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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: May 23, 2024
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

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ABC's of Me: updated August 2023 A: “A” 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 “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 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

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Comment: Anna, I love how "nice" (in OR) means "no rain". I've spent some time in OR and WA and TOTALLY know what you mean by that statement. Thanks for the ice cream chunk, I'll have to see if Tillamook has "chocolaty coated waffle cone" heaven around here. Best, Rick
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - May 2024 on May 23, 2024
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Comment: This is definitely one of my favorite swaps! I love the fun "chunk" you sent to me! xo
ultracinematik rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - May 2024 on May 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the floral card front PC.
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Comment: Anna! Thank you for the wonderful assortment of postcards! My favorite one is the strawberry one! ❤
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Love everything! Thank you. My fav are the paper buttons, I have not seen this before.
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
Fullsteampowell rated for Ugly PC Swap #81 on Apr 28, 2024
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Comment: I agree. It’s just a little bit TOO sweet.
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Comment: Okay, first of all, I LOVE these buttons. They're so cute! But I'm also having fun imagining layering all of these different types of papers you've sent. And, oh, this Russian (?) book page is such a lovely color~ 💜 Thank you for the fabulous swap!
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I LOVED it! Thank you so much! You went over and beyond! So kind!
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
noone7212 rated for April 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Apr 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) Love the April theme!
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the chunk and April info. April is my favorite month...I'm a little biased, as it's my birthday month, but I also love it because my favorite tree (the Palo Verde) blooms in April...they have beautiful yellow flowers are are similar to Asian cherry blossoms....they're like the cherry blossoms of the southwestern US. Best, Rick
Response: glad you liked it, thanks for the heart! and happy birthday!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 19, 2024
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Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
marles rated for April 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Apr 17, 2024
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
mle rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 16, 2024
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Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
Mystyne rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 15, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the Chunk-O-Cardboard. We love Thin Mints in my house.
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the quotes and jokes. April really is a month of all seasons here in New England.
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
aprilivy rated for April 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Apr 12, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard :) Hope you're having a great day
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hello Anna! Wow! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much for all the beautiful postcards! So very generous of you! Hope you enjoyed your roadtrip! ❤
Response: glad you enjoyed them! thanks for the heart!
sweetgypsy rated for Junk Journal Snippet Strip #2 on Mar 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the resend, I'm sorry the first one never made it here. You have done a really nice job with this. The presentation & the pretty strip both made me smile! Thank you for the buttons, ect too! Much appreciated!. :)
Response: glad it made it! sometimes the mail is so weird! thanks for the heart!
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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 the fun jokes and the Avila postcard. I used to live down in San Luis Obispo.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


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