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Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: May 14, 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


Raven93 rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #7 (Int'l) on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the interesting bags!
Bohochick rated for ATC Bag #93 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks!!
tcornell rated for Art Collab #82 add postage on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, the JAMS and extras! ♥
KandaceB rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the bag swap! Excited to play & trade some of my exchange slips!
Comment: Love the ATC, thank you! Definitely going to add it to my list for whenever I’m in the area. I love a good Mediterranean food place.
CraftyTara rated for SSM: Name your ATC swap #5 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the steampunk ATC!!
DinkySparkle rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Wow! Never seen a goodie bag before! Thanks!
supersquirrel rated for Photograph Starters on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Great fashion starter. These will be fun to add to. Thanks for the homers and new set 🐿️
JuneRosebud rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #94 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Allegrae, will get this in rotation....
nomadmama rated for Sticker Bags Across America #13 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Got the sticker bags. Will get them into rotation.
Comment: Finally arrived! Thank you so much:-)
Comment: thanks, gal!
Comment: Thanks so much!
Ace330660 rated for Art Collab #79 add postage on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks ! Will gladly pass along.
Comment: Thank you for the creative ATC! How funny that we live so close to one another! We’ve probably crossed paths and never even known it, haha.
Pupullona rated for CPG: Bags but NO LB Bags #2 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Great swap, thank you so much :)
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

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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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