Swap-bot Time: April 9, 2020 7:58 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: April 9, 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:

Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch

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


Poohtat rated for First Class Destash! 💌 #2 on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #56 add postage on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card to work on and send on its way. Thanks so much for the extras!!
captkristi rated for Profile Based ATC on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much!!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #71 on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your postcard.I like this theme.Thanks also for the card. elflady
Kirkdebb rated for ATC Bag #80 (USA) on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Got it ready for the next round!
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration #82 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks gor ghe postcard, I will finish and send home
oldsoul rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #2 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you Allegrae, I appreciate what you sent me! And how convenient, that I just happen to be in the middle of a reading zest! I'm sure to use it immediately. All the best to you!
Prettyexpressions rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #2 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Prettyexpressions rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #1 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you hun!!
Fullsteampowell rated for MEGA 9 ATC swap-USA on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Found some goodies!
IDreamOfAfrica rated for PSO: Profile based ATC on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Allegrae for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ C░O░O░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ ATC that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. I love it! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Prettyexpressions rated for Get your bags moving #20 on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun envie of crafty things! I got such a giggle out of the kiwi fruit paper (my DH never understands why I like kiwi fruit and I just know I have to make an ATC with this for an upcoming swap)! I appreciate you very much. Aloha
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I can't wait to try the tea!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent me :) Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thank you! I love the stickers!
vick302000 rated for ATC Cleanout #36 (USA) on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I like the ones with stamps.
smmarrty rated for Art Collab #54 Add Postage on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Love the anchovie sticky notes!
georgiafae rated for ATC Jams - Starter set ATC Coins on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Fun fishing theme! I know just what to add-you'll have to wait and see!

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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 :)

smmarrty on Nov 4, 2019:

Thanks for adding to my art collaboration post card!

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see from your ratings you're a great artist and crafter, and your profile says you like oceans and marine life, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining my Scales 'n' Tails group? We currently have a turtle ATC swap which sounds perfect for you!


smmarrty on May 15, 2019:

Thanks so much for your contribution to my Art Collab postcard - it's fabu!

valentina22 on May 2, 2019:

Recieved your art collab 30 with the mermaid. I will pass it on!

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