Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 10:29 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: January 15, 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)!



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: tea (mint or ginger are favs!), 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 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 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

Been watching Dead Like Me, and recently 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: Hello Anna! So great to have you visit my mailbox. Love all the tags, very nice. So clever and creative. Thank you for an awesome swap and the stickers. Question, if you don't mind me asking, where did you find the tiny 1/16" ribbon? Love it for decorating paper dolls. Hard to find. I miss the the snow and I don't. We do need it to help with our dry summer seasons though. Hope you have a safe and healthy 2021. Until next time...💛
Comment: Thanks for the papers- have a great day!!
blubutterfly rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Anna! Hope you had a good Christmas and 2021 is starting out well for you:) Thanks for the Christmas chunk! I love the retro/funny cards. Take care:)
Comment: I would also love to visit London, someday!! Thanks for the postcard 😊
CHOWEFACE rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #5 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the SNOW cards! I hope it doesn’t snow here...it usually likes to in February!
peipeicl rated for CPG Dec Scrapped Mini Tag - US on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Really beautiful tags! Love them <3<3 <3 I especially like the one with the bell :D
jules4534 rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #5 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
mandigutterrose rated for PH: 3 + 3 Postcard Swap #7 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I especially like the Sonoma card, my husband will be opening a new account in Napa this year and I like finding out more about that area, Sonoma is right next door and looks like a beautiful spot for a little "work trip" lol.
Comment: Lots of people.
Comment: Anna, thank you for sending such pretty clusters! I love using fabric (and paper) clusters...or "stacked embellishments...on my journal pages, and these are being saved for Christmas projects for 2021.
Comment: Thanks for the cute recycled card - postcard and I LOVE the stitching around it. Really beautiful! Happy New Year! xo
Comment: Thank you for the lovely papers!!! just beautiful. I will be able to use all of them.!
carol rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: What a perfect card! You chose just the right part to cut. Thanks for the book recommendation, too!
MCGalaxy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Jan 4, 2021
coleenfranks rated for AI: Handmade Envies ~ US on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Anna, such a lovely job. Thank you for joining my swap. I love your creativity. i shall keep the for my journals.
walla2kitty rated for Goodies swap #6 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: My aunt lived in Athena. It's a small world.
Comment: Hi Anna, thank you very much for the beautiful sewed envelope, very cool! Wish I could make those :) pretty USA map envelope and cute postcards :) Love your swap very much! Thank you for making my day! :D
howdyholly rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #27 on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Your cards are from all over! Thank you.
Starforest rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the late rate, thank you for the lovely rhyming postcard :)
gizmodust rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #12 on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: So glad I checked ...... Thought I had rated this when it arrived. Thank You so much. Cute, fun card. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Thanks again.

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