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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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Last week, I grabbed my journal along with a handful of pens and markers and headed to Beth's house for craft day. Her space is jammed beyond imagining with the BEST stuff. Oh my goodness, I love peeking in the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Terri, that is so nice of you to say, it makes my day. Im down that there are so many graduations, weddings, and family trips that weekend and Ill be missing a lot of our peeps. Its nice to hear that you will miss us too! Thanks.
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Its a simple trick, Patty. Once you do it, youll want to make lots of them!
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Yep, good point. And who wants a cheapo sweater? I can understand using the cheap yarn as you are learning, but once you know what you are doing, go for a keeper youll be proud of!
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Beth and I finally had a chance last week to have a play date and exchange Christmas gifts. Here is what I made for her. She is as much of a journal junkie as I am, so I figured I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
And the Oscar for quilting restoration and reuse goes to Beth! But I have a feeling that these statues are handed out the week before at a luncheon with the other technical positions that aren't glamorous enough to be televised.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Quilt Saver at Gathering Dust
I try to always use Behr paint and like the paint and primer together. But NEVER the new one, Marquee, with primer in it. I had a terrible time with that one. Im not sure of the color, this was done a few years ago, and is at a friends house, not mine, Eula.
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Im excited about seeing what Andrea and Lori make, I love everything they do! And be sure to go upstairs and take a tour of the redo in the guest room, Patty! That attic room rarely gets seen, I will want to show the pretty blue color off.
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Oh, Im a world class sleeper, so this was ridiculous! Plus the hour time change from Kansas made it look even worse. But, yes, it sure felt good.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on All guncle-ed up at Karla's Cottage
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Lately, I've been obsessed with creating art journals. I can't get enough of making books. My Friday afternoon class at Birdsong will simply just have to be about how to make a book from scratch. We will create the covers, add signatures of pages, and decorate the exterior, all using... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bird Song
Ive drilled the kids to not snack on the gingerbread, it hasnt been easy. Dewdrop is four now, and some of the bags of candy I save for decorating are older than her!! She is still tempted, but Sugarwings knows to call the candy, decorations and the icing is glue. But I think theyd still enjoy eating it, if I gave them a chance. Im surprised the dogs dont try to get it, the house sits on the girlss little table and they have access to it. I guess even they can tell that the candy is years old.
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We've had some nice weather this week. And Sugarwings has been here with me to share it. We took advantage of the break in the cold to deliver our Gingerbread house to the Fairy Berry trail. It is now a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
We also had the sound of the wind whistling across the building. It was quite windy, and the two sounds made the worlds best lullaby!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on A quick trip to Ft Lauderdale at Karla's Cottage
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Their home is so warm, and their collections are fascinating!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on All guncle-ed up at Karla's Cottage
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Have you made plans about where you will be staying while in Lawrence? I have talked to the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn (the two closest hotels) and have set aside two small room blocks. You do not have to use these reserved rooms. But if you want to, contact... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Birdsong FIVE
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My trip to see Randy and Kevin was just delightful. Kevin promised they would "guncle me up." And they sure did. I was spoiled all day. Randy and I had a whole day of hanging in the craft room. Between... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
What a great place to live, lucky you, Joyce!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on A quick trip to Ft Lauderdale at Karla's Cottage
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I needed that day! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on January Craft Day at Gathering Dust
We were so busy talking we forgot all about photos, deb! I realized as soon as you dropped me off Durn it. You look as great as ever. Kind of like Elizabeth McGovern. I could have slipped a photo of her in my blog instead and said it was you.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on A quick trip to Ft Lauderdale at Karla's Cottage
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My poor husband flies a lot for business but lucky for me, he flies so much, that he earned a companion pass for me to go anywhere he goes for free. When I heard he was flying into Ft. Lauderdale... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Wonderful, Candace!
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Oh no, we will miss you, Terri!
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Wow, five years??? How lucky am I to have such a great group of friends come to Kansas each spring to visit me and be a part of Birdsong? We will be having 2 classes, plus lunch on Friday June... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
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Wow, five years??? How lucky am I to have such a great group of friends come to Kansas each spring to visit me and be a part of Birdsong? We will be having 2 classes, plus lunch on Friday June 5th, with dinner, wine, shopping and swapping that night. On... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Bird Song
The teachers at Birdsong will be providing everything you need to complete your projects, all you'll need is the tools. If you have something in particular that you'd like to add, feel free to bring it along. Glue is part of the tool kit you will need to supply, unless... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Birdsong FIVE