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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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I fell in love with these two guys' shiny suits when I came across them in the bottom of an estate sale box. But I thought that they deserved to have that red felt upgraded to something that was as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Belinda!
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Id love to do more, pass them along, beth!
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I got the old photo at a Topeka antique store, Gail. What are the odds they might be related to you?
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Yes, there were a few around, Linda. I was pretty down about the shattered dome glass. That old, wavy glass gave it such character.
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Have fun with it, Wendy, I sure did!
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Thank you, Tammy! I had a blast with these, and went thru all of my old photos searching for old guys to Santa-up.
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Sometimes I wonder if I have too much time on my hands and I should just go and get a real job. Because I find myself obsessed with odd crafting ideas and get carried away. What on earth made me... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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What delightful guests you were! Thank you, thank you for everything. I'm so glad we got together, I loved every bit of it. And thanks to Lori and Lesa for the great classes, Randy, Terry, Allisa, and Beth for the great help. Here are some photos from our party, please... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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When I saw these vintage, chipboard fawns, I knew I wanted to give one to each of my ladies at A Snowbird's Song, but I wasn't quite happy with the red bell. So, I snipped off the bell and added... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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The nametags for my Birdsongs are always handmade. I try to do something different each year and hope that the nametags are "collectables" that can be added to art journals or scrapbooks. This year, I wanted to do something even... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Do you have any idea how lucky I feel to have so many ladies (and a Guncle) join me in Kansas for our gathering??? It means so much to me that we have a great turn out, and that guests... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The grandfairies spent the weekend with me before Halloween, and decided to do some treat making. We'd seen a pie that had spooky ghost faces on it, made with marshmallows and chocolate. For a short cut, I used a premade... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
FRIDAY 8:45 Hellos (You will be able to hang your coat in a closet in the Holiday Shoppe, otherwise known as the garage.) 9-12:00 Lesa’s Class (Tweet Tidings) 12:15 Lunch Ornament exchange during lunch 1:30-4:30 Karla’s class (Sugar Plum Fairy banners) 4:30 Break (go back to the hotel, run an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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Was Halloween actually less than a week ago???? It has been a whirlwind week, from Ghouls to Glitz as I decked the halls of the cottage and started getting ready for the Peeps to come visit me for A Snowbird's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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The company my husband works for owns a club in KC, which hosts an annual Halloween party for kids, that I love even more than the kiddos do. Corny and cute, and full of Halloween fun, it's just adorable. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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Guncle Randy is our Parking Coordinator and will help get you settled in on Friday morning. We will have the driveway cleared or salted if needed but if there is ice, please let our guncle-icous helper get you safely inside. It helps out space wise if there can be some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
It is now, thanks for the reminder! I removed Betti, who can’t make it and added Allisa.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2017 on Peeps at A Snowbird's Song- BIRDSONG 6
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I dont know how I let her go!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2017 on Look who is back! at Karla's Cottage
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I’ll sit some pillows by your chair just in case, Sandy!
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2017 on We Must Respect the Ghouls at Karla's Cottage
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Since I was gone for a Sister Trip to Florida and have a lot to do to get ready for A SnowBird's Song, which is Christmas themed, I am doing my best to skip fall. Well, at least fall decor.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
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My vintage chandelier quit on me and had to be replaced or redone. Replacing was quicker and easier. Ta Dah! Here is the brand new one. Foofed up with the vintage shades, and old crystals, with floral wallpaper wrapped around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Karla's Cottage
Sharpies are a bit strong and stinky. I love Coptic, but am too cheap to own many colors. I usually use the Michaels brand, or the Tim Holtz markers. You won’t need many, keep a color scheme in mind. We have neutral banners (which you could add a lot of your favorite colors to and brighten up, or just keep it neutral) and pink (which could be just pinks and whites, or you could do pink and blue, pink and green, etc) For the ink pad, that is also personal choice. If you have space throw in a couple so you don’t have to decided now. If space is limited, you can never go wrong with gold or bronze.
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