Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2021 12:53 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: March 2, 2021
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
*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. 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, 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 I joined one. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*Itโ€™s an Environmental Book Club. We read about beavers, birds, the Flint water crisis, the climate emergency, 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 Russian nesting dolls.

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)


BeHappyToday rated for Easy Postcard #9 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I liked the added plant transfer to the PC. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜Š
dally rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #6 - Global on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you, will pass along!
MamaD rated for Decos Only - 2/2021 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Decos! Will get started on them! Take care!!
Comment: โ€œI suspect Nargles are behind it.โ€ LOVE my spectrespecs PC!! I just did a Loony envie for another swap so I'm happy I got one in return!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Maybe it's Loony karma. For every one you send, it's eventually pays back. I'm glad it made it to you in relatively short time.
Aseret25 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 28 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sending this on for me to work on. I continue to work from home as well - likely until June at the earliest. Even after things get back to normal, I will probably continue with a hybrid schedule - I understand and appreciate the value of in-person, face-to-face time, and I enjoy not having to commute! So we're going to figure out a balance of at-home vs. in-office days.
Response: You're welcome! I tell myself not to think too far ahead because 20 things could change by May. But it's tough to convince the 'planner' in me.
MamaD rated for CPG Feb 2021 Move a US Deco - US on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Deco!!
Response: Have fun adding to it!
Tara rated for Artistic Decos - 1/2021 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you oh so much :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Such a unique concept! xxMuggleMom
Response: I better go see it before I need bi-focals. haha!
katjalves rated for AMA Pass & Paste postcard #81 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Ah this one was meant to be! I will definitely be adding a duck. Love the card. I'm excited to send it home.
Response: It was! You're just the right person to add the last section.
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the lovely selection of stamps--hope you're well! -k
Response: Yay, glad you found some stamps you like in there!
lylanni rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! I love the birch trees you did a great job :)
Response: Thank you, I'd like to try painting some on a tiny canvas next.
dally rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #5 - Global on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you, will pass along!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for joining in!
Aseret25 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 27 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: These postcard swaps have been so fun! It's always interesting to see what others have done and to figure out how to continue on with the theme. I also think it's really cool how you address them to someone else, as a way to spread the fun around! :) I look forward to adding something handdrawn to this one!
Response: Glad to hear you're enjoying them, too! It's like getting a pictionary drawing prompt.๐Ÿ˜†
ktk8 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #102 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Hi.... always FUN to receive from you and what a FUN swap to work on.... I already have ideas of WHAT to add..... Happy New Year and many many hearts to YOU.....
Response: Wonderful! Happy New Year to you as well.๐Ÿ’•
Comment: Thank you
pastorsmokeyt rated for Postage Stamp Swap #3 on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice stamps! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Received, thank you. Love your page!
jeka396 rated for USA Last Page Deco - 12/2020 on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely deco book! Hello kitty is definitely something Iโ€™m happy to work on!!
Response: Great, I'm happy that worked out!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC of Lampent! I love your design, and its one of my favorite pokemon <3
Response: Woo, I'm glad it's one of your fav pokemon! It was a challenge to decide how to show a see-through layer.๐Ÿค”
jeka396 rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Hey fellow Michigander! Thanks for the quick deco you sent in the handmade envie! I canโ€™t wait to work on it! Iโ€™ve only been doing decos for a couple months (love it!!!)but have been swapping all sorts of other stuff for years. Btw, I know where your little town is, we pass through there to visit my in laws and have made many stops at the gas station off the highway :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you found deco swapping. I love it, too! Have you tried pass-and-paste postcards yet? So you probably are in my 'neighborhood' as you pull off the highway. I looked your town up on the map because its name is so similar to an Illinois town I know.

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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.

cynaemon on Feb 10, 2021:

Aragorn Loves Books

Aseret25 on Jan 31, 2021:

I just received the yellow "Pass & Paste" postcard that you finished. I really like what you did with the line drawing. Thanks! :)

watercolorgirl on Jan 29, 2021:

Thank you sending my Pass and Paste home. I shall sing it from the roof tops.

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


ktk8 on Oct 10, 2020:

Hi and thanks so much for working on my VINTAGE Pass and paste postcard.....and YEP no vintage outfit is complete without a top hat.....

Stay calm and SWAP_ON......

GlyndasCreations on Jul 19, 2020:

Hi. It has been a long time. I am still in love with the pokemon atcs i got from you. I am back to creating ATCs and swapping here. Hope to swap with you in the future. Feel free to private swap with me anytime.


ktk8 on Jun 15, 2020:

Hi....and THANK YOU for adding the beautiful zen tangling to my postcard and sending it home..... it's amazing that you did it during a class and showed the instructor.....AMAZING!!!! Turned out so nice and I love everyone's additions.......THANKS and HUGS......

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!

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