Swap-bot Time: April 16, 2021 3:30 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: April 15, 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)


joppagirl rated for Decos Only - 4/2021 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the decos. I'll finish the one and get it sent home.
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I don't have a sticker book but I have been putting them in my journal :)
Comment: Thanks Tamara! This is a super cute deco! I love your red & gold design in it too.
Response: I'm trying to stretch and challenge myself outside my comfort zone. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You're welcome. It was ridiculously detailed and tiny.๐Ÿ˜†
HollyBear rated for Decos Only - 3/2021 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Looking forward to adding to these and sending the clock one home.
Response: Wonderful, thank you!
Comment: Wow, I love this ATC ! You came up with such a creative way to make the background. And that Magnemite is just perfect. Thank you for yet another great swap. ^_^ Plus that Yotsuba notepaper is just darling.
Response: Magnemite is an underappreciated Pokemon, don't you think!? I figured you'd be someone who'd recognize Yotsuba.โค
ariestess rated for ZZ: Put a Heart on It ATC on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC! There are some new to me tangles I think I need to try out!
Response: You're welcome. I took a zen gems class last Monday, so now I'm practicing that technique a bit.
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
Response: You're welcome! I'm kind of hoping my book will have some other extra transfers to use on other projects.
dally rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #6 - Global on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you, will pass along!
Response: Great! I'm glad they made it to you.
MamaD rated for Decos Only - 2/2021 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Decos! Will get started on them! Take care!!
Response: You're welcome! Decos are helping me look forward.๐Ÿ™‚
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˜†

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Aseret25 on Apr 1, 2021:

I just got back my bird-themed Pass & Paste postcard that you worked on back in December. I like the bird stamp that you used - thanks! :)

traceyj on Mar 7, 2021:

Just stopping by to wish you a happy birthday :)

knitting gnome by mochimochiland

โฌ† tiny knitted animation by the talented Anna Hrachovec

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:


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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.


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