Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 5:49 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: July 27, 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:

"The Maidens" (Alex Michaelides)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC, BritBox and Acorn TV)
Harrow (Hulu)
Murder, She Wrote reruns (Maine + Angela Lansbury = retro, campy 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 now I'm hungry for pancakes. lol
Rockmask rated for EATC: Lunch ATC - Meal Series #2 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the delicious looking ATC! Usually for my lunches I stick to crackers and cheese lol!๐Ÿ–ค
MellowOda rated for Move Those Bags! #2 on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: I feel like we always end up being partners in these bag swaps! Thanks for some great bags, once again! :)
MellowOda rated for Move Those Bags! #3 on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks again for another great selection of bags! :)
wyrdfae rated for Move Those Bags! #3 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the bags and the recipe. Yum
Aurora1 rated for ATC Bag #95 (USA) on Jul 15, 2021
dally rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #10 (Int'l) on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you, will pass along
supersquirrel rated for ABCs: Haberdashery Art on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Fun Fun starter Allegrae! Thanks for the Jam starter too ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฟ๏ธ
Comment: Thank you for the bags! I'll play them & keep them moving! :)
wyrdfae rated for Move Those Bags! #2 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Have a great day
Comment: Thank you, and thank you for the coloring page!
HollyBear rated for Move Those Bags! #1 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you Allegrae for the bags and the cool coloring sheet.
Comment: Thank you Allegrae, will pass along!
MellowOda rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #9 (Int'l) on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great bags! I'll be sure to pass them along. I have been bit by the x-slip bug, it seems! :)
Comment: thank you as always. looking forward to sending these on
Tessssssa rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #96 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card!
Comment: I love the ATC you made! Thank you!
Bohochick rated for ATC Bag #94 (USA) on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Pupullona rated for CPG Bags, Bags, Bags, #8 (Int'l) on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Great swap, as always :-) thank you!

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cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:


MamaD on May 25, 2021:

Received the set of jams! Will work on them this week! Thanks so much!

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! **

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