Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2023 2:42 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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 often a paper-piecing art style.
*mail art
*repurposing/upcycling existing items (I stash 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 Gather on Netflix. A fantastic film about food sovereignty and the critical place food has in culture.

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, outer space/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, Aggretsuko


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!

*It’s an Environmental Book Club. We read about beavers, birds, the climate crisis, 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 a seahorse. It's a fancy sea dragon, so I think I'll add some beads to it.

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)


Itchy rated for AAA - Merry Christmas! on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :) I love that reindeer!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - November on Nov 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your cute owl card! The stitching is a great hightlight.
DaisyNY rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass PC 2023 #10 on Nov 24, 2023
Comment: Very challenging string! I do square tiles when the swap calls for it, but I prefer postcard size - it is small enough to be convenient to work on. I like mail art even if I do use the clear envelope.
Response: I didn't think about the challenging string until I started adding to it. It'll look great when completed though.😄
estromberg rated for CPG Nov 2023 SC Postcard - Global on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the envelope PC!! I have all my postcards in photo and postcard albums. I lost count of how many albums I have now :)
Response: You're welcome! That must be an amazing collection.
Sweetrizzo44 rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #24 - Global on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the happy mail! I do hope your family is feeling better and that they can visit soon. It would be a bummer if they couldn't visit for the holidays. Take care and keep on swapping...
chelle523 rated for SOHC: sCrap Bomb: US/Can on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much - I love the goodies you sent and I will put them to good use. Take care :)
Response: Wonderful! You're welcome.
Manonroberts rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - October on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard, I love the zentangle pattern too!
Response: Glad it made it to you safely. You never know if the stitching was too lumpy for the postal machines to handle.🙂
DaisyNY rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 42 on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: This one reminds me of the Ren and Stimpy song "Happy Happy Joy Joy.
Response: I had forgotten about that until you dusted off that memory. Heehee.
9O96O rated for PA: Pass & Paste #9 on Oct 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. It turns out to be my mistake. After your reply, I looked back through my photos and saw that the envelope arrived Sep 9 along with the Trading Place P&P PC. They've both been moved on and both are probably on their way home to their creators by now. I hope I didn't stress you out much by my false alarm.
Response: No problem, that's great news that they weren't lost in the mail. Yay!
Manonroberts rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #22 - Global on Oct 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the bags, and for hosting this great swap! :)
caf1988 rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #23 - Global on Sep 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
LaureAndLucky rated for CPG Aug 2023 SC PC - Global on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this old map of Paris ! Always very interesting to see what cities looked like before. Have a nice day !
Response: Oh good, I'm glad you enjoyed receiving the old map.
luckysweetpea rated for DB ♥: Letter Rate Decos #5 on Aug 20, 2023
Comment: Hi Tamara, thank you for sending Sonya's Bird Winter Migration Deco. Enjoy the rest of summer. Warmly, Ginger
Response: You're welcome!
Sonya rated for DB ❤️: ART Deco 8/23 (Int'l) on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending Jen's Bunnies deco, Tamara. Cheers!
9O96O rated for PA: Pass & Paste #8 on Jun 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for Jessica's postcard. I have a LOT of used postage stamps to choose from for my section. This will be fun. :)
Response: I got a couple more from Jessica, so this should be a fun way for all of us to decorate with some of our used stamps.
9O96O rated for PNS: Pass & Paste Postcard #345987 on Jun 28, 2023
Comment: I'm glad that you got to save on a postage stamp. :) Thanks for this swap and for PA: Pass & Paste #6. More specifically, thanks for Colleen's postcard. I like how she used an old postcard for the base. You and Colleen did some lovely collage sections. I'll follow up with a collage too.
Response: I thought so, too. I have a couple of postcards that I never seem to use because the picture or theme doesn't seem to be one people collect. Better to cover it with new art!
Comment: Fun card :)
Response: I'm glad you received both postcards I sent.
mcorbus rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass PC 2023 #5 on Jun 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you, :)
Tara rated for PA: Pass & Paste #6 on Jun 6, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the pass and paste. Can’t wait to work on it!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for Joanne's adorable Bunny Deco and for sending the lighthouse book. I enjoyed your origami lighthouse! xxMuggleMom
Response: Great! The lighthouse origami was fun because it was a new one for me to try.

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9O96O on Jun 25, 2023:

Thank you so much for contributing to my yellow theme postcard. I love it!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


SeleneW on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the beautiful surprise! I received a AMA HD/HP P&P postcard started in Jan of 2021 by you this month! It is so pretty and I had no idea it was coming it was such a wonderful Happy Mail surprise! Thank you so very much! <3

teejlc on Aug 16, 2022:

It was crazy to find this deco in my mailbox yesterday! You see, earlier that day I was at the store standing in front of a pretty display of fall flower pots. I thought to myself, "I should make a fall flower deco." then I remembered I had made one last year and had a brief moment when I wondered where that little book might be floating around. It was such a strange and wonderful coincidence to then find it in my mailbox!!

Thank you so very much for returning it! It really made my day!

joppagirl on Aug 2, 2022:

I received home a beautiful Strawberry deco that you mad for me. Thanks so much!

pahasiga on May 26, 2022:

I received today back my Pass&Paste PC, for which you created the last section of fall-theme, with pumpkins. Thank you so much!

DaisyNY on Mar 16, 2022:

Thank you for working on my AMA Collaboration PC. I really like your addition.

GirlMomToTwo on Aug 22, 2021:

Thank you SO much for sending home my full sticker bag! That was so nice of you :) I am going on the third week back to teaching. Hope all is going well for your husband if he has started! :) <3 Alysia

MamaD on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you so very, very much for finishing and returning home my Nursery Rhyme Deco! This is only the 2nd one I've ever had returned to me, so I was very, very excited!!! Thank you again!!

Aseret25 on May 13, 2021:

My "pass & paste" postcard that you worked on last fall just arrived back in my mailbox. I really like the sentiment: "Someday I will change the world." Thanks! :)

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