Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2019 1:25 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: February 22, 2019
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, and it's the majority of 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:
*deco books
*mail art
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash trinkets, papers, and ribbons away that I can remake into something else. General s-crap)
*needle felting

I seem to gravitate to crafts done in minutia. For example, teeny tiny knitting

A recent focus of mine is metalsmithing. This is a craft I've done before, but put on hold because I don't own all the tools necessary, mainly a blow torch for soldering. I have my mom's old kiln set up and need to make time to experiment more with enameling.

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 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 working on some winter outfits for dolls, for my niece. I just finished a chemistry set for my other niece. I also have a new scarf pattern that is simple lace. I vow for it not to take me over 7 years, like the last lace scarf.

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

a few of my favorite things

*air plants
*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)


ChrisAnne rated for Decos Only - USA February on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun deco books with drastically different themes. I adore the variety.
Response: They must exercise totally different creative sides because the themes sure get me thinking sometimes. ;o)
margaeli rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 9 on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Tamara for forwarding the card. The homemade envelope in which you sent the card was great!!! Happy swapping.
Response: You're welcome. I just made a new batch of 70+ envelopes last month. Let's see how long they last!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - February on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks Tamara, I'll finish this one up and get it sent home.
Response: Great, another one home!
Comment: I love small town postcards, and this retro one is adorable!! You picked out the right one for me. Thank you so much, Town Neighbor!
Response: Oh good, glad to hear you didn't have that one yet. Have a good weekend!
Comment: ha ha ha, ty you for the giggle this postcard gave me
Response: Giggles or bust! ;-)
OrigamiGrace rated for USA Last Page Deco - January on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun deco - looking forward to more snow days (not!) to craft, lol!!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - January on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: A fun theme, I look forward to working on this one. I'm working on stack of reading materials too.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Deco Books. I will have fun working in them.
fbresnah rated for CPG Move Your Deco Bks - US Only on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the decos! Hope the first batch shows up some day.
Response: I hope it does, but am glad this batch arrived in the meantime. Would you believe I received an envelope that was mailed in September last week?! It was meandering around for 4 months!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful bison postcard - what wonderful animals they are! :) :)
Response: You're welcome. We all need a little more majestic bison pictures in our lives.
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute cards to work on :)
Response: Any time! :o)
muchen24 rated for Quick Sticker Bag #8 on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Great tags, Tamara! I love the snowman one and the llama is hilarious! Love the Liberty one, too! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm happy you like them. My approach was different than the ones I received, which made me wonder if I had gone too far in left field. The llama was my favorite card this year - haha.
ksperline90 rated for Quick Sticker Bag #8 on Jan 18, 2019
AlishaK rated for Quick Sticker Bag #8 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Will get them moving.
Response: Great - you're welcome!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Pass and Paste #56 on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: This is going to be a cute card!!!!
Response: Woo! I'm all about more cute!
Comment: Thank you! ♡♡
Response: You're welcome - enjoy!
ksperline90 rated for Quick Sticker Bag #6 on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco, another great theme!!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - Last Chance 2018 on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco, I love the Mermaid theme!
Response: Isn't it? That one would be fun to see all the pages at yhe end.

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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........

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 12, 2018:

Thanks for the deco! I'll try to pass it along soon. :)

Lila84 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for working on my pass and paste October card!


BeckyG56 on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for my yellow roses you sent me on my collaberation pc, and other additions. It turned out great!

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Security Envelope Background Pass and Paste PC!

ladydy5 on Jul 14, 2017:

Boy do I need your expertise on my trees but in the mean time welcome to our group. Make an Envelope

ktk8 on Jun 27, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my hd/hp postcard it turned out so pretty.....thanks for sending it HOME......

ktk8 on May 24, 2017:

Hi and thanks for working on my collaboration postcard..... I LOVE the way it has turned out and happy to have it home......

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