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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: July 13, 2024
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

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ABC's of Me: updated August 2023 A: β€œA” 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 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 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

debbiespoms rated for CPG-This or That Postcard #8-US on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: TYVM for your great answers Anna! You say, you're a city girl and I'm quite the opposite and Country girl through and through, born raised, hee!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
HexG rated for USA - 1oz Washi Paper Stickers DESTASH on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!! I really liked the christmas washi lol
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
IDASHi rated for CPG July '24 Senders Choice PC - US on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cute beach themed postcard, I love how the quotes match the picture so well.
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: What a sweet postcard! Thank you, and thanks for the pen colors and silly jokes! :)
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Comment: thank you for all the cute stationaries!
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome and funny postcard.
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for cute puppy postcard you sent to me for the swap. Miniature Dachshunds are love. My sister has a blk & tan one named "Belle." Fun swap!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Super Cute mix of things! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcards! And I loved how you made your own envelope to mail them in! Have a great weekend! :)
Response: glad you enjoyed them! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Sagebrushs rated for CPG: Mini Stamp Book - global on Jul 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the stamp book.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks!
Piccolo rated for CPG: List Lovers Swap #18 - Global on Jul 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks Anna! I have been to VooDoo Donuts! Yum! My favorite things that I did in Portland was the Japanese Garden, and the Farmers Market on PSU campus! It’s a great city!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Ty so much for all the goodies
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
debbiespoms rated for CPG: List Lovers Swap #18 - US on Jul 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks Anna for your Oregon PC and your list of best places to visit in your city. You have some interesting places to visit. Esp. Voo Doo Donuts. Sounds like a place I'd love to visit. love Donuts!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package with so many cute goodies. I love all the little folders and envelopes that are decorated and filled with treasures. There is lots of fun in here! Thank you and happy swapping.
Response: You are so welcome! Happy to share and swap!
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Comment: Hi Anna:-) Thank you for the postcard:-).
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Comment: Thanks for the pc of "A Grove in Arcady" and for sharing the two quotes.
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the post card. I like both quotes.
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
Christine6035 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - June 2024 on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Cute jokes! Thank you!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!