Swap-bot Time: August 14, 2022 12:04 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: August 11, 2022
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Let's have fun!

By day, I'm a horticulturist, so as you might imagine anything related to plants, flowers, vegetables, trees or nature are of interest to me. I like plants A LOT.

I'm also a children's and young adult book enthusiast. I read over 126 last year. I review my favorite plant-related recommendations on my Instagram profile.

Don't feel like you must include extras for me. I really enjoy the making and exchanging of swaps. In my mind it's all about the process, learning about new techniques, and the challenge.

Special Note: Please contact me if too much time passes after a deadline and you haven't received my swap. I take pride in what I send and would want the chance to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

When all is said and done, these are the types of crafts I return to over and over:

*ATCs - The ATCs I make are a paper-piecing art style.
*deco books
*mail art
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash papers and ribbons away that I can remake into something else. General s-crap)

Favorite Television

The Good Place
Time Period Dramas (Examples: Bomb Girls, Call the Midwife, Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries)
Twilight Zone
Powderpuff Girls

I also watch a lot of documentaries. A recent "pick" was The Game Changers on Netflix. All the Olympic athletes and research convinced me to replace some of my meat-based meals with plants.

Colors, themes, and patterns

*Abraham Lincoln
*1920s style/Art Deco motifs
*mathematics themes (such as fractals & golden ratio)
*animals, all sorts: hedgehogs, bugs, reptiles, cats/kittens
*paisley pattern
*nature theme (particularly in the style of Gwen Frostic or Japanese)
*natural wood, stone, beach glass, outer space/stars/planets
*ancient Egyptian-style art/motif
*retro games (Mr. Do!, Centipede, Tetris, Dr. Mario)
*modern games (Pokemon, Sims, Prof. Layton, Mario, Tekken Tag) Also,Togepi is one of my all-time favorite pokemon. Other favs include: Unknown and Magikarp - so useless!
*nautical theme (anchors and such)
*matryoshka dolls (aka Russian nesting dolls)
*Pokemon, Yotsuba!, Keroro Gunsou, Tamagotchi, Gundam, Squid Girl, Princess Jellyfish, Studio Ghibli, Aggretsuko


I've always been an avid reader and lover of books. I participate in a website for swapping used books, Paperbackswap . My nickname is Tamawi if you want to add me as your friend.

I never thought of myself as a book club kind of person, but I joined one. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*It’s an Environmental Book Club. We read about beavers, birds, the climate crisis, and so forth.


I participate in a social knitting group, which meets at our local coffee/wine bar. We have a good time talking about this-n-that while we knit.

What's on my needles currently?
I'm knitting tiny toys, like a mini burger and an itty bitty bee.

Are you a Raveler? Then you can find me on Ravelry. My user name is Tamawi.

a few of my favorite things

*stickers (to use on envelopes or in scrapbooking)
*50s or atomic era style (think sputnik)
*I like when postcards are mailed to me without being inside an envelope. (of course unless it's necessary for the swap, such as Pass-N-Paste cards)


Comment: Thank you for the moon walk image PC! You read my profile! πŸ’Œ August tends to be the warmest month in so cal, and it hasn't been below 90Β° so far this month. 🀬πŸ₯΅πŸ˜³
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco 8/2022 on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Tree deco. I've been picking tomatoes for a couple of months but it's not a plentiful garden this year. :(
Comment: Thank you. Lovely writing and I like what the card says about angels.
Response: You're welcome.πŸ’
teejlc rated for One Deco 8/2022 on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Hi Tamara! Thanks for the fun deco. I have been to Meijer Gardens, but it's been YEARS! I need to go back soon! Hope you are enjoying summer!
Response: You're welcome. If you haven't been to the gardens in a while then I bet you'll barely recognize it. They did a big addition recently. It's huge!
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Put a PacMan on it on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun PacMan pc. I also have a Pacman arcade game, that I try to get in a game or 3 daily. ;)
Response: Good ol' Pacman!
Comment: Thank you!! Goodness this lil deco has been out a while - hopefully will get this finished and on to it's owner this year!
Response: I hope so too. I usually bump the older ones to the top of my pile to get them moving sooner.
teejlc rated for Last Page Deco 7/2022 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great sunflower deco! I have the perfect picture to add!
Response: Oh, good! It can be a bit of a gamble.
samsstuff rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 36 on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for passing on this PC to me!
Response: Glad it made it to you safely.
wyrdfae rated for Decos Only 6/2022 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: thank you for the decos. looking forward to working on them
Comment: Thank you for another nice deco! Very artistic!!
Myself333 rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #14 - Global on Jun 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the bags, Tamara, happy to pass them along. I'm new to sticker bags, but have been doing ATC bags for a while now. :)
Response: Welcome to sticker bags! I've never tried ATC bags. I should look for a swap to try them.
ensigncelery rated for GS : Intl ATC Nintendo game #1 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: First of all, this envelope is Rad β™₯ And I loveee this ATC. I knew exactly what it was as soon as I opened it! Ahh, I wish more people wanted to play Mario Party. I miss it~
Response: Glad you liked the envelope and ATC. It was a toughie to get all the alternating colors glued on the block. Such a fun game to play with friends!
Mistyinltown rated for CPG Move Any Deco 12 - Global on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the birds in winter Deco. I am so sorry about the late rating. Have a great week!
Response: Better late than never - you're welcome!
teejlc rated for Last Page Deco 5/2022 on May 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the flower deco! This one is turning out so pretty so far. I went to a flower arranging class today, so I'm in the right mood to decorate!
Response: Perfect timing! I took a flower arranging class once. When we finished I looked at the person next to me and commented how hers looked so nice and tidy compared to mine. She laughed and said she was a florist for 20 years. Ha!
teejlc rated for DB: Established Deco #331019 on May 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun sunrise/sunset deco! Your page is really fun and I'm excited to add to it. We are FINALLY getting nice weather here too! I'm a little south of you but, sheesh, spring seems like it's been slow coming this year! Hope you get to enjoy the Lake soon!
derakisu rated for GS : Intl ATC Arcade Classics #2 on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: So much work much have gone into that collaged ATC ! *_* The detailing is beautifully done. I didn't play much Centipede but I recognised it right away. Thanks for the extra info on the game, I didn't know that ! Always fun to know more facts about women devs.
Response: This was a tough ATC for me to part with, which doesn't happen often. I'm glad it made it to your safely. Enjoy and trade if you can dare to part with it. Teehee!
ReginaDrago rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #13 - Global on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you! And thank you for creating the swap! I am definitely getting them moving now!
Response: Oh good - you're welcome!
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco 4/2022 on Apr 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great deco. We are in 'pollen' season and everyone's allergies are acting up. The temps are nice though, in the 70's.
Response: You're welcome! Still waiting here, there was a light dusting of snow yesterday. Soon...soon.
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 35 on Apr 11, 2022
Comment: Awwww Tamara....FUN to receive from you. thanks for the bunny note pages.... yummm sprouting garlic..... delicious...... and the card is fun and I shall finish & send her HOME...... big and many hearts to YOU.
Response: Glad the postcard found you well. I saw the addressee received the postcard home today. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for Sonya's Sun deco. Impressive cover and that's a great golden origami sun page. I have my work cut out for me. πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸŽ¨
Response: You're welcome! May inspiration 'shine' on you...heehee.

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joppagirl on Aug 2, 2022:

I received home a beautiful Strawberry deco that you mad for me. Thanks so much!

pahasiga on May 26, 2022:

I received today back my Pass&Paste PC, for which you created the last section of fall-theme, with pumpkins. Thank you so much!

DaisyNY on Mar 16, 2022:

Thank you for working on my AMA Collaboration PC. I really like your addition.

GirlMomToTwo on Aug 22, 2021:

Thank you SO much for sending home my full sticker bag! That was so nice of you :) I am going on the third week back to teaching. Hope all is going well for your husband if he has started! :) <3 Alysia

MamaD on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you so very, very much for finishing and returning home my Nursery Rhyme Deco! This is only the 2nd one I've ever had returned to me, so I was very, very excited!!! Thank you again!!

Aseret25 on May 13, 2021:

My "pass & paste" postcard that you worked on last fall just arrived back in my mailbox. I really like the sentiment: "Someday I will change the world." Thanks! :)

wolfeagle on Apr 22, 2021:


Thank you for working on my Collaboration postcard with the flowers and butterflies. It's lovely.

Aseret25 on Apr 1, 2021:

I just got back my bird-themed Pass & Paste postcard that you worked on back in December. I like the bird stamp that you used - thanks! :)

traceyj on Mar 7, 2021:

Just stopping by to wish you a happy birthday :)

knitting gnome by mochimochiland

⬆ tiny knitted animation by the talented Anna Hrachovec

cynaemon on Feb 10, 2021:

Hi, Tamawi, Happy Library Lover's Month. I hope you like the picture of Aragorn. I am such a Middle Earth geek. LOL. Anyway, my little library here in Fillmore is doing a great job. We are currently doing a Winter Reading Challenge online. I check out books from the library and log them in when I finish reading them. We are also discovering some great new authors in the process. I miss our weekly crafts session, but the library is handing out the crafts each week in a brown paper bag. We take them home and make them. I love my library.

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