Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 10:46 am


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: July 23, 2024
Birthday: December 26
Country: United States

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, Dua Lipa, Allen Stone, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Valerie June, Petra Haden\

Currently Reading:

Homebodies (Tembe Denton-Hurst)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC, BritBox and Acorn TV)
Now bingeing "House of Cards" on Netflix (had never seen it)
Murder, She Wrote reruns (Maine + Angela Lansbury = retro, campy fun)
Law & Order franchise

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


Jafferty rated for ATC Bag #144 (USA) on Jul 22, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! I know what you mean about having a bag already signed. I've had to keep ATC bags for 2 or 3 rounds. But they always move at some point.
Comment: Allegrae..(sorry about the extra of your name... i must have hit something! .. got the pcs. will add to and send on πŸ˜ƒ Thanks πŸ‘πŸ˜
swapwithyi rated for ATC Bag #15 International on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for resending the ATC bag to me , I really appreciate it and definitely will pass along in next round <3
shreve rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #130 on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap and the note. I too love to see everyone's additions to these cards. Looking forward to adding my bit and sending it on.
swapwithyi rated for ATC Bag #16 International on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the your new created bag ,will pass it in the next round , I love some of the ATc, it is quite fun <3
Cindiva rated for USATC: Put a ruler on it on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: What a great atc! Thanks. Thanks for the extras.
ch23 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 11 on Jul 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the extras! I love the sea and the bookmark is perfect! So cool to see the Whaling Museum too.
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC, Allegrae. I've not been to Easter Island but would love to go. We are also in a terrible heatwave. 2 weeks with temps in the high 90s to low 100s. Thanks goodness low humidity here. Stay cool!
DParker85 rated for ATC Bag #14 International on Jul 6, 2024
Robinarie rated for ATC Bag #143 (USA) on Jun 27, 2024
Comment: Some oldies in here! I will forward on.
ktk8 rated for CR: Mermaid Love Mail Art on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Very very nice ATC love the lil mermaid..... many hearts to you......
quaisoir rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #24 on Jun 25, 2024
Comment: Hi Allegrae! Thanks for the ATCs! I forgot how fun it was to create these. Thanks for creating such interesting ones to add to my collection. 😊
Comment: very cool postcard!!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #129 on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you.
Gwillisinc rated for USATC: "B" is for BUTTON on Jun 8, 2024
Comment: Oh my, this little boy is so cute & ready for snow! thank you
Myself333 rated for ATC Bag #142 (USA) on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the homer ATC bag, Allegrae! I like the selection. And thank you for the extras.
luv2kraft rated for The coming horror:THE CICADA! on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the artistically created atc. Who knew that cicadas could be made unto such great art. Thanks for the extras.
Lisapotterylady rated for CR: Ocean Inspired Mail Art on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Many thanks ~ I like your ATC ~ very creative!
Comment: Thank you for passing along these PC'S to work on!
ARTG33K74 rated for EASU: Partner's Profile-based ATC on May 29, 2024
Comment: The Plague Doc ATC rocks, thank you so much!

Rating Overview

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mchesser12 on May 24, 2024:

Thanks for adding to my Art Collab pc in round 135.

RiverTopanga on Mar 3, 2024:

Thank you for participating and contributing to my PC in the Art Collab. round #124. Love your additions. 8-)

RiverTopanga on Feb 22, 2024:

Thank you for participating in the decorating of my Art Collab PC. 😁

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


Vickyen on Nov 9, 2023:

Hi there! Love your Art Collab PC swaps and thank you for adding & sending #112 to me as completed! You are so creative! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

jay9 on Sep 28, 2023:

Hi Allegrae, I just found an Art Collab postcard in my mail box. πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’› Thank You for your work and for hosting/organizing these swaps.

DeboraCreates on Jun 19, 2023:

Thank you for returning my completed Art Collab PC. I like your contribution, and thank you also for coating it with a protective layer before sending it in the mail!

WoodlandBanshee on May 25, 2023:

Hello! Thank you so much for sending home this ATC bag to me! Take care

DeboraCreates on Mar 17, 2023:

Thank you so much for sending home my art collab PC #94, and your cool contribution to it!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

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