Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 5:43 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2012
Last Online: October 22, 2021
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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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 126 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, Aggretsuko


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 I joined one. Who am I? Do I even know myself? Ha!

*Itโ€™s an Environmental Book Club. We read about beavers, birds, the Flint water crisis, the climate crisis, and so forth.


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 a lace-pattern wimple. Basically it's an oversized cowl I can pull up over my head like a hood.

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

a few of my favorite things

*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)


rkassman rated for WTL: all things flora on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi! I also haven't received any duplicates, even in the florals, which is surprising but also shows just how much creativity is out there!
gadasinialdigim rated for WTL:washi on a pc : 3 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Hey Tamara thank you for your postcard. I Love the washis you used๐ŸŒธ
Comment: Great card!! Love it! Thank you!
teejlc rated for USA Last Page Deco 10/2021 on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the deco! This one looks like fun and I canโ€™t wait to decorate it! โ˜บ๏ธ
joppagirl rated for Decos Only 10/2021 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the interesting decos. I also had to google the same one. :)
Response: Now we can feel hip because we're in the know.
jeka396 rated for Last Page Deco 9/2021 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for this sun deco, it is very nice! No fall plans so far, except to enjoy the cooling weather!
Response: Perfect plans are sometimes no plan. Enjoy!
jeka396 rated for USA Last Page Deco - 9/2021 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the deco, it is on the large side!!
Response: I hope she strats to make her decos smaller in the future. You know what's amazing? You received that envelope today and I mailed it after 3pm yesterday!
janetr rated for Artistic Decos - 9/2021 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: thanks for the great deco :)
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad to share!
Comment: Thanks so much! Can't wait to add to these.
Response: You're welcome! The fun of it never gets old for me.
MarHelene rated for WTL:Washi on a pc :2 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: I love the van Gogh washi!
Response: It's your own personal art gallery!
ariestess rated for ZIA #66 - Holistic Hollis ATC on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! Apologies for the late rate. This accidentally got put in my "already rated" pile.
Response: I'm happy to know it made it - thanks!
VaGrammy66 rated for Decos Only 9/2021 on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the decos!
Response: Glad to share them - you're welcome!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Hand Colored PC #6 - US on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a very pretty pc!! The gel pen art traveled just fine! I typically use my markers (Windsor & Newton plus Sharpies)!
Response: You're welcome! I wondered the postal machines would wear on gel pens. So far so good!
Mailgician rated for WTL! Washi on a pc ! on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Yes it for sure looks like a dragon. Thank you for the awesome pc. The Washi was amazing. I'm definitely going to look into the subscription service you got them in.
Response: I loved the items I got from the subscription. I had to pause it for a while so I can use up all the fun bits though.
monsbrick rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 31 on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Hi Tamawi, Thank you Iโ€™ve never participated in a pass and paste but Iโ€™m glad I did as it looks really fun! Your postcard arrived today and it gives me an idea what to expect! Someone had sent a blank postcard form that looks perfect for this swap. Thx for sending and hosting!
Response: Wonderful! You'll be all set if you have a blank postcard form to start. Thanks for joining in!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Last Page Deco - 8/2021 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Fun deco! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
jeka396 rated for CPG Aug 21 Move a US Deco - US on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pink deco, I donโ€™t mind using that color at all!!
Response: Hooray! It's pink everywhere!
Comment: thanks for the postcard! I love it! Also Belmont is right next door! Funny that you were in this area!
Response: Small world! Glad you like the postcard.
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
sassafrass rated for IPC: Paper Scrap Sampler on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a wonderful sampler you put together for me! I love the maps, advertising, scrapbook papers, ephemera and everything else you included. All the extra little goodies in the pocket are perfect and very appreciated. Thank you so much for the Edward Gorey postcard too! It will be going into my little collection. Thank you so much for everything!
Response: You're very welcome! It was such fun to choose things for you that I thought you might like.

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GirlMomToTwo on Aug 22, 2021:

Thank you SO much for sending home my full sticker bag! That was so nice of you :) I am going on the third week back to teaching. Hope all is going well for your husband if he has started! :) <3 Alysia

MamaD on Jul 13, 2021:

Thank you so very, very much for finishing and returning home my Nursery Rhyme Deco! This is only the 2nd one I've ever had returned to me, so I was very, very excited!!! Thank you again!!

Aseret25 on May 13, 2021:

My "pass & paste" postcard that you worked on last fall just arrived back in my mailbox. I really like the sentiment: "Someday I will change the world." Thanks! :)

wolfeagle on Apr 22, 2021:


Thank you for working on my Collaboration postcard with the flowers and butterflies. It's lovely.

Aseret25 on Apr 1, 2021:

I just got back my bird-themed Pass & Paste postcard that you worked on back in December. I like the bird stamp that you used - thanks! :)

traceyj on Mar 7, 2021:

Just stopping by to wish you a happy birthday :)

knitting gnome by mochimochiland

โฌ† tiny knitted animation by the talented Anna Hrachovec

cynaemon on Feb 10, 2021:

Hi, Tamawi, Happy Library Lover's Month. I hope you like the picture of Aragorn. I am such a Middle Earth geek. LOL. Anyway, my little library here in Fillmore is doing a great job. We are currently doing a Winter Reading Challenge online. I check out books from the library and log them in when I finish reading them. We are also discovering some great new authors in the process. I miss our weekly crafts session, but the library is handing out the crafts each week in a brown paper bag. We take them home and make them. I love my library.

cynaemon on Feb 10, 2021:

Aragorn Loves Books

Aseret25 on Jan 31, 2021:

I just received the yellow "Pass & Paste" postcard that you finished. I really like what you did with the line drawing. Thanks! :)

watercolorgirl on Jan 29, 2021:

Thank you sending my Pass and Paste home. I shall sing it from the roof tops.

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