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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

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ABC's of Me: updated November 2021 A: “A” monogram, art, apparel, avengers, apples, address labels, Autumn, altered books

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

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 lead Fabric & Fiber Meet-ups at our local fabric store and 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 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. My work in the industry includes project management, developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

Favorite Television

I'm more likely to watch crafty YouTubes than TV.

I like The Great British Baking Show, The Simpsons, Ted Lasso, and loved Dead Like Me, Space Force, Eureka! I also enjoyed Victoria and Bridgerton – 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.

Favorite Crafts

I watched a few You-Tubes and have a friend that does Snippet Rolls - so I'm working on that, and I've been working on Mod Podge napkins to old book pages, or rocks. 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 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 some hand-made scrappy postcards.

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading "How to Read a Suit"! I keep cross referencing it with "How to Read a Dress" that I got last year! 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.

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

preslarb rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Aug 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the yummy chunk. We partake of DQ but haven't tried them from the grocer's freezer section. Hot are too. Hot about everywhere. My roses did not do well at all. They grew but bore few flowers. Fortunately, most of the flowers for the hummingbirds did pretty well, and the milkweed for the Monarchs.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Stay cool!
quaisoir rated for MMHWH - Unused Postcard Swap INT #1 on Jul 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcards.Truly appreciate the short explanation for each choice of postcard - very informative. Your daughter is talented indeed. What a beautiful shot of the rose! Hope to swap again soon!😊
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
ultracinematik rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the chunk with pomegranate quotes.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
dustcollector rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the quotations. Your cropping of the carton is very nicely done. Happy summer.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envies and the extra goodies!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun "chunk"! I never realized there were so many quotes about toothpaste LOL!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
colodad rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 15, 2022
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Comment: Great image and such fun quotes!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
RiverTopanga rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Love the chunk! I'm familiar with Tillamook cheese, we're these waffles? The puns and jokes made me smile! Thank you for a great swap. 💛
Response: glad you enjoyed it! they are tillamook ice cream sandwiches! thanks for the heart!!
Highlander18 rated for MAE - Easy Peasy Swap on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the five envies in a clear envie! Each one is unique and quite different. Received a stitched one a few days ago. I guess I should try it.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
dustcollector rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: That is yummy ice cream. I tried some for the first time recently. The golden touches are quite nice. Thanks.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!!
young46356 rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #1 on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the stamps! Rich
Response: glad you enjoyed them! thanks for the heart!
young46356 rated for WIYM: Do you BINGE? on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Anna, I like old forts and castles. Rich
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
bpl76 rated for CPG QUICKIE: Summer PC - US on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on Jun 4, 2022
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Comment: Great quotes! I love Rainbow Rowell (she's awesome), but don't remember that quote. I'll have to see where it came from and maybe find a new book. What's up with the Mick Fleetwood quote - I'm definitely gonna have to google that - what would a Kleenex Box even mean on a loop? Thanks for the fun chunk!!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
mspandatrain rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 27, 2022
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Comment: Hello, I loved your Kleenex box postcard, the facts and quotes were priceless. thanks! wishing you don't need Kleenex either, :o) Hugs!
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the chunk! Kleenex quotes are the best! You're too clever.
Response: glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the chunk. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to rate!! I really enjoyed all the ice cream quotes. So funny!! I hope you are doing well and having a nice spring!!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
Fwetqwa rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - April 2022 on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! love all these qoutes!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2022 on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! This is one of my favorite cards in a while!! I love reused packaging with folds, and I enjoyed your quotes a lot!