! Thank you so much - also for the extra goodies! Hope to swap again soon!!
Comment: Awesome thank you so much many hearts love it all.. your amazing
KarenFife rated for Scripture Postcard USA #1 on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful verse! We have stayed in several of the old-style places like Sherwood Forest Motel, even recently!
luvbird rated for WIYM: Lace-Topped Scrap Paper Pads on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Anna, thank you for the lovely scrap paper pads...I love them! So pretty! Thank you so very much for the great fabric samples ! I love all it and can’t wait to use them in my future projects. Very nice swap...and from a fellow Oregonian!
Response: Oh good! I got excited and made some extra of the lace top pads to send with other things too! Have a great day!
Jafferty rated for Christmas year round UPcycled PC on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! it was lovely hearing from you!
AnnaL rated for FTLOC#1 US only handmade valentines on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Oh Anna, I just loved everything you made/sent, really made my day. Many thanks for your kindness. Wishing you a great crafty weekend. AnnaL.
kfaye rated for Re Gift Swap : USA on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you :) for the interesting assortment!
Comment: Another great swap from you! The socks are so cute but I'm afraid to wear them and get them dirty, they are too pretty!.... And I always love lace and ribbons, and beautiful buttons. Thanks!.... I'll be sending you a swap tomorrow.
scrappermama rated for MaE: Bags, bags, bags!!! on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Love them!! Haha, still i love the purple bunco (?) bag! Thank you so much for joining my swap & extras!!
Tverne05 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #1 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Cute card. I will add to it and pass it along. Thanks for the extras.
Comment: Hi Anna! Thank you for the adorable handmade Valentine and the extra goodies! So sweet of you and I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Above & Beyond the requirements! Fabulous items, thanks!
Comment: Oh no he forgot your Birthday. Sounds like you let him out of the dog house.Did you ever play with the remote control car? Thanks for the waterfall card it’s very nice.
Response: No I did not play with the car, but I did let him out of the dog house !
paperlover rated for Christmas year round UPcycled PC on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the snowman and woodland animals PC. I had a really good December
marclively rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #20 on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: thanks!

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lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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