Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2021 3:08 am


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: January 27, 2021
Birthday: December 26
Country: United States
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About Me

I've been making mixed-media ATCs for several years. They're a great creative outlet! I've recently started making postcards and am finding them quite addictive.

My hobbies are varied. I sew and knit. I collect buttons and have my late grandmother's original button jar and sewing baskets, which I treasure.

On weekends, my boyfriend and I sometimes go fishing, with hit-and-miss results. My grandfather was an avid fisherman, and I have fond memories of him getting up early on a Sunday morning and leaving to catch dinner. He'd clean and gut the fish in the backyard, which seemed seriously gross at the time, but my grandmother turned his catch into the most divine dishes. He'd then plant the fish heads in the garden, as they make incredible (albeit stinky) natural fertilizer.

I love being on the water, be it sailing or enjoying brunch at a waterfront seafood restaurant. Give me a New England lobster roll or a seat at a summer clambake, and I'm a happy girl.

I recently started boxing at the gym, which is a great stress reliever. I'm not Muhammad Ali, by any means, but I'm learning to hold my own. I recommend it as a way to feel really empowered!

As you can probably tell, I'm not a girly girl. My art is seldom frilly--more modern, eclectic and occasionally weird. I like pushing the envelope. I prefer dapper gents to Victorian ladies. I'm more film noir than Disney.

I have fantasies of moving to Maine or Scotland, and I'm a little obsessed with finding the Loch Ness monster.

We live about 30 minutes away from a cool whaling museum, where I always take out-of-town visitors. It has a 19th-century whaleboat with all the original gear, and it's pretty amazing. One of the exhibits focuses on women who left their homes to join their husbands at sea. Most regretted that decision! There's also really cool nautical folk art on display, which I'd love to have on my walls.

Favorite Music

Ed Sheeran, Allen Stone, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Valerie June, Petra Haden

Currently Reading:

Jar City (Arnaldur Indridason)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC and Acorn TV)
Murder, She Wrote reruns (Maine + Angela Lansbury = retro fun)
Law & Order franchise (old & new episodes)

Favorite ATC Themes

  • Sewing themes (particularly buttons).
  • Nancy Drew
  • Nautical (ships & sailing)
  • Seafood
  • Breakfast foods
  • Eggnog year-round
  • Oceans, fish & marine life
  • Fave faces: Idris Elba, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren

ATC Dislikes

  • Religious themes.
  • Christmas, Halloween & other holidays (maxed out on these themes)
  • Kawaii, Disney & other cutesy themes
  • Sticker slapping
  • Pink and other pastels
  • Puffy stickers

Supplies I Love to Receive

  • Washi tape samples
  • Buttons
  • ATC blanks (sturdy)
  • Poker-size playing cards
  • Die cuts
  • Anything nautical
  • Sewing-themed ephemera
  • Used international postage stamps
  • Ticket stubs
  • Sticky notes
  • Vintage book pages (not smelly/moldy)
  • Vintage recipe pamphlets


OfficeDarling rated for Let Get excess moving ! on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra coloring sheet and all the cute little FB's!
Comment: Thanks for the swap, gal! here's to a better 2021!
BethiquaC rated for ATC Bag #90 (USA) on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC bag! Looking forward to mixing it up and sending it along . :)
captkristi rated for PA: Name That Tune (USA) on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: How cute!! Thanks so much!!
samsstuff rated for Art Collab #76 add postage on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the PC & the little extras!
Comment: Received, thanks.
KaliOya rated for Bags and FB ONLY swap on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing along these bags and friendship books. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks!
DeidreArt rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #91 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Lovely start to a PC will be adding on and sending along soon!
KaliOya rated for Get your bags moving! #28 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending these bags along. I look forward to seeing what is inside of them:) Happy swapping!
PegOGood rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #9 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending these to me. I will be sure to send them on.
Comment: Thank you!
wyrdfae rated for USA : Make & Send Bags on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Great work. Thank you!
shellbee8 rated for ATC Bag #89 (USA) on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing this bag along! Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you for the great swap.
Comment: Ha! You're right, I seem to send to only you now :p
cmalaina rated for Jinx's Bags & Books Swap- USA on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you and will pass on :)
vick302000 rated for Let’s get bags home #2 on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks
vick302000 rated for Let’s get bags home on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you
GirlMomToTwo rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags! (Int'l) on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great swap pal! Not too bored here, our area has in person schooling and I teach, so been pretty busy. But today is the first day of winter break!! Woohoo!!

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

momto8cats on Dec 24, 2020:

Happy birthday, Allegrae!

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Mystery makes life interesting

JuneRosebud on Nov 10, 2020:

Hi Allegrae, Thanks for working on my Collab #83 post card. The butterfly. It turned out great!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


area51ufo1 on Jul 3, 2020:

MamaD on Jun 16, 2020:

Thank you for working on my Art Collab PC. It came home today!

LavenderSprinkles on Jun 7, 2020:

Hehehe.....love how you mentioned Muhammad Ali. He was my father's cousin. They grew up together.

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