Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

January 31, 2009

*~Things To Do When It's Cold, Snowy, & Icy ~*

Dearest Friends

This week we experienced ice, snow, and freezing temperatures!
It presented the very happy challenge of what to do
with three unexpected days of unplanned time.
So here are some pictures of things I did this week!
Please feel free to leave me a comment
of a suggestion that you like to do
when you have an unexpected
free day ~ I would love
to hear your responses!

My dearest friend, Sally, had a birthday and I had fun
spending extra time creating an altered book
for her in place of a Birthday Card.
A peak inside ~ I wrote an Acrostic Poem
with the letters of her name.

We had a party at a friend's house to celebrate!

The guys ~ Hong, Don, Mark, Tom
The girls, Vera, Sally, me, & Amy

Sally and I ~ a friendship of 25+ years
I decorated the blue door with a more
Valentine theme

I loved creating paper dolls using

the new paper doll parts collage sheets from

Paper Whimsey. I got carried away putting them together

and then on tags from a K & Company tag pad.

We also went to see the movie ~ New In Town

and we spent a lot of time snuggling and reading in

front of the fire. And I had fun catching up with some

Blog friends ~ it was a Wonderful week!



Don't forget to enter my OWOH give away by leaving a comment

on the OWOH Post below. You do not have to be participating in this event

to be eligible for this give away.


Relyn said...

Oh, Katie! The paper dolls are wonderful. As I was at home playing with our books on the snow day, I thought of you often. I just knew you were in your dream-making room creating whimsy and beauty. I was right.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Katie,

Snow days we no longer have to live with. In the rainy season when a tropical storm blows in we usually do a lot of reading. I also do what we have dubed as "The Old Ways Art" Projects that are done without electrical power ;) Many times we will be quite awhile without power or water.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

jenx67 said...

I LOVE what you do with the paper dolls. So neat to look at!

Patti said...

Wow - you were so... productive! Creative! And how wonderful to celebrate a birthday with a such a lovely friend. She'll cherish the book you made for the next 25 years!
I had a houseful of kids though I tried to work in the studio for an hour a day - certainly nothing like what you've accomplished.
Love your projects!

My Vintage Studio said...

your paper dolls are beautiful! I love the colors and textures.

summersundays-jw said...

Looks like you had a very productive few days. Ck. my blog out & see what I won. You'll have to come help me do something with it. I'm more a fabric kind of gal but would love to do more paper. Have a good week. Jan

Linda said...

Wonderful stuff! And you are such a good friend. I'm behind in my blog reading....don't give up on me.

jonaks said...

those are gorgeous dolls!

cuteartworld said...

They are truly beautiful!When I was little I used to play with paper dolls and well as an adult I should play with them too.lol Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my free design today!

Miss Sandy said...

The paper dolls are adorable! It sounds like you unexpected time off was very enjoyable indeed! Have a wonderful week this week.

MuseSwings said...

Snowdays can be fun and a blessing. I just love the paper dolls!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I hope drinking tea is among those things to do when it's cold, snowy and icy...because you won the tea cozy from Thistle Cove Farm's participation in the OWOH 2009 Event. Please send me an e-mail so we can get together on the sending. If you don't want a tea cozy, I'll send yarn.

Patricia said...

I wanted to let you know you have won through the one-world, one-heart giveaway the Marie A. doll from me. I will mail her to you the week of February 23rd, and will email you the day I post her. I hope you enjoy your gift. Your blog is wonderful and I have added you to my reader.

Janet said...

I think you spent your three "free" days in lots of fun ways. What's better than friends, family, and art! Your creations are just gorgeous. I've always liked paper dolls.

Sam I Am said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww....how sweet!!! i love the sign on door.. :)
love the book.. what a treasure to received from such a good friend :)