Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 9:21 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: December 10, 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)


ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 16 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Nice one will finish and SEND H <3 M E!!! How are you???? Hugs....
Comment: Thanks, the heart was a nice touch. I don't like those bags at all either-to me it totally defeats the point of passing around bags!
Ladyadybug rated for Stamped images swap on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cute stamped images :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and interesting stamps. My favourite holiday is Hogmanay, which is New Years Eve in Scotland.
Response: You're welcome. I'll have to look up Hogmanay and learn more about it.
Comment: Thank you for your ATC! You have another swap making its way to you from me as well! Be safe and a great week to you!
Response: Glad it made it to you. I'll let you know when yours arrives.
Comment: Thank you. Love the frog stamps.
Response: You're welcome. There are 4 different frog stamps. I think they're nice, too.
Comment: Thanks for the nice P&P fresh canvas card :) I'm looking forward to adding to it!
Response: Have fun!
Comment: Thank you for this second round of sticker bags :) I look forward to swapping with you again in the future!
Response: You're welcome! And...let's!
debbee2014 rated for One Deco - November on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks - just received deco book - cant believe it has been out there for 2 years and is not full yet.
Response: I noticed that too. Hopefully we can get it moving and home soon.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Send Any Deco - Global on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: What a hilarious deco!! Rodents???? LOL! Thank you - this will be a fun one:)
Response: Isn't it a gas?! Capybaras are my favorite, but they were already represented. I went with another cutie, a desert jumping jerboa. Have fun!
Comment: Thanks for the sticker bags, Tamara! I agree, the "take none" bags are less fun, but the other bag had some great stickers I will add to my collection :)
Response: So glad there were great ones for you in the one - thanks!
joppagirl rated for DB: Lets Trade Decos! Oct 2019 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the decos and playing cards!
Response: I'm always glad to share. I have at least 10 more decks if you know of anyone else.😊
Comment: Hi Tamara! Thanks for the decos. They look like a fun bunch to work in! :)
Response: You're very welcome!
Tverne05 rated for Pass and Paste #66 on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I will add to it and send home.
Response: Thank you, I appreciate it!
SerenaAzureth rated for GS : Intl ATC Zelda : Link on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you oh so much! I do love, love, LOVE pixel art so this Link was right up my alley! :-D Perfect! ~
Response: Wonderful! Glad my pixel parcel found it's way to you! You're deserving on my potentially one-and-only paper pixel art.
Comment: Thanks for the fantastic postcard!
Response: You're welcome!
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.

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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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