Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

March 20, 2010

HaPPy SpRiNg GiVe AwAy FoR You!~`*`

Hello Friends ~*
Well...it's almost Spring
 in my little
place in the universe!
And you know what that means.

canoe rides, get togethers, cook outs,
picking flowers, planting flowers, trying out new
things, creating fun unique art, 

Time For A
Give Away!!!

I have became entranced by Ruth Rae's
new book and I cannot help but try out
some of her shared ideas....

So my first give away will be a cuff bracelet
not exactly, but similar to the ones
shown above.  Of course I will
add my special Rag Gal signature
to it!

And that is only the first
give aways!!!

I just want to do something fun!
to celebrate my
many beloved blogging friends.

Just leave a comment on
any post between this one
and the ending one in April.
You will have your name put in once
for each post you comment on.
Tell me something I would love
to know about you
just say hello.

Blessings With Love,


Anna said...

You have the most generous heart over all the internet. It matches your caring smile..... and healing art powers :) OK - something about anna u don't know...... I have lived in lived in 6 states in my life.... (all in the west.... ca, id, nm, co, wy and tx.) I have visited....26 states (including yours!! it was a drive through) I collect patches of all the states I have been to. I REALLY want to make a jean quilt, someday, with all those patches on it. xo,

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Ooooooooh count me in. They look fabulous and I'm crossing my fingers for one of these. I now need to get that book. I love anything done with fabric so thank you for sharing it. Your work is divine girly. God bless, Cathy

Mrs. E said...

Those cuffs are adorable! And if that is you in that bottom picture--I just love your style! You are my guru!!

BC said...

Hello, I just stumbled across your blog. I love the cuffs and that skirt is gorgeous!

Susan said...

You are the second artist that I have seen making these cuffs...I originally thought they were for insulating your coffee cup, but then I was told they are bracelets. The trend has not hit NJ yet, at least as far as I and my "23 yo fashionista" daughter know.

I used to sew a LOT when i was pregnant with my first child especially made almost all of my maternity clothes and a LOT of her pants and overalls and little tops and a few dresses...i also made a blouse for me and a dress for her for her first easter in the same fabric.
then the other kids came along and I just didn't have time...I hope to sew again in the future, the 23 yo is the only one home, but my sewing machine is dead (thanks to the same kid and her brother messing with it when they were younger)

and I am giggling cause like Anna above I always wanted to make a quilt out of jeans...all different shades of indigo (and I am not a quilter) and then I thought quilted tee shirt fronts on the other side...how cool would that be?

If I get a cuff I might make the trend catch on here in South NJ.
Thanks for the opportunity,

Pam Aries said...

I just came by to say hello and see what you were up to! You don't have to put my name in(I won those beautiful tags from you and I love them)..just wanted to see what you were creating! THese are so cool..you are very talented.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Dear Katie ~ such a lovely post and oh my what a gorgeous giveaway!
RRay's book has been calling me too :)
Many thanks to you for the chance to be the lucky winner of your beautiful cuff!
It is always a delight to visit you!
Brightest of Spring Blessings to you and yours!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Katie,
How Wonderful! It was such a surprize to see your comments this morning. I do so LOVE your work. I adore these cuffs and have made several lately myself. I have a get-together on Thursday with some Art friends to make more. I do believe I need this book before then.
hum... something you don't know about me? I have two min pins, both about 5 lbs who bring so much joy to my life. Someday I'll share pics of them with everyone. Thanks for the chance and of course I'll be back soon.
hugs Lynn

Nathalie Thompson said...

I saw "Giveaway" in your blog title and rushed right over! LOVE the cuffs! I missed a cuff giveaway on another blog so don't want to miss this one. I may have to try creating one myself (I need to start some stitchery project-- why not make it a cuff?)

Julie Ann said...

Those cuffs are beautiful!! That books looks like it's filled with wonderful inspiration!

summersundays-jw said...

I love your give-away. The cuff bracelets are too cute. Tell your nice husband that I kept waiting for him to take his walk & finally about 5:00 (that would be PM) I had to go get my own paper. I had to drive the car down because the ice was falling from the trees & I feared a cuncussion (sp). Oh, I pray Spring will arrive this week. Thanks for the nice comment -- you're such a good friend. Jan

Sue said...

Hi sweetie! Those cuffs are adorable - so count me in! Something about me - hmmmmm did I mention that at one time I had a vintage clothing shop (an actual storefront and everything, as this was in the pre-Ebay/Etsy days). That sort of explains my addiction to old textiles and lace that I have to this day. So tell me more about that fabulous skirt in the photo!!!! I am totally obsessed :)


Sue E.

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Greetings from Ireland.What a very cool giveaway (I have one over on my little blogggy too!)I'll have to check out this book as it obviously WORKS! :)

vicki said...

Beautiful little cufs - just the perfect thing for spring! Count me in - I want one!!!

You want to know something about me - well after spending all day yesterday trying to reorganize my Sacred Yarn Room - I now have to admit that alas, I do have too much yarn! (Please do not tell anyone that I have admitted to that!)

Thanks for stopping by to see me at my little blog home. I am thrilled that you like the baby blanket. Thank you for such nice comments. Hugs---


Snugglebug Blessings said...

I just had to tell you I ordered that book through Amazon. OOOH I can't wait to get it. I'm a book/mag junky. Well I have to fulfill my addiction and that book looked so cool. LOL! Can't wait to see your fabric braclets. And as always will love your spin on it. So love your work. Have a great night. God bless, Cathy

Patti said...

Such gorgeous yummy stuff Katie!!! You always have such an abundance of wonderful inspiration! Hope you are enjoying your week~~~

meandering pearl said...

wow i love that last photo, so chic!!! & the canoeing party!!! & your cuffs are wonderful!!! precious thoughts

margaret said...

ooo... squeal!! yes please, count me in Katie!! Off to Amazon to check out that book, looks fab! Margaretx

Jerusalem said...

How beautiful! What inspiration that is! Sign me up please - I always love your giveaways!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Katie! Happy Spring! Your giveaway is wonderful! I would love a chance to win your cuff bracelet. Please add my name to your drawing. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Glad to know there are more night owls like me. I too sometimes still create even when my body is telling me to go to bed. Blessings to you too! :)

vintagesusie said...

What you might want to know about me is that I LOVE this skirt, leggings & heels...gorgeous girl!
Big Smiles,

Debby said...

WOW!!! These are gorgeous, you do beautiful work. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Patti said...

I tried to make a cuff... once:), put it aside and thought maybe sometime in the future. Yours are amazing - I think you either have the knack or you end up practicing tons and tons of hours - ha. I think I'll stick with journals for now.
Is that you in the photo? That skirt and leggings are fabulous!
Take good care and I hope you enjoy Holy Week!

Pamela Jane said...

Like you, I am a fan of hand-stitched cuffs, even to wear with jeans. And if that's you wearing the skirt, you must have a wonderfully whimsical wardrobe! I'll be over soon to see what I can borrow from your closet. :)

Linda said...

Give me this!!!!
Something you don't know about me? That's a toughie.... you know I made a quilt that was on the late Guiding Light soap opera, right?

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for reminding me that I have not bought this book yet!
Happy days,
p.s. I bet you don't know that I am 6' tall! or that I have 3 baby turtles. : )

Lynn said...

I found your blog through Patty Z, and I am in love with your cuffs, it is something I want to create too but with moving house I am behind on all I want to do creatively. I much prefer to own other peoples talented art anyway :)
I also have the book, and really havn't had a chance to go through it yet, thanks for reminding me :)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

purplepaint said...

HI Katie - I just found your blog and love your header! I haven't had a chance to get Ruth Rae's book but love the cuffs! Please put my name in for a chance to win. Thanks so much, Marva

Ann said...

such a beautiful cuff !!! add my name to the list of hopeful winners! such a lovely blog and your art is fabulous!
aren't you just the sweetest to offer such a beautiful giveaway!

Rosie said...

OMG.... I found your blog over at Patty's Magpie's Nest. Wow!! I am so inspired by what you do and what you've shown here, that I am going to have to look for Ruth Rae's book myself now! Gorgeous - please count me in your draw!

Laurie said...

Well, how sweet of you to offer a giveaway! I love that vintage fabric look!

Jaqi said...

Hi, Your cuffs are amazing, as is your blog. I havent visited before but found you through Patty, I will be back again though your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Something about me.......Im on a journey , to find whatever I stumble across that brightens my day .

Thank you Jaqi

purplepaint said...

Hi Kate! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I hope you don't mind I posted about your giveaway on my blog. :) Marva

Rhonda said...

This is so kind and generous of you! These cuffs are FABULOUS! Looking forward to more of your creations on your blog - cheers!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful cuffs! Just happened upon your blog, great time browsing!

Linda said...

This is a great blog! I have enjoyed spending time going back through your posts.
I would love to win one of your cuffs - please count me in.
Oh...and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog :-)

Something about me? I worry that I am 'Jack of many trades and master of none'.....I really need to focus on a couple of things and find my 'niche'.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow fantastic giveaway !! please count me in !!!

Relyn said...

Oooh, I love that skirt!!

TheEccentricLady said...

Please include me in your give away. I love your style! Telling you something you don't know about me is easy since I just found your blog :) I am a closet hippy, hence the NEED for one of those cuffs! I will be cack often to check out your blog!

smith kaich jones said...

something about me is how happy i was to read the so-kind words you left at my blog the other day, and how lucky i am to stop by in the middle of a giveaway, and also, i am incapable of typing the word "giveaway" correctly on my first try.

i am so loving your blog!

:) Debi

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Katie,

Your blog is awesome - I smile everytime I visit - and your giveaway is fabulous!

I have added it to my sidebar at Create With Joy to share with all of my friends!

You are also posted on my Inspirations Links section.

Hope you'll stop by when you have a moment!


Patty said...

Oh yay I love giveaways! I'm sure the cuff will be gorgeous!

My Owl Barn said...

What a lovely giveaway! Btw, I love your blog's header.

Karen Witte-Elkins said...

Hi Katie! I am new to your blog and have really enjoyed seeing your work and reading your words. I would be thrilled to win one of your awesome cuffs, and I have just purchased Ruth Rae's book as well. I will be checking in daily!

Jo said...

What beautiful cuffs! Please put me in with a chance, I've not seen anything like it in the UK. Wanna know something about me? I've got a picture of Tim Holtz framed in my workroom and if in doubt, I think, "What would Tim do?" He doesn't always answer! I live in the UK, work 1:1 with a little boy with special needs, and love my home, family and red wine. And now I'd better stop or you'll get my whole life story!!


Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I have 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1.5 great-grandchildren, a husband, and a dog. I am a retired educator and love doing my own thing. Love these cuffs.

Dianne said...

These are beautiful! You've inspired me. I think I *need* this book now!!

Mollye said...

Hi This is the first time for my visit and I'm just sayin..........I love it! Please enter me in your awesome giveaway. I'm also gonna follow you. Come visit me, Mollye

Mollye said...

Hi This is my first time to visit and i loved visiting your blog. Please enter me in your fabulous giftaway! and come visit me! XXMollye

vintage wil said...

What a fantastic giveaway please
count me in!!!!!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Katie, your cuffs are absolutely gorgeous! They are a work of art! I bead but I don't do anything quite as beautiful as yours. Someone will be one lucky gal. Please enter my name in your drawing and I will hold my breath...lol

Melinda Cornish said...

hey Katie...I looked for this book today at the bookstore and for the life of me, I couldnt remember who wrote it or the title....I knew it was on your blog though...I guess I am just going to order it online....I still think about your cuff bracelets....so pretty and I want to make some....I did do some, but they were pretty plain compared to these......

Ultimate Fitness Gear said...

That is a gorgeous skirt.