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Allegrae

Allegrae
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: December 26
Country: United States

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:

"Alias Emma" (Ava Glass)

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

Cryptid rated for CSS: Cryptid ATC Swap #6 on Nov 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love the Sea Monk! Very well made! Thank you.
onyx95 rated for Art Collab PC #111 (USA) on Nov 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: What a great start. My daughter works at Starbucks so I had to giggle after seeing this. I will add something to it and pass it on.
Myself333 rated for ATC Bag #115 (USA) on Nov 13, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC bag, Allegrae, they're all so well done! Great selection
chimerix rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #114 on Nov 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun Christmas PC to work on. I'll get to work on it and send it on in the next round. And thanks for the extra papers to craft with. Aloha
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun papers you included. Can’t wait to work on this.
samsstuff rated for Art Collab PC #109 (USA) on Nov 9, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for PCs to work on!
5
rating
Comment: Love this card. I also like pumpkin spice, so this is very appropriate. Thank you for a great swap.
lrm1980 rated for Art Collab PC #110 (USA) on Oct 31, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great seasonal pcs to work on and for the holiday papers!
Begokschaf rated for ATC Bag #114 (USA) on Oct 25, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. I chose yours to keep.
mcorbus rated for Art Collab PC #108 (USA) on Oct 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanx. I will add to and pass on:)
MaryCheng rated for AA Handmade PC: Scrap Paper - Sept on Oct 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Allegrae for your amazing PC, love your collaging with the guy in the background and the fish in the foreground.
bblue rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #11- INT on Oct 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
DaisyNY rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #113 on Oct 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Well, this is an intriguing beginning! It's going to take some thought. I hope you will post this when it is finished.
AlisonKingWriter rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #10 on Sep 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much!! I will pass them along. <3 Al
ScrappinBud rated for Art Collab PC #107 (USA) on Sep 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL postcard!! Sorry about the delay in posting your rating I actually thought I had done it already 🤦🏼‍♀️) I really love the watercolor background and how realistic the father/daughter look!! I hope you like what I added. Happy swapping!
lrm1980 rated for ATC Bag #113 (USA) on Sep 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sending Judith’s bag! I found some keepers. :)
Ikat78 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #112 on Sep 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the tuck ins. Beautiful work.
mchesser12 rated for Art Collab PC #106 (USA) on Sep 13, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way and for the papers.
jinxspinx rated for ATC Bag #5 International on Sep 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Lovely seeing you in the mail box! Ty for the swap!
Myself333 rated for ATC Bag #112 (USA) on Aug 31, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Got this bag, thanks for the interesting ATCs and extra papers!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1136 322 334
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1218 1381 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
22 141 1055 0
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Comments

DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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cmalaina on Oct 1, 2022:

Happy October !!

DeboraCreates on Aug 2, 2022:

Thanks for sending home Art Collab PC#96 and for your fun contribution to the card!

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!

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