Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2019 12:42 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: May 23, 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

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 a princess doll outfit for my niece. I'm whipping up some fairy sprites that sleep in a knitted leaf. Must do 2019, a rainbow hippo. 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)


jayneblonde002 rated for Used Stamp Swap on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamps you sent. I also really like the tickets you sent as extras - definitely going to be used in my ATCs.
Response: Hooray - glad to hear it!
Kalalinga rated for Decos Only - USA 5/2019 on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute decos.. Look forward to creating in each one.
Response: Great, I'm glad to hear they're themes you'll enjoy.
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 11 on May 13, 2019
Comment: as always ..... fun to either send or receive from you..... thanks for this great card to finish and send home..... I shall do that.... BIG HUGS and many hearts!!!!
Response: Thanks so much for finishing it and sending it home! Let's swap again soon!!
OrigamiGrace rated for Decos Only - USA 5/2019 on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for some fun decos!!
Response: You're welcome!
Tverne05 rated for Private Sticker Bag Swap on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the envelope!
Response: You're welcome. Now you see that we were both on a starry sky mindset.πŸŒŒπŸ™‚
Comment: love the watercolor vibe! ^^ cute!
Response: Thanks!
Emro rated for ZIA Swap #54 - Dreamy DreamDex ATC on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you very much! :) I also loved the Pokemon themed envie and card. And OMG, I didn't know something like an eeveelutions tape even existed!
Response: You're welcome. I just HAD to pokemon your zentangle mail up. Some of the things are from a pokemon center in Tokyo.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I like it!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the stickers bags, and thanks for the bonus washi tape!
Response: I'm happy to share them!
Comment: Thank you for the handmade card.
Response: You're welcome! My daffodils are just starting to bloom this week.
DRMOM rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: What a cute deco. I LOVE flowers. Cute post it note. The envie was awesome. Thank you :-)
Response: I'm happy to hear you liked all the bits. That deco will be perfect for you to add a page!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #60 on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Hi THERE so fun to receive from you today thanks for the beautiful swap will add and send on.....stay calm and swap on..... many hearts for you...
Response: Thanks - happy swapping, my friend!
Karml rated for ATC THEME #6: glitter on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much! Hugs
GracieBella rated for March into Reading PC on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! It was lovely. I haven't finished the Anne of Green Gables books but I do love the ones I have read. Random fact: My mum is called Marilla but she was named after Anne's daughter Marilla (Rilla of Ingleside - I have read this one). :)
Response: You're welcome. Marilla is such a beautiful name. Knowing how popular the story is I'm surprised we don't hear it more often. I should read that one again. It's been a long while.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely rose PC. I buy Grumpy Cat PCs, calendars, and stickers. I am one or Tarter Sauce's biggest fans!
Response: You're welcome. I was jealous when a friend had his picture taken with G.Cat. Can you imagine?!
Comment: thank you for the postcard it is beautiful
Response: I'm happy to know you received and like it.
Comment: Yay! Thank you for a fun deco!! Always so nice to get a swap from you! PS how was yarn expedition? That's a dangerous outing for me, lol!
Response: It was a success! I bought the 1 thing I needed on sale, but I did get sucked into a pompom maker.😊
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome.
smadronia rated for Happy Pi Day! 3.1415.... on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the awesome pi day decorations!
Response: There's always room for pi!

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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:

stiffneck78 on Mar 13, 2019:


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........

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 12, 2018:

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

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