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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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Did you think I'd finished gushing about how much I loved hosting Birdsong 5? Nope, I still have some pictures to share. These are the thoughtful, generous gifts that my Peeps gave to me. This pic is of some ephemera... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
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Did you think I'd finished gushing about how much I loved hosting Birdsong 5? Nope, I still have some pictures to share. These are the thoughtful, generous gifts that my Peeps gave to me. This pic is of some ephemera that has a perfect sentiment for how the weekend went.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Birdsong FIVE
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My husband has been in Chicago quite a bit for business. The other day, he asked if I wanted to join him, but last minute plane tickets were too high, so we decided against it. Then, the next day, I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karla's Cottage
She is fitting into the family perfectly, Rita!
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We sure think so, Niki!
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She is so laid back and sweet!
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Tami, it took me a while to bond with Twinkle and now I think she is the best dog Ive ever had.
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We have a new baby, her name is Honey. She is a happy, little, calm, ball of fluff. So far, she seems to have a mellow personality. She is about Yorkie sized today. Probably only today. By tomorrow, I'll bet... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Beth suggested that too, Sandy. Its a good idea!
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I love seeing others decor too, Linda. I think many of us do, which explains the popularity of decorating magazines!
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My friend, Lori's husband, a KU professor of illustration, was teaching in Italy for a few weeks and her son was away at camp. She decided to use this break from menfolk in the house to do a redecorating project... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Dewdrop is still going back and forth a few weeks at a time. It is good to have her home for our turn!
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I've been hearing a lot about coloring pages for adults lately. And last week, in the Parade magazine was this article about them. Over the last few years, I've been doing what I call "doodle pages" and including them with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Maggie, you can find a matching fly strip to accent your top at Ace Hardware. Haha!!
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Cute, Connie! I wish Id said that one.
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Do you know what I love best about Birdsong? My peeps, of course! It's a special time with old friends and new, plus a few family members who come along to be a part of it, and to help out.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
You were missed, Tammy!
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Thank you, Jann! That studio is my favorite place to be, and I love sharing it with my guests. I hope they love it too!
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Last week, Sugarwings and I made a trip to Gage Park in Topeka. We've often gone to the zoo and the Discovery Center, but this was our first stop at the gardens. Many times, we have ridden the train around... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Kathy! Im glad I joined in on the tour again this year, its been fun to be a part of.
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Yep, that is how Id do it. And if Im worried about wear for a high usage area, like a tabletop, I use polycrylic by minwax. Its a water based clear coat that wont yellow.
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Karen, I always look forward to being a part of this. Thanks for hosting!
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What a nice thing to say, Connie. I hope my guests feel that way too.
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There is never quite enough space for all of our supplies and goodies, is here, Maureen? I know that as I work, my spot gets smaller and smaller as I pull out more items to use.
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Yes, it is wallpaper, Halle, thanks! I use a lot of vintage paper in my work and put some up on the wall to enjoy all the time.
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