Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 5:02 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: October 26, 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. A recent "pick" was The Game Changers on Netflix. All the Olympic athletes and research convinced me to replace some of my meat-based meals with plants.

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 the princess and the pea...and a LOT of mattresses.

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)


vick302000 rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #8 on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: I will get them moving next time.
Kalalinga rated for Artistic Decos - 10/2020 on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the loverly "Love" deco. It's a really gorgeous one.
Carollee922 rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending. Your vintage postcard is from the year I graduated from high school, wow I feel old.
Aeon rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 25 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting and sending me such a cool card to work on! 😍
Response: You're welcome! 🐈
Amelia rated for Decos Only - 9/2020 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: GUESS WHAT CAME TODAY!!! I guess these took a vacation and stopped off somewhere! Yay! I'm so glad they weren't lost.
Response: Hooray! I'm so happy to know they weren't lost, too. I wonder if the envelope traveled all around in the wrong direction. I'll unpackage the others I was going to re-send.
GlyndasCreations rated for Pokemon Postcard on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute Postcard.
Response: Oh good, I'm so happy it arrived safely. I wasn't sure how the unusual shape would work out.
ccmmsu rated for Decos Only - 10/2020 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the decos, Tamara! Funny thing -- I just finished another homer deco for Aliz. Perfect timing! I can send both at the same time. :)
Response: Great! I have one all ready to send to her, too. She'll be surprised!
InstaTangle rated for ZZ: Sender's Choice ATC - 2 on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: I enjoy this tile, it is so sweet and I am impressed by your shadowing. I thought it was creative decorating the back of the tile also.
Response: Thanks, I've been taking part in a online freebie zentangle sessions. She always leaves a bit of time at the end for shading, which is helping me improve.
CookieMomster78 rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad it arrived quickly.
Lonestarchild rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
kizzlets rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Ukucaitie rated for SF- No Rules PC #5- USA on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Hello! What a nice surprise getting a card from a fellow West Michigander! :) Thank you for coloring the card, I like it! Stay safe!
Response: Michigan high five!
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco - 9/2020 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: I received this swap today, it took 3 weeks! I hope our mail goes back to normal travel times soon. It's also suddenly fall here in Alabama. One week it was hot and then a major temperature change the next. I'm not ready for cold weather!
Response: Wow, 3 weeks! I'd rather that deco took longer than the plant I sent you though. I'm not ready either. I feel like summer barely happened.
Comment: Thank you for my Venonat and the extras!!!
Response: You're welcome. Hopefully the postcard and next batch I sent arrive soon.
LeaTheShark rated for Artistic Decos - 9/2020 on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! can't wait to do the deco, and I loved the rad envelope.
Response: You're welcome! I like to save calendars and catalogs to make envelopes. My local post office clerks comment on how fun my mail is to process. Ha!
watercolorgirl rated for Pass and Paste #78 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: I love your top hatted man. I'll do my best to add a vintage person to the post card and send it home. Have a wonderful fall.
Response: I'm lucky someone shared Mr. Tophat with me and it amazingly fit in the space. Meant to be!
GlyndasCreations rated for Private 3 Pokemon ATC on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Pokémon cards. I got them this week. Thank you. I love your style.
Response: You're welcome! I'm making up 3 more Pokemon ATCs for you - coming soon to a mailbox near you.
Aeon rated for GS : Intl ATC Pokémon : Rock type on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Omanyte, Tamara!
Response: You're welcome! Omanyte was featured on Pokemon social media after I sent this, which made me smile to myself.
elflady rated for ZZ: Sender's Choice ATC on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Lovely to receive two of your great ATCs You do such a lovely job with your zentangling. Elflady
Response: Thank you, and thanks for joining in the swap.
elflady rated for ZZ: Paradox ATC on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Love your ATC Thanks for posting to me.I love doing this pattern but always seem to make a mistake at the end.Elflady
Response: So true, it can be tough to fudge a mistake in paradox pattern. A person I took a class with suggested drawing a faint arrow as a reminder of the direction.

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ktk8 on Oct 10, 2020:

Hi and thanks so much for working on my VINTAGE Pass and paste postcard.....and YEP no vintage outfit is complete without a top hat.....

Stay calm and SWAP_ON......

GlyndasCreations on Jul 19, 2020:

Hi. It has been a long time. I am still in love with the pokemon atcs i got from you. I am back to creating ATCs and swapping here. Hope to swap with you in the future. Feel free to private swap with me anytime.


ktk8 on Jun 15, 2020:

Hi....and THANK YOU for adding the beautiful zen tangling to my postcard and sending it home..... it's amazing that you did it during a class and showed the instructor.....AMAZING!!!! Turned out so nice and I love everyone's additions.......THANKS and HUGS......

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!

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