Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 3:16 am


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: May 24, 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.

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

Time Period Dramas (Examples: Bomb Girls, Call the Midwife, Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries)
Twilight Zone
Arrested Development
Walking Dead
Dr. Who
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
*WPA-era posters
*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 now working on a small blanket that is Prairie-style (Frank Lloyd Wright type stained glass pattern).

Are you a Raveler? Then you can find me on Ravelry. My user name is Tamawi.

a few of my favorite things

*used cards, to cut out words and pictures
*tea (I love herbal, red, green, and black)
*stickers (to use on envelopes or in scrapbooking)
*pun-y jokes
*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 Pass and Paste #47 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Hi and as always it was fun to get an envelope from YOU...... what a fun postcard to add to.... my thinking cap is on to decide where to take my area...... fun fun fun! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks! I wonder how that one will look in the end. I look forward to swapping with you again soon.
PurpleEars rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 2 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating me.
Comment: Thank so much!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the cool bear notecard, your note, and the tea! To answer your question, I make a bunch of items for my Etsy shop. I love to crochet hats and cowls the most, but I crochet other things, like scarves, mason jar covers, etc. For the past two months or so, I've been crocheting a bunch of cat beds to donate to the local animal shelter.
Response: That's a nice variety. I love that you're donating cat beds. We adopted 2 cats from a local shelter and they "moved in" with commercially made beds of their own. The cats safe place for a few weeks was their beds.
joppagirl rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #4 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the decos Tamara. The glue is holding, nothing else needed.
Response: Whew, what a relief! It was good to test that glue with somebody I swap with often. Thanks for the heart and rating!
miia rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 3 on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for that Halloween themed postcard, it's always nice to make Halloween themed papercrafts! :) I like to knit beanies and scarfs and socks. Easy projects. :)
Response: Whew, I'm glad! I should take a tip from you because I think some of my knitting projects were overly ambitious lately.
laterdayze rated for Last Page Deco - April on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the deco! This one will be fun! :D
Response: You're welcome. Glad to hear it's a theme you'll enjoy!
JenniferJo rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #2 on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
stiffneck78 rated for Last Page Deco - March on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you, dear! Love the envie, too.
Response: You're welcome. The employee at my post office always comments how much she loves processing my envelopes - haha.
Comment: Thank you for the card! :)
Response: Enjoy adding to it!
thevmatt rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #2 on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Marryth rated for Artistic Decos - February on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the decos, Tamara! ♥
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad they arrived after the last-minute packaging change. 😥
neca84 rated for IPC: Handmade Envies on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: thanks!!!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: I love them! Thanks so much!
Response: Oh good! Glad to hear you like them.
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - February on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks Tamara.
Comment: Thanks so much, I look forward to adding to these cards!
ginny19590 rated for MAE - Using Calendar Pages on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much.........=)
Response: You're welcome - enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful ATC, Tamawi :) You said in your little note that you need more practice - I disagree, I think it looks fantastic! Makes me think of dancing and swirling snowflakes :) Keep warm and stay safe xx
Response: Thanks for appreciating it! One of the things I like about Zentangle is the final result is not what I might expect in the beginning. Surprise outcomes are okay. I look forward to your future swaps.
ccmmsu rated for Artistic Decos - December on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Unique decos! I'll have fun with them. :) Thanks and Happy New Year!
Response: Aren't they!? Happy New Year!
Tessssssa rated for Pass and Paste #43 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, I will finish and send home.
Response: Thank you!

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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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