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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 easiest, cheapest, fluffiest stuff to make. All you need is shaving cream and corn starch. I buy both at Walmart, so the supplies are under $2. You will also need a bucket or bowl, and spoon. Possibly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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I've been so pleased with the sign ups for the Nature's Blessing Journal swap! Thanks to those of you who have joined in! There is plenty of more space, this is an open ended swap. I'll just keep making books... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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We went to Crown Center recently, and while you can spend a lot there, you can also have a completely free, yet still jam packed day. There are a lot of activities there for kids, like the aquarium, which was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Linda did you see the tool that Karen Hillman brought? It made the eye hooks, and was so handy! That got me hooked on making jewelry again.
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These really could be made up pretty, and would make wonderful gifts. I would like to make some softer colored ones and wrap them up special for holiday gifts this year.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on How to make fizzy bath bombs at Karla's Cottage
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In our ongoing quest for the crafty-est summer ever, we decided to make some fizzy bath bombs. First of all, those things are way cool. Second, they can be pricey for something that dissolves that fast. It was a bit... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
This makes me feel sad and old. But I did enjoy the "good ole days" I still get plenty out of blogging myself and enjoy reading others, but it isn't easy rolling with the changes. Sometimes I wonder if there is anyone on the other end when I post. Even though the numbers aren't bad (when I bother to look any more), it doesn't seem as intimate because those people don't comment the way they used to.
Yes, Ive heard Turkey Neck too. Neither term is very pretty, but both are very descriptive!
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So, true, Cathy, an aging neck is much better than the alternative of not aging at all! Plus, my grand daughter loves to flap my wattle like it is playdough. Im not so fond of that reminder, but it does remind me of my grandmas bread dough arm wings that I used to love to poke. Grandmas are soft and nice to poke at.
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True, nothing beats grandkids, Tina!!
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Youre right Gail! Normally, the subject can be avoided, and should be. But those dang iPhone cameras always tend to point them out to me.
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Yep, who wouldnt be inspired by those two? Wow, they are overflowing with talent.
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Aw, thanks, Yvonne. Im excited about the swap too, I took a break from making covers to do some pages. I had the opposite problem though. While my stash of supplies seems huge, I had a lack of nature inspiration. Except for tons of bird books that I use for Birdsong! I went with some flowers and birds, but need to branch out. Now, Im going for sunsets and oceans too, I found some old postcards to use.
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Thanks again for the beads, Regina! You have a great collection. I cant wait to see what you make.
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After Birdsong, I went on a jewelry making kick, after being inspired by Lori and Andrea and the wonderful pieces they had brought for vendor night. I had some pieces around that I kept thinking I was going to use... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
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Judi, please send it with your pages, along with the paper with your mailing address. thanks!
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Thanks, Sandy, this has been rolling around in my mind for a while. Im so happy to see it turning into something beyond a thought.
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Want to make one on craft day, Tuesday, Beth? Id love to have photos of yours to use as examples for everyone!
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Oh good, I hope youll join us, Leann!
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It's time for a new swap! Here are the details of what I'll be including and making for the swap: *Two covers, front and back, with a canvas spine.* *The front cover will feature an image of a concrete garden... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
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Sugarwings will be 8 in a couple of weeks! I cant believe it either, Brenda!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on Upcycled crayons at Karla's Cottage
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We always have some craft or game going on here, Bobbie!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Upcycled crayons at Karla's Cottage
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Yvonne, I have a bunch of how to kid crafts coming up this summer. So far weve done crayons, bath bombs, play dough, salt blocks, and cloud fluff. Next craft will be salt painting or home made chalk. We plan on getting a lot of fun out if that supply list!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Upcycled crayons at Karla's Cottage
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