Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 2:17 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: December 15, 2018
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

I seem to gravitate to crafts done in minutia. For example, teeny tiny knitting

A recent focus of mine is metalsmithing. This is a craft I've done before, but put on hold because I don't own all the tools necessary, mainly a blow torch for soldering. I have my mom's old kiln set up and need to make time to experiment more with enameling.

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?
I'm working on some winter outfits for dolls, for my niece. I just finished a chemistry set for my other niece. 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

*air plants
*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)


petaluda rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 7 on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much I loved the card It is my favorite style .
Response: You're welcome. It makes my day to know it's one you'll enjoy working on.
Comment: Thanks Tamara! I like gnomes~ Cute card!
Response: Great! Thanks for the prompt rating.😊
wolfeagle rated for Pass and Paste #53 on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Wow. I just received this. That's crazy it took so long. I'll send it home. Thank you.
Response: Holy moley! Hopefully the envelope or swap weren't damaged and it was just sightseeing the countryside on its way to you.
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - December on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice deco!
Response: You're welcome!
laterdayze rated for USA Last Page Deco - December on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the deco! :)
Response: You're welcome!
lomogirl rated for MAE: A Favorite Place on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envies!
Response: Glad you like them.
Comment: Ohhh.... yellow and black! Very cool! Thanks!
Response: I look forward to seeing how it turns out - thanks for adding to it!
caf1988 rated for Quick Sticker Bag #6 on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Your welcome!
muchen24 rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 9 on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you! This was my first time participating in a sticker bag swap and really enjoying it so far.
Response: That's great! Feel free to send me a personal message if you'd like me to send you a few extra bags to get you going, so you don't have to make as many starters yourself.
Wildspoon28 rated for Quick Sticker Bag #6 on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Enjoy!
birgitph rated for AAA - Rainbow Series on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love that the note was also written in the colors of the rainbow. So fun!
Response: It sure was a fun swap! It's not all the time we can use all the colors.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard.
Response: Wonderful to hear that you liked it!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - November on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another great swap!
Response: It's always a pleasure to swap with you. Happy (early) Thanksgiving!
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco - November on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice deco!
Marryth rated for Two Deco Books to Two Partners on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco book, Tamara! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating.
Aladyjackson rated for USA Last Page Deco - November on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the decos I am going to have a good time doing them! I appreciated the extras!
Response: Great, have fun!
TexyDeb rated for CPG Oct Senders Choice PC - Global on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful postcard. I like all the postage stamps too. I would like to see those trees in bloom. happy endings i wish for you
Response: You're welcome! Every so often it's fun to add all different stamps.
Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you!
Response: Glad to hear you received and liked it!
Fairydollmilk rated for Quick Sticker Bag #5 on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Got it today thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
ksperline90 rated for Quick Sticker Bag #5 on Nov 5, 2018

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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........

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 12, 2018:

Thanks for the deco! I'll try to pass it along soon. :)

Lila84 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for working on my pass and paste October card!


BeckyG56 on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for my yellow roses you sent me on my collaberation pc, and other additions. It turned out great!

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Security Envelope Background Pass and Paste PC!

ladydy5 on Jul 14, 2017:

Boy do I need your expertise on my trees but in the mean time welcome to our group. Make an Envelope

ktk8 on Jun 27, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my hd/hp postcard it turned out so pretty.....thanks for sending it HOME......

ktk8 on May 24, 2017:

Hi and thanks for working on my collaboration postcard..... I LOVE the way it has turned out and happy to have it home......

DaisyNY on Mar 30, 2017:

Thank you for finishing this Collaboration PC and sending it home!

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