Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 11:40 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: October 29, 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:

Jar City (Arnaldur Indridason)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC and Acorn TV)
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


KandaceB rated for X-Slip Bags #1 on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the x-slip bag, can't wait to play some of these. Also thanks for the cute little deco items!
dally rated for WIYM: Friendship Bags - Int'l on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the bags, and the extra papers!
wyrdfae rated for Collaboration #89 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Yeah! Looking forward to working on these
MissRich rated for ATC Cleanout #45 (USA) on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATCs and goodies :))))
ccmmsu rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #8 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Before I even opened the envelope I was laughing at the "Act like a Red Sox fan at a Yankee game" social-distancing sticker. My sister was a huge Yankees fan, and even though I'm not really into baseball I would tease her by mentioning how well the Red Sox were doing during the 8 years I lived near Boston. :) Thanks for the sticker bags and the coloring page -- this far into the pandemic it's good to have reminders that we still need to wash our hands. And thank you for hosting these fun swaps!!
Tamawi rated for CPG: Sticker Bags Across America #4 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: The sweater sticky is cute! Thanks for the bags and the cardstock swatches.
Fraggle80 rated for Get things moving on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Love these! Can't wait to add to them! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks for the cool purple sweet potato set! I love when you cut open the purple sweet potato and see the beautiful color inside.
Comment: Thank you for the super cool atc, I love it! ✨💕✨
Comment: Thanks! I love the cute coloring page.
arystotle rated for X-Slip Bags #1 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Yay so excited for this bag, thank you
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #72 add postage on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and the extras! :)
Eel9585 rated for Bags and a goodie on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap and bookmark
Amelia rated for Bags and a goodie on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Oh you dear girl...I love the Father Brown bookmark! Thank you!
KaliOya rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #17 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for passing along these bags. Looking forward to trying out the soup recipe. Great time of year for a good soup:) Happy swapping.
smmarrty rated for Art Collab #71 add postage on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you - you have some interesting ephemera. Looking forward to working on it.
HeidiJean rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #7 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you!! And thanks for including a full LB for me!
Barbara rated for Give one, get SIX! on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Allegrae, Thank you for the cool NY postcard. Such a fun and easy swap for us to get some nice freebies. Have a restful weekend and be well. XO
Ace330660 rated for Art Collab #69 add postage on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and extras as always !

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Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


area51ufo1 on Jul 3, 2020:

MamaD on Jun 16, 2020:

Thank you for working on my Art Collab PC. It came home today!

LavenderSprinkles on Jun 7, 2020:

Hehehe.....love how you mentioned Muhammad Ali. He was my father's cousin. They grew up together.

yvonne401 on May 8, 2020:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



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

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