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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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I use Crafters Pick, The Ultimate for most everything, myself, Claudia. But please use whatever you have had good experiences with.
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It is soooooo exciting when the pages start to arrive. Its humbling too, to know that so many artists trust me with their treasures.
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It just gets too monotonous to be efficient, doesnt it? I have to mix it up a bit. Ive also been able to have mindless trimming and tying bits to do during social visits, that has worked out well. Ive kept a bowl of charms and ribbons on the dining room table and when the family sits around to chat, I tie them up, to be ready to add to the books. I dont see you on the list for this swap, Charlotte, we will miss you! You always make pretty things.
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I used to be a regular estate sake shopper, and a day like this makes me wonder why I stopped. Yep, it was a very good day
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I've been working away on the book covers for the Nature's Blessings swap, but I really should be more factory-like as I do them. But I just can't be! I glue some papers... iron some canvas... cut out some angels... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karla's Cottage
I think the leaves are hand made. I remember a product when I was a little kid, that you dipped wire shapes into. I think this looks like the same thing.
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Thanks for coming by, Victoria and for the kind words. I hope to see you around.
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I had such fun a couple weeks ago, going to estate sales with Beth and Karla. Not only did I find piles and piles of great lace to use for the book covers I'm making for the Nature's Blessing Journal... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karla's Cottage
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Honestly, our whole summer has been a stay-cation. We've taken at least one day trip a week, even if it is just to the pool or lake. I've tried to have a weekly outing and a daily project for the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karla's Cottage
Thanks, Jeannie, I ordered a print copy too. The Sept. magazine is the winter addition of Romantic Country and it is from Fifis photo shoot last summer. The rest of the pictures from that day are being used in Country Sampler in Feb.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Shabbylicious at Karla's Cottage
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Thanks, Terri. I think Kerryannes online mag looks as professional as the ones youll find on the stand. She does an amazing job with it.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Shabbylicious at Karla's Cottage
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Kerryanne English is an artist I have always admired, and was an early blog friend of mine. If you are wondering why I'm talking about Kerryanne and showing pictures of my studio, it is because she has asked me to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
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One of our day trips this summer was to Kaleidoscope at Crown Center. Where I fell in love with the outrageous decor. These paper towel dispensers make me want to build one for my studio. And the place is 100%... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
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Our 29th anniversary is today, and we've had multiple celebrations for it. A romantic dinner out one night, and boating with friends, enjoying a sunset picnic on another. Plus, a weekend with Sugarwings while her parents work. We talked about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
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The lazy days of summer are almost ending. Dang, what happened to school starting after Labor Day??? It has been such a great summer, I dread seeing it end. Usually, by this time of year, I'm longing for the cooler... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
That ribbon would top off my collection of vintage pink ones from dog and horse shows!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on At the county fair at Karla's Cottage
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2nd grade begins soon, so Sugarwings and I have tried to jam as much fun into the last of the summer days as we can. Last week, we went to the county fair, in the afternoon before the midway opened... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
We just went to the KC zoo to, and I have to say, I really prefer the topeka one. It is just perfect for our family. Topeka is lucky to have it.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on Why we love the Topeka Zoo at Karla's Cottage
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One of my all time Heros Of Styling is once again back in the brick and mortar side of doing biz. Debbie Dusenberry of Curious Sofa has reopened in the Old West Bottoms in a shop called Top Hat Mercantile.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
Those bright, matching dresses help me keep track of them. Plus, its so fun to dress them up, they are my living dollies.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on Why we love the Topeka Zoo at Karla's Cottage
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My husband wasnt informed before I did the drawings, Catie! And I threw in the word family in one area, so when he saw it, he really liked it.
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We have such a good time when we go to the zoo in Topeka. For one thing, it is small, and easy to get around in. It used to be kind of sad and run down, but improvements have been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Karla's Cottage
Her hair was colored with a magenta color Walmart sells. Its already fading away.
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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 Jul 29, 2014 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 Jul 26, 2014 at Karla's Cottage