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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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Great, thanks for the tip, Ill check her out, Charlotte. Ill also pass this on to my sister.
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How lucky of you to have those kitties with you for so long! Over 20 years is such a blessing, Lesley. I didnt realize that Siamese lived longer, but that explains our old Tom, who was a tabby, but his mom was Siamese, and we had him for almost 20 years. He was a tough guy, but loved a good ear scratching.
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They are even cuter in pairs, arent they, June? Have fun with your babies!
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Jeanie, you might be better off googling a recipe that has more detail! Sorry, Im not strong on recipes, I fudge details and make things up. I didnt do my tarts the way the videos show. Its easy to find one on Pinterest or YouTube.
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The more kittens are held, the sweeter they are as they grow up, so Im hoping my Birdsong peeps pay a lot if attention to them!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Kitties galore at Karla's Cottage
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Me too! We are very find of these guys!
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I've had some help in the kitchen lately. Although, as much as she likes cookies, she likes kitties even more, and it is hard to drag her away from these guys. I have to admit, I tend to spend a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
They are amazingly simple to make!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Apple rosette tarts at Karla's Cottage
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Stacy served pretty, apple rosettes at the Whitworth Ranch Retreat, and I was smitten. I'd been wanting to try some myself, but thought they looked too complicated. Seeing hers in person, and tasting how wonderful they were, gave me courage... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Do any of you like French ephemera? I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! My pal, Gwen just called me to ask if any of you loved the stuff as much as I do. She says that she has a new container arriving from France and has boxes and boxes of postcards, books, crepe... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Birdsong FIVE
Me too, Sandra!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Countdown to Birdsong! at Karla's Cottage
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I'm not the only one getting ready for Birdsong, a couple of our past guests who couldn't come to the party this year were kind enough to send door prizes. This lovely pillow is from my friend, Suzanne. And Terry... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Wonderful, Jenn, Im glad you are in. When do you arrive?
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Birdsong Eve at Birdsong FIVE
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If anyone would like to flock together for a little gathering on Birdsong Eve, please leave a comment here and I'll make a dinner reservation for us. This isn't an official part of our party, but just a little something early because we are excited and want to see each... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Birdsong FIVE
Youll be missed, Laurie!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Around the kitchen at Karla's Cottage
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I havent had a chance to tackle the cabinets, but I did epoxy the knob back together at least!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Around the kitchen at Karla's Cottage
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I like white ones for entertaining, these new ones from Beth are ideal for me. Thanks, Michelle, my eye tends to go towards the broken things, but I have a feeling the cabinet will be fine for Birdsong if I dont get the trim replaced.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on Around the kitchen at Karla's Cottage
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Its easy to get carried away when the old dishes are so tempting!
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on Around the kitchen at Karla's Cottage
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I've seriously been hoping to spiff up the kitchen before Birdsong.... I've wanted to go pure white. Walls and cabinets both. Now the cabinets are ivory and glazed with a creamy coffee color, and the walls are tan. Not only... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Our Itinerary for Birdsong 5 Friday 9:15- Meeting and mingling over coffee in the kitchen, then settling into seats in the studio 9:45- Lesa’s Juniper June class 12:45- Lunch (Gail's swap during lunch break) 2:15- Karla’s journal making class 5:00- Break (guests can refresh at their hotels, or just hang... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Birdsong FIVE
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At our Texas/British bash, I was lucky enough to win this pretty piece from Cassandra! It was a door prize, and I won by having the closest birthday. Isn't it pretty? All hand soldered. I love the flecks of silver... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Maybe sometime we will see you here with Patty? Karla Nathan www.karlascottage.typepad.com www.karlascottage.com
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Classes at our Downton retreat in TX were just as fun as the rest of the weekend. Cassandra offered a velvet purse kit in pink or tan, I chose tan, and packed a lot of old lace to add to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
I didnt do any special packaging, but the kits are full of good stuff!
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