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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: June 12, 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)!

I PLEDGE TO RATE!

Likes

ABC's of Me: updated Feb 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

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)

F: fabric, fine art, fashion, fonts, fat quarters, Fall

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

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

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
  • anime/graphic novel/video game related
  • beauty products (lotion, face mask, etc.)
  • 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 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 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 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’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

Recently I've been watching WandaVision and Resident Alien! But I'm more likely to watch crafty YouTubes than TV.

I loved Dead Like Me, Space Force, 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.

Favorite Crafts

I've been working on Mod Podge napkins to paper, 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 new fabric for an over-the-shoulder bag. I have made some hand-made postcards.

Favorite Books

Right now I'm reading "How to Read a Suit" which I got for Christmas! 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.

Ratings

young46356 rated for WIYM: NAME ON FRONT PC SWAP on Jun 12, 2021
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Comment: Great card, I really like Asian architecture. Rich
DMill67 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #27 on Jun 12, 2021
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Comment: Love it Happy swapping
TheMillers07 rated for Looking Forward on Jun 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Such a creative card :) Sounds like a fun rest of year to look forward to.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies! love them all especially the RCMP Boat patrol card!! Hope you are well! Have a happy weekend!!!
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute items!
Begokschaf rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #27 on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all of the goodies.
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Comment: Nice! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you
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Flamingoloon rated for Notecards in a envelope swap on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: The notecards you chose are all beautiful! And thank you for the washi tape!
Response: glad you liked them! and one can never have too much washi!
Zander rated for YTPC: Hinged Journal Spots on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank You for the great journal spots and extras, Take Care
Response: glad you liked them, they were fun to make!
Lunsfordh rated for Notecards in a envelope swap on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: I loved all the cards very much my style. The washi tape was super cute, great little boost for my day! Much love Haley
Response: glad you liked them! and one can never have too much washi!
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Comment: Love this! That’s funny they all have summer bdays!!
matt319 rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #29 USA on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Such a cute postcard! can't go wrong with pie and a scoop of ice cream!
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Comment: I really enjoy this postcard because I have a spring birthday too :D
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Comment: thanks for the cool washi postcard! I was anxious about my backyard too, and finally seeing some flowers opening up this month :D
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Comment: Hi Anna! Thanks for the postcard. I think it's neat your family has a bunch of Spring birthdays. For mine, it's more of summer birthdays. Hope all is well with you!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Love the delicate colors. Keeping my fingers crossed for no wildfires for you.
LinSoles rated for CPG Mini Envies - Global on May 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the lovely envelopes you made. Great variation in size and shapes.

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