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Allegrae

Allegrae
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: August 3, 2020
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:

The Sea of Lost Girls (Carol Goodman)
Best. Movie. Year. Ever (Brian Raftery) -- audiobook

Favorite Television

How to Get Away with Murder
British mysteries (BBC and Acorn TV)
Murder, She Wrote reruns (Maine + Angela Lansbury = retro fun)
Law & Order (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

About Postcards

I don't collect postcards (other than the handmade variety). A lot of people send them to me, so I thought I'd make a note here.

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

Ratings

Ashzaller rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! thanks so much <3
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Comment: Thank you for the great stash from your destash - a lot of fall things too! Maybe that'll distract me from the 100 degree days!
GirlMomToTwo rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #3 on Aug 2, 2020
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Comment: swapbot loves partnering us together! Just got a swap ready for you to mail out tomorrow :) Thanks for the bags! :)
simplyjeannette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: thank you
vick302000 rated for ATC Cleanout #42 (USA) on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks there are a few I will be putting in my collection.
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Vickyen rated for ART Collab #65 add postage on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Hi Allegrae! Love your style on the art collaboration pc and looking forward to adding some bits! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
JuneRosebud rated for Collaboration PC #86 on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the two post cards, Allegrae. Will be sure & pass them along....
arystotle rated for ATC Bag #85 on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for passing along
cmalaina rated for Friendship Book Swap #14 on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a bunch will pass on in any around and other pen pals also :)
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Comment: Thank you for the bags, as well as for hosting these fun swaps!
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Comment: Awesome thank you!!! xG
cmalaina rated for Swaps ~ FB Swap on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the FB'S and crossword also :)
Atziouth rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the package
1koolkrafter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: I've got to make that Red Cabbage Salad! It sounds and looks so good. oh...btw...I also like the other stuff that was in the envie also...lol..."Thanks"!
GirlMomToTwo rated for Friendship Book Swap #13 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, gal!
judgedbyabookscover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: I has been a while, happy to see you still swapping. I'm sure i'll see you again in an ATC swap soon! Wishing you well, Charlotte
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. I will get them signed and passed on.
Michelleparker rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of stuff! ❤️😊
DragonflyDreamer rated for Stuff the Mailbox #25 on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the enve of goodies!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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.

yvonne401 on May 8, 2020:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

MamaD on Feb 29, 2020:

Received my first art collab postcard back today! Thanks for working on it!!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group

MissPaula on Dec 27, 2019:

Thanks for finishing my mermaid collaboration PC. Love your additions!

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

wolfeagle on Dec 20, 2019:

Thank you for working on my pyramid collaboration postcard. These are my favorite swaps.

supersquirrel on Nov 23, 2019:

Allegrae - The volcano Jam you finished is one of my all time favorites. You nailed it so well :)

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