Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2018 7:58 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: October 15, 2018
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 in the homestretch of a red lace scarf that I've worked off and on for over 7 years. 2018 is the year. You should ask me about it to make sure I'm staying on track.😆

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)


TeaP rated for Two Deco Books to Two Partners on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great swap.
Comment: Thank you!
Dsweeny rated for DBL ~ Quick, Move 2 or 3 ~ USA #7 on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Ahhh!!! I love the decos you sent!!! What beauties they are! Thank you so much
Response: Jackpot!! I love it when that happens.
AlishaK rated for Quick Sticker Bag Swap #2 on Oct 1, 2018
soccer8s rated for Quick Swap - Naked Postcards on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Love the gnomes
Response: Hooray for gnomes!
ksperline90 rated for Quick Sticker Bag Swap #2 on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
liefdraakje rated for Quick Swap - Naked Postcards on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card from Maryland for my collection.
Response: Glad to hear it fits in with your collection.
young46356 rated for Quick Swap - Naked Postcards on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome.
zoev1975 rated for TNW - ATC Series - Leaves on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: I love it! So, so pretty! I am adding it to my wall of awesome now!
Response: I'm glad to hear you like it. What an honor to be on the wall of awesome!
watercolorgirl rated for Pass and Paste #52 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Will send the PP on its way home now. Liked you pretty flowers that you added to the post card.
Response: Thanks! The recipient will be excited, I'm sure.
AlishaK rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 6 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the envie & stamp that it came in 💕
Response: Those bioluminescence stamps are great. Did you see the dragons yet?
wolfeagle rated for Pass and Paste #51 on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Yes, very busy. Summer is flying by.
Response: Thanks for the rating. Enjoy what's left of summer.
ChrisAnne rated for DBL ~ Quick, Move 2 or 3 ~ USA ~ on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great decos!
Response: You're welcome! Hope to swap with you again in the future.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely sticker bags! It had never occurred to me to create a sticker bag with a theme, and I really love that idea. I'm definitely going to try it for the next swap. I'm also happy to get a bag that's a "homer". I'll send it home to its creator soon! And also thanks for the bonus washi tape!
Response: Wonderful! That was the first theme I've seen, too.
Comment: Thank you fot the monet card 'my first' :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card! And yes, I've seen that movie! It makes me cry as much as the book does!
Response: I'm glad I'm not the only who cries at books and movies.
katmandu rated for ZIA Swap #45 Old Into New 3 ATC on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Wow, sounds like you and your family are having a great time! My sister and her family used to do that every summer before her kids left home. Love the ATC, especially the "movement" it conveys, makes me happy! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Tamara, thank you for the nice zentangle postcard, the tea and butterfly envelope. I'm happy to receive this mail <3 Have a great day.
CurioussCass rated for ATC pac-man on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. The first swap I was flaked on was a pac-man swap. It's nice to have a swap come full circle and work out well. :o)

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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......

DaisyNY on Mar 30, 2017:

Thank you for finishing this Collaboration PC and sending it home!

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