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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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Thanks, Kim. I think I’ll get him groomed, so he has shorter hair and buy him a thunder shirt. If the belly band is a little helpful, the shirt might be just what he needs. Glad it worked for you.
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Albie hasn't been happy for a while. He felt displaced when Honey came to live with us as a baby 2-1/2 years ago. They had some major problems, as did Dorothy and Honey. Little Dorothy went to stay with Auntie... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Our Galentine's party was such fun, I threw a second one! Some friends came by to hang out and create with me. At Snowbird's Song, I didn't have time to work on my bird from Lesa's class, and pulled out... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Happy Valentine's Day! I'm still relishing rosy thoughts from my party last week. It was a seriously, lovely day for me. We had two projects to do and the rest of the day was spent on freestyle crafting with a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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While cleaning up a bit in the studio, I came across my old photo album of murals and painted furniture. I'd forgotten I had it and enjoyed looking back over the years as I flipped through it. Which is why... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
It was so nice to have them all here to play and to have an excuse to decorate. Thanks, Tonya.
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Our Galentine's Day workshop was the best! What a fun day, with fun ladies. And how nice to have a reason to decorate for Valentine's Day. It is easy for me to overlook this holiday, so a little nudge doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Gail. Sometimes it is the simple things that have the most impact.
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After Christmas, I decided to leave my lace angel wings up through Valentine's Day, and wanted another little sumpthin that would add to the lovin theme for the mantel. But it had to be quick and easy because I was....... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
I need to change my account to my new credit card, thanks for the heads up!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2018 on Valentine Kits Available at Karla's Cottage
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Oh no! I’ll double check, thanks.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2018 on Valentine Kits Available at Karla's Cottage
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Its even better in person.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2018 on A Redo for Ryan at Karla's Cottage
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My son, Ryan turned 40 last weekend. We celebrated by remodeling his apartment on the side of our house. When he moved in, he was younger, and shall we say....less careful... with his surroundings. The combo of not cleaning the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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I've been working away on cleaning up the studio, and getting kits ready for myparty on Saturday to make some Valentine projects. Pulling together the supplies for a kit is a joy for me. I love compiling the pretties needed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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I've officially decided. I hate winter. I've always known it wasn't a good time for me, but this year, mere dislike has become a pure, burning hatred. Maybe the accelerated loathing was from being cooped up in the house with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
I usually spend most of one day sewing the dried crepe paper and have enough ruffles to last me a couple of years, including what I use for crafts. It’s good to have them handy when needed instead trying to make up a little bit at a time.
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It’s easy to do, the only trick is peeling the layers off after dry. Sometimes it can want to tear.
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Every few years, I whip up a few rolls to have around. Even with making kits this goes a long way.
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I have posted about how to do this a few years back, but figured it wouldn't hurt to write it up again, as I was in the process of making ruffles for my Valentine kits. The color tipped ruffles are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks to those who have already signed up for our Valentine craft day on Saturday, Feb. 3rd! I've made some examples of the three colors to choose from for the candy box class. And I hope to have kits available... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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This Christmas season, I had my halls decked extremely early, and when the holiday passed, I was ready to say toodle-doo to what all of a sudden felt like clutter. So, on the 26th, the marathon pack up began. Surprisingly,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Yep, it’s time to decorate the boxes, Jeannie. I’m impressed that you could throw away the candy
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On Saturday, February 3rd, I'll be hosting two mini workshops in the studio. You have the option of attending the morning class, afternoon class, or both with a luncheon and card making session in between. This sugared dove nests in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
I’m so glad to hear that we will be seeing you for the Valentine classes!
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You’ll be a fun addition, Alice-Anne!
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