Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 12:47 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: September 18, 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?
Next up, 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

*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)


caf1988 rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 17 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I like the pocket you made :-)
Comment: Thanks for the fun decos!
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 14 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: HoWdY and thanks for a great postcard... what a FUN one to add to.....and I love a good NAUTICAL theme...... love the hand made envelope..... many hearts....
Response: We must be like ships passing in the night (haha) because I don't think I've sent a swap to you in AGES. Let's swap again soon. :o)
Comment: Thank you for the fun post card & stamps! It sounds like we have quite a bit in common, I hope Stardew is a ton of fun! I can't wait to jump back in after the next update! :)
Response: What, there's an update coming?! I'll have to check that out.
Kalalinga rated for DB: Move Your US Decos - US Only on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the decos. These ones look like fun! Can't wait to get decorating!!
Response: Great!!
suepier rated for Random Fun Facts PC #2 on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Grand Canyon Postcard and the fact about it.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad it made it to you.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks! I am a member of the deco swapping group and enjoy it.
Response: You're welcome! Oh good, I should have checked that before I suggested it.🙂
Comment: Beautiful postcard. Good luck with your knitting project.
Response: Wouldn't it be just the place to sit? Thanks!
Tverne05 rated for Pass and Paste #62 on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: I like what you added to the post card. Great choice of color for the background.
Response: Yay, it arrived safely! Thank you!
Itti rated for ZIA Swap #56 - "Numinous Naida" ATC on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Lovely art! I like the way you've used onomato as a stem and naida as the leaves!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Sometimes I'm curious how much others plan out their zentangle layout. I decide as I go which tangles and what parts to fill in.
sassafrass rated for IPC: Easy PC on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage PC, and for sharing your latest project! Your niece is one lucky girl. I always got handmade gifts from my Aunts, and they were always so much more special :)
Response: You're welcome. And you know...nobody else will handmake the exact same gift. :o)
SeleneW rated for DB: Deco Bk Clean Out - US Only on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the deco books! <3
Response: You're welcome - glad to see the pictures of some of your pages on Instagram. Nice!
Comment: thanks
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Got it! ☺
Response: Wonderful - thanks for the rating and letting me know.
wolfeagle rated for Pass and Paste #61 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I look forward to finishing this and sending it home.
Response: I'm glad!
PrettyAlice rated for One Deco - May on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: Hooray, the resend made it!
Response: Glad it arrived. I so enjoyed making this postcard for you.
Tverne05 rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 14 on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks, there were a variety of stickers to choose from in the sticker bag one. Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome. There's a good feeling when a sticker bag has a nice choice.
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!

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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!

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:

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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........

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