Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2020 7:02 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: January 21, 2020
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 80 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
*needle felting
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash trinkets, 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. My most recent "pick" was Chasing Coral on Netflix. I was floored by the by never-before-seen, time lapse footage of coral reef bleaching.

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, outerspace/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


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 in the past year I joined 2. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*One is an Environmental Book Club.
*The other is a Pick-a-Book Club - we all read different books on the same theme each month.


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 sweaters for lawn flamingos.

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

a few of my favorite things

*tea (I love herbal, red, green, and black)
*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)


SeleneW rated for Artistic Decos - 1/2020 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the deco. I think I will add a 1920s dapper gentleman. Hehe.
MamaD rated for Pass and Paste #70 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: I love what you added to the PC!!
Comment: I have several knitting projects that I need to finish - a scarf for myself, and a minion hat for my grandson (he's probably forgotten that he asked for it by now!), and a few others that I can't even remember right now. So don't feel too bad! I love the card - the kitties are so cute!
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard Tamara! My favorite crafts would be card and envelope making, stamping, embossing, and distressing paper for papercrafts! You were my first official swap so thank you very much!
Response: Yay, I'm glad you received your first official swap! You'll be able to participate in quick a few swaps in with your list of favorite crafts.
Itti rated for Decos - Homer / Last Page Welcome on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Lovely, thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Pass and Paste #69 on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: Got it! Thank you.
Response: Wonderful - you're welcome!
Comment: I show my mom each of the deco books and she is very selective. I am thinking she might want to do one in the Nature deco book you sent. Thank you for the decos :)
Response: I understand the feeling - some topics are more inspiring to me than others. You're welcome!
Kimmik01 rated for Bye 2019, Hello 2020! PC Swap on Dec 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the hedgehog postcard, I love it. I hope you have a great New Year and congratulations on being an Auntie soon!
Response: Yay for cute hedgehogs!
DreamCloud rated for Bye 2019, Hello 2020! PC Swap on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute gnome postcard. I hope you have an amazing 2020! :D
Response: You're welcome. Here we come, 2020!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Pixar PC! I love it. Isn’t Wall-E a Pixar movie? I love that one!!
Response: I think it is. I love that one, too!
porpie5 rated for CPG Ugly/Freebie PC - Global on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: This was an extra special ugly card! haha! Lucky you to win tickets to The Nutcracker! We are going to a Christmas party where we will exchange "white elephant gifts". They may be good; they may be bad. My husband is brining a box of big chocolate bars. I'm taking a bottle with a $10 bill frozen inside. haha! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Response: Ha, I thought it was an odd thing for a postcard. That party sounds like it'll be a good laugh. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 16 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Nice one will finish and SEND H <3 M E!!! How are you???? Hugs....
Response: Thank you! Things are good...and they'll be even better when we pass the winter solstice coming up next week. It's sooooo dark all the time in December...when you live in the 2nd cloudiest US city.
Comment: Thanks, the heart was a nice touch. I don't like those bags at all either-to me it totally defeats the point of passing around bags!
Response: Glad you like it! Actually, another swapper made it, but I wanted to pass on the love. I should have started a list on it so we could see all the places it would travel.
Ladyadybug rated for Stamped images swap on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cute stamped images :)
Response: You're so welcome - have fun with them!
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and interesting stamps. My favourite holiday is Hogmanay, which is New Years Eve in Scotland.
Response: You're welcome. I'll have to look up Hogmanay and learn more about it.
Comment: Thank you for your ATC! You have another swap making its way to you from me as well! Be safe and a great week to you!
Response: Glad it made it to you. I'll let you know when yours arrives.
Comment: Thank you. Love the frog stamps.
Response: You're welcome. There are 4 different frog stamps. I think they're nice, too.
Comment: Thanks for the nice P&P fresh canvas card :) I'm looking forward to adding to it!
Response: Have fun!
Comment: Thank you for this second round of sticker bags :) I look forward to swapping with you again in the future!
Response: You're welcome! And...let's!

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Tverne05 on Sep 14, 2019:

OMG! I received my Etsy gift today. The print is so beautiful. I have to find a special project to use it for. You are so kind. Thanks a bunch!

Daycie on Apr 1, 2019:

I really love flowers, I hope you like these ones as well. :)

Plant A Flower Day Swap

nancylee on Mar 13, 2019:

Happy Pi Day! 3.1415....

SeleneW on Mar 13, 2019:

Happy Pi Day!


stiffneck78 on Mar 13, 2019:

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iowa05 on Mar 12, 2019:

Whoops, sorry for the blank comment below! Happy Plant a Flower Day from Springfield, Missouri! :) This is one of my favorite quotes.

Happy Plant a Flower Day!

bluehairedmary on Dec 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the gnome postcard for the CPG Postcard Tag Global! It is fabulous! I like small knitting projects too, like hats or socks. Though my latest pair of socks took me months off and on to finish! I avoid knitting sweaters! I used to knit clothes for my dolls when I was first taught knitting by my mother. Years ago, I found this book by Nicky Epstein that rocked my world! Thanks again!

ccmmsu on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my collaboration PC! I love it! collabpc

ktk8 on Feb 18, 2018:

Thank you for working on my "vintage" pass and paste.... it got home.... I love the wondering daydreaming woman........

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