Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

January 31, 2011

One World*~*One Heart Event

Dearest Friends ~

Welcome to my OWOH post!

First ~
 My Name ~ Ragamuffin Gal

My blog's name comes from several different origins,
 but most of all because I am a
Ragamuffin Gal  at heart.

I have been influence by Rich Mullins and his 
Ragamuffin Band
the writings of Brennan Manning 

But most of all it is the name
I chose for myself ..

As a young girl I use to sit at the feet
of my grandmother who was a master
at creating almost anything out of little
or hardly anything at all.
She imparted this gift to me
To see something of value in everything
and anyone.

And it continues today
I love to be of service to help others,
to pay it forward, 
and do Random Acts of Kindness.

I am my happiest when I am doing
or creating for others.

Creating something new with the 
scraps that life gives me.

This will be my third year 
of participating in OWOH!  

Here is my offering ~

Made from vintage lace, buttons, pearls, and
snowy white fleece.

A little hanger with a little tag attached that says ~

The best thing to hold on to 
in this life, is each other.

I hope you are enjoying all your visits
to the different blogs ~
Thank you for visiting mine!
Be sure to check out my studio blog for more give aways ~ I will be giving
away some of my art and other goodies each month to all my friends 
who have commented that month.  


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a precious little piece of love!


Micki Wilde said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Your work is so pretty, I would love a chance to win your giveaway :o)

Micki x

Lovey said...

Katie...I love it! Really quite beautiful! I would love an opportunity to win! Thanks so much for everything and stopping by my blog too!! Big smiles and happy OWOH!

Mrs. E said...

I think I love your grandmother-- for what she taught you. She gave you a great gift!

Diane said...

Hi Katie, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog giveaway post--you've put a smile on my face, and now I see why you're such a lovely lady--from the beautiful art you make--I love it!

Suz said...

Oh, Katie,
That is so lovely I could cry. I love the words, too, and what younsaid about yourself is so true.

What a wonderful event. We are participating but I won't get things set up for a couple of days, since we are still in PaloAlto.

Sending younlove,

alveen said...

LOVE IT! Your give away last year tugged at my heart and you have done it again. Your work has a voice and soul of it's own.

Janet Ghio said...

What a nice post! I would love to win a piece of your art!

Cindy said...

Lace. Vintage images. Angels. A Ragamuffin heart. What's NOT to love!? I do invite you to come visit me at 12Tribes (cjfort-artandlife.blogspot.com). I hope you are enjoying the event!

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

Hello Katie!
You have a lovely blog and your giveaway items are so nice! Have fun on the OWOH journey! Please stop in for a visit to my blog anytime. :)

Java Venus said...

Your blog is beautiful! This is my third year participating in this wonderful event, too. Please be sure to stop by my blog, too! http://javaswhimsy.blogspot.com/

Thank you for the opportunity to win a beautiful prize.

Kelly Mitchell

Rhonda said...

Hi Katie. SO nice to meet you! I love vintage, and your giveaway piece is lovely. I would love a chance to win. Stop by my blog when you have time and enter my giveaway! #500

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.
http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

jonaks said...

hi katie!!! your art is lovely. Happy Owoh!

GardenDesigner said...

That is so nice!!

Have a wonderful week of surfing with friends!!

Dawn said...

I love your vintage-y hanger, Katie ~ it would be an awesome item to win during OWOH.
Please visit my blog (Art of Humungous Proportions to enter my draw too!
Cheers ~

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day from Brisbane! Your giveaway is too sweet!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

lee said...

Greetings from Australia, I hope you are enjoying OWOH ,Great prize and lovely blog! I'm signing up to follow.
Please come and visit me at

suziqu's thread works said...

Katie your blog and your creations are inspirational! Gorgeous blog also.
Like you I just love vintage, collage, fabrics, laces etc. etc. and would love to hold a piece of your work in real life. If you would like somethng vintage, lace and fabric why not visit my blog and enter the giveaway there. Good luck,

steufel said...

Great Blog and great giveaway, happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

suziqu's thread works said...

How does one follow your blog as I would like to.
Love, Suzy

Saskia said...

Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely give-away... I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

Doreen G said...

What a sweet little hanging Katie.

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

That is such a beautiful piece. All of your pictures are gorgeous as always my dear!

Palma said...

Beautiful hanger! Please count me in and swing by my giveaway, if you like :)

Janet said...

Greetings from Malaysia. Thanks for joining OWOH!

Have a good day!

The Travel Diva said...

lovely post.

i hope you are enjoying owoh.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous things Katie, you certainly inheritated grandmother's skill.
"Rragamuffin" conjures up threadbare and rough 'n ready but your designs are romantic, harmonious elegant and nostalgic, still I get the "why".
Please add me to the draw and drop by if you have time.

vintage wil said...

What a gorgeous giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your door prize...lovely.

Erika said...

Very sweet! Sometimes I think I was most creative when I was a child and only had scraps with which to work.

Please visit if you get the opportunity as I am also participating:

Belinda said...

What a Beautiful blog!
please count me in your drawing
hugs Belinda

Anonymous said...

Your gift is so sweet (kind of like you!)....and I'd be honored to win. Please put my name into the drawing! I have all my toes crossed!

Tess said...

Such a lovely little creation and I love that it is about using up scraps, recylcing. Please count me in.

Thespa said...

I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

Vintiquities Workshop

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Katie!

Thanks for stopping by my OWOH post and you have a lovely blog! Mom used to call me a *little ragamuffin* usually when I had been at play all day and showed it! ;-)
I would love to have my name in your draw~~Very nice work!


The Altered Paper said...

Beautiful! Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
Thank You,Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. I enjoy my visits to your blog, you always have such wonderful things to show us all. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

littlepurpleroom said...

A very sweet blog. So glad you came through everything so well.
You have a beautiful understanding of life and how precious it all is.

I just know that frame will hold the most beautiful picture. Thanks for a lovely visit.

You create such beauty with rags and scraps. I am just getting back into sewing.
Please stop by if you can,

Dianne said...

Thank you for the kind comments on my blog. Please add me to your giveaway!

ANGIE said...

Hi Katie. Thanks so much for welcoming me to your beautiful Blog. So many lovely things to look at! Please feel free to enter my drawing also. Just click on the kitty icon.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Hello, Katie. what a lovely hanging. You can tell that your art is made with love.

Jeanie Callaghan

Patti said...

Your piece is beautiful, as are all the ones in your post!!! You are such an inspiration - and I love the Ragamuffin Gal!!!


Martina2801 said...

Hi Katie, I already follow your blog and always love visiting here... what a fabulous giveaway :))) Please include my name in your draw and it would be terrific if you could drop by my blog for a visit too.
your friend
Martina ♥♥♥

Sam Bonney said...

This is sooooooooooooooo lovely, I would love to be in with a chance of winning!

Margaret said...

Beautiful Katie! you know I'm a fan of your lovely work! mx

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi there, so nice to meet you!
Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win!

Greetings from bonny Scotland.

PS. If you have a minute and have not already done so, please come and visit mine too:o)

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

S. said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win and your generosity.
Please stop by my blog, I'm #323.
Greetings from Mexico ~

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful art with an amazing message!
Stop by and visit my OWOH giveaway!
I'm #50 on the journey.

Jodaeodesign said...

Darling. Please include me in your wonderful drawing.

Hoopie said...

Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your darw and then take a minute to visit my blog



Hoopie said...

Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your darw and then take a minute to visit my blog



Jingle said...

Your work is always lovely! This piece is so sweet! I love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

Aimee Jeffries said...

Such sweet little vintage girls! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


~*~Patty S said...

What a doll you are to share such a beautiful treasure of the heART dear Katie!
Thank you so much for the chance to be the lucky winner

Mervi said...

Great tour on your blog.
Lovely doorgifts, count me in, please!

Greetings from Finland,
I'm number *451* OWOH
It was nice to meet;-))m

leikkaan AT gmail.com

Bevie said...

Hi sweetie tis so good to see you today, plz add me then come on over to my blog..#489


Pssst. I love Manning too!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet...it makes me think of myself and my sister! Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon, too! I'm #389 ! ♥

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is beautiful.
Please count me in.
Please come visit me on my blog aswell,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

PEA said...

Hi Katie, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your precious little hanging:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Micki said...

I love your work and your philosophy of life..very nice to be so giving of yourself.

BLISS angels said...

Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn...It is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful BLOG...wishing, hoping and dreaming of winning your giveaway…. well more OWOH posts to see. When you get time popped over to see me,#364 the kettle is on. Hugs Wendy http://blissangels.blogspot.com


Atypical Girl said...


I am a big fan of Rich Mullins (and the Ragamuffin Band). I was 17 when he died and I cried like I lost my best friend. What a great name for a blog!!!

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania
AtypicalMusings.com (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Katie,
Its so great to see you here! Your little hanging is darling! I'd love to be included in your drawing.
Thanks for the invite this morning on FB!
hugs Lynn

just me said...

wonderful, please throw my name in the hat!

Relyn said...

I love the story of your name. Love it!

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - I love what you created and your "name story" is sweet!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Textiles are always in good taste; yours is lovely. When you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful piece of artwork with a beautiful sentiment! I hope you can stop by my blog at #331 and enter my giveaway, too!

trisha too said...

Sweet, Katie!

Happy OWOH to you--stop by for a little visit if you get the chance, I'm playing along, as well!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello Katie. It is so very nice to meet you. You certainly have a wonderful place here :) and your work is absolutely beautiful.

Please stop on by my blog for a visit... I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the OWOH list.

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi Katie, and nice to meet you.
First I took a few moments to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
I must say...I'm glad I did and I was realy impressed !! ( Yes, I take my time :)
It was fascinating to see your talent and please, cherish that !
I loved your post(Jan.17th) about Imagined with your quote from Dr. King. It was so touching to read Katie !
Also reading about your aneurysm surgery and Kay Q . I hope your health is better now ?

Your 2010 christmas Angel.....and tree filled with enchanting ornaments.
That was so enjoyable and thank you for sharing !!

But anyway...I keep talking :)
About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure
and admirable that you have spent so much time on this gift !!
Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands who is trying to write perfect English but never succeeds :)
I wish you a creative day Katie!

And invite you hearty to my blog for a visit as well :)

Brenda said...

I love your artwork - and I love your life philosophy.

Francine Cronos said...

Hello from California. I've really enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog and seeing your gorgeous artwork. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your fabulous giveaway.

Cameron said...

Katie, it's hard not to like someone with so much zest for Life! It was apleasure to meet you :)

Cameron #83


biba3006 said...

Hello from Germany!
I like your blog and would love to win your giveaway!


Wendy said...

I love the whole shabby-chic, vintage look and feel of your blog. I feel like I'm stepping back in time. And your art is so beautiful and feminine.

Please enter my name for a chance to win.

Thank you so much and blessings
Wendy : )

Stop by and say "hi" over @ "The Year of the Cats"

Rusted Wings said...

your blog is beautiful and your offering so lovely! i love that you are such a bold follower of God, and i too find rich mullins amongst my fav artists, and manning's books such a blessing!
blessed be the works of your hands to always glorify Him!!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

stampdiva said...

Hello from Scotland. Gorgeous Blog and I have fallen head over heels in love with your Giveaway. So precious.
Wishes from Lynne M
(My first time at OWOH. Here is the link to my entry if you would like to join in



Your piece is ever so lovely! What a wonderful grandmother! I couldn't help but be a follower of your work:) #220 needlewings at mac dot com

Dorthe said...

Oh dear Katie,

such beautifull art you make, I love all I see here, and then you are a beautifull soul, too-
thanks so much for your so sweet comments.
I will be so happy to one day own a piece from you.
Hugs, Dorthe

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your blog is wonderful. I enjoyed looking around. I love your beautiful art and what you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Ragamuffin Gal, greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and have a look around your blog. Your collages are so beautiful. I love the little girl image with the bird on her hand on the pink background, she is beautiful. I'll be back.
I would love to be the lucky winner of your beautiful collage. Please come by #9 and say hello.


Geri Centonze said...

Love your blog and favorite saying! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour!  If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

CathyH said...

Hi Katie!So many pretty things to see on your blog! Thank you for sharing your art
cathyguitarteacher-01 at yahoo.com

Gracie "Neky White" said...

I would love to win something so wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Come to enter my giveaway if you haven't already ! I'm # 516

Hugs from Mexico :D

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful work Katie. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

PetraB said...

So very nice to meet you. Your work is so artfully whimsical and charming, so inspiring. I thoroughly enjoyed looking around your blog and I will definitely come back.
If you get a chance, please do stop by. Happy travelling.

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


email- serenite_50@hotmail.com

sasa said...

Your work is so beautiful! - fabulous give-away...count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662



Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning your beautiful hanger R.Gal! All your work is beautiful in fact.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog and your art! Awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

Dianne said...

This is so gorgeous! Please put my name in your hat and come over to my blog #348 and toss your name in my hat if you wish. Thanks and good luck!

baglady said...

Love your blog and your art. I like how you use vintage to create- so pretty! Please add my name to your generous give away and visit my blog too- I am lucky #777 on the growing list.

Esme said...

thank you for this it is truly lovely

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

~Donna #792

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for allowing me to peek around in your blog and join in on your giveaway. The vintage hanging is quite pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.
Please feel free to come to my blog and enter my giveaway also.
:) Gale OWOH #473


Wendy said...

It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely little part of blogland. I would love to enter your OWOH giveaway. How wonderful. Please drop in for a visit during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
WeNdy from WonDErLand


s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Lorri Lennox said...

What a pretty hanger, I would love to win your draw.
Pop by and visit my blog too if you get a chance #596.
I'm loving the OWOH Journey again this year.

danit said...

I love you reuse of scrap treasures. Your hanger is lovely.

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Please include me in your give away.
-Kim :)

SLucy said...

beautiful work Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.
canadianmadeskyy @hotmail.ca

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

Jeanie said...

Katie, these are absolutely gorgeous. If I'm not too late to enter, I'd love to. That said, this is the first time I've not done OWOH (a few problems prevented me from joining in this year), so if you have to be having a drawing, I'm afraid I'm not.

Still -- absolutely dazzling!

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Thank you so much for your visit and kind words! Please count me in for your giveway! #269

Lezlei Ann Young said...

This is fun! Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com


Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful art. I am also happiest when I am creating art for others. It brings me joy to know that my work will bring a smile to the face of a loved one.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.


JBlanton said...

Greetings from the mountains in western North Carolina. You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs.

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

Tina Wilson said...

so nice to meet you through this event. I hope that you'll stop by my blog to say "hi" too. such fun seeing all of the wonderful creativity across blog land and meeting folks from around the world.lovely art creation you have made for this event. p.s. if you visit Mary Jane's Farm website I'm on that site too from time to time.:0)

JoAnne said...

Hi Katie,
Lovely introduction and lovely giveaway gift. Happy OWOH!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Annie said...

I love your creativeness!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

starseasons said...

Having sooooooo much fun meeting all these new bloggers. Your is one I will add to my blog list. Loved to be the winner!!!!!!!!!!

Stop by mine if you can. I'm #368

WW said...

Hello from Iowa,
Very beautiful piece. Please enter me in your drawing.
Come visit me, I'm #417.

Suz said...

I would be happy to have ANYTHING you do! I just love your work and I love reading what you have to say.

I have had the Ragmuffin Bible by my bed for four months and still haven't started reading it. Soon...

Hugs to you, my dear!

stampgram said...

Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? I love your creations - and all the fun things on your blog. Please enter me in your drawing. (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
# 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Katie! i would be delighted to win your gorgeous giveaway! you have a lovely blog with so many pictures of your wonderful projects. where is your followers button?
if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/ (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)gmail.com!

joe said...

thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you! i'm enjoying your blog this afternoon and look forward to spending a lot more time here!

thanks, too, for a chance at winning your wonderful prize! it is lovely!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

joe in montana

Anonymous said...

Hello Katie from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Your collage work is beautiful. Keep art alive!

http://spikescreativeside.com (#22)
http://spikestutorials.wordpress.com/ (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Teri said...

now this is fantastic! Your blog is wonderful and I enjoyed reading it and your story. Please include me in your drawing.
Come visit me at


Thanks Teri-abella4@att.net

martha brown said...

Your blog is beautiful -- I've added it to my reader! And I love this piece of fibre art!
Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

laurel said...

Beautiful artwork! Count me in. So looking forward to reading more of your blog and seeing more of your artwork.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Thanks everyone for your visits and comments. I enjoyed reading each and everyone and will enjoy visiting your blogs too! (I am trying to get to all of the blogs!)
Blessings all around!
Joyfully Yours,