Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

May 16, 2010

**~TrEaSuRe TrOvE of LaCe & OtHeR FiNe FiNds**

Dear Friends ~ *

I found a treasure of vintage lace and
an old picture frame this weekend.

This is probably a very good thing
considering all the lace I have been
going through lately in my creations!

(I have been inspired by these two
lovely ladies and their blogs ~

ATC using Paper Whimsey images,
mica chips for window glass,
and vintage lace, twig, and
Patty's sweet bird nest.

Part of the trio of atcs
I am making for a challenge
on the Paper Whimsey Ning group.

Third atc for challenge

A peek at what is on my work table
"Music of the Night"

I have been wrapping up my school year
this week.  Please visit my classroom blog
101 Happys to see my wonderful smiling
2009-2010 class.  It has truly been a
WONDEFUL school year!

Blessings to All!


Janet said...

I know all that wonderful lace will end up in some beautiful creations. Your ATCs are great! And your class is adorable....all those happy smiling faces.

Jon Lee said...

Very lovely.

TheEccentricLady said...

Beautiful lace find! Visit my latest post for some beautiful vintage lace I spotted at an antique show I was at yesterday!

Patti said...

Oh my~ Katie- those ATCs are absolutely gorgeous!!! Where did the background come from in the bottom one? I love the Paer Whimsy images...one of my stops to linger at over summer. Enjoy the last few days of school- we have like 3 more weeks...ugh!
Have a wonderful week~~~


summersundays-jw said...

As usual, I love your work. Sure hope we can spend some time together this summer. I'm seriously trying to walk so maybe I'll make it past your house. Happy supper vacation! Jan

Oxana said...

I LOVE your creations!!!! They are amazing! And I want you know that you inspire me too.

Lucy said...

Oh, I always love to find vintage lace! Your work is beautiful as is your class of bright eyed happy children!
Have a great week!
I had some great weekend finds as well!

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted, Katie!
So beautiful.

Thespa McLaughlin said...

These are just too adorable! Love it!

Anna said...

WOW - inspiring once again!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your atcs.... the nesty one is fantastic. Love the lace treasure, too!! I found some vintage lace recently at an antique store it was all wound up on an old spool..... I think I bought the lace just so I could have the spool..... but the lace was an added bonus :) YOU ARE LOVED!!! xo - amt

Anna said...

OK - that does it!! I am moving to MO so I can re-enroll in 1st grade.... I want to be in your class!! I have not visited your classroom blog since christmas.. it's adorable. You are the BEST teacher and your student's are so lucky to have you shining light on their paths. Thank you Katie for being such a great teacher to our future generations. You are so special!
xo- amt2

2 = squared :)

Anonymous said...

I love those blogs, too! I visit regularly! AND Paper Whimsy!! Your creations are just beautiful! The cards and the room have such a georgeous feel to them! You know I love your art!
Have a lace-filled week!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Beautiful lace. I enjoy all of your creations.

purplepaint said...

Okay,now I'm really kicking myself that I didn't go garage sale-ing today! The lace is fabulous!!! And your ATCs are awesome!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Marva

Jo said...

Beautiful ATC's, and loads of smiling beautiful happys! Enjoy the weekend, xx

Relyn said...

Oh, girlfriend! I need to come over for a tour of your studio. I haven't seen it in a while. You have been making the most gorgeous assemblages.