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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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This is the project led by Lori Oles for Birdsong 5. Delightful, isn't it? And after she left, I found it in my studio, left behind as a surprise gift! All of the teachers trade kits too, so I also... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Karla's Cottage
As are you, Christee, you have the worlds sweetest kids!
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When I travel to beaches, I've made a tradition of collecting shells to form a fairy, then leaving it on the beach my last day as a thank you. I always wonder if a kid finds it and enjoys the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Thanks so much, Carol!
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Yes, its very exciting to be featured, isnt it, Melissa? These photos were used in Romantic Country, Country Sampler Homes Tour, and Daphnes Diary. They went a long way!
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She was pretty proud of setting the table all by herself.
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If Beth and I look slightly delirious with joy, it is because we most certainly were. And Sugarwings was here to capture the moment. We had a very good reason to be soooooo happy. Our pal, Carol had posted a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Posted 5 days ago at Birdsong FIVE
If you were are sponsor and are not listed on the sidebar, please let me know and make sure I have your link to add. Thanks!! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Birdsong FIVE
We did, Gigi! What a fun place
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Scenes from Siesta Key at Karla's Cottage
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Our trip to the Gulf Coast was ideal. We found the perfect condo (Siesta Sands) for the family, although it wasn't quite big enough for us all, we were able to get another unit right across the street, so that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Im ready to make another, Freda! Since I dont sew, they go really fast for me. I just stickem together with glue.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Sweet Snippets at Karla's Cottage
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It was the best!!!
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Thanks, Debbie, it was one of my favorite days, ever!
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Over the years, I've told my husband it would be fun to throw a big party and renew our vows. I've also mentioned eloping to Vegas and getting remarried in an Elvis chapel. He always scoffs, even though he tends... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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We had lots of smiles on Siesta Key beach. And I'm still smiling just thinking about the week. At least I am thinking about smiling. I think my body is too exhausted to move the muscles needed to create a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Im so glad your necklace turned up, Sandy! And even more glad that your health is good and you were able to come to kansas and to our party. Thanks again!
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Every year, my gift bags have been something different. This year, I found a sale on heavy duty canvas tote bags with free shipping, since I was buying other supplies there at the same time. And when I saw this-... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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Before Birdsong 5 got to rockin, and then I flew away to Florida for a family trip, I pre-wrote a few blog posts to pop up while I was otherwise occupied. This is a story from earlier in the year,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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Every year, for Birdsong, I like to make the nametags a little different. This year, I edited a vintage birthday card with bluebirds to make the tags. Each is printed onto matt photo paper, and glued them onto card stock... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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Last year at Birdsong was the first time I'd seen a snippet roll. They are an interesting project, and can be displayed rolled up, or hung on the wall. Barb (one of our peeps) has hosted a snippet swap for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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My pal, Betti, offered to host a swap for Birdsong. It was a new idea for me. We have done a matchbox swap every year at the party, but this one was a little different. Her idea was to attach... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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My long time friend, Gail, hosted a swap for Birdsong. It involved those paper mache cottages you find at hobby stores. The minute she announced it, I HAD to make one! My first step was to paint all of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Karla's Cottage