Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2020 7:13 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: October 24, 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:

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


Comment: Thanks for the cool purple sweet potato set! I love when you cut open the purple sweet potato and see the beautiful color inside.
Comment: Thank you for the super cool atc, I love it! ✨💕✨
Comment: Thanks! I love the cute coloring page.
arystotle rated for X-Slip Bags #1 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Yay so excited for this bag, thank you
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #72 add postage on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and the extras! :)
Eel9585 rated for Bags and a goodie on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap and bookmark
Amelia rated for Bags and a goodie on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Oh you dear girl...I love the Father Brown bookmark! Thank you!
KaliOya rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #17 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for passing along these bags. Looking forward to trying out the soup recipe. Great time of year for a good soup:) Happy swapping.
smmarrty rated for Art Collab #71 add postage on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you - you have some interesting ephemera. Looking forward to working on it.
HeidiJean rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #7 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you!! And thanks for including a full LB for me!
Barbara rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Allegrae, Thank you for the cool NY postcard. Such a fun and easy swap for us to get some nice freebies. Have a restful weekend and be well. XO
Ace330660 rated for Art Collab #69 add postage on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and extras as always !
JenniferJo rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #4 on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you! 🥰
uiltje rated for Collaboration #88 on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your soccer PC. Nice colours! I followed the Dutch competition long time ago, but these last few years I don't do that anymore. I already have an idea in my mind for the next round. Have a nice day and stay safe!
BTim rated for ATC Cleanout #44 (USA) on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cards!
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #70 add postage on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Hi Allegrae,Hope all is well your way. Thanks for the 2 cards to add to and send on their way. Thanks for the nice extras.
Comment: I'll pass them along. Thank you! 😊
GirlMomToTwo rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #16 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: thanks so much for the bags, gal!
ReginaDrago rated for 100 bag and FS/FB swap on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: thanks a bunch! Prepping them to move em along soon!
vick302000 rated for ATC Bag #87 (USA Only) on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Will get it moving next round.

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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!



MamaD on Feb 29, 2020:

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

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MissPaula on Dec 27, 2019:

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

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