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Allegrae

Allegrae
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: January 19, 2022
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:

"Velvet Was the Night" (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

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

Ratings

K8thecrafter rated for Move Those Bags #9 USA on Jan 16, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love these bag swaps. Thank you!
DeboraCreates rated for Art Collab PC #95 (USA) on Jan 16, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the christmasy PC and the extras
kafekafe rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #2 -INT on Jan 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the bags
lrm1980 rated for ATC Bag #102 (USA) on Jan 7, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
K8thecrafter rated for X-Slip E-Mail Swap #22 on Dec 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the slips. I will get to play or pass them this weekend.
Tessssssa rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #103 on Dec 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the card, I will add something and send a long
Johndeeregurl44 rated for X-Slip E-Mail Swap #22 on Dec 27, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the swap!
wyrdfae rated for Move Those Bags #8 USA on Dec 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: thank you! have a great holiday as well
DeboraCreates rated for Art Collab PC #94 (USA) on Dec 25, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies and your nice note!
mcorbus rated for Art Collab PC #93 (USA) on Dec 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Happy holidays :)
Bananers rated for ATC Bag #101 (USA) on Dec 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
jenred06 rated for Move Those Bags #8 USA on Dec 19, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. Have a Merry Berry Christmas.
aligurl75 rated for Move Those Bags #5 on Dec 11, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the label and sticker bags. I will pass these on the next round I join:) Mu son is going to color the coloring page lol
bblue rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #1- INT on Dec 4, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
bizzles rated for Move Those Bags #5 on Dec 4, 2021
5
rating
 
Cgscdy rated for ATC Bag #100 (USA) on Nov 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Ty and for the papers so cute!!! ❤️
howdyholly rated for Art Collab PC #92 (USA) on Nov 17, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Wow! Two PCs to work on. The one is so dark! I will try to find something to add to it - maybe not so dark. *smile*
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #102 on Nov 15, 2021
5
rating
Comment: OOOOOOH FUN card ...... can't wait to add to this........ many hearts to you....
samsstuff rated for Art Collab #90 add postage on Nov 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for passing on the PCs to me!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the bags and a lovely note! It was great to get to know you a little better :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1081 293 304
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Comments

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

JuneRosebud on Sep 29, 2021:

Hi Allegrae,Thanks for working on my Art Coll PC. It finally made it home after "wandering" for two years; go figure!!

hibiscus on Sep 8, 2021:

Loved the yacht! Thanks for a really nice swap!

cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY !!

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:

hny

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!

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