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Karla Nathan
Lawrence, KS
I am a Lawrence, Kansas artist with a love for anything vintage and pretty.
Interests: hobbies: **art (or is that a life force, not a hobby?)** gardening** watching way too much tv** floating around on lake clinton in our boat, especially in the moonlight** writing** collecting old wallpaper and millinery** playing with my little fairy girl, sugarwings** junking/auctions** redoing my home -over and over, it is a work in progress and i hope it never ends** talking (and sometimes singing -badly) to dorkies**
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How nice of you to take the time to say that, thank you, Cathy!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Inspiration for a painting at Karla's Cottage
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Last month at Good JuJu I stumbled across the perfect curtains for the new addition. They are not what I was looking for, and I hadn't even planned on curtains. I thought I'd go with shades covered by lace sheers... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Well, it isn't Dewdrop's birthday, but after showing all those special Sugarwings photos I had to slide in some of our littlest grandfairy too. This kid is now a kindergartener!!!!!!!!!!! We've been trying to squeeze in as much summer fun... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Ha! I doubt if the room would be considered clean, Veronica!
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Shell always be my princess, Freda!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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Jeannie, I think I might be the one who is spoiled. I get to play with those two and have a blast doing it. Im pretty lucky.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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Holly, I enjoy those girls so much! I feel blessed to have them.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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Thank you, Linda, I love taking photos of her, and looking through them again and again.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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Ha, brilliant? Tell my family that one, they’ll get a chuckle,but thanks. The iron things are just Hobby Lobby type things I found over the years. They usually have some sort of pieces there. And please make sure that you use a dye that works on that fabric. I liked the way mine dyed different tones because the netting lace, and backing were all different fabrics, and the dye took to each one in its own way.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on A big makeover on a little budget at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks, Janet, yep, those eyes that show every emotion that passes through her imagination are really something.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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I aam certainly blessed in the grandkid department!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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So many that I didn’t even know where to start or to end.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on A decade of JOY with Sugarwings at Karla's Cottage
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We spent Sunday out on the lake to celebrate Sugarwings' and her Hippy Chick mama's birthday. Since they are a couple of days apart we did a combo party with a leisurely al fresco luncheon before our float on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks for coming by, Cathy. That is always the best way to find blogs, hopping from one friend to another. I look forward to seeing pictures of your remodel too. It can be hard to live through, but so wonderful in the end. There are often lots of unexpected expenses along the way, like our floors taking a week longer than expected and needing to go to restaurants more than we thought we would. Although, that has been kind of a nice break from it all for me!
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I think we will move the house to the porch by the brand new back door, now that we are getting the new addition completed soon.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on A dog cottage for Honey at Karla's Cottage
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It’s coming along! Electricity gets finished today.
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Gail, some of my very favorite things were done by Adam. Yep, very lucky!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2016 on A dog cottage for Honey at Karla's Cottage
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When the siding on the old part of the house was being pulled off to add a room on, I was excited to see planks of wood underneath. Kind of ship-lappy, but not quite. I had planned on doing a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
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My son built this cottage for Honey, Sugarwings picked out the colors, pink for the walls because it is her favorite and Honey colored shingles for the roof to match the dog. I thought of adding the pickets after we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Sometimes I wonder why, at our age, we are making our house bigger, but we really do use every bit of it! We both work at home and we have big family dinners, lots of company. Still, it does seem a bit much for me as I get older.
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I enjoyed meeting the boys, it was interesting to have them here.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2016 on Visitors from around the world at Karla's Cottage
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It is pure chaos around here with the remodel going on. Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited about the whole project and I have no complaints. It is going perfectly well. But it isn't for the faint of heart.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Karla's Cottage
Yes, that journal was Randy’s backyard. His pal, Susie, comes to visit him each spring and help in the garden. Randy made a garden journal with pictures of their weekend as a gift. He is not only talented, but very thoughtful!!
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The flies made me bonkers, Linda! But we have them under control now that most of the big jobs are done and the doors can stay shut. Randy was my hero, swopping in and smashing as many as he could. I’m feeling better, thanks, it was some heart arrhythmias that are under control with meds now, but I sure was wiped out for a couple of weeks. The room is coming along, floors are being stained today, so furniture can go back soon! I can’t wait till I can fill the big space up with our Peeps next Birdsong.
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During our family gathering, and right after my son and husband rescued our foundation from falling into the Hell Pit below us, we had some visitors from Japan. Kia had just returned from there on a student exchange trip. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Karla's Cottage