Swap-bot Time: April 12, 2021 6:07 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: April 12, 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, Dua Lipa, Allen Stone, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Valerie June, Petra Haden

Currently Reading:

Who Is Maud Dixon? (Alexandra Andrews)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC and Acorn TV)
Harrow (Hulu)
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


samsstuff rated for Art Collab #80 add postage on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing on the PC's to work on
wyrdfae rated for Art collab #81 add postage on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you as always! These will be fun to add to.
Comment: Thank you!
debtea2 rated for MM&M- Mystery Sleuth ATC-USA on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: I just love the Nancy Drew thank you so much
cmalaina rated for Move your bags--last signers #3 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you will pass on :)
Comment: Thank you! Things are dicey in the state, but I'm fine.
Comment: Thank you so much! The horse and buggy labels certainly fit Lancaster life!
Tessssssa rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #93 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks! I will add and send on :)
howdyholly rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #7 on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Nice to meet you, too. Thank you for the swap and for the crochet pattern. I don't have any pattern like that.
fishsteak rated for EATC: Ikea Shark ATC on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh, this cute ATC made me laugh. I love the idea of IKEA shark hanging out next to real live sharks. Thank you for the swap!
Comment: Thank you, will pass along!
dally rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #5 (Int'l) on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you, will pass on!
stephiedee rated for EASY 25 Sticker Grab Bag-USA/CAN on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun sticker assortment.
shellbee8 rated for ATC Bag #92 (USA) on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Pupullona rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #6 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much, especially for xslip bags. Haven't seen them in a while:-)
wyrdfae rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #11 on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the note and bags
arystotle rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #6 - Global on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Yay 2 sticker bags I haven’t signed, thank you
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #92 on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Fun fun fun card....can't wait to add to it.... thanks for the extra paper too..... many hearts to you......
Comment: Thanks for a lovely swap! :-)
kammy rated for February swap on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for fb's and lb's

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colleenbUSA on Mar 5, 2021:

Thank you for the New York bookmark RAK! YAY for bichons and bichon mixes! I love your dogs name!

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

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:

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