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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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As I said, we LOVED our Disney Cruise. It was a short one, three nights. We stopped at the Bahamas and Disney's private island. There was a breathtaking amount of sea glass on the beach at Nassau! Trouble was, it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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This bread sums up what I loved about the Disney cruise we went on to mark my 60th birthday and Avahni's high school graduation. The loaf shows the imagination and attention to detail that we saw everywhere we looked. Our... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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This was painted years ago for a friend, and I just recently visited their home and saw it again, what a nice surprise. On one of our LONG, cold Spring days, while waiting for the weather to change, we went... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
I recommend craft days very highly, Diane! They recharge the soul. Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
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Avahni is graduating soon, and her Senior Prom was the week before our cruise. I was lucky enough to get to help her choose her prom dress! And she let me do a photo shoot with her as we waited... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Thanks so much for making the drive to spend the day, and for just being you! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
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60 is great! Happy 60th to you too, Terri!
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Previously, I showed you the old, family photo my sister had, and how I edited it. I was so in love with the picture, I wanted to do a very special frame for it, hopefully, a shadowbox. But I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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When I'd heard that my Fab, Florida Friend, Karen Hillman, was going to be in Kansas, I thought it would be an ideal time to plan a craft day. Since my birthday was coming up, I thought I'd combine her... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Today, I am 60. I've decided to relish every second of this year and celebrate throughout. I'll wear the swimsuit that might not be quite age appropriate, knowing that if I don't now, then WHEN? (This sagginess isn't going to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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While in Florida, I didn't expect to see my pal, Karen Hillman. She was planning a trip to Kansas the next week and we had plans then. But Guncle Randy took me out to a shopping center one morning while... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
Jax is great isn’t it, Holly? Thanks for the birthday wishes! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
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After seeing my life long, best buds to celebrate the three of us turning 60, the party went on! Sister Terry drove from Orlando to St. Augustine to fetch me, and headed back again to Orlando, so we could go... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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The interior of the Guncles' home is quite wonderful, but it doesn't stop there! Out in the lush, tropical, Florida garden, tucked into the corner, is a rather plain looking, tent covered, metal gazebo. If you open the flaps and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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While in Florida to celebrate our 60th birthdays with my life long buddies, I thought I should take advantage of my plane tickets and extend my trip to visit family. First, I spent some time with Terry at Disney, then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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My visit to St. Augustine was better than I even hoped it would be. The weather was pretty dang bad the first couple of days. And chilly after about 48 hours of thunderstorms. So we didn't get to do the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
A bowl of them will be set out to share at my crafting/birthday party this weekend. Thanks, Jeanie. Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2018 on A Cameo Makeover at Karla's Cottage
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Oh gosh, that would be fun! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2018 on Family treasures at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks, Jane! It was so fast too. Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2018 on A Cameo Makeover at Karla's Cottage
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I found a deal on these resin cameos, but thought they were a little too obviously resin. So, I thought I'd age them up a bit. I used this Martha Stewart stain, but a dark glaze would work too. Or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Before I went on vacation for the 60th Trio of Birthdays Bash, we had a little dinner party. Everytime I host a dinner, I tell myself that I need to buy some matching silverware. And wine glasses. Then, I never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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My sister, Bobbie, is hugely into genealogy and has a wonderful collection of old photos. Recently, she posted this delightful one of our great grandmother and her sister. (I edited it to clean up some of the age spots) (Here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
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Two lifetime friends of mine are meeting me in St. Augustine to celebrate our 60th birthdays together for a few days on the beach. So, I created some beachy themed jewels as gifts for them each. These are for Debbie,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Karla's Cottage
There has been talk of bracing the floor under it too, Gail! Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2018 on Decisions on a farmhouse table at Karla's Cottage
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My husband's favorite tree fell down. The "Grandfather Tree" lived on the other side of our creek, on the edge of the woods. It is the tree that the grandfairies walked to with him, to hear his stories about our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Karla's Cottage