Swap-bot Time: April 9, 2020 3:20 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: April 6, 2020
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 80 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. 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 never thought of myself as a book club kind of person, but in the past year I joined 2. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*One is an Environmental Book Club.
*The other is a Pick-a-Book Club - we all read different books on the same theme each month.


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 sweaters for lawn flamingos.

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)


christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC #89 INTL on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: So bummed this PC got damaged - but USPS packaged it back up and it made it safe and sound :)
Response: Aww man! Actually, considering what flimsy paper USPS made these postcards from, I'm surprised yours is the first. I have some more, so I'll color and send another one. 😊
WoodlandBanshee rated for Pass and Paste #72 on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Received ! I will send this on for the next one. Take care
Response: Great, thank you!
joppagirl rated for Artistic Decos - 3/2020 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the deco. My handwriting isn't great so I'll have to ponder what to use in that deco. lol
Response: You're welcome. I'm sure an idea will come to you. 😃
AnneliesV rated for Adult Coloring PC #91 INTL on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card
Response: Glad you like it!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Adult Coloring PC #88 INTL on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Tamara, Thank you so much for your lovely postcard you sent me for this swap. This postcard reminded me of Degas paintings. I love the Dancing paintings Degas did when he was alive. Thank you again. I am sorry that it took me awhile to rate you, but I have been in moving mode for quite some time. So, know that I appreciate your work even though it took me some time for me to rate you! Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: You're right, I hadn't thought about that connection. No worries about the moving delay. Moving is such a lot of work! Hopefully you'll settle in and be able to relax a bit now.
Wildspoon28 rated for Adult Coloring PC #90 INTL on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: I love the neon ballerina! Thank you!
Response: She's electric! 🤩
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - 3/2020 on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great deco!
Response: It'll be filled with loads of cuteness before long! 💗
Comment: will pass these along
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful stamps and the cute envelopes! 🙂
Response: You're welcome! Glad to hear you like them.
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 18 on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: fun fun fun C A N D Y.... fun to finish and send home....... love your envelopes.... always fun to "see you" at the mailbox.... many thanks and many hearts!!!!
Response: You're welcome! I had to make another stack of envelopes recently. I was swapping more than I realized.
TeaP rated for Last Page Deco - 2/2020 on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much.
Barbara rated for Adult Coloring PC #85 INTL on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: Hi Tamara, Your postcard turned out just beautiful. Your Broadway tickets event sounds fun. We saw "Wicked" in NYC in 2007. Have a crafty day.
Response: Thanks! I bet Wicked was a fun one to see.
Kalalinga rated for Quick Deco Swap - Feb on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of decos. I'll work on them right away so they'll be ready to move along. Cheers!
Response: Wonderful! You sound so motivated. (I need a pinch more of that myself this week - ha.)
Comment: The Makuhita ATC is super cute! Thank you so much! I love him!
Response: Hooray, I'm pleased to hear that you love him!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #71 on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Hi... Just sent to you today and received when the mailman came..... great swap... fun to do....love frogs....will finish and send home...... big hugs....
Response: Froggy in your mailbox. M-hm. M-hm. (Said to the tune of Froggy when a Courtin')
joppagirl rated for Artistic Decos - 2/2020 on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful deco! Yes, my garden is a swamp despite being on higher ground. We've had over 14 inches of rain this year so everything is saturated.
Response: You're welcome. Good golly! At that rate you'll have a water garden instead of a vegetable garden.
Comment: Oh this is a pretty one! Thank you! I will keep it moving along :)
Response: Yay! You're welcome.
debbiespoms rated for Adult Coloring PC #87 INTL on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool vintage coloring PC!
Response: You're welcome! They seem a bit flimsy, so I'm glad to hear it arrived safely.
Comment: LOVE the envelope! I enjoy making my own as well🤩 will keep these bags moving❣💌 Maybe we can meet up in Iceland. Lol I have us a personal tour guide already🥰
Response: You're welcome! The cashiers at my post office comment often about the cheerful handmade envelopes that come and go from my box. Have you heard about the hotel that has an astronomer on staff?!
paleyellowstar rated for ZZ ~ "B" ATC on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: I am sorry it has taken me so long to rate you Tamara, but I thought your "B" ATC was quite creative. Thank you. 🙂
Response: Thanks for the rating. I'm glad to know it arrived and was appreciated.

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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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