Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2020 1:11 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: August 8, 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: 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 “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 (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

Just 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: Thank you so very much for the awesome items you sent. Very well chosen and thanks for reading my profile. I promise to update it soon......=)
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas in July ornament on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Sweet tree!! Thank you!!
Kirkdebb rated for WIYM: Unique PC #1 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for some great happy mail!
Comment: Thanks for that nice card and loved hearing about your early experiences loving the Jane Eyre book. I love it, too and the BBC 2006 version of it. All the best! Cathy/Writercat
KrystalCook84 rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #5 on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: LOVE the postcards! Thank you
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Anything Goes Moo on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Love the fish, Anna—so simple but beautiful! Your Mom Moo was nice, too. Thank you for joining the swap!
swayzer rated for 80s Swap Round 7 on Aug 5, 2020
Comment: I love the fabric on the layout, was it stamped or did the fabric come that way, I can't tell? Thanks Anna, boy we are almost have a whole journals worth of layouts. It's been so fun.
Response: it was printed already silk fabric... I loved it so had to find a song to match!! yes! I need you and Sydney to help me put the book together, I realized I have not been consistent in how I've cut out pages, so I might end up with wonky layouts - oh well! And I'm stressing about a cover?!
Comment: Your library makerspace sounds amazing! Love the magnetic bookmark and paper extras!
klover rated for Just Randomness on Aug 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope. The galaxy napkin is cool. Cant wait to get out the mod podge and play:-). Have a great day and happy swapping!
Comment: Love the map card. I've looked for ages for an old schoolroom map like this to hang on the wall. Thanks so much!
VKitchen rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #7 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I especially love the dragonfly bookmark and the stamps.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your projects. I have one of those never-ending organization projects ... well, maybe three or four.
Comment: Thank you!
SydneySix rated for 80s Swap Round 7 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: So fun, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cute clusters. I had fun making these, too!
Comment: Hi Anna, I love the cards you made for me! You have a very good eye for materials, colors and layering and I love the result! Thank you for the extras as well, they will come to good use.
kizzlets rated for HMPC:Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Have a great day!
DragonflyDreamer rated for RSS: Sewing Basket De-Stash on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of sewing goodies!!! I love all the lace!
Comment: Thank you for the PC. I look forward to coloring this and moving it along in the next swap!
BusyB rated for CPG July Scrapped Mini Tag - US Only on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: I received my tag today, Oh I love what you made and the message on it! Very creative and nice presentation. Thanks for the extras. :)
Response: Great! Sorry it was a bit late... thanks for the heart!

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thisismeAXiD on Mar 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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